Design Around 8: Animal 'Prints'. Newbies welcome
The history of animal prints (as opposed to skins) goes back at least to the late Victorian era as far as I can tell, and although they cycle in and out of "fashion", they do not go out of style.
For this project, use an animal "print" as a key element in your kitchen design.
Some examples of the finishes available include the Forbo Crocodile series for flooring, the Matouche series of tiles from Walker-Zanger, and various other tiles, wallcoverings and fabrics.
The only restriction I would place is that the animal print must be an INTEGRAL part of the scheme. Don't decorate a neutral kitchen with animal print accessories. This does not rule out the use of accessories or fabrics, but the scheme should be built around the animal of choice.