Yesterday, I had the great pleasure
of featuring a guest post from Beth at Chinoiserie Chic. Over the next few
weeks, Beth will provide inspiration boards for a virtual renovation of a 1925 historic Chinese home here in Coral Gables, Florida. We kicked off the series here
with the entryway, and I must say that I squealed with delight when I saw that
she had selected Scalamandre’s Zebras wallpaper.
whimsical frolicking Zebras, and I loved learning the history of the
pattern. Beth’s post taught us that this
wallpaper was created by Scalamandre in the 1940s for Gino’s restaurant in
Manhattan. According to the Scalamandre website, the Italian restaurant was owned by a friend of
Franco and Flora Scalamandré. The pattern was based on Flora’s original
artwork, with a nod to the swanky safari themes that were popular at the
time. Scalamandre added the fabric line
in 2011, and it remains one of their most beloved patterns.
sadly closed in 2010)
wallpaper, which he used for Margot Tanenbaum’s bedroom and bathroom in the 2001
movie The Royal Tanenbaums.
zebras have been making their rounds.
Kate Spade dressing room at Bloomingdale’s, NYC via STYLEBEAT
Yellow (zebras with black stripes)…
And Zanzibar Gold (zebras
with gold/brown stripes)…
partnered with Lenox to create an amazing line of china and barware, available for
sale through Bloomingdale’s.
through Decorators Best at $127.50 per roll.
post “Zebras and Palm Beach Chic” from yesterday’s Chinoiserie Chic and her fabulous “Zebras” board on Pinterest.
My husband and I will be sharing an office in our new home, and I think this
would be the perfect pattern for a gender-neutral space! What do you think?