What? It's brilliant! I'm in love!!! and it got me thinking, I've always had a deep down desire for a little leopard sunthin-suthin going on in my spaces. A call of the wild. Once upon,a long time ago, my boyfriend moved in to my, well furnished, Presidio Heights apartment. He was allowed to bring a couple of things: his clothing, and his velvet leopard print chair. The rest could stay in storage or be sold or whatever (foreshadowing?) Two kids, two bicoastal moves and as many houses later, he and the chair moved out. I was sad to see it leave. It still lives with him. And the girls get to visit it every other weekend and odd year holidays.
Many years ago it was seen in a Vogue shoot, sitting in the room of her mother-in-law, Lee Radziwill's living room (this whole room needs to be discussed - those stools? man) . Talk about a time capsule. Wonder what you'd find if you stuck your hand down the back of those cushions. The sofa of my dreams was custom-made by the esteemed, NYC furniture maker the De Angelis. I can dream. And I'm saving the above image for my "someday when" file. Because you sort of need a certain sort of space to pull it off. My beach house house isn't feeling the velvet in such large quantities. It's roar would be a little too loud.
|designer: Miles Redd|
So what about some subtle touches?
|Nick Olsen for House Beautiful|
|Tory Burch apartment- which, I mean, come on. It's insane. More below...|
|Designer: Palmer Weiss|
A pillow here and there? This. Can be done. In the mean time I'm super happy with my J.Crew leopard phone cover. It's the perfect bit of wild glamour -without too much commitment.