In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb

As weather lore says, we can count on March to bring us both snowstorms and spring-like temperatures. This age old adage got us thinking, not about the weather, but about the animal allure and luxury of faux fur and the softness and comfort of natural lambs wool.

What can we say? We’re designers.

Faux Fur: Luxurious and Very Grrr…

With all the fabric makers featuring faux fur, you can wrap yourself and your home in sumptuous throws, bedspreads, fabric and accessories.

Luxurious wraps look perfect draped on a chair or sofa waiting for you to cuddle up while watching TV or reading a book. You can fold them neatly or toss them casually at the end of a bed to add a touch of glam to your bedroom or the guest room.

Faux fur also works great to cover pillows, ottomans and foot stools. Use it for fringe on pillows and upholstered pieces, or atop a bench or chairs at your dining table.

Robert Allen features the “Lavish Faux Fur” fabric book in a medley of colors, textures and patterns like “Queen Cheetah”, “Snow Fox”, and “Soft Mink”.

Romo fabrics showcased their new collection, like the bedspread below, which included fauxs that almost looked like real pelts.

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Natural Softness Under Foot

We are in love with wool carpets that are so natural, they are the same color as the sheep that was sheared.
British Isles very fine wool broadloom carpets by Masland Carpets & Rugs are a wonderful example. None of the wool is dyed so the carpets have an authentic rich patina and the genuine variations in the yarn makes them shine. Surprisingly affordable, they feel absolutely sensuous to walk on. Styles include Londonderry, Dublin and Wexford. Each comes in several neutral colors from a light cream to a dark grey. Being all natural, the carpets are static resistant and an especially good choice for people with allergies.

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Photo: Masland Carpets & Rugs, Dublin

Transitional Living Room by Sausalito Architects & Designers Urrutia Design
Transitional Living Room by Sausalito Architects & Designers Urrutia Design

Mediterranean Bedroom by Encino Interior Designers & Decorators Dayna Katlin Interiors

Mediterranean Bedroom by Encino Interior Designers & Decorators Dayna Katlin Interiors

Rustic Bedroom by Big Sky Interior Designers & Decorators Carole Sisson Designs

Rustic Bedroom by Big Sky Interior Designers & Decorators Carole Sisson Designs

Traditional Wine Cellar by Evanston Design-Build Firms Benvenuti and SteinTraditional Wine Cellar by Evanston Design-Build Firms Benvenuti and Stein

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