Leopard Print Love It!

Leopard print.

I’m wild about its power presence in all its spot on spotted glory.

Inneneinrichtung Kraft

Inneneinrichtung Kraft

A classic pattern in both fashion and interior design, leopard print love is based on the look, texture and ability to add a punch of decorative prowess to the piece it adorns.

leopardLeopard print is the shake it up-style it up friend of fashion, fabric and space.

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Traditional Home

I’m still standing by my unwavering opinion in regards to interior design and decorating.

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DecorPad

I’m not wired for complication or confrontation, nor am I a fan of rocket science philosophy when it comes to our homes and what we associate beauty and style with.

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Bare Root Design Studio

It’s your home, your money, your tastes and your traditional, shabby, simple, extravagant, over-the-top, funky or fabulous decor choice.

My opinions and suggestions strictly and stylishly provide an idea to guide the course.

Let’s look at leopard print as an example.

Ebanista-settee

Ebanista

leopard print barstool

Houzz

For me, the use of a leopard print accessory or accent has got to be tempered and tasteful.

Natural Rugs Togo Cowhide 5' x 7' Area Rug in Leopard Natural Rugs Togo Cowhide 5′ x 7′ Area Rug in Leopard

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Darcy Armchair, Leopard  ||  Set of 10 Leopard Note Cards – Lana’s Shop
Gold Leopard Resin Tabletop Accent  ||  Dana Gibson Leopard Tray
Spadina Leopard Ottoman  ||  Watercolor Leopard on Two Tone Blush
Leopard Lumbar Pillow Cover

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Shabby Slips – DecorPad

Fashion guides us to certain principles of style.

Coco Chanel said it best when she advised the following:

“Once you’ve dressed, and before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take at least one thing off.”

-Coco Chanel

I don’t profess to remotely be on the same level of fashion or style expertise as Coco Chanel, but I will build upon her words.  

Once the space is dressed, and before the it’s perfect stamp of approval is awarded, take one accessory out of the total equation.  

Ruth Kintzer Interior Design

Once removed, look at the space with a discerning eye and decide if the absence of the removed accessory makes or breaks the look.

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Too much of a good thing can be a great thing or a tacky thing.

I’ve got loads of experience with this life application.

My darling mother is wholeheartedly convinced if one of something is good, two must be absolutely fabulous.

Cayce side chairChaddock Home

This logic works at certain times in limited situations.

Off the top of my head, I can think of one situation where two is better than one.

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Southern Living – Photo by Laura Negri Childers 

In most instances, two days of vacation is certainly better than one.

Okay, I’ll give her that.

Exceptions to the rule and all that aside, two of too much often leads to a fashion or interior design misstep.

Refer to your less is more manual.

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Leopard Hide Table Lamp

In certain designing and decorating instances, blurring the lines between specified intention and oh, this will work results in a curated creation.

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This design print of this particular piece is marketed as a dalmatian print, however, it’s perfectly style spotted for a leopard print decor interpretation.

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Inside Fabric

A classic color, texture or pattern is visually capable of carrying the space as the focal point.

I like to think this is the reason accessories and accents exist.

leopard print bedroom accents

My design and decor rule for leopard print is straight forward.

Attina Leopard Bench

Attina Leopard Bench

A well appointed space will only further impress the eye when there is a spot of leopard print present.

I get a kick out of referring to leopard print pieces as the ultimate spot accent.

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Neiman Marcus

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