Lonny / Patrick Cline"I consider leopard a neutral." If you've heard it from a self-dubbed style maven once, you've heard it a million times. The spotty animal print, now ubiquitous in interior and fashion design, has indeed become a classic, but can skew a bit expected as a textile accessory. And let's be honest, the pattern is colored rich caramel and black—not quite a fadeaway palette.
Lonny / Julia LynnSnakeskin, on the other hand, with its creamy hue and subtle texture, might actually be a more apt contender for your new favorite "print-as-neutral." Utilized here on a bench in the magenta-drenched living room of Charleston-based Angie Hranowsky, the pointillated pattern adds just enough interest so as to not fade away, but melds seamlessly with the loud surrounding textiles and organic materials.
Lonny / Patrick ClineAs a mirror on a whitewashed vanity, the motif adds a dose of sharp eclecticism to an otherwise worn vignette, but manages not to detract from the soft femininity of the setup. Wrapped around a tray, it is a perfect surface upon which to layer bar essentials in coordinating black and white. All in all, the slithery style is pretty versatile, and—you heard it here first—might just be the next trendy "neutral."