It's a jungle out there...

Zebra has been around a while, I mean a really long time.  The use of animal skins in interior decorating has a long and distinguished history dating back centuries.  It recently made a comeback a few years ago and still seems to be going strong.  As crazy as it seems, that classic black and white almost geometric quality of the zebra makes it a cool match for a wide array of interiors and styles. It can go classic or crazy.  It does seem to be everywhere, but despite this I still love Zebra -- especially paired with neutrals or even in a crazy Moroccan theme...So what do you think...too trendy and close to the exit or is it here to stay a while longer?

living rooms - glam zebra  Jan Showers   Pretty color palate with zebra rug
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dens/libraries/offices - zebra black  Damiano Biellas black and white library.
Damiano Biellas black and white library.
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living rooms - green silk drapes blue antique Chinese lamp zebra cowhide rug black coffee table  elizbeth culter  green blue silk drapes, sofa,
elizbeth culter
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living rooms - Zebra Cowhide Rug coffee table sofa striped blue white bergere chairs walnut chest lamp mirror ivory drapes taupe  Beautiful Living
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living room eclectic living room


living room eclectic living room

Hollywood Residence eclectic living room

Staircase traditional staircase

Greenwich Residence traditional bedroom

Habersham project traditional family room

Pacific Heights Exuberance eclectic living room

Hallway traditional hall

Living Room modern living room


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Well, hello there...

Since 2012, I have had the good fortune of working at the right hand of one of my favorite decorators, the lovely and talented Meg Braff, whose fresh new take on traditional design is in perfect harmony with my own. Work with Meg Braff Designs (MBD) has been wonderfully rewarding and I have collaborated on numerous design projects in Locust Valley, Centre Island, Manhattan, the Hamptons,  North Carolina and Georgia.  In addition to my work on residential design projects, I have also helped Meg to developed new color schemes for MBD's wallpaper line and have custom designed furniture. 

In September 2014, while continuing to freelance for Meg, I decided to shift the majority of my energies into developing my own business, Amal Kapen Interiors, LLC, a company dedicated to residential interior design.   

I attended Amherst College and Vanderbilt University School of Law.  Presently, I live with my husband and two boys on the North Shore of Long Island.  

Read more about Amal Kapen Interiors here.

If you would like to get in touch or have a question, feel free to email me at amalkapeninteriors@gmail.com