Earn your de­sign stripes with the fiercest mo­tif in the in­te­ri­ors world

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The in­te­ri­ors world has fallen in love all over again with the mo­tif of the Ti­betan tiger, first brought over to the West in the 19th cen­tury. Per­haps it is its sym­bol­ism? Yo­gis once saw the im­age of the tiger as a pro­tec­tive force, with the an­i­mal shield­ing them from the dan­gers of the world. Surely we could all ap­pre­ci­ate a help­ing hand at the mo­ment. The finest mod­ern ex­am­ple of the pop­u­lar pelt-like style of tiger rug can be found at Lib­erty Ori­en­tal Car­pets (from £525; lib­er­ty­ori­en­tal­car­pets.com). For those who would like a pro­tec­tor that fits more eas­ily into a min­i­mal­ist home, there’s also the navy and white ‘Tiger Rug’ by Dy­lan Mar­torell for French de­sign brand Mous­tache (£879; mous­tache.fr). Or, to nod to the trend, try the ‘Saber’ cush­ion from Lon­don’s House of Hack­ney (above, £195; house­ofhack­ney.com) – a por­tion of the prof­its from each cush­ion sold goes to Pan­thera, a char­ity ded­i­cated to the con­ser­va­tion of the world’s wild cats. They pro­tect us and we pro­tect them. There’s a pleas­ing syn­ergy to that.

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