Spring is the perfect time to add a dose of color or let your creativity run wild with animal prints and exotic décor spices up any home. Whether you desire a conservative or a plentiful exotic look, The Scout Guide Denver has the local finds to help you add a measure of adventurous chic to any room.
The Sophie Arm Chair, from HW Home , with chic zebra print and beautifully carved frame adds sophisticated whimsy to an elegant parlor space. One-of-a-kind Coffee Tree Trunks, also available at HW Home, bring an earthy, exotic look to a rather formal area. We love the contrast of Sue Tirrell’s “Spotted Bull Flower Brick”, combining delicate flowers elegantly resting on the masculine animal while the playful bronze “Ozzie and Elliot” by Susan Read Cronin bring a dash of delight.//Sculptures Visions West Gallery.
When working with animal prints or motifs, sometimes it is best to choose an area to highlight. In the above dining room wall, the recessed lighting highlights a few select pieces. Choose an area and add in a few of your favorites. Lisa Gordon’s First Date Sculpture has an almost mystical feel and is a wonderful conversation starter, Barbara Van Cleve’s “Graceful Control” and Laura Wilson’s “Longhorn” clearly depict the strength and beauty of the animals, incorporating a soft yet classic feel.//Interior Design by Nadia Watts Interior Design//Sculpture and Photographs Visions West Gallery .
Once again, Nadia Watts’ impeccable taste shows how introducing a touch of the exotic to a traditional study can bring flair without going overboard. Select pieces that accent the room and bring a subtle zest of the of the wild such as Floyd DeWitt’s ”Redwater” Sculpture, Terry Karson’s “Specimen XXXVII”, a beautiful montage of butterflies or a delicate bird print on Chinoiserie Long Vellum Pillow from HW Home // Sculptures Visions West Gallery
A call of the wild does not always include bold décor. Earthy tones and textured fabrics shown in the the bedroom above designed by Nadia Watts Interior Design, are exotic and elegant. If you do desire of sprinkling of the wild, you may want to start slow and opt for an animal print pillow or a painting with a burst of color? Kim Frohsin’s “October Hues” painting of horses in lovely, soft painted hues is perfect way to add exotic chic to any room. Available at Visions West Gallery.//Hand-painted Zebra Pillow from HW Home//Silk and Velvet Vines Hand-painted Pillow from The Brass Bed
EXPERT TIP FROM NADIA WATTS: “Animal prints are very versatile, they can be used in any style of room. Think of them as a neutral in your fabric scheme. Additionally, using animals when accessorizing a room adds a playful element to the space!”
Enjoy the Wild and tell them Scout sent you!