I love animals. I love their beauty and I love when their beauty is represented in interior design. Just as long as no animal was injured for us to enjoy that beauty. We have amazing manufacturing techiniques today and I see no reason why we can’t duplicate all the beauty of the animal kingdom …so that there is still an animal kingdom for the next generation. Thats why I am in love with faux deer heads. Resin or wood, painted or even mixed media, there are some really fine options out there to celebrate your love for animals.
This is my Brooklyn bedroom, I used a white resin deer head from Z Gallerie to mix up the media in a gallery arragement. We lovingly named our deer Bambi :) and have even decorated him at christmas!
I get asked about our deer all the time and I thought I might give my readers some resources to hunt down a good one . Heres our deer from Z Gallerie – Small !6″ $50
And also from Z Gallerie – Large 39″ $250
Dwell Studio has a great paper mache selection of animal heads in pretty colors for kids or adults – 13″H $76
I found several great faux animal head examples on Etsy! So glad that there are American artisans taking part in this design trend. Here are a few of my favoirtes:
Lastly, I am really excited to feature this whimsical alternative to real animal taxidermy. Jordan Elise has created Horrible Adorables, these “quirky faux taxidermy mounts of strange creatures and wonderful wonders”. Each odd little character is one-of-a-kind, constructed of foam, wool felt and real glass taxidermy eyes. I found these creatures at the Regnegade Craft Fair in Brooklyn last year and have thought about them ever since, I think I might have to have one for Hudson!