We are aware that we have already waxed lyrical about the wonders of zebrano this week; however, when we dipped our toe into the waters of global fashion and saw the number of African animal prints – zebra featuring highly – currently dominating catwalks and catalogues alike, we simply had to give it another mention!
African safari parks have been among the most popular holiday destinations this summer; as such, the fact that the ‘safari theme’ has now crossed over into the design world is perhaps unsurprising. As journalist Lisa Haynes comments, ‘you don’t need a plane ticket to Africa to embark on a safari adventure this summer. Park your jeep on the high street to pounce on the safari trend.’ She goes on to laud the ‘versatile nature’ of this kind of styling, with ‘monochromatic prints for a low-key spin on the usual bright tribal patters, and animal prints for the tiger in you (leopard or zebra).’
But this fashion for exotic African prints isn’t limited to apparel. Interior designer Linda Barker feels that ‘evoking the style of a destination that you love is a brilliant way to give rooms an update’. A hint of Africa can lend a sense of drama and excitement to a design scheme; Barker recommends setting animal print accessories and wood furniture against a crisp white backdrop – and we can’t help but think that a zebrano worktop would be the perfect addition!
So to enliven your kitchen or transport its inhabitants to an exciting new destination, please consider our worktop of the month: full stave zebrano. These beautiful timbers marry a stunning golden and brown grain pattern, creating a striking work surface that will bring warmth and flair to any room.