Reader Survey: Does Taxidermy Enhance a Space?

Reader Survey: Does Taxidermy Enhance a Space?

Meg Lewis
Oct 6, 2011

This beautiful Scandinavian space is perfectly styled from each plant down to the bedroom textiles. The owner's sense of style really shows throughout each of this home's gorgeous rooms. However, when guests arrive in the dining room I am sure they stop dead in their tracks (no pun intended) as a giant trophy from the owner's recent hunting voyage looms above.

The stark contrast of gorgeous modern design with a beautiful creature is an interesting visual look. I think the beauty of the deer in the image above, from Femina Denmark, not only enhances the drama of the space, but it will certainly scare any child and offend many guests as they look into its beady little eyes.

I think there is a lot to be said against having taxidermy in the home, especially a well-designed home. Although I personally disagree with the idea of taxidermy, I would love to hear a great argument towards featuring taxidermy for a more beautiful home.

Do you think taxidermy can enhance a space? Or does it simply retract from any design?

Image: Femina Denmark

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