The difference between a trend and a classic is often nothing more than staying power. A trend becomes a classic when it has proven the ability to stay the course, to endure the years, to outlast, outlive, outwit. A classic is such that looks timeless, elegant and, to some degree effortless, over the years. I wrote last about black and white and why it is a perfect color pairing. It is such because of its timeless appeal, because it never fades from style, from beauty, from taste. It is a classic because it can accommodate any lifestyle or decorating style and because it works well within all budgets and spaces. When done properly, animal prints can have the same effect. For more read here.