Animals all over the Walls

October 14, 2010 at 8:58 AM 8 comments

A reader told me that they had fallen in love with the Scalamandre zebra print wallpaper.  I hands down support that love affair.  Please, it is to die for…just take a look at these rooms.

As seen at Gino’s restaurant in New York and the iconic movie, “The Royal Tenenbaums”

Kate Spade’s apartment.

Massucco Warren Miller

The reader asked me if I could write about some more wallpapers.  Seeing her love of Scalamandre Zebra paper, I thought I’d concentrate on wallpaper with African animals on it.

The first one that came to mind is this great one with ostriches, seen in Michelle Adam’s apartment; Michelle is the editor in chief of Lonny Mag and she has a great eye!

Michelle Adams Lonny

Wallpaper that may seem a bit zany is a true stunner in her place.

Ostrich wallpaper from Brewers at Wallpaperdirect

The Ostrich wallpaper is Beware the Moon by Brewers

While on an ostrich kick, check out this paper by Turner Pocock


From far away, you couldn’t even tell that it’s ostrich but up close you get to see what a fun, cute print this is.

Now this wallpaper is recommended for children’s bedrooms.  But I say, “why should kids have all the fun?”  Why not try this in a powder room?

Animal Farm by Fern Living

This paper is also fun for a nursery.  However let’s move away from the little ones…how about for a hallway that leads into a hunting lodge-esque room?

I want to make a brief departure from African animals to show a paper that would be perfect for the hallway to the hunting lodge room.


This adorable paper is Osborne and Little’s Best in Show wallpaper

Imagine if you had that in your hallway with an old white bench, some well worn Hunter boots and a bunch of these hooks to hang your barn coats.

Available at The Russian Shop.

It comes in three colorways:

[Best white[3].jpg]best brownbest grey

Thanks to reader Kelly at Design Ties for first posting about this wallpaper.

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“Do by self” Happy Friday

8 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Aunt Brenda  |  October 14, 2010 at 10:46 AM

    I think the horse hooks would look great in the barn (probably a fortune however and they would have to be pretty large so a not to get lost)

    • 2. katecollinsinteriors  |  October 15, 2010 at 7:54 AM

      That is a great idea! These ones are cheap ($24 for two) however they are only 8 inches. I can look around for bigger ones.

  • 3. Katy  |  October 14, 2010 at 11:37 AM

    Wow, I really love the animal wall-paper! The zebra and ostrich prints especially! This is a great compromise when it comes to pets, right?

    • 4. katecollinsinteriors  |  October 15, 2010 at 7:55 AM

      Totally!! Great compromise when it comes to pets – you can tell I want a dog since my dog paraphanalia continues to multiply.

  • 5. DesignTies  |  October 14, 2010 at 1:04 PM

    Thanks for the shout-out 🙂 You found some great animal papers too — the Turner Pocock paper is really cool 🙂

    Hmmmm…. there must be a wall or two in our house that are calling out for cute animal wallpaper!!


    • 6. katecollinsinteriors  |  October 15, 2010 at 7:56 AM

      🙂 I’m sure there is a wall in need of animal wallpaper!

  • 7. bridget  |  October 18, 2010 at 2:06 PM

    the dog wallpaper has whippets and dachshunds on it?! must… have… it….


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