Monday, May 4, 2009

I use elephants in all of my decorating...

From Natural Curiosities (awesome store btw) via Point Click Home. Elephants in artwork.

If anybody can get the movie reference in my title I'll give you 5 gold stars. Big honor. Back to elephants. I don't know about you but I've been seeing a lot of elephants, rhinos, and other jungle like creatures nearly everywhere. A new Travers fabric, little leather elephant accessories, and paintings are among some of the design elements included.

This lovely room from Traditional Home has a sweet jade elephant table peaking out from behind the cabinet.

Also from Traditional Home, the designer used this discontinued (unfortunately) fabric she had saved and made a headboard! Look at that cute elephant walking along all subtle and neutral.

A white porcelain elephant is used as a decorative accessory in this amazing setting in Punta Cana. By Bunny Williams.
Found this cutie elephant clothing hamper on Apartment Therapy. You can buy one from Home Decorators Collection. How fun would this be in a child's room/bathroom? I swear I don't want one for myself...promise.

The ever popular Eames Collection have an admittedly pretty cute plywood elephant that comes in many different sizes. They come in red and natural colors. These could be fun toys for kids or be used as a decorative accessory around your home. I'd love to have one of the mini ones marching across my desk.

As I mentioned above, other jungle animals besides elephants have been catching my eye. Irwin Weiner has this wooden carved hippo in his own home.

I've always loved elephants; I just think they're cute for such a massive and rough looking animal. In the design sense though I think they show a look of worldliness. Perhaps you went to Africa on a glamorous safari and picked one up from a local artisan? Or you found a leather rhino at Scully and Scully like my sister. Whatever/where ever you find them, I think they're endearing and quite sophisticated. I even saw a wooden giraffe in an antiques store just this morning. I'll have to swing by and pick it up at lunch. I love dropping a few thousand dollars on wooden animals. PS-did anybody get the movie reference? FIVE GOLD STARS.

Alicia B.


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Raina said...

Your sister bought one of those rhinos?!?!?!? I am seething with jealousy. I've wanted one for forever to be a companion to this guy:

P.S. I love that elephant print in the first photo. Have you checked out their website? Sadly, he's the best of their wall decor collection.

Alicia B. Designs said...

Raina, I'm so sorry, the link was wrong. I've fixed it. I super love this site but wish they had more! The anatomical things are so cool! And she hasn't gotten the rhinos...yet. I super hope she does though.

anusha said...

I like Elephants a lot, not because I am simply following a trend.
I have a huge elephant candle holder, and I also collect Indian elephant god called "ganesha" He is my fav, brings good luck :)

Love the Elephant hamper. so cute. Yeah, I agree, it will look awesome in a child's room.

erin@designcrisis said...

My mom has the most awesome pair of 1960s Vietnamese elephant plant stands.

I hope my dear mother lives to see 100 years, but after that, those stands are MINE.

Down Comforter said...

I love that elephant fabric - too bad it's it's discontinued :(

Deja said...

Oh my goodness! Everything is looking just awesome. That elephant clothing hamper is my most favorite. Prefer to buy one from Home Decorators.