Why wouldn’t you want a hot pink flamingo hanging out in your living room everyday? I can’t think of a good reason not to have one. Isn’t this guy magnificent? Maybe it’s not the typical choice to hang in a historic 1940’s home…
I don’t care; he’s perfect.
I’d like to name him, but I’m afraid that might be a little crazy. If I can think of a good name, I still might.
This print has actually been sitting in my attic for over a year. I purchased it for a gallery wall in my dining room that never happened.
Also I considered watercolour wallpaper. (That whole room has been on hold for two years.) Instead of waiting for the room that will probably be put off a while more, I decided to try it out in my formal living room. He’s going to be here a while. I moved the longhorn print I had on my mantel into the office…I figure one piece of animal artwork is the max before it starts feeling a little too National Geographic.
Animal artwork has been around forever. (Literally. I mean what else adorned the cave walls?) Lately, I’ve seen so many great pieces that feel either whimsical or sophisticated.
There are gorgeous animal prints, photographs, and mixed media work available on sites like ImageKind, Society 6, and Etsy. Using animals in art is a great way to bring life and something unexpected to your walls. The choice of animal can work within the style of your home. Exotic animals help bring a global feel. Birds are used a lot in of traditional decor. Horses can either feel rustic or completely modern depending on the composition. Here are a few of my favorites from around the web.
I do have some animal art…didn’t know it was a trend…I’ve had it for a while! 🙂
Kat@Home. Made. Interest. says
OMG, I’m in love with this print! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Kate Hardy says
I do. Lots of deer and bears! Beautiful picks!
yours truly, melissa says
Love animal artwork!
Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door says
You crack me up. I love your pink flamingo.
Katie @ The Cat Bed says
I love the print, such a great pop of colour. I think animal artwork brings something else to a home – in a good way – unless it is a picture of dogs playing poker 😉
lol. “Anything but that”
I LOVE this print. The pop of pink looks great against the greys and metallics. I’ve had my eye on the Sharon Montrose Animal series for quite some time now. Ryan’s grandfather used to have a bison farm so we’ll probably get that print along with a deer cause they’re my fave
Erica Layne | Let Why Lead says
Hi Heather! I’m really late saying so, but thank you for your sweet comment a week or two ago on my post about growing a blog slowly. It IS lovely to see you again; it’s been too long! Of course, your blog is more beautiful than ever (even if you haven’t posted in a few weeks – that’s okay!), and I totally love all of this artwork. And what your husband said? Just awesome. 🙂 Hope you’re doing well!