Guest Picks: Woodland Friends Roam Through Decor
Fake a forest in your foyer — or living room or bedroom — with fox, mushroom and faux-bois accents
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This September, I am craving everything woodland — from delicate nature studies and faux-bois accents to ridiculously cute foxes, squirrels and owls. Read on for my top 20 picks to bring the woods and fields home. Happy fall! — Laura from Lolalina
These stumps may look like the real thing, but they are much more comfortable! Made from recycled materials and covered with photographic prints, these versatile poufs from Norwegian brand Krone Hanssen can be used as side tables or extra seating.
I love that this print looks as if it were pulled from a treasured, old botanical identification text. The artist mixed antique engravings with her own original watercolors, gouache and ink illustrations.
This print from Honey Cup is sweet enough for a kid's room, for sure, but it's so charming that I think I would hang it in my office instead!
Add a warm, cozy touch to your bed or sofa with this hooked wool animal pillow from Garnet Hill. I am partial to the fox, but there are several other designs to choose from.
I've been a huge fan of Tamar Mogendorff for years, and her latest creations have me swooning all over again. These plump, colorful mushroom soft sculptures will brighten up any little corner you choose to display them in.
This petite mushroom sculpture from Jayson Home would add a welcome organic touch to a shelf display or tablescape. I would put it atop a stack of nature photography books on my coffee table.
Feel like getting your hands dirty? Build your own little verdant world inside this gorgeous, bubbled glass terrarium from Terrain.
This vintage Brass Fox letter opener would look so chic on a mail tray near the front door — or, even better, on a dedicated writing desk alongside a bevy of luxe paper goods and bespoke stationery.
Feed your washi tape habit with this ridiculously cute squirrel dispenser. I love this little guy so much that I want to scoop up a few extras to keep on hand as last-minute gifts!
I adore the delicate fern frond design on these letterpress coasters from Red Bird Ink. They are almost too lovely to spoil by setting a glass on top.
Have this faux bois vase personalized with initials for you and your sweetie, or give it as a unique alternative to the typical wedding registry gift.
This faux bois wall shelf from Ballard Designs looks so elegant-wood-nymph that anything you put on top will seem extra special.
I want a big helping of this Mushroom Soup wallpaper from Ferm Living! The print is whimsical and fun, yet it is restrained enough to make it easy to live with.
I would love to replace the knobs of my small, vintage dresser with these sly little foxes for a subtle nod to the woods and fields. They would also be adorable on kitchen cabinets in a getaway cabin.
Decoylab turns out some of the most creative clocks around, not the least of which is the sleek and modern mushroom. It would be cute sitting on a mantel or bedside table, or tucked into a bookcase amidst the books.
This little owl dish is the perfect size and shape for holding keys and change at the front door. Of course, it is also food safe, so you could use it to serve nuts at your next party.
The color palette and stylized design of this owl print from Roddy & Ginger make it the perfect complement to a midcentury modern–style living space.
These Autumn Owl dessert plates from West Elm are so dear. I would be tempted to hang them on the wall rather than eat off them!
The fact that this fox pillow from Urban Outfitters is done in black and white makes it seem ever so slightly more serious — and totally appropriate for a grown-up bedroom.
This storage piece from West Elm almost looks like an amazing vintage find — except you would never find anything quite this cool in a vintage shop. You could use this in your bedroom, but it's just as well suited for use as an entertainment center in the living room or den.
Next: Enchanted Woodlands Playroom
Next: Enchanted Woodlands Playroom
Ideabook published on Sept. 22, 2012.
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