Critter comforts: Why animals are so common in home decor
Animal motifs, like this sugar bowl with a bird, took off in part because they were a simple thing for budding designers to latch onto, suggests a local interior designer.
Posted: Thursday, January 31, 2013 12:00 am
Ilyssa Brickman's cookie jar is shaped like an owl. Her sugar bowl is topped with a small bird. And she's had her eye on a pillow adorned with a large image of a stylized fox. Brickman, 25, is an animal lover, though she's not necessarily an owl person or a bird person or even a fox person. But for some reason, when it's come to home decor, the 25-year-old manager at Anthropologie gravitates toward an animal motif — a colorful, stylized, somewhat whimsical animal motif, at that.
She likes that it's cute, it's fun, it's a bit unexpected and it's comfortable.
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