Trend Watch: Animal Realism in Children's Decor

Trend Watch: Animal Realism in Children's Decor

Mat Sanders
Aug 1, 2011

Whether they be simple photographs of exotic animals, mischievous miniatures or chic stuffed toys, our furry and feathered friends seem to be making their way into the decor of children’s bedrooms in a more realistic fashion. Take a look at some of these great sources and examples that follow this trend in natural and sophisticated whimsy.

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One of the most sought-after commercial photographers specializing in animals, Sharon Montrose has made a name for herself thanks to her distinctly artful series of adorable creatures of all kinds.

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Creating curious worlds using miniature animal figurines, Etsy shop e.soule’s pages are filled with charming prints available for purchase.

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With two locations in New York, indie kid boutique Sweet William is stocked with tasteful toys and apparel of all kinds. Shown here: Hansa stuffed animals

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One of my favorite recent Cape Cod discoveries, Southstream Design carries quirky antiques and home accessories of all kinds – including stuffed ducklings that walk the shelves.

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In the whimsically sophisticated Animal House by Catherine Ledner, animals are photographed against colorful wallpapers and paired with humorous poems.

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Wildlife Prints, another Etsy photographer, features animal miniatures with a brighter point of view. Featured subjects are often staying busy around the house, like ducks taking baths and elephants painting the walls.

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A leader in the sale of cutting edge design, Moss is known for its uber modern inventory that always pushes the envelope. Shown here: Sheep stool, designed by Hanns-Peter Krafft.

Image courtesy of Sharon Montrose Photography

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