Lions, Tigers and Bears – oh my!

Linda Horn tiger giltwood stools

Linda Horn giltwood stools w/ tiger velvet on 1stDibs

As we settle into autumn and the winter season is but a northerly wind away.  Our ancient ancestors lived more intimately with the earth’s inhabitants then we do today but the psychological warmth offered by animal fur is coded in our DNA.  With central heating and insulated buildings we no longer need fur for warmth, but oh how we love adding touches of realistic looking, but ethically conscious, faux fur to our rooms.

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Mario Buatta room with giltwood stool in leopard print velvet from The Skirted Table blog

Pierre Frey

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While poking around on 1stDibs and The Skirted Table recently we discovered some beautiful examples to inspire your use of our luxurious animal print fabrics. Antique dealer Linda Horn’s fabulous giltwood stools covered in Scalamandre’s Le Tigre immediately caught our attention, as did Mario Buatta’s use of leopard print on the over-sized stool in front of the fireplace.

The faux animal skin throws of Pierre Frey are a perennial favorite and one of the more casual ways to combine the look of animal prints and faux fur is for your cabin in the woods decor.  Whether your interiors are entirely neutral or lush with pattern and color the addition of a Pierre Frey faux fur (at HUGE savings!) throw or an occasional chair or gilt stools in animal print always looks right. Why not wrap someone you love up in one for holiday gifting? – you know they will love it!

 At iLuvFabrix we always have a wide selection of exquisite designer animal prints and luxurious faux fur to add color and texture to your interiors.

Feature image of Charles Lapicque The Tiger, 1961 lithographie available from Galerie Roussard on 1st Dibs.

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Left to Right, Scalamandre 100% silk velvet Le Tigre, Pierre Frey brand new black and white Peacock faux fur throw, Scalamandre 100% silk velvet Leopardo – all from iLuvFabrix

 

 

ONE SUMPTUOUS COLOUR!

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From Sweden’s 1880’s built Breidablick Wooden Palace, image from Adorable Home. Please visit them on: http://adorable-home.com.

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Teal velvet settee, image from Panda’s House. Please visit them on: http://pandashouse.com/living-room/.

A friend having recently applied for a position there, we have been thinking about Scandinavian design and how Danish Modern and Gustavian periods always feel so fresh. Scandinavian design is about beating the mere five hours of sunlight during the winter. Their design aesthetic permeates our sub-consciousness, even when it’s only the pillows, lap rug or sofa colour that we ‘notice’. We are drawn to sink into creamy white rooms with bits of colour, or pastel rooms of blue, pink, yellow and greens with lots of white – the eye candy, the royal frosting flowers, the nonpareils, the sprinkles on top. Everything ‘goes with’ white, right? And to the interior designer or DIY home decorator nothing makes the room more livable than sumptuously thick velvet dressing a chaise, a favourite chair, the perfect tufted ottoman or an oversized Aiken style sofa.

So much of living well is about creating a refuge from the world for ourselves and our guests. However different the images of these rooms might be, each speaks a whispered invitation to be comfortable and to swoon just a little over the mere idea of occupying such a piece of furniture in such a room. A book, a mug of fine loose leaf tea, the gloaming coming on and soft lights making the colours all the more jewel-like iLuvFabrix makes sourcing these gorgeous fabrics not only easy but infinitely affordable.

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Image from 1 Kind Design. Please visit them on: http://onekindesign.com/2013/04/22/41-warm-and-stylish-scandinavian-living-rooms/.

Right now we have over 700 velvet fabrics in stock to choose from. From Donghia we have more than 40 incredible examples including a deep amethyst purple and a Ceylon sapphire mohair velvets.

Let iLuvFabrix bring one (or more) sumptuous Donghia colors into your home this winter at prices that will make you swoon with delight!

*Featured image on this blog post: Bolia – Scandinavian Design