The zebra trend is pretty played out at this point, especially when you're talking about genuine animal-hide rugs. But, now there are plenty of zebra print rugs that are actually hooked, and don't endanger any poor zebras. I love the Liora Manne Ravella Rug ($119-$1,349), which has a sort of charcoal-color zebra print. I thought I'd see if I could create two different looks with the rug, beginning with the most obvious, Hollywood Regency. I went for a some tufted velvet, lots of gilding, some graphic shapes, and nailhead trim to add glamour to the wild thing.
To see a much more rustic look I created with this zebra rug, read more.
For a rustic look, I went with plaids and leather textiles, a faux wooden moose head, and a tree-trunk lamp. But, I added a dose of modernity with a slick red side table and a silk throw pillow. Which look do you prefer?