the above photo is one of the most popular pictures from the maison21 design portfolio, added to over 3000 ideabooks on houzz.com, and 4 years after it was first published here on the blog, i still often randomly run across it on the internets- usually uncredited- but i guess that's the price of being a superstar... (please read 'superstar' in your best sarcastic voice)
and one of the most frequent questions i get asked about the photo is "where did you get the deer statue?", and sadly, i have to answer that it was vintage and the client's own, so i can only steer them in the direction of 1stdibs with a "good luck!" (good luck to you *and* your checkbook!)
well, guess what the junque whisperer™ led me to yesterday? that's right, deer-landia, where we picked up this fabulously large version, all for our very own (much bigger than the one shown in client project photo- it's 3 feet tall, the largest of these thai brass deer we've ever seen in person). it also turns out that even though they are separate rooms, our 3 foot plaster monkey and our 3 foot tall brass deer do not get along at all, so sadly, we need to find our deer friend a new home. if you live in southern california, would you be a deer and drop by our hipswap shop to say hello? of course, there is a modest adoption fee involved (well, i guess that would be modest in comparision to 1stdibs... it's all relative, you know? ;-)
here's a round-up of some more little "dears" for inspiration...
|coco chanel's paris apartment (maybe the most famous deer statues in the history of decorating)|
|deer at the atelier, circa 2007 (from our pinterest. these were about half the size of out current dear little friend)|
|designer fawn galli's home in domino|
|san francisco residence by redmond aldritch|
last, my deers, i'd like to send you out with a song...