Interior Design Trend: Zebra Print in a New Yet Old Way

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While at a The Design Bloggers Conference in L.A. this past week, I had an opportunity to stop by the Pacific Design Center(the Blue Whale) and the new emerging design showroom hot spot on La Cienega boulevard. I get inspired every time I visit a new city and get to see their interpretation of design. The windows of Scalamandre caught my eye with dancing zebras.

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Zebra print is something that we’ve seen for decades, but Scalamandre is bringing back a classic idea inspired by one of their wallpapers they designed in 1945. This zebra print features zebras prancing on a red background while arrows float through the air around them. The graphic contrast and movement of the fabric make it very striking.

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Inside the showroom the print was found not only on fabric but wallpaper and Lenox china as well. The motif has also been redefined with a multitude of modern color ways.

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The most refined print inspired by the original 1945 print in my opinion was the yellow and black version that plays with the idea of positive and negative, and actually puts yellow stripes on a zebra.

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On my return flight home, my suspicions of a zebra print trend were confirmed. I opened the Currents section of the New York Times to find a brief article about the Zebra print I had just seen in the window at Scalamandre’s showroom. The article revealed to me that they are using this print for human and dog bedding alike.

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Photo from New York Times article “Bedding Basic Zebra Commands: Sit, Stay, Roll Over, Sleep”

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Photo from New York Times article “Bedding Basic Zebra Commands:Sit, Stay, Roll Over, Sleep”

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2 responses to “Interior Design Trend: Zebra Print in a New Yet Old Way

  1. Britann Miller

    Loved seeing and reading about the zebra trend. Thanks for sharing!

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