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Animal magnetism
Prints provide the perfect way to infuse an exotic touch into your home

By ANNE WANGMAN

 

Animal prints add a sense of adventure, fun and personality to any space in your home. "Animal prints add texture to a room," says Sarah Steltenpohl, an interior designer at Swan Interiors in Wauwatosa. "There’s an element of surprise; you’re not just playing it safe. And skins are a double whammy, as they have texture and pattern so they are pleasing to both the touch and the eye."

Steltenpohl also says animal prints are personal. "Pick the pattern you like the most. The rooms you love are always the ones that take you a little bit further."

Today’s faux animal skins are available in infinite patterns and colors and can be used on nearly any type of furnishing or accessory.