Calling it: Decorating with Dead Peacocks

If you think decorating with taxidermy is awesome, then you should check out this post on Chinoiserie Chic.  

Taxidermy has been a presence in interior design since the first hunter mounted a head on his wall (and probably before because I didn't research this at all).  Instead of tackling taxidermy as a whole, I am going to focus on one animal: the peacock.

The peacock is one of the most ostentatious animal in the world.  Its feather have been used for all sorts of things and its likeness has been put on anything that is googlable. It's name has been turned into a verb, and  is used to describe dressing up to get attention.  But somehow nothing is more hedonistic than stuffing the bird in all it's glory and having it sit on a side table.  I want one. 

Anna Sui's home

Anna Sui's home

Jeffrey Bilhuber - Elle Decor

Jeffrey Bilhuber - Elle Decor

Elle Decor

Elle Decor

Alexis and Trevor Traina's home  - Vogue

Alexis and Trevor Traina's home  - Vogue

Celery Kemble - Lonny

Celery Kemble - Lonny

Celery Kemble - Lonny

Celery Kemble - Lonny

And one flamingo:

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I saw a peacock (and many other stuffed dead things) a while back at Inheritance, at Beverly and Crescent Heights Blvd.  I'm sure it's a million dollars, as is everything else in that store.

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