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Refresh your decor with Leopard Prints

When you want to turn up the volume in a room and show some personality adding a leopard print to your decor just might be the ticket.  Leopard prints are very glamorous, especially in fabrics like silk, velvet, chenille, and leather.  They have been used in fashion and interiors since the 1940’s when Christian Dior introduced the print as part of his fall collection.  It didn’t take long for Hollywood to embraced the print and it become a favorite of fashionable women from Marilyn Monroe to Elizabeth Taylor.

Today, leopard prints are a mainstay in home decor. When used in proper proportions leopard can help you achieve a look that’s quite elegant and classic, not trendy.  If you want to make a bold statement or add a touch of whimsy there are a variety of options in how you use leopard.

Consider adding a leopard chair,  bench or maybe even a leopard rug or carpet – It can make an ordinary room become an extraordinary space that will definitely be memorable.  Try leopard on the walls if you dare.

Christian Dior leopard coat & shoes 1961Christian Dior Leopard print coat & shoes 1961

Cortina leather - Hides CavalloCortina Leather hides in leopard

Christain-Dior-Leopard-print-dress-1947Christian Dior silk- chiffon leopard dress 1947

Christian-Dior-couture-animal-print-cocktail-dress 2013Christian Dior dress 2013 collections

Leopard accents in bedroom Leopard chair balances the fur on the bed – Westbourne Grove Interiors, UK

livingroom-leopard and red Kelly RobsonThe red walls balance the leopard furnishing in this traditional living room

Leopard rug with green laquard walls Habitually CHicLibrary with leopard rug with kelly green lacquard walls

leopard pillows and quilted sofaLeopard print velvet pillows on a deep blue quilted sette

Leopard lamps Toronto designer, Anne HepferLeopard lamps add interest on the sofa table – Anne Hepfer, Toronto

Michelle Adams leopard print benchesLeopard print benches – designer Michelle Adams

leopard canopy bedLeopard wall covering makes this canopy bed corner oh so cozy

Leopard coat and dress 1960

Jackie Kennedy in leopard coat 1967Jacqueline Kennedy chic in a leopard print coat 1967

Where in your home will you embrace your inner Leopard?