ARTmonday: 15 Views of America

It’s a long weekend at our house with everybody off for Columbus Day. Not that it’s identified as such, with Columbus now recognized as the savage man he was. Rather, our schools tend to label this national holiday as “fall break.” Works for me. History and politics aside, it’s nevertheless appropriate to look at some scenes of our country, views of America. Here are 15 American landscapes.


Untitled (Balloons)  •  Ruben Natal-San Miguel  •  20×200


A Logo for America  •  Alfredo Jaar  •  Perez Art Museum Miami  •  Artsy


Oregon  •  Luke Gram  •  Society6


Upstream #1    Nick Allen    Serena & Lily 


Wide Awake In America  •  Wes Lang  •  VI Gallery   •  Artsy


life in america is depressing, life in america is hard, life in america is lonely
Zach Gage  •  Artsy


Yellow Umbrellas I, South Beach  •  Claudia Chloe  •  Artfully Walls


Traffic Jam  •  Gail Schechter  •  Minted 


Gun Store, Vernon TX  •  Ed Freeman  •  Saatchi Art


Light and Air  •  Megan Donnelly    Serena & Lily


Lifeguard Stand    Stephanie Sherman    Serena & Lily 


All 50  •  Jon Measures  •  Saatchi Art


Street Walker   Kevin Russ    Society6


Miss America  •  Allen Jones  •  Sims Reed Gallery   •  Artsy


Eastern Washington, cul-de-sac  •  Toni Silber-Delerive    Saatchi Art

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Sunday Bouquet: Dahlias & Thistle

Fall Floral Arrangement With Dahlias And Thislte

Photo by Marni Elyse Katz for StyleCarrot

Fall floral arrangement with dahlias + thistle by Winston Flowers.
on my mantle in front of an oil painting by Anne Packard. 
Thanks to artist Hilary Tait Norod for the thoughtful gesture.

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Saturday Say It: A Full Book


So much to do. So much to see. So much to say.

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Get the Look: 45 Faux Animal Heads

If yesterday’s post showcasing 29 interiors with faux animal heads inspired you, allow me to help you do a little shopping. The range of faux animal heads (or animal head trophies, animal head mounts, animal head plaques, animal head wall sculptures, or whatever you prefer to call them) is kind of incredible.

There are painted porcelain and tapestry textile heads created by fine artists, papier mache animal heads by artisans in Haiti, resin models done in neon brights with glittery antlers, metal animal heads. animal trophies made of cardboard, and a plethora of plush models meant for kids. I found a blow up unicorn head (what my 7th grade self would have given for one of those) and a modern wire geo-style animal head sculpture. There’s even an artist creating animal head sculptures out of upcycled farm equipment.

The variety of faux animal heads means you can hang one pretty much anywhere, in any style room. It’s hardly cabins only decor.

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Faux Animal Heads Trophy Mounts Taxidermy Wall Decor


1 Papier Mache Giraffe Head, $63.99 at DwellStudio.

2 Wood Elephant Head by Fish McGill, $50 at 13Forest Gallery.

3 Papier Mache Trophy Head, $ at Ten Thousand Villages.

4 “Moose In the Woods” sculpture by Gatski Metal, $450 at Abacus Gallery.

5 Wall Mounted Felt Tiger Heady by Fiona Walker, $145 at Shoptiques.

6 Water Hyacinth Buffalo Head, $39.99 at Target.

7 Gold-tone Resin Elephant Head by Near & Deer, $117.99 at Wayfair.

8 Resin Antelope Head by Near & Deer, $114.99 at Wayfair.

9 Stewart Birch Bear Head by Cardboard Safari, $100 at Etsy

10 The Alejandra Neon Pink Deer Head by White Faux Taxidermy, $99.99 at Wayfair.

11 Stuffed Elephant Animal Plaque by Cate and Levi, $55 at Etsy.

12 Plains Traveler Antelope Bust, $58 at Anthropologie. 

13  Toro Goyesca Bull Head by Gandia Blasco, $1,800 at 2modern.

14 Plains Traveler Zebra Bust, $78 at Anthropologie.

15 Polar Bear Trophy by Bend Goods, $120 at A+R Store

16 The Alexander by White Faux Taxidermy, $99.99 at Wayfair.

17 Stuffed Rhino Head, $24.99 at Target. 

18 Woolen Fox Wall Plaque by Karma Living, $19.99 at Oopsy Daisy.  

19 Green Deer Head by White Faux Taxidermy, $129.99 at Open Sky.  

20 Hipster Rhino Head by Weft & Whimsy, $400 at Etsy.

21 Plywood Dino Head Decor, $79 at Pottery Barn Kids.

22 Floral Fabric Faux Deer Head by Near and Deer, $194.99 at OpenSky 

23 Felt Rabbit Head Sculpture by Fiona Walker, $150 at Baby Bliss.

24 Plush Lion Head Wall Sculpture by Jenni Kayne. $99 at Pottery Barn Kids.

25 Plaster Cat Trophy by Lime and Iron Studio, $45 at Etsy.

26 Inflatable Unicorn Head, $22.99 at Hot Topic

27 Houndstooth Elephant Bust by Cardboard Safari, $80 at Bluefly

28 Felt Giraffe Head Wall Mount by Fiona Walker $160 at Bergdorf Goodman.

29 Mongolian Lambswool Ram Heady by Weft & Whimsy, $300 at Etsy.

30 Dinosaur Stuffed Trophy Head by BIBIB $92.23 at Harrods.

31 Plains Traveler Lion Bust, $58 at Anthropologie. 

32 Purple Deer Head by White Faux Taxidermy, $104.99 at OpenSky

33 Stuffed Deer Head with Gold Antlers at Tamar Mogendorff.

34 Bulldog Plaque by Lime and Iron Studio, $60 at Etsy.

35 Cardboard Unicorn Head by Flatout Frankie, $25.50 at Alex and Alexa.  

36 Copper Bison Head by White Faux Taxidermy, $139.99 at OpenSky

37 Stuffed Crocodile Head by Fiona Walker , $150 at Aha Life.

38 Walrus Head Wall Sculpture by Jenni Kayne, $99 at Pottery Barn Kids.

39 Audrey Headburn Faux Deer Head by Frédérique Morrel.

40 Wolf Head Mount by KingFour, $79.99 at Etsy.  

41 Resin Faux Deer Skull by WallCharmers, $79.99 at Etsy.

42 T-rex Resin Trophy Mount by KingFour, $99.99 at Etsy.

43 Paper Mache Rooster Head by BlueRoosterArts, $45 at Etsy.

44 Décor on Safari Giraffe Head, $69 at The Land of Nod.

45 Folk Art Deer Head by Roost, $440 at Mod•ish.


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Montage: 29 Rooms With Faux Animal Heads

A couple of weeks ago I featured Boston area designer Kristina Crestin’s own powder room, replete with faux animal heads as the “Room to Love” in the Boston Globe Address section. She had purchased a safari’s worth of these papier-mache animal sculptures from West Elm for a client, but when they didn’t work out she decided to use them herself. The effect is whimsical and rustic, and led to no shortage of potential headlines, none of which we could use. (“Turds With Friends,” “Ass Menagerie,” and so on.)

Antlers and actual taxidermy (real animal heads) are still a thing among a certain set, and always will be, but fashion forward interior designers  and design-y blogger types are much more into faux animal heads of late. Papier mache zebra heads, resin deer heads in neon hues with sparkly antlers, rattan steer heads, and plush tiger, elephant, and puppy dog heads are kind of everywhere, especially in well turned out nurseries. (Triple point score of the walls are black too.)

Here are 29 rooms that showcase faux animal heads in bedrooms, nurseries, living rooms, kitchens, libraries, and of course, Krestin’s powder room. Be on the lookout tomorrow for a killer (sorry) faux animal head buying guide.


Photo by Marcel Page


Roundhouse Kitchen Design


Interior design by Tineke Triggs of Artistic Designs for Living


Interior design by Platform Home Staging


Photo by Sonja Speck


Interior design by Dawna Jones Design




Photo by Brita Sönnichsen


@eliseraquel on Instagram


Interior design by Jamie Drake  •  Architectural Digest




Thom Filicia  •  American Beauty


Interior design by Nimu




Kristina Crestin


Home of Cristina Olsen & Bjorn Bunch  •  The Guardian


Rad Design


Interior design by Mat Sanders of Consort Design
Photo by  Daniel Collopy  •  Domaine


Jonathan Adler’s office  •  Kelly Go Lightly


Interior design by Alex Fulton


Photo by Chris Snook


The Everygirl


House & Garden UK


New York Times


Interior design by Luci Dibley-Westwood


What Architecture


Interior design by Sinclair & Moore Events
Photo by Matthew Land Studios  •  Style Me Pretty


Interior design by illustrator Chloe Fleury of

Interior design by Kelly Slot of Kelly Christine Studio

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