Written by: Brad Mee
In our 2012 fall issue’s Mountain High feature, interior designer Heather Humphrey demonstrated her ability to offset the weightiness of a mountain home with a mix of unexpected elements and enlightened treatments. “I needed to change the room’s dynamics,” she explained. Shimmering shell chandeliers, metallic manzanita-branch candelabras and light-colored upholstery were part of her arsenal for fighting the interior’s heavy woods and dark granites. So too were casual hair-on-hide furnishings and accents, from barstools to table throws.
Funny thing, hair-on-hide is still as chic today as it was five years ago, and the following finds prove it. (They also prove hides aren’t just for your floors.)
Jackson Chair, Alice Lane Home Collection, SLC
Hair on Hide Ivory Pouf, Crate & Barrel, Murray
Little Miss Tuffet, Mitchell Gold & Bob Williams
South American Cowhide Pillow Covers, Restoration Hardware, SLC
Marco Chest by Theodore Alexander, deConde’s , SLC
Hide Wallpaper, Kyle Bunting, kylebunting.com
Natural Brindle Cowhide Coasters, Sunland Home Decor
Feature image: Douglas Burke
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