Tag Archives: Dwell Studio

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.

Faux Animal Heads Trophy Mounts Taxidermy Wall Decor Faux Animal Heads Trophy Mounts Taxidermy Wall Decor
Faux Animal Heads Trophy Mounts Taxidermy Wall Decor Faux Animal Heads Trophy Mounts Taxidermy Wall Decor
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.


Filed under . REGULAR FEATURES, Get The Look

Gift Guide: 25 Hostess Gifts

It’s time to kick off the holiday buying season with gift guides. I’ve put together rather a lot of them, which I hope will be helpful. The hyperlinked price will take you to the site where you can buy it. If you get sick of so many guides, let me know and I’ll cut back. Happy shopping!

Here are 25 hostess gifts, all under $50. I’ve split them into three categories: Glam Hostess Gifts, Rugged Hostess Gifts, and Preppy Hostess Gifts. You may be tempted to make a little purchase for yourself, or stock a few extra for any last minute invitations.


Glam Hostess Gifts
1 Cheers! Letterpress Coasters, $26/set of 15
2 Gold Dipped Porcelain Spoons, $18/set of 3
3 Gold Plated Glass Vase, $68
4 Gold Animal Figurines, $25 each
5 Rose Gold Champagne Pop Candle, $42
6 White Opal Soap Rock, $12
7 Juliska Cocktail Spreaders, $38/set of 3
8 Brass Crest Bottle Opener, $44


Rugged Hostess Gifts
1 #bosslady Dish Towel, $10
2 Monogram Cheese Board+Spreader, $22
3 Soapstone Whiskey Rocks $24.99
4 Needlepoint Key Fob, $28
5 Dipped Vase, $12
6 Sea Salt Soap, $7.50
7 Letterpress Coasters, $30/set of 100


Preppy Hostess Gifts
1 Mini French Macarons, $39 
2 Monogram Glass Plate, $12
3 Enamel Elephant Earrings, $28
4 Keep Calm & Carry On Porcelain Mug, $11
5 Hardcover Pocket Notebooks, $12.95 each

*            *             *

Leave a Comment

Filed under . REGULAR FEATURES, Get The Look

Get the Look: 27 Black Home Furnishings

Since black is *the* color for decor, and I’ve done plenty of posts focusing on black decor, including black kitchen pendant lights and rooms with black walls for LampsPlus and black bedrooms for the Matouk Bedding blog, I thought it was time to do a roundup of black home furnishings and accessories. From black flatware to black seating, there are 27 choices, all with distinctive details or in interesting silhouettes. (Come to think of it, though, I may never have done a roundup of rooms with black walls here. . .  perhaps I owe you one!)



Black Home Furnishings Decor Accessories



1 Kelly Wearstler Tracery Mug, $49

2 Verner Panton Pantop Pendant, $350

3 Artek Baby Rocket Stool, $300

4 Geometric Wall Decal, $59

5 Mesh Bowl, $38

6 Black+Blum Loop Hall Wardrobe Stand, $495

7 Hand Jewelry Stand, $15

8 Jonathan Adler Menagerie Camel, $98

9 Rio Desk Lamp, $32

10 French Bulldog Figurine, $34

11 Mid-Century Desk, $599

12  One45 Wall Clock, $139

13 Animal Shot Glasses, $28

14 Ensign Woven Stacking Chair, $610

15 Kubus Candle Holder, $165

16 Sääpäiväkirja Mug, $20

17 Faceted Vase, $15

18 Cutlery Set, $100

19 Tucker Chair, $158

20 Petersen Leather Sofa, $2,499

21 Loop Candle Holder, $38

22 Pizza Peel, $34.95

23 Noir Ferret Hand-Rubbed Bed, $2,304

24 Revolver Acrylic Side Table, $6,900

25 Piper Brass & Wood Box, $180

26 Faux Sheepskin Rug, $114-$199

27 Diva Watering Can, $50

*          *          *

Leave a Comment

Filed under . REGULAR FEATURES, Get The Look

Get the Look: 34 Brass Accents

Brass made a comeback a few years ago, and although copper is the metal of the moment (yes, I’ll roundup copper goodies for you soon), brass shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, it’s creeping even deeper in the house. In addition to wall sculptures and sputnik chandeliers, faucets have gone brassy. Bits of brass are popping up in bathrooms and kitchens. Today I’m working on a brass in the kitchen post for Lamps Plus, which I’ll supplement with a Montage here on StyleCarrot. Doing things backwards, I put together this roundup of brass furnishings, lighting, accessories for today, in honor of “What’s New, What’s Next” at the New York Design Center.

NYDC invited me to be a blogger ambassador for the program, which takes place on Sept. 19.  “What’s New, What’s Next” showcases new ideas, materials, and products that will soon debut at NYDC. This year’s blogger involvement includes a promotion on Pinterest, which we all know I love. The Arteriors andirons (#10) is the inspiration for this post. My collage (products 1-10 here) will be on display during the event.

Here are 34 brass accents, including furniture, lighting, home accessories, desk accessories, and brass jewelry.







1 Jonathan Adler Maxime Dining Chair

2 Arteriors Savoy Polished Brass Pendant

Radiohuset Brass Sconces by Vilhelm Lauritzen

4 Stilnovo Brass Tubes Chandelier

5 Cooper Classics Saratoga Mirror

6 Arteriors Wyndham Swivel Barstool

7 Ilse Brass Bowl by Ilse Crawford

8 Lawson-Fenning Brass Thin Frame Lounge Chair

9 Arteriors Hedda Andirons

10 Wire Brass Storage Basket

11 Snake Brass Letter Opener

12 Jennifer Fisher Brass Geometric Stacking Rings

13 Ladies & Gentlemen Aura Pendant Lights

14 Worlds Away Lathan Side Table

15 Amana Brass Candlesticks

16 Wendy Nichol Brass+Diamond Loose 3-Stitch Knit Ring

17 E15 Habibi Brass Tray Table by Philipp Mainzer

18 Bestlite BL6 Brass Wall Sconce

19 USA Brass Paperweight

20 K/ller Double V Brass Quill Necklace

21 Starburst Statue

22 World’s Away Swivel Mirrored End Table

23 Tsubota Pearl Stick Perfume Applicator

24 Lisa Jarvis Bagua Table

25 Carl Aubock Lock Bottle Opener

26 Arteriors Charles Tray

27 Lee Broom Crystal Bulb Table Light

28 Kelly Wearstler Twisted Brass Bracelet

29 Sputnik Chandelier

30 DwellStudio Slanted Candle Holders

31 Kelly Wearstler Brass Sputnik Sculpture 

32 Arteriors Genesis Wire Stool

33 Kelly Wearstler Studded Brass Vase

34 Ampersand Delta Stool

*     *     *

Shop contemporary & classic decor at Zinc Door >

Zinc Door Counter Stools Bar Stools

1 Comment

Filed under . REGULAR FEATURES, Get The Look

Get the Look: 30 Giraffe Accessories

After browsing yesterday’s 56 giraffe rooms, you may feel like your own house is missing something—a giraffe! Here are 30 super cute ones, including giraffe hooks, pillows, trays, magnets, lamps, bookends, wall decals,  jewelry, and kid’s toys. Happy giraffe decor day.

Giraffe Necklace Lamp Pillow Tray

Giraffe Decal Lamp Bookend Earrings


Giraffe Hook Mug Animal Head



S H O P P I N G 

1 Giraffe Hook, $14 at Urban Outfitters.

2 Thomas Paul Giraffe Pine Box, $50 at Design Public.

3 Kissing Giraffe Pillow, $165 at Jonathan Adler.

4 Faux Leather Giraffe, $60 at Nova68.

5 Giraffe Nightlight, $99 at Land of Nod.

6 Giraffe Pendant Necklace, $64 at Samantha Faye.

7 Safari Animal Butt Magnets, $14/set of 6 at Fred Flare.

8 Premier Prints Yellow Giraffe Pillow Cover, $16.95 on Etsy.

9 1990’s YSL Giraffe Print Shift, $495 at The Way We Wore.

10 White Giraffe Vase, $49 at Uncommon Goods.

11 Thomas Paul  Bazaar Giraffe Tray Set, $66 at 2Modern.

12 Abstract Giraffe Figurine, $24 at West Elm.

13 Giraffe Photo by John Bland, $49-$210 at Saatchi.

14 Mini Giraffe Earrings, $12 at Fred Flare.

15 Wallpaper Wildlife by Inke Heiland, $118 at Greener Grass Design.

16 P’kolino Giraffe Rocking Chair, $79 at Design Public.

17 Jax & Bones Jerry Giraffe Chew Toy, $15 at Uncommon Goods.

18 Umbra Zoola Giraffe Ring Holder, $12.38 at Wayfair.

19 Gold Giraffe Figurine, $35 at Dwell Studio.

20 Melissa and Doug Giraffe Plush Toy, $70 at Meijer.

21 Alex Marshall Studios Silhouette Lamp, $173 at AllModern.

22 Kata Golda Giraffe Tea Cup, $23 at Fawn & Forest.

23 Spisani Giraffe Bookends, $365 at Barneys.

24 Decor on Safari Mounted Head, $69 at Land of Nod.

25 Inflatable Giraffe, $60 at Urban Outfitters.

26 Calder Style Stabile “The Giraffe”, $3,800 at Gustavo Olivieri.

27 Giraffe Surprise Mug, $8 at Pier 1 Imports.

28 Vulli Sophie the Giraffe Teether, $18.39 at Yoyo.

29 View From Here Hook, $20 at Anthropologie.

30 Giraffe Sack Pack, $26 at Cafe Press.


Filed under . REGULAR FEATURES, Get The Look