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Wednesday June 19, 2024

Grandma's iconic leopard-print home: Unique house tour wins hearts of TikTokers

Grandma's love for leopard-print materialises in her house, a TikTok tour you should not miss

By Web Desk
May 29, 2024
Inside Grandmas Stylish Leopard-Print Abode. — TikTok/Betseal
Inside Grandma's Stylish Leopard-Print Abode. — TikTok/Betseal

Ira Bowman, a 76-year-old former hairdresser, has a lifelong love affair with leopard print.

Her 23-year-old granddaughter, Betsy Stainsby, recently showcased Bowman’s animal-print boudoir in a TikTok video.

Betsy Stainsby took the internet on a tour of Bowman's remarkable home, which boasts over 500 items adorned with the distinctive leopard pattern. She told Newsweek that her grandmother owned more than 500 leopard-print items.

Stainsby, a marketing and events coordinator from King's Lynn in Norfolk, England, showcased the animal-print paradise on TikTok. The video garnered over 162,000 views and 15,000 likes.

Her daughters, granddaughters and great-granddaughter received the love of leopard print from her, she noted.

"I can't explain it. I've always liked leopard print,” Bowman told Newsweek.

Bowman's leopard-themed house features a lounge with leopard rugs, lamps, stools, blinds, vases, and even a leopard curtain holder. The kitchen is beautifully decked out, complete with leopard-print tea and coffee pots.

Stainsby affectionately describes her grandmother as a "glamor puss" who has been wearing leopard print for over 40 years. Bowman's fashion-forward choices have made her a local celebrity, and she's known for her candid opinions and relentless sassiness.

In a twist on tradition, Bowman wants guests at her funeral to honour her by wearing leopard print. Stainsby sums it up: "My nan is my best friend—an absolute icon."