Animal prints have come a long way since that time and I'm happy to see them used in a more subtle and tasteful way - as opposed to the garish orange and black tiger stripe of (thankfully) long ago. I think the key to keeping it classy and traditional is to use high quality fabrics and papers in neutral or subtle colors. A couple of weeks ago, I instagrammed the perfect example of animal print done right from Traditional Home (however, please ignore the ugly yellow walls and oddly placed sculpture).
|Image Source: Traditional Home|
|Leopold Velvet in Aqua from Clarke & Clarke|
Image Source: Clarke & Clarke
I'm also loving this cheetah wallpaper for a home office or dream closet. I think I like it because it's a close cousin to a polka dot!
|Thibaut Tanzania Wallpaper|
Image Source: La Dolce Vita
|Image Source: Style Me Pretty Living|
|Suzanne Kaslar Cheetah Wool & Silk Rug|
Image Source: Williams-Sonoma