1. Made in the shade
Designer Aerin Lauder’s new collection of light-filtering Roman shades features a tailored look in a modern Woodblock Giraffe print fabric in four neutral hues. The product is made to order with specific window measurements and customer selections. For pricing, call The Shade Store in Bethesda (301-841-6829, theshadestore.com).
2. Snake charming
A textural looking wall covering makes a chic backdrop in any room. Subtle, yet striking, this snakeskin-pattern wallpaper would add a dash of drama to a powder room, a bar area, or an accent wall in a home office. Boa, from Thibaut’s Faux Resource collection, is available in six colors, including navy (pictured), and is priced at $70 for a single roll through the Sherwin-Williams store in Bethesda (301-654-7955, sherwin-williams.com).
3. Seeing spots
Accessories are the easiest way to try a new-to-you design trend without much commitment. The Sasha vase from Made Goods is constructed of panels of Dalmatian print hair-on-hide stitched together to create a fun piece. It comes in two sizes—12 inches high ($285) and 16 inches high ($335)—at Urban Country Designs in Bethesda (301-654-0500, urbancountrydesigns.com).
4. Floor fun
Reinvigorate a frumpy foyer or a boring basement with an all-over animal patterned rug like the King Cheetah carpet from Stanton Carpet’s Kilimanjaro collection. This wild floor covering, made of stain resistant polypropylene, is available in eight colors. It sells for $8.55 per square foot, installed, with a premium pad, at Carpet & Vacuum Expo in Potomac (301-299-2900, carpetandvac.com).
5. Wildest dreams
This zebra- and tiger-inspired design by Schumacher is printed on luxury linens from Matouk. The 500-thread-count Egyptian cotton percale has scalloped edges and comes in three colors—sand, silver and hazy blue. The Quincy bedding collection includes pillow shams, sheets and a duvet cover, all sold separately and ranging from $88 to $688 at Bloomingdale’s in Chevy Chase (240-744-3700, bloomingdales.com).
6. Stylish safari
Create an adventurous playroom for a young animal lover with this wildlife-themed spotted chair, designed in partnership with the Jane Goodall Institute. The sleek molded-rubberwood seat is supported by steel tube legs, measures 14 inches wide by 27 inches high, and is available for $79 at Crate and Barrel in Upper Northwest D.C’s Spring Valley neighborhood (202-364-6100, crateandbarrel.com).