Animal hide armchair for a dominant designThursday, 14 June 2012 11:27
Animal hide in the home can be a dominant addition to the décor if done with taste.
A room straddled with taxidermy heads of severed animals is how not to do animal hide in the home.
But a feature piece such as a rug or well-designed chair will give an extra texture and depth to a room.
Our pick is the gaucho black and white hide armchair from Alexander and Pearl.
The beautifully designed chair is a mix of black leather and cow hide.
The cow hide makes for a subtle yet stylish back to the curved frame while the leather upholsters the seat and front of the chair.
Castors on the front legs of the chair give it an industrial look which is complimented by the silver studding along the main lines of the piece.
This chair would look at home as a statement piece in a sitting room.
But it would also compliment a bar, home office or boutique-styled space such as an entrance room or hall.
If the chair is a bit too tribal for your style but you would still like to incorporate a beastly theme into a décor, try an animal-inspired lamp such as the one pictured or sculpture.
For more information see the Alexander and Pearl website.