Hands down it is an easy answer for me. Hoofs and paws at the base of an otherwise tasteful piece of furniture just doesn’t do it for me. Paws, claws, and hooves have been used as table feet for an eternity. However there is something about the literal nature of these pieces that are well sort of creepy. In the words of Rose Tarlow “an object added for effect instead of affection will always look like an affectation”.
Myra Hoefer uses them often in her designs. I love her sense of whimsy and style .
I adore this room by Celerie Kemble for Lonny Mag but I am just not feeling the love for the bench.
Valorie Hart of the Visual Vamp http://thevisualvamp.blogspot.com/ has one in her Nola living room. She is full of spunk with a quirky design sense and it suits her.
Z Gallerie Table , Valorie Hart
Even Bunny Williams has jumped on the bandwagon.
This little number from Oly Studio is not quite as graphic as some so I don’t find it quite as offensive. However, I am not going to specify this any time soon for a client
I have to say this otherwise lovely room below really creeps me out. Those things look like they could get up and walk away…
Is it just me? Love em or hate em? Is there another trend that you are dying to see pass? There is a lot of chatter regarding the love or hate of the taxidermy trend. Many think we are mid century modern overloaded. What do you think? I would love for you to weigh in.
P.S Thank you Maryann of Classic Casual Home for the sweet post about our home