I Spy Zebra Print Chairs in Modern Family

April 30th, 2012 at 12:08 pm . Posted in Life at Sew Alluring, Thoughts on Sewing .

Z = Zebra Print

Happy last post of the A to Z Challenge! I had planned to do Z for zippers, but I haven’t had time to try sewing a zipper yet. So instead, let’s talk zebra print.

I used to really dislike most animal prints, whether in the form of clothing, accessories or décor. But blogging about interior design and noticing the zebra print chairs on the set of Modern Family made me start to rethink things.

Animal prints are actually great natural patterns, and — used well — they can add visual interest to a space while tying together a color palette, making them a win-win in certain settings. Take, for instance, Gloria and Jay’s breakfast area in the show. Maybe it’s my love of parsons chairs, or maybe it’s my love of the classic contrast of black and white, but Modern Family’s zebra-print chairs really had me at hello.

Image via setdecorators.org

They tie in perfectly with the black-and-white tribal-patterned vase and romantic floral accessory in the background while adding just the pop of interest this neutral space needs.

Maybe when I get into sewing more décor, I’ll find a place to use zebra print where it’s sophisticated and beautiful rather than in your face, screaming over-the-top animal print — which is how I used to think of it. Oh, how tastes change!

2 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Katherine
    May 02, 2012 @ 9:54 am

    Like you, I used to hate animal print. Now, zebra and giraffe prints have grown on me, especially when their done on eco-friendly fabrics and in fun colors.


    • Kelly
      May 02, 2012 @ 7:21 pm

      Glad I’m not the only one with animal prints growing on me 🙂


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