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 serieshere with the entryway, and I must say that I squealed with delight when I saw that she had selected Scalamandre’s Zebras wallpaper.
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.
Rachelle Hruska’s nursery via The Glow
Kate Spade dressing room at Bloomingdale’s, NYC via STYLEBEAT
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