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. (That whole room has been on hold for two years. Maybe that's a good thing because I've changed my plans about 5 times so far.) 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.
Just for fun, here is a man's perspective on the topic...
STU: What are you writing about?
HEATHER: Animal artwork.
STU: Oh, like that picture of dogs playing poker and smoking cigars?
HEATHER: No, not like that...Anything but that.
sources: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8
Sometimes I see a trend and really like it other spaces but not in my own home. I've fully embraced this one though. What do you think?
Q: Do you have animal artwork in your home?
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