Shagreen is a faux sharkskin and is one of the latest trends in home decor. It has a polished scaled leather texture that is thick, durable and luxurious. Don't want to be like every body else? Forget the upholstered headboard and get a hand crafted sharkskin bed. Because of it's unusual materials this bed is easy to mix with almost anything- rustic wood or shiny lacquered nightstands would work fabulously. What I love about this bed is that it's shagreen (obviously) but it has a dramatic canopy with clean lines so it doesn't look too fussy, girly or overdone. It reads very updated and trendy without trying too hard.