Actually, I'll lump tortoise right in there with leopard, and wood inlay as well. They're so sumptuous against a nice, grungy old metallic. My metallics sure get around, don't they?
Above, A bathroom done in collaboration with my mother Lydia. We painted faux wood inlay on the cabinets, and gave the ceiling an oxidized metallic finish.
Above, an oxidized metallic finish in the foyer, again paired with (painted) inlaid wood.
All images created, styled, and photographed by (In)Decorous Taste.