When I told my husband that we could have the same wallpaper as one of his all time favorite movies, The Royal Tenenbaums, he gave me a perplexed looked and then happily agreed. There are few things in the design world that my husband gets truly excited about - its just not his thing - but Scalamandre's zebra wallpaper is an exception and rightfully so.  We almost made the bold move in our kitchen facelift earlier this year (more on that project coming soon!) but decided to save this special pattern for a bigger project down the road!

Scalamandre Zebra Wallpaper The Royal Tanenbaums

The pattern has long lived in the design world and is gaining momentum in the weddings world too.  Earlier this year, Scalamandré and Lenox  partnered to release a line of china and home goods exclusively for Bloomingdales.  Sure enough, the famous Zebra & arrow pattern made its way onto plates (the pattern had been available sometime as wallpaper, fabric, pillows, umbrellas, scarves, dog beds, yep, dog beds - you name it, they likely have it) and now I can't wait to style a table setting with it!

While browsing the latest issue of Washingtonian Bride & Groom this morning, I noticed Design Army include this china pattern in their "The Color Theory" article. Love it!  And earlier this week, 100 Layer Cake featured an adorable Wes Anderson-inspired wedding amazingly designed and crafted by the gals at Bash, Please. Guess what pattern they used for their client's invitation liners?  Love.


So while certainly not a new inspiration (countless blogs and designers have raved about it for years), I'm just officially going on the record for team zebra.  I just love how kitchy and fun this pattern is and I'm a huge fan of big and bold statement patterns.  What's currently catching your eye?

Kate Spade Bathroom

Images via Pinterest - original movie clip from Wes Anderson's The Royal Tenenbaums (2oo1), charger from Bloomingdales.com, fabric swatches via Scalamandre website, and Kate Spade's green black and white guest bathroom (although I cannot find an original source as to who first published the photo.)



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