It has come to our attention in the recent weeks that all manner of decorative (and some very much living) animals have been popping up in new onefinestay homes. Be it a statue, on lamps, wallpaper or even taxidermy, decking out your home with a four-legged, two legged or no legged friend appears to be bang on trend right now. Our furry friend above is the lovely cat that calls Fournier Street his home.
So let’s start with taxidermy. Perhaps this medium of art is yet to make the top of your interiors wish list… but, if faddish London pads are anything to go by, it’s time for a serious rethink. Oxford Gardens 2 served up this striking ‘hen with egg’ duo which takes centre stage in the entrance hall, meanwhile a majestic stag resides in the neighbouring sitting room, one ear pricked.
What came first?
This winter you’ll be bang on trend with a furry friend
Perhaps for the more adventurous, the august rabbit-man of Berners Street 2 is a show stopper piece. Standing tall amongst an enviable collection of daring artwork, the Donny Darko-esque creature glows brightly in the front hall.
We’ll leave you to make your own mind up!
Bored by floral bathroom wallpaper? Seen enough of standard beige tiling? Why not be playful and have fun with your downstairs WC … The hostess of Strand on the Green certainly didn’t shy away from expressing herself in this unapologetic tribute to her dog in the downstairs cloakroom! It’s pink, it’s velvet, it’s bold – it’s brilliant!
The photo-shoot team coveted everything between the four walls of Ladbroke Square 2 home to an achingly cool London family. As their glowing dog sits patiently by their dining table a trio of leather piglets snuffle about the sitting room only a few paces away.
Once Winston Churchill’s London hideaway and now the home of a charming Indian couple, Walton House brims with lavish treasures. If you’re not taken with the Roberto Cavalli red leather sofa or matching dining table then perhaps you’ll like this silver cow embellished with red stones and discreetly poised in the sitting room.
So… London may not always be the ideal place to keep a pet, but combine a touch of onefinestay inspiration with a little thinking outside the box– and you could transform your home into an animal kingdom!
This is a guest post by Venetia Scott-DalgleishGoogle+