Because “hair on hide” has been a consistent hit over the past 5 – 7 years, I thought it would be fun to see how many ways designers have slipped it into everyday decor. In the furniture world this is one of my favorite chairs. It’s a small scaled, versatile accent piece from Bradington Young (available at Phelan’s) which makes a lovely, low-key WOW statement. The “fuzzy” cowhide has been printed to resemble a cheetah print and wrapped around the outside of the chair.
Next in the home decor category would also be the most obvious:
an actual cowhide rug.
These rugs aren’t just for cowgirls anymore! They are being used in every type of home fashion from rustic urban traditional to city loft contemporary. You might even say these rugs are being used by showgirls!
If Andy Warhol is more to your liking you could incorporate this hair on hide rug to the decor!
Moving into fashion, perhaps a more comfortable zone, we find hair on hide handbags being flaunted everywhere.
Another gorgeous handbag with fringe from Fendi:
FYI these hides come from COWS. They are processed and dyed and printed to look like zebra prints, or cheetah prints or whatever, so the creative design options ae really boundless!
The next category is near and dear to almost every woman’s heart:
Last on the docket for today’s insanely fun hair on hide product-must-have is:
DRUM ROLL, please!
Hair on hide continues to make it’s artistic statement. Wether it is in home decor as rugs, chairs, ottomans, sofas, or throw pillows, it stands strong. In the fashion world we see it everywhere – on ball caps, barrettes, handbags, belts, shoes, vests, coats – if you can think of it – somebody is producing it!
I like the playfulness of it. And it looks like I’m not alone!
Do you own any hair on hide pieces? Send me a photo of your personal finds or drop me a note with your opinion.
Interior Designer/Phelan’s Interiors