Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Needing, Wanting, Loving: Scalamandre Zebras

It's an oldie but a goodie- Scalamandre's infamous zebra motif has been splashing across fabulously decorated rooms since it's release in the late 1930s.  Originally designed for Gino's Restaurant in NYC (which sadly closed in 2010) by Flora Scalamandre, the print has since become a decorator's staple:






The wallpaper even made an appearance in the Royal Tenenbaum's:


Although my favorite application of the motif is through wallpaper, the Scalamandre zebra is also available as a fabric, umbrella, scarf, dog bed, tote, tray, sheet set, dish set, + much more.  So yeah, I'd say it's a well-loved design. And while all these gorgeous accessories are fun, the new Scalamandre coffee table book showcases the best applications of the zebra in chic interior spaces, providing endless inspiration:



So what's your take- are you a tried and true fan, or just tired of seeing this motif?
View the wallpaper here.

14 comments:

  1. i could never tire of it! the yellow color way is my fave.

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  2. i don't know if i could get tired of this! love the red.

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  3. This wallpaper never gets old. Oldie but goodie for sure! I'd love it in a kids room, play room, office, powder room, ....

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  4. Ha-uuuuge fan. I loved it so much I knocked off a version for my laundry room walls :D

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  5. Love this pattern!! It is so fun yet classy at the same time...perfection :)
    Brittany
    www.classicallyb.com

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  6. I totally forgot that this paper was in the Royal Tenenbaums! Always loved this paper. This pattern has real staying power.

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  7. I'm obsessed with that wallcovering! Very chic

    www.designsbykaty.com

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  8. I love the zebras, but hate that someone's shooting arrows at them.

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  9. Another design book added to my already long list of must haves!

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  10. Still love the zebras. The brown is subtly rich!

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  11. cute|!! ;-))


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  12. OMG LOVE this post:) so totally cute and stylish.

    Check out my new post....Amazing handmade patchwork rugs:)

    Have a fab weekend dear

    LOVE Maria at inredningsvis - inredning it's, Swedish for decor :)

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What say you? I'm all ears.

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