Published on January 13, 2019

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Jason Frank Rothenberg

Animal prints have long held their reign in design. Throughout the years, the concept has manifested itself in a variety of ways—from the bold, in-your-face renditions, which typically involve heavily upholstered furniture, to the understated, featured by way of small trinkets or decorative accessories. The pattern can definitely be a polarizing one and at times, an overwhelming one.

Luckily, a fresh wave of the concept has presented itself within the most recent crop of collections released by our go-to brands and design studios. It’s a literal rendition of the print, which is emulated by a tiger motif and reimagined by way of cheeky and artful pieces. And with that, they can be easily incorporated into just about any decorative aesthetic.

Whimsical, abstract, and brimming with creativity, the picks ahead will make the anti-animal print a convert. Trust us.

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Courtesy of Aelfie

Lavender Tiger Thrills Rug, Aelfie, $380

Aelfie’s take on the concept is a micro-trend in itself—you’ll be seeing her cheeky rendition everywhere this year. Available in two colorways and as a lone cutout—perfect for DIY layering—the rug is a showstopper if we’ve ever seen one.

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Courtesy of Gucci

Tiger Face Metal Folding Table, Gucci, $ 1,450

We can’t overlook Gucci’s influence on the trend—the brand’s tiger motif has been a staple of its collections, most recently presented in its inaugural home decor line. This folding tray table definitely doesn’t hold anything back.

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Courtesy of Jonathan Adler

Tiger Valet Tray, Jonathan Adler, $68

This two-tone porcelain catchall channels Adler’s signature style with its vibrant emerald detailing, providing quite the incentive for staying organized.

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Courtesy of Collyer’s Mansion

Tigers With Pineapple Palm Tree Tea Towel, Collyer’s Mansion, $42

With its jungle-esque motif, this intricately embroidered tea towel promises to inspire a bold dose of whimsy and color to your standard tea towel collection.

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Courtesy of Hermes

Carnets D’Equateur Large Round Platter, Hermès, $2,140

Amp up your snoozy tablescape ahead of your next dinner party with dinnerware that’s sure to make a statement. This utterly splurge-worthy platter, with its 24k matte gold rimming, will do the trick.

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Courtesy of Wallpaper

Tiger Origami, L’Abitare, $9.10

Dip your toes into the trend with this mini porcelain origami structure, which will make for the ideal decorative accent atop your thoughtfully curated bookshelf.

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Courtesy of August Morgan

Purr Another, Please!, August Morgan, $10

We’re swooning over these ultra-cheeky embroidered cocktail napkins. Talk about an icebreaker.

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Courtesy of Saved NY

Tiger Throw, Saved NY, $1,425

Bearing an ode to Mongolian and Tibetan traditions with its embroidered Caspian tiger motif, this chromatic throw was made to be draped at the foot of your bed.

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Courtesy of Connor

Tiger Notecard, Connor, $10

New year, new stationery set—this illustrated set comes with a gold tissue–lined envelope and a hand-stamped header that’s understated yet spirited.

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Courtesy of Anthropologie

Silent Tiger Wallpaper, Anthropologie, $148

Feeling bold? Take on the trend by way of an accent wall with this unapologetically daring print that evokes the animated feel of the jungle.

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