Wild Elegance | Valentina Cirasola | Interior Designer

I remember not too long ago, visiting wealthy people’s homes, where the main attraction in the living room was the floor covered with a leopard or a tiger skin, the whole head attached, glass eyes, mouth open and sometimes even the paws were still attached. It was the trophy of their hunting games, the golden glory of past customs. Fortunately, people’s taste has changed, being aware of our natural environment, and caring for the wildlife have raised our conscience to leave nature alone as it was created.

I don’t know when I started to love animalier style, I know it started with fashion, then that attraction got transferred to home goods and home décor. I do find a certain beauty in a home that shows some wild elegance in a more modern, eco-friendly way. I would gladly walk on this rug without the guilt of having killed a beautiful animal. Add a low pile, synthetic zebra rug in a room decorated with white or cream furniture for everything to lose starkness and pick up a little wild effect.

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Thinking of making a great impact effect in the room? This 3D wallpaper will do it. I can’t take my eyes off of this photo, it looks so real, the leopard is resting in the water and looks as if he is listening to the conversation.

I believe every home needs to have an element of quirkiness. This funky high heel chair comes with useful storage. This type of accessories fills up an empty corner and makes a playful statement.




These zebras are on a wall decal, they decorate a wall today and gone when one gets tired of them. It’s an easy solution to decorate with whimsy.



The lion finial holds the curtain and the rod in a fierce way. I will buy myself a pair of this finial for my studio, I think they are so cute and will match my switch plate I already have.




Even in the morning, I treat myself with animal print espresso coffee cups and my muffins, strickly made by me with ricotta and espresso coffee.



Muffins Ricotta Espresso Coffee


Animal print is fun when is limited to one or two accents, just don’t overdo it. With this, I leave you to feel a bit of that wild elegance I like so much. Ciao,


Copyright © 2020 Valentina Cirasola, All Rights Reserved


Valentina Cirasola has been a lifetime designer in interiors and fashion. Her extensive training and knowledge in both fields led her in both directions successfully. She is well-known for designing custom furniture and personalized interiors without the “cookie-cutter” look. She cares to make spacious and functional pieces, but she doesn’t forget to introduce the element of surprise, whimsy, sinuous lines, attractive shapes, and colors in the style fit for each of her special clients. She also focuses on color psychology to transform people’s life. She is the author of ©RED – A Voyage Into Colors, Second Edition. Check out her books on Amazon and Barnes&Nobles








2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Teagan R. Geneviene
    Jul 25, 2020 @ 08:34:51

    What a fun post, Valentina. I’ve wanted to try wall decals, but doubt they will stick to my walls. My whimsy animal would be flamingos for my workroom. Hugs on the wing!



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