Everywhere I look lately, everything is coming up Zebra. Animal prints are very much in Vogue right now, but especially the classic and stately Zebra. I have heard it said that no two Zebras have the same stripes. I was fortunate to go on a Safari in Africa and to see herds of these beautiful animals. An amazing sight, indeed. They have tufts of fur that stand up along their spine. I remember them being quite sturdy, like a Pinto Pony. Almost all of the zebra carpets that we are seeing now are stripes simulated on cow hides or wool area carpets, which I am in favour of. As you will see in the following pictures zebra carpets can be laid on a bare floor or layered over carpets. Just make sure your carpet has a short pile. So without further ado, I will honor these wonderful carpets inspired from the stately Zebra, as seen in some of the chicest abodes.........

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Above 2 pictures Todd Romano

Above 2 pictures Schuyler Samperton's own living room

Above 2 pictures Ruthie Sommers In Style Home Spring 2007

Above 2 pictures Michael Taylor

Above 3 pictures Mary McDonald zebra carpets in living areas and an entry foyer.

Entry way luxe

Entry way luxe 2

Above 3 pictures showing Zebra Carpets used in Enty Foyers and under a desk Burnhamn Design

There is even a classic zebra inspired fabric that Brunschwig and Fils has done for years called "Le Zebre"

And what about a zebra striped ceramic stool?
O Magazine Sept 2007 spotted at Fresh Pallette

From Vintage book: Billy Baldwin Decorates, Billy Baldwin uses this zebra carpet with such panache via Style Court

Above 3 pictures Zebra Carpets Anne Coyle Interiors

Notice the black backing.
Zebra Rug from a furrier in Canada

Pieced together these make a stunning large zebra area carpet, complete with straight edges. I love the orange sofa & ceiling, and the wall of shiny black bookcases.
Interior Design Wallace Bryan,photography Erica George Dines via Fresh Pallette
Postscript December 31 2007
I have to tell you that I am not a proponent for using real zebra carpets. I have learnt that they are indeed an endangered species. Let's leave them where they belong....in the wild. There are many good imitations that can be used, unless you are lucky enough to own a Vintage Zebra hide.