My Favourite Rule to Break

December 12, 2013

My favourite rule to break is the one that states that a room should have no more than one animal print. The fear is that with two or more animal prints a room may veer into tacky safari territory and while this is a valid fear, if one is careful, two or more animal prints can be pulled off with great success.


In fact I'd like to make a step forward and create a new rule, for myself at least. Every room should have an animal print, even a small touch. Look at this bedroom designed by Miles Redd. Dare I say the cheetah carpet takes the room from overly traditional to fun and sexy?

And here are a few more homes that make ample use of natures greatest patterns…

Aerin Lauder



  1. I couldn't agree with you more. Love the tiger silk and a leopard floor. Stunning photos...

  2. How have I missed your beautiful blog? I couldn't agree more - just love an animal print in all shapes and sizes!! Thrilled to be your newest follower ~

  3. I was torn with this dilemma in my own library I did great velvet leopard pillows and then fell in love with a great linen moss green zebra print for chair seats... maybe I will go for it!!

  4. You published a well designed home. This designed is really very famous and i loved this design. Interior design ideas

  5. Wow that room with the wobbly stripes REALLY broke the rules but it looks good. I love the dark wall trend and think it totally works in the right space.

    Allie of ALLIE NYC

  6. You can never ever ever have too much animal print!! :)