I debated for about 6 months whether or not to purchase this printed cow hide rug. It wasn't all that expensive, I think I paid about $400 dollars.
The thing that worried me was that I don't really like "cliche" decorating but animal prints in small doses are interesting. The pop it adds to so many different styles of rooms is why I like it and probably why it's so popular. Read any of your favorite blogs and I guarantee you will see an animal print in every one somewhere, used in very interesting ways.
The cheetah print pillows are a Barclay Buttera fabric and he uses animal prints in his rooms alot as most of his work is British Colonial inspired. He is a wonderful designer, by the way! The rug plays off the pillows.
The house below was designed by Carleton Varney and I love the pink and lime green with the black and white...really fun.
There's the little cowhide rug peeking out from under the chairs.
We all love the accessories in animal prints and "hello gorgeous" Mr Manolo Blahnik and his shoes
Animal print inspiration: An all time favorite of everyone and the set design was so beautiful in this movie.
I really like this chair from Palecek
Here it is in brown on a white spool chair from Patagonia Trading Company
I like the idea of the printed pillows on this chocolate brown wicker from Mainly Baskets. Love the orange suzani inspired pillow too!
This would look beautiful in a sunroom or guest suite, even a beach house. Pillow from Williams Sonoma Home
The aqua and tan is beachy and fresh looking
A girls room maybe or family room?
The bamboo lamp (from Jamie Young) feels right at home with the animal print rug from Williams Sonoma Home in a mojave color. I actually like this one better that the one I purchased.
This little stool is only $90 dollars at Bellacor
Here's the rug again