Get the Look: Zebra Swatches

It isn’t always black and white.

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Top row: Duralee Auadisiac fabric, $63.50/yard at Decorators Best; Robert Allen Halifax Nation in sky fabric, $56.25/yard at Decorators Best; Rose Cumming Zebrine from Dessin Fournir wallpaper at Webster & Company

Middle row: Moda Silver and Lavender Stripe wallpaper, $44.95/roll at Design Your Wall; KB Wide Zebra fabric in pink, ebay; Scalamandre Zebra fabric in Lime & White, $109.50/yard at Decorators Best

Bottom row: Blue/Lavender Zebra fabric at ebay; Peyton Collection Zebra fabric in lime, $8.98/yard at Fabric.com; Robert Allen Marlowe fabric in cashew, $61.75/yard at Decorators Best.

And for the New Yorker’s out there, the zany zebra wallpaper by Scalamandre in Masai Red made famous by Gino’s, which is also fun (and a little less jarring) in Zanzibar Gold, $91.25/roll at Decorators Best.

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Get the Look: Zebra Pieces

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Shopping Guide

Corona cowhide stool with nailhead trim, $3,500, Candace Barnes San Francisco, 1st Dibs
Blue zebra print pillow (20″x20″), $135, Modern Dose
Pico zebra pillow by Areaware, $24, Velocity Art & Design
Martin Patrick Evan red zebra rug in wool and silk, starting at $7,200, Vivre
Resin zebra head, $285, ebay
Needlepoint armchair in brown zebra stripes, $760, Bellacor
Hayes bench with in cowhide, Plantation, price upon request, Plantation
Jonathan Adler wool zebra pillow (16″x16″), $98, Jonathan Adler
Zebra skin trunk handmade in England, price upon request, F.M. Allen, 1st Dibs
Black & blue wool rug (3’3″x5’3″), $90, Overstock.com
Zebra pattern cowhide rug (7’x5′), $475 , Modern Dose
Plush zebra rocker, $80, Overstock.com

Get the Look: Indian Inspired Accessories

I’m lured by the look. It’s pretty, easy, exotic. Chances are, besides my thesis of yesteryear (on the oh-so practical topic of the cross-dressing between Krishna and Radha in Rajasthani miniature paintings),  you probably won’t find an ethnic accoutrement in my house. (We tend toward the starkly modern these days.) But I really do love the lush patterns and intense color combinations.

As for your decor, don’t by shy. Add color and layers with Indian motifs of lotus leaves, sultans, and scrolls to achieve a look decidedly Indienne. Pillows, duvets, and throws add immediate spice to a room. If you’re feeling incredibly smitten, consider dhurries, hand-blocked wall coverings, an airy canopy bed, elaborately carved doors, or inlaid end tables. Here are a few fanciful, yet refined, furnishings with which to Indian-ize your surroundings.

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Buying Guide

Carved Tibari Triple Arch, $6,995 at Shikara Design.
Bedlam Wallpaper by Osborne & Little at Walnut Wallpaper.
Handcarved Sandstone Statue of Shiva, $99, Shikara Design.
Leaf Wallpaper in Blue by Katie Ridder at Katie Ridder.
Coptic Pillow by Koko Company, $116 at PillowsandThrows.com.
Lotus Flower Nesting Bowls, $95 at Koo de Kir, Boston.
Anglo-Indian Ivory Inlaid Dressing Mirror from Burden & Izett Ltd at 1st Dibs.
Saltarello Wool Crewelwork Rug, $78.00-$1,098.00 at Anthropologie.
Attendants Wallpaper in Purple by Katie Ridder at Katie Ridder.
Cotton Canvas Ganesh Pillow by Koko Company, $86.40 at The Modern Pad.
Table with Mother of Pearl & Bone Inlay, $6,750, Suzanne Golden Antiques at 1st Dibs.

Get the Look: More Grey & Green Wallpaper (Because I Am Obsessive)

Here’s another batch. Next thing you know I’ll be off grey and green and onto some other color scheme. But with any luck, I will order a few samples and make a decision. Post your opinions, please.

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Wallpaper Pattern Names

Row 1: Osborne & Little Volte Face; Osborne & Little Volte Face; Madison & Grow Eloise.

Row 2: Tres Tintas Barcelona Pajaros; Romo Kenazan; Flavor Paper Huton.

Row 3: Design Your Wall Custom Bamboo; Design Your Wall White & Silver Mylar Geometric Squares; Jocelyn Warner ?.

Row 4: Ferm Living, Wild Flower; Design Your Wall Custom Brown & Green Floral Vines; Romo Simonii.

Row 5: Graham & Brown, Bittern Feather; Graham & Brown, Chrysanthemum; Anderson Como Arts & Crafts Ogee.

Row 6: Graham & Brown Beauty Amethyst Modern; Tres Tintas Barcelona, Pajaros; Anderson Leaf Sprig.

Resources for papers shown here:
AndersonPrints.com
DesignYourWall.com
WalnutWallpaper.com

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Get the Look: Grey + Green Wallpapers

Here are samples of the grey and green wallpapers I am considering for the wall behind my bed. There is not much wall space, so it needs to be a small scale pattern. The room is large, but dark… I should really take a picture of the dreary room and post it. Maybe later. The headboard is a crisp white cotton duck. And I want to paint the walls green. Let’s not get into the furniture now. Would love opinions, especially from the design types out there. Here are the swatches (I’ll add the sources tomorrow). And, dear husband, should you see this, please let me know what you thinks via a post. (So much more civilized than face-to-face combat, don’t you think?)

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Wallpaper Pattern Names

Row 1: Kelly Wearstler Imperial Trellis; Ballard Designs Trellis; Anderson Jazz Collection Leaves; Anderson Leaf Sprig.

Row 2: Flavor Paper Sheba; Flavor Paper Fleur de Saveur; Osborne & Little Wilde Carnation.

Row 3: Graham & Brown Amelie Cream Teardrop; Osborne & Little Oak Leaves; Flavor Paper Vapor.

Row 4: Duro Blomster; Jocelyn Warner Leaf; Cole & Son Woods; Brocade Home Abstract Floral Print.

Row 5: Jill Malek Stampede; Graham & Brown Darcy Pearl Cicrular Geometric; Osborne & Little Trifid.

Row 6: Studio Printworks David Frost; Design Your Wall Modern Geometric; Osborne & Little Minaret.

Resources for papers shown here:
AndersonPrints.com
BallardDesigns.com
BrocadeHome.com
DesignYourWall.com
WalnutWallpaper.com

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