Image via Scalamandre
I have always been wild for these 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.
Scalamandre Zebras in the original Masai Red at Gino’s (which sadly closed in 2010)
Wes Anderson was also a fan of the zebra wallpaper, which he used for Margot Tanenbaum's bedroom and bathroom in the 2001 movie The Royal Tanenbaums.
Over the last few years, these iconic zebras have been making their rounds.
Miles Redd via ELLE DECOR
Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse, 2012
Rachelle Hruska’s nursery via The Glow
This playful wallpaper also comes in Black…
Scalamandre showroom, via Victoria Dreste Designs
In Safari Brown…
via Traditional Home
In Serengeti Green…
It comes in Yellow (zebras with black stripes)…
Mayme Baker Studio
And Zanzibar Gold (zebras with gold/brown stripes)...
via Habitually Chic
In 2012, Scalamandre released four new colorways - Periwinkle, Tatami Straw, Scalamandré Red and Metallic Silver…
Earlier this year, Scalamandre partnered with Lenox to create an amazing line of china and barware, available for sale through Bloomingdale’s.
Check out Kelly Market for a round up of the new Lenox items, along with other fabulous goodies featuring Scalamandre Zebras.
via Kelly Market
Scalamandre Zebras wallpaper is for sale through Decorators Best at $127.50 per roll.
For more zebra love, be sure the check out Beth’s post “Zebras and Palm Beach Chic” from yesterday’s Chinoiserie Chic and her fabulous “Zebras” board on Pinterest.
What is your favorite colorway? I am partial towards the original Masai Red. 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?