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leopard melissa rufty

{A Chic Dining Room featuring Louis XVI Style Dining Chairs with Leopard Upholstery by Melissa Rufty via Domaine}

We’ve all heard the old adage about leopard being a neutral and it truly is. I happen to like it in small doses, whether I’m using it in a room or in my wardrobe. I find that it has a stronger impact that way. It works beautifully with most color palettes from dark and saturated to those with light, crisp neutrals. It also lends itself to every style whether masculine or feminine, traditional or modern. Leopard often makes an appearance on pillows, chairs, and even rugs or stair runners. It seems ocelot and cheetah often get confused with leopard and it is easy to see why, but no matter which spots you are seeing, chances are the results will be chic! I’m currently working on a new design project in which the overall look will be ultra tailored, polished, and chic with a mostly neutral color palette. I always opt to throw in a pattern or two for visual interest and texture and I’m thinking a little dose of leopard will do just the trick! Are you a fan of leopard? It seems people either love it or hate it. Do you embrace it in both your home and wardrobe?

leopard and sunburst

{A Beautiful Antique Chair in Leopard Upholstery | Image via Pinterest– Original Source Unknown}

leopard mark d sikes lonny

{A Leopard Pillow in the Original Iteration of my Friend, Mark Sikes‘ Los Angeles Living Room | Image via Lonny}

leopard ottoman vicente wolf

{A Show-Stopping Leopard Ottoman by Vicente Wolf}

leopard palmer weiss

{Leopard meets Prep on a Green Sofa | Design by Palmer Weiss}

leopard kirsten kelli

{An Ultra-Chic Vignette by Kirsten Kelli as featured in Veranda}

leopard luxe report

{A Sunny Room with Pops of Leopard by Luxe Report}

leopard melissa rufty2

{How fabulous is this leopard settee by Melissa Rufty?}

leopard runner

{A Leopard Stair Runner via Metropolitan Home}

 

leopard mds library

{Mark Sikes’ Beautiful Leopard is Dressed in Neutrals including a Pair of Leopard Lumbar Pillows}

leopard allen kirsch

{Another Chic Leopard (or is it ocelot?) Ottoman by Allen Kirsch}

leopard paloma contreras design domino

{I mixed leopard pillows by Arianna Belle with polka dot bedding in my guest bedroom as featured in the current issue of Domino.}

leopard benjamin vandiver

{Leopard Pillows add a Graphic Touch to a Neutral Living Room by Benjamin Vandiver}

miles redd leopard

{A leopard rug reads as a neutral in this fabulous, maximalist bedroom by Miles Redd}

leopard art

{Another beautiful leopard chair, this time paired with an amazing Bernard Frize painting in a vignette by Alex Papachristidis}

leopard stool

{A little leopard stool is the perfect match for an oversized photograph in this lovely living room. | Image via Pinterest– Original Source Unknown}

get the look

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{1. Safari Pillow | 2. Pair of French Walnut Stools with Square Leopard Seats | 3. Faux Branch Arm Chair with Leopard Upholstery | 4. Hand-Knotted Leopard Rug}

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Seeing Red

red violet grey

{Violet Grey on Melrose Place}

While I only wear red from time to time and don’t have a stitch of it in my home’s decor, I have been seeing red lately! Known to symbolize love, passion, courage, success, and even rage, red certainly isn’t for the faint of heart. Perhaps it is because red is so inextricably linked with the Christmas season or because I have been feeling ultra-motivated lately, but like a moth to a flame, I can’t help but be drawn to this powerful color.

red luis bustamante

 {Luis Bustamante}

red lily cole tom ford{Lily Cole in Tom Ford}

red yves klein

{Yves Klein}

red miles redd

{Miles Redd}

red madame gres

{Vintage Madame Gres Gowns}

red matisse

{Henri Matisse}

red entry

{Source Unknown}

red valentino

{Valentino}

red rothko

{Mark Rothko, Untitled, 1954 via the RISD Museum}

red brooke shields

{Brooke Shields’s Dining Room as featured in Architectural Digest}

red dree hemigway dujour

{Dree Hemingway and Spanish Matador, Jose Maria Manzanares in DuJour Magazine}

red spin

{Domino}

red room

{Veranda}

Red LSD

{Lauren Santo Domingo}

red twombly2

{Cy Twombly}

red miles redd2

{Miles Redd}

red tom ford

{Tom Ford}

red basquiat

{Jean-Michel Basquiat}

red beverly field

{Beverly Field}

red olivia aquazzura

{Olivia Palermo in Aquazzura Sandals}

red joan miro

{Joan Miro}

red tory burch dining room

{Tory Burch in her Sumptuous Red Lacquered Dining Room}

red shoes

red rothko2

{Mark Rothko}

redd palmer weiss

{Palmer Weiss}

red valentino2

{Valentino}

red twombly

{Cy Twombly}

red mary mcdonald bar

{Mary McDonald’s Chic, Red-Lined Bar Cabinet in House Beautiful}

red oscar de la renta

{Oscar de la Renta}

red matisse2

{Matisse}

Are you seeing red, too? What are your thoughts on the color? Do you use it much in your home and wardrobe?

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