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{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?

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

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{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}

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{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}

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

leopard runner

{A Leopard Stair Runner via Metropolitan Home}

 

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

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{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.}

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{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}

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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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