STYLISH AND FIERCE: LEOPARD YOU WILL LOVE

by Marisa Marcantonio

Classic animal prints give an interior a bit of fierce attitude. I can't help but notice animal prints are everywhere this season. You may find they are hard to ignore and you will soon be smitten. Not bitten, smitten.

Photo courtesy of Mecox Gardens
Put the roar back into a room with this Vintage Papier Mache Leopard from Mecox Gardens.


Image courtesy of Il Gattopardo
After you've grown weary from trying and buying Manolo's, duck next door to 33 West 54th and eat at one of New York's hidden gems for the best Southern Italian food, Il Gattopardo. Named after the classic Sicilian novel by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, it will not disappoint.

Photo courtesy of Kravet
Kravet Couture's Sheer Leopard Velvet in Espresso.

Waylande Gregory Studio's bowl with a frisky leopard painted in gold and white on a matte black surface.

Photo courtesy of Lee Jofa
The Royal Oak Collection Durbar Leopard gros point from Lee Jofa for a classic animal pattern moment.


Haviland limoges l'Animal pattern is hand painted and not too showy on the table.


Photo courtesy of Jayson Home and Garden
Hide and seek with Jayson Home and Garden's Faux Leopard Hide Rug.

Photo courtesy of Belgian Shoes
A classic that cannot be overlooked: Belgian Shoes. they never lose their spots.

Photo courtesy of Barneys
Owen Barry Leopard Pillow from Barneys is made of faux pony hair. I love the tiny spots.

Photo courtesy of Anya Hindmarch
My favorite British bag designer Anya Hindmarch just launched the classic Carker bag in leopard. Carry this while wearing neutrals or you will look like the animal is wearing you, instead of the other way around.

Photo courtesy of Scalamandre
Courbet, a cotton velvet from Scalamandre has a soft touch and looks great on an ottoman or a sofa.

Photo courtesy of J. Crew
You can't own just one pair: J. Crew's Kelcey spotted ballet flats are perfect for running around town.

Photo courtesy of Christopher Norman
Christopher Norman's printed leopard is a more subtle option with a hint of blue.

MY FAVORITE TOILE WALLPAPER IS BACK

by Marisa Marcantonio

The wait is over...


Years ago, Todd Romano used this fabulous red and white toile scenic wallpaper in a project. The paper was done by Waterhouse Wallhangings out of Massachusetts and was discontinued. Why? It has lived with it on my memo board for years, and I gaze longingly at the paper, adoring it, wishing it could be had.
Well, good news. Now it can.


Photo Courtesy of Christopher Norman Collection
Waterhouse Wallcoverings, founded by Dorothy Waterhouse, specialized in reproducing historic wallpaper designs. The papers, manufactured by using traditional hand screening techniques, are now available once again through The Christopher Norman Collection, which is being led in great new directions by industry veteran and friend, Nancy Stout. Shown here in the reverse, this toile is slightly different, but just as full of pop.