8 Reasons You Should "Adopt" a Dalmatian Dot Print Today

8 Reasons You Should "Adopt" a Dalmatian Dot Print Today

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Taryn Williford
Nov 29, 2015
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I would like to submit a nomination for best pattern of all time: Dalmatian. The black and white print has enough contrast to make a bold statement. And yet, it retains the natural, organic appeal of its animal print cousins like cheetah and leopard. But it's more modern and graphic, somehow. And the fact that it's essentially a riff on polka dots means that it's crazy versatile. So, yeah, best pattern of all time.

Above: Designer Katie Kime's Austin home featured in Lonny

Here are all the reasons you should take dalmatian home today:

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Plays well with other prints.

From: Irene's Bright and Happy Home Office

(Image credit: Douglas Friedman)

Great with kids (rooms).

From: Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent's daughter's nursery, featured in Architectural Digest

(Image credit: Lesley Myrick)

Happily welcomes you home every day.

From: Stylist Lesley Myrick's Texas foyer

(Image credit: Lilly Bunn Interiors)

Bathroom trained.

From: A bathroom designed by Lilly Bunn Interiors

(Image credit: Hunted Interior)

Loves sitting by the window.

From: DIY spotted drapery by Hunted Interior

(Image credit: Ducklings in a Row)

Great to crawl into bed with.

From: Stenciled wall by Ducklings in a Row

(Image credit: Courtney Apple)

Sneaks onto chairs sometimes.

From: Designer Caitlin Wilson's Philadelphia home
(The chairs are actually a Sharpie DIY.)

(Image credit: Lana)

Easy to handle–even in large doses.

From: Before & After: A Mudroom Masterpiece

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