Friday, May 30, 2014

FRIDAYfinds! - Tracking the NEW Animal Trend


Animals 
have always been a big player in interior design...

Lillian August for Hickory White
...especially on upholstery.

but LATELY...
animals in all forms have been  leaping to the forefront.

Esparto Grass Animal Heads
This time around they're much more playful.  I'm lovin' these grass woven animal heads.
Handcrafted and whimsical, they are much more fitting than the real thing!

Natural Curiosities

Natural Curiosities

Natural Curiosities

This new collection of art prints from Natural Curiosities
gives a fresh perspective on familiar animal themes.
Unusual angles, isolated features, and scale
all add to the novelty of these images.

"I can see the wing detail floating above a velvet tufted sofa 
in a cozy little den."



Global Views
Animals are being re-imagined in more abstract ways, too.
This little bird vase has a undeniable 60's vibe that is definitely on the "cool" side!
Cute in multiples on a kitchen table, or maybe in a home office?


Arteriors Hugo ottoman
Not your typical leather ottoman!
This hide is much more fun in a patchwork pattern.
You get a sense of the upholsterer's personal handiwork
rather than something that's mass produced.


Photo courtesy of Thibaut/Etosha embroidery fabric
Animal prints are climbing up the walls, too!
It this a chevron pattern or zebra print?
What makes it outstanding is that it's both!
The classic chevron is transformed by way of the zebra...
And it's even more attention-getting in this
saturated royal blue colorway.




Currey Cyrano
Watch out for this rhino...he's a heart throb, for sure.
All wrapped up in cotton Chindi, I love the artisinal quality about him.
This guy would be the perfect greeter in your foyer, don't you think?


This new crop of  "animals" is very different from the past.
They have 'SOUL"
And they possess a certain panache and playfulness that draws you in.
So try your hand at this trend and enjoy the hunt!



"EMBRACE THE JOYS OF GOOD DESIGN!"



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