Morning at 5.45 on a rainy little bit nippy Monday. Might sound a bit odd but I kind of like Mondays, the rain and the fact itâs a little snippy outside as its so snuggly at home. I love the house in the summer with the glass doors flung open but I love it even more in winter. Winters or I should say fall’s low light bathes everything in the softest gentlest glow – its beautiful.
Talking of beautiful I thought it would be fun to focus on wall decor this morn or more specifically animal decor. Itâs a trend that has been around for yonks – pretty common in Victorian times but itâs also a trend that has gained momentum recently and continually seems to gain popularly. Some deride it as a hipster fad, others totally endorse. The way to go I would say is – if you love go for it. There is no point worrying about fads, trends whatâs hot or whatâs not – instead buy what you love.
The thing with animals (real or otherwise) is that they instantly make you smile so when say you plonk one on a wall, or a dozen in an alcove suddenly theyâve brought the space alive! I’ve seen them grouped together, incorporated into a gallery wall, hung simply = I’ve seen them as part of a tablescape, floating across wallpaper, I’ve seen them in loos, hallways, bedrooms you name it!
I’ve got a few:
I’ve got this guy hanging out in the store that I adore!
I’ve got this guy outside adorning my outdoor fireplace. He double duties, as a light so looks pretty amazing in the evening lighting up the terrace.
Oh and I designed this guy for as part of my new Debenhams range!
I know we debated this very subject on my Style Panel recently – some people for it some against, but with interiors like any other walk of life just do what you love. Decorate for yourself and no one else, happy Monday x