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Textiles, Art History, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes 2006-2016


Zebra Alternative

Brunschwig & Fils classic "Le Zebre" has appeared in Domino several times. Above, in Carolina Herrera, Jr.'s Madrid home photographed by Eric Cahan for spring/summer 2005. And below, on a headboard featured in the June/July 2007 issue (photo by Annie Schlechter).

"Le Zebre" is gorgeous but pricey -- about $160 per yard. Ballard offers a pretty decent alternative: "Zebra Natural," a cotton blend priced at $30.50 per yard. This pattern is also available on an upholstered headboard, currently reduced to about $613 for a queen size, shown below.

BTW: I like how Vesta Fort used zebra-striped headboards in a little boy's room, below. Ballard's "Safari Brown" is very similar to the fabric Fort used and costs around $15 per yard. Lewis Sheron also has a very budget-friendly animal stripe, "Bengal," priced at about $12 per yard. Preview swatches can be ordered online for $2.50, or you can visit the mammoth Atlanta fabric store located at 912 Huff Road.

Photo above, Paul Costello for Domino, May 2006. Click to see details.


Anonymous said...

What a great post, we love the zebra look in our house, my daughter that loves hermes has a z. rug in her bedroom. She reads your posts too! I'm going to pull out the domino issue for that month and reread. Thanks Courtney.

Style Court said...

Oh good Robyn! Thanks for letting me know.

cotedetexas said...

I had a friend who had an old wood frame couch with totally down cushions covered in the zebra in brown and I'm talking over 35 years ago. I've NEVER gotten that sofa out of my mind. It was fabulous. Zebra is so hot right now, either in a rug or a pillow or upholstery fabric.
Great post, as usual.


girl meets glamour said...

What a great collection of zebra inspired fabrics and their applications Courtney! I've always loved that kid's room since I first say the issue of Domino, and love the idea of this print on a headboard esp. :)


Mrs. Blandings said...

those boys' headboards are fabulous - love to see this kind of sophistication (without silliness) in kids' rooms. Especially boys, of which I have plenty.