May 21, 2010

Ostriches & Quirk

I believe every room should have at least one thing that's jarring. It's the opportunity to make a space truly memorable and standout amongst a sea of boring homes.
So, I absolutely love that I've been stumbling across so many ostriches these days. It's an unexpected motif that leaves me both perplexed and smiling. A true conversation starter, they remind us that design shouldn't take itself too seriously and that whimsy is always welcome.


A whole wall of them! Now that's a healthy dose of sense of humor, if you ask me!

Wishing you a fun and relaxing weekend, loves! See you on Monday with a fantastic little giveaway! xo, Crystal

P.S. I was delighted when Camila asked me to guest post today - check it out here!
P.S.S. The new issue of Nesting Newbies is here! And I've got a little mention on page 68 if you're interested.


*images via The Brooklyn Home Company & Lonny

17 comments:

SogniSorrisi said...

Cool spaces! Love that dining table.

Happy weekend!

Karena said...

Ostriches are so unique. I love the framed art!

Karena
Art by Karena

Daniella said...

What a neat little detail... those birds are too funny...

Caroline said...

Love the humour in using ostriches in decor! Very cute.

Caroline
Red Glasses

The Iconic Blog.com said...

Ostriches - how unique!x

La Feem said...

Very cute!

Blair said...

Oh wow! A motif I never thought about--adore it!

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

Ostriches are so cute !! Great post.

Hamptontoes said...

I love whimsical touches in a home and they ostrich wallpaper would qualify! When I was in South Africa I saw lots of ostriches and fell in love with their funny appeal. Hmmm...maybe I'll have to look into wallpapering a space with that wallpaper...it'd be fun in a half-bath or in a vacation home.

Mackenzie {Design Darling} said...

what a great eye for an emerging trend! i love the artwork in that first space and the wallpaper is delightful. seriously cool post. congratulations on the nesting newbies mention and have a great weekend!

Vitania said...

I couldn't agree more..
I love the ostrich prints - a little quirky and lots of fun.

Sarah Klassen said...

I love the details in these two pictures, Crystal! You have such an eye – you are truly meant to design...

Wishing you a wonderful weekend! I've missed seeing you – I truly wish we lived closer :)

xoxo,
Sarah

The Zhush said...

So fun, off to check out your post and your mention! Congrats to that!

Averill said...

I'm all for a little humor in a room -- and ostriches are definitely funny creatures!

And congrats on the mention!

McKenzie said...

Well that's just adorable! I love quirky decor like that :)

Suzanne said...

wonderfully unique decorations!

Life is a Runway said...

Hi crystal. I love your blog, i always find inspiration. I wanted to let you know i left you a award on my blog, if you wanted to check it out. Thanks for subscribing!

xxx
Brynn

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