Quirky, Non-Taxidermied Animal Decor for Your Home

Pepper your space with a sampling of the exotic
Lauren Mang  |   June 2014   |  FROM THE PRINT EDITION
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L’Objet porcelain horse bookend

With a herd of taxidermy jutting from restaurant walls and roosting on store shelves, we channeled our wild sides and went in search of home décor of the faunal variety. But with a twist. These quirky creatures are crafted in a variety of materials, such as cardboard, papier-mâché and even wood, so they lend a dash of unexpected and (dare we say) untamed flair to walls, windows, floors or wherever you opt to perch them. Bonus: With nary a taxidermy critter in sight, you’re free to indulge in all their guilt-free, PETA-friendly glory.

1 L’Objet porcelain horse bookend (pictured above, black or white, $395 each). Available at Henredon & Schoener, Bellevue, Lincoln Square; 425.454.9000; henredonschoener.com, l-objet.com


2 DwellStudio zebra pillow ($90). Digs, Ballard, 2002 NW Market St.; 206.457.5709; digsshowroom.com

3 Giraffe table lamp ($395). Jonathan Adler, Ravenna, University Village; 206.525.0930; jonathanadler.com

4 Animal trophies designed by Cardboard Safari ($16 small; $32 medium; $64 large, special order only). Butter Home, Capitol Hill, 1531 Melrose Ave.; 206.623.2626; butterhomeseattle.com



5 Papier-mâché sea animals handcrafted in Haiti by Port-au-Prince–based Paper Makers ($79–$179). West Elm, South Lake Union, 2201 Westlake Ave.; 206.467.5798; westelm.com



6 Vintage Indonesian wooden deer heads ($165–$225). Tirto Furniture, Capitol Hill, 1908 E Mercer St.; 206.322.0597; tirtofurniture.com



7 Hide & Seek porcelain squirrel wall hooks designed by Cecilia Lundgren for Imm Living ($61.60). Retrofit Home, Capitol Hill, 1103 E Pike St.; 206.568.4663; retrofithome.com