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Natural Selection

Natural Selection
For a look that surprises, designer Michael Mitchell is in love with pairing bold finishes with contrasting details—all in natural patterns and textures. He shares some favorite examples from the Spring 2014 High Point Market

Laura Kirar for McGuire chair covered in 3,500 leather tassles.

Studded, gilded ottoman covered in Tibetan lamb’s wool by Emporium Home,



Asian-inspired “Chiang Mai Dragon” textiles by Schumacher & Co. Fabrics,

Water snake “Drake” trays by Made Good,



Thomas Pheasant “Athens Lounge Chair”
in white tufted leather by Baker Furniture,







Gold-leaf wishbone paperweights by Global Views,

Michael Mitchell

Published in: Southern Living, Columbia Metropolitan, and the blog Jealous Curator

His design advice: “Exotic pieces bring the outside indoors with a touch of glam. Go for pieces made of natural materials such as snakeskin, agates and fur, which add great organic texture.”

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