Monday, February 11, 2013

The Year of the Snake

courtesy of The Irish Times
THE CHINESE NEW YEAR
officially began on February 10th
as 
THE YEAR OF THE SNAKE

In the Chinese zodiac, the snake represents mystery and passion
which made me start thinking...
Schumacher Cody Snakeskin 5006230 Malt

In the world of interior design, snakeskins, 
and all other forms of animal patterns for that matter
play a pretty significant role.
It's hard to imagine developing a project without one or two of these patterns 
woven in to the scheme.
And like the traits associated with the snake,
animal prints also evoke a sense of mystery and passion in a room.


They are integral to the layering process, 
whether expressed in small details like this great zebra cocktail ottoman

or
as the main focal point.
Thibaut Natural Ostrich wallcovering
This ostrich wallcovering adds an interesting textural dimension to the walls
Even in the subtle colorway, it grabs your attention and begs to be touched!



Hancock and Moore 5364 Artist Chair
The possibilities are endless.  Skins work beautifully on their own
but also as a complement to other coverings like this luscious red leather.

I'm hard pressed to think of a surface that doesn't benefit from
the beautiful patterning of animal skins...

so embrace the YEAR OF THE SNAKE
with your own touch of the exotic!

and as always -
"EMBRACE THE JOYS OF GOOD DESIGN!"









2 comments:

  1. I think the Year of the Snake means that I need to start using some snakeskin! I love animal prints generally but really haven't used snakeskin ... Clearly that needs to change!!

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  2. Traci - Thanks for your comment :) It's such a fun thing to mix in a room. Adds an element of surprise!

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