Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Using Animal Prints & Our Trip To The Houston Zoo

We took a trip to the zoo this past week. My husband is down on his back and so I have been trying to get out of the house with the kids a little bit more. We had so much fun but it was CRAZY packed! *Note to Self: Don't go to the Zoo during Spring Break! Other than that, it was great. My son is an animal lover...more like obsessed actually. So this was his first time and he was constantly climbing on things, yelling at everyone to look and constantly pulling me towards exhibits. 

Carter just enjoyed being outside. It was such a beautiful day.


The trip to the zoo got me thinking about how we use animals prints in design. I like to use them as accents. Like animals in the wild, you mostly see brush and then the occasional animal. They are very bold patterns and so they need to be used sparingly or they can quickly overwhelm the eye. But, when animal prints are used correctly they can add so much unexpected style to the space. Here are some examples of how you can incorporate animal prints into your space.


Elle Decor  
Elle Decor
Elle Decor
Real Simple
Nate Burkus

House Beautiful



House Beautiful

Nate Burkus

 Design Crisis
 Jennifer McGee Design
Design Crisis
 Houzz
 Design Sponge







House Beautiful

Houzz

iVillage

So what do you think? Will some form of animal print find its way into your home decor? I think it might in mine but we will just see if the husband gets on board. =)

2 comments:

  1. LOVE!!!!!!!!! I want to get a cow hide rug so bad! :)

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