These days it seems a black and white color scheme can be found just about anywhere in the retail world: clothing, accessories, artwork, furniture, you name it. It’s such a clever and confident combination that easily allows a third color to join in. Thought I would pay tribute to one of the founding members of the black and white club – the Zebra. Always stylish, forever bold, and never underdressed for the party.
Just like nature’s setting, a touch of zebra adds the perfect element of drama and beauty to the big picture.
And it doesn’t have to be the real deal to be interesting or chic. Yes, let’s spare the hides of our stripey horse cousins ; )
Benches are great – love the idea of finding a set at a thrift store or antique market, then covering in the zebra material of your choice – a bold linen zebra print would be lovely.
A painted screen is fab. And striking. Great distractor if you’re in a space that’s lacking architectural details.
If you have a slim budget but like the idea of incorporating some faux zebra in a room, here are a few goodies to consider:
1. Veering away just a hair from traditional black and white zebra print, I was completely intrigued with this pretty cool DIY metallic zebra print rug with easy instructions over here. Looks great in this grouping!
2. These two little zebra guys could be cute perched under a console and used as storage. Sears. Who knew? I also think this cost effective bench (also from Sears) has potential if carefully paired with higher end pieces in a room.
3. Love the idea of needlepoint in a zebra pattern. If you have a bigger budget, this sassy zebra bench is a timeless piece to add to the foot of your bed. Looks like it might be on sale right now.
You can always go with zebra pillows – gosh there are hundreds of styles out there. Just keep in mind that the material is key – go with authentic such as linen, cow hide, needlepoint…basically avoid a zebra material that looks too polyester, fuzzy, or like it was ripped off of one of the Muppets (sorry little guys).