There was a time, that if you had a cowhide rug in your house you liked both Country and Western. Not necessarily perceived as cutting edge design.
Today, walk into almost any home interiors store from San Francisco to New York and you’d be hard pressed not to find a sophisticated version of what was once considered "Old West" decor.
Major retailers from Restoration Hardware to IKEA, Kohl's to HomeGoods are featuring this textile to enhance beautiful hardwood floors and add a luxe element to your home.
You can even curl up in one...
-from Annie Selke Home for Vanguard Furniture.
"My dogs think they're some kind of big, quiet animal
and behave better around them," Selke says.
Sometimes showing up unlike any cow I remember from my grandpa’s farm. Holsteins and Herefords are now competing with champagne and bronze metallic hides (just where are they from?).
This couture trend seems to transcend any particular style décor. Obviously at home in Country or Southwestern, cowhide rugs play well in Transitional as well as Contemporary, Eclectic and Traditional.
So, could I be so bold to ask for a show of hands here? Would you say cowhide's popularity spans across all demographics? Or, do you think there are Buyers who might react adversely to a home staged with cowhide?
Personally, I love the impact it makes, instantly updating the feel of a home. However, I’d like to know your take on this decorating phenomenon. As a Home Staging Consultant, it is my responsibility to showcase a property to appeal to the widest range of buyers - trying not to exclude anyone, vegan or otherwise. :)
Cheers to a successful sale!
Front Porch Interiors, LLC
Home Staging/Interior Redesign/Color Consulting
- delighted to stage Colorado Springs, El Paso county and
the Front Range communities.