Wednesday, September 7, 2016

The Leopard Ottoman Rug

Rebecca De Ravenel

Domino magazine did a wonderful feature on the stunning apartment of Rebecca De Ravenel and they identify this leopard rug as a Gio Ponti ottoman cover rug purchased at Hollywood at Home. OK you smart followers, I fell in love with this one below years ago in the home of Ruthie Sommers and it and the others pictured are by Piero Fornasetti from the 1960s.


Ruthie Sommers

Ruthie Sommers

Fornasetti

Fornasetti


Fornasetti


Chinoiserie Chic design board with Fornasetti leopard

Chinoiserie Chic design board with Fornasetti leopard

I am wondering why the one in the home of De Ravenel has been identified as by Gio Ponti.  I know that Fornasetti and Ponti collaborated, but not on this piece to my knowledge. At any rate, would love one of these for my own home. Leopard and Chinoiserie are such a classic combination.