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Imagine my surprise when I received the following message from my sister Sanna:

"John Lewis copied you!"

“John Lewis copied you!”

Well I wouldn’t go so far as to say copied exactly, but this bright orange runner on white painted stairs bears a strong resemblance to my own stairway and encourages the braver John Lewis customer to splash out on colour. It’s quite heartening to see a trend catching on, when you’ve already run with it.

However cutting edge is as cutting edge does, and whilst I can predict you a fancy notion for your home, I wouldn’t come knocking for media advice. I have, in the manner of a child (or me for that matter) in a sweet shop, recently discovered Pinterest. Such Luddite behaviour is not from lack of information, because I remember Tim showing me something about Pinterest years ago. Hopelessly behind the times, I’m just getting around to it now.

Only yesterday I picked up on this little ensemble, which resonates joyfully with so many of my ideas, but yet takes them somewhere new as well:

Snaffled from Pinterest/ A Punch of Color

Snaffled from Pinterest/ orig. Apartment Therapy

The use of carpet is clearly extreme, but see how they work with the stag’s head, the stripes up the stairs? Most exciting, however, are the flowers which have somehow escaped from their carpet. I think this is so clever. I’d love to know how it’s done.

Anyway, who knows? Some time in the near future, I could start exploring this new phenomenon I’ve heard about called Instagram. It is meant to be good. But I don’t want to hurry things….

I’m very fond of the trend for trophy heads on the wall, modern style. I’ve seen a few on my web travels.

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Small game/ spotted on The Socialite Family blog

And here….

Natural habitat/ A lovely eclectic mix of items

Natural habitat/ A lovely eclectic mix of items

We found one too which we liked, a satisfying structure of laser cut bare plywood which came flat packed and ready for intricate assembly. The hunter-gatherer challenge for modern man. I’m pleased to say Tim achieved it effortlessly.

Well, hello deer. Deer Trophy from urbancuckoo.co.uk

Well, hello deer. Deer Trophy from urbancuckoo.co.uk

Here he now presides in our living room, at home among the 2D artwork on the rest of the walls:

Antlers away. Statement piece for the living room entrance

Antlers away. Statement piece for the living room entrance

Of course, there’s no reason why you should limit your animal pieces to a spot on the wall. For many years we’ve owned Cow. He has varied roles: occasional seat; racing vehicle; child impaler; guardian of the living room and most crucially, making sure we don’t take ourselves too seriously.

I like the way you moove. Large cowhide seat on castors from Harrods (2001)

I like the way you moove. Large cowhide seat on castors from Harrods (2001)

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