Monday, January 19, 2009

Jungle Fever

The furniture and accessory markets have been going on this week-end at the Dallas World Trade Center and Dallas Design showrooms. Store owners, buyers, and design trade professionals are pouring in from all over to purchase the newest merchandise for their stores and to get in step with what’s happening next in decorating style. I will be giving you previews from market of the new furnishings that will be in your stores in the coming months, just to get you excited and ready to update your interiors. This is one look that is leaving its mark—animal prints, either being used in bold statement pieces or in small doses on traditional items and in combination with classic elements. As you can see here, you don’t have to go all out and create a whole safari themed d├ęcor to key into this trend. Just bringing in touches of exotic animal patterns such as this hair-on-hide zebra and mixing them with more traditional fabrics like these chenille patterns and leather like you see on this sofa, will give an exotic flavor to your room without screaming Tarzan lives here.