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Up for debate: Sheepskin in the home

Sheepskins are everywhere and all year round. Real or faux? Entirely your choice!
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Jillian Harris, May 3, 2013 7:36:58 AM

I am an all around eater, and although once in a while I endure complete weeks of liquid raw-veganism a.k.a. the juice cleanse, I do enjoy, or better said LOVE! eating meat. BUT I know this is a delicate subject so first of all I want to make it loud and clear in this first paragraph: I am not suggesting you go buy a real hide, what I will talk about today is the sheep skin “look”, which I have been spotting everywhere in spite of summer being just around the corner.

Magazines, Pinterest and Instagram are all overflowing with images of interiors that include a sheep skin. Thanks IKEA! (they have faux and real at super affordable prices) It sort of has become a real basic element of the home and I point it out because I don’t remember it always being that way. It’s not just a fad related to winter months. Sheepskins will stay out all year round and all over the home. And this makes me really happy because sheepskins soften and make even the most minimalistic and sterile spaces more inviting. Here are some suggestions of different ways these fluffy element can be placed: As a rug next to a bed. On the bed. On the seat or back of a chair. Over the back of a sofa. In the nursery.

Two questions: Do you like this new staple of the home? And, which is your choice: Real or faux?

100Jillian Harris is an interior designer who first charmed us with her irrepressible humor on The Bachelor. She was a designer on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and currently is a co-host on Love it or List it Vancouver. Jillian jets between the U.S. and Canada to run her firm Jillian Harris Design.

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