Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Trending - Antelope and Inspiration Board

Antelope has gotten hot, hot, hot as an alternative to leopard and zebra. Although some have dismissed it as trendy, I think it a new classic, here to stay, and I love it. The conventional wisdom is that it is best used in neutral (to me, boring) rooms where it takes center stage. No! It is far more neutral than leopard and zebra and they all work beautifully with color and with Chinoiserie.

In my inspiration board, I have paired it with Thibaut's cheetah wallpaper. Are they natural enemies? Not in this chic entryway with its gold leaf Greek key console, pagoda lamps, and gold twig mirror, all beautiful finds from Charlotte & Ivy.

I envision using the antelope as a rug in the foyer and then on the stairs as a runner. It is also wonderful as a rug or as wall to wall in a living room, dining room, hallway, or bedroom. It hides dirt very well. Sources include Stark (above), Karastan, Couristan, and Glen Eden.

Want more inspiration? - here is my Pinterest board on Antelope.

BREAKING NEWS - My Blue and White Chinoiserie Pinterest board is featured this week on Pinterest Weekly. You can follow it here.

Check out these wonderful spaces that combine antelope, color, and Chinoiserie.


  1. YES! I am absolutely in love with it and think it's a classic as well. I have a Stark rug in one of my bedrooms. LOVE how you paired it with the Thibaut paper!

  2. You will not believe the deal I got on my Stark.... seriously!!!

    Such a classic! Love how you styled it.

  3. It provides a fabulous neutral to offset color or bring out the luxe of black and white or metallics! Adore!

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