Choosing the right carpeting for a room is always a top priority for decorating enthusiasts, and there are many in our business who think it’s the first decision to be made. We usually advise our clients to choose something both neutral and forgiving (the red wine spill discussion always comes up). Sometimes a passion for something, and in this case anything resembling an animal skin, can drive one to go all out and cover the floors with something that immediately sets the tone for the space. We love when this happens, and look for any opportunity to use animal print carpets. One of our favorites is the classic Antelope by Stark Carpet. You’d be amazed at how something that can seem exotic when looked at on it’s own in a carpet showroom, can look rather subdued in the right environment.
It looks awfully chic in this very neutral pre-war apartment as a large area rug.
We most prefer animal print carpeting in more intimate rooms, like in this library, below. It really amps up the cozy factor!
In this room, the lacquered walls and the animal print carpeting are a perfect pairing. This took some courage!
It’s perfectly okay to pair animal print with a printed wallpaper. In this room below the carpet works as a neutral.
In this setting, where the artwork alone is where color is infused, the carpeting gives the room a healthy dose of style.
Here is the same room from a different direction. Chic, no?
Animal print in a hallway? Why not!
In a little boy’s room…
As this carpeting disguises stains so well, it can be used in a breakfast nook like this one:
Lots of folks opt to use this durable carpet on stairs. A definite statement.
On a spiral staircase…
If you’re considering an animal print carpet for your home, we hope we’ve convinced you to move ahead! And if you’ve already taken the leap, please share your photos. We love seeing what you’re up to!