Feeling Sheepish?

May 25, 2011 at 8:04 AM 6 comments

Reed Krakoff

                                                                                                        Elle Decor

Peppermint Bliss

                                                                                                Via Jamie Meare’s Flicker

New York City Showhouse

Everyone loves  a sweet lamb or a couple of sheep.  How can you not?  My brother and I begged for sheep growing up but since we already had goats and pigs there was NO WAY my mom was going to say yes to more animals.  You’d think after such a rough sheep deprived childhood, I’d want a little lamby for a room of mine.  But I don’t.

I love an element of strange.  And the sheep provide that.  I loved it when I first spotted one in a room and it caught my interest right away.  But, it seems to be a bit of  a trend.  I’m probably not hopping on board this one because it looses it’s element of strange if everyone has one.  Plus, the real Lalanne sheep are a collectors item that run about $30,000 or up at auctions.

My mom has an Ostrich sculpture similar to the sheep.  It’s the weirdest.  And so not trendy.  Us kids made fun of her about it and it’s now hidden in her fishing lodge.  But perhaps mom was on to something.  Life size ostrich sculptures could be the next big thing…ya never know.  Sorry for making fun of you mom.  You probably were a visionary and 15 years later, we’ll see one on the cover of Elle Decor.

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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. dmm  |  May 25, 2011 at 8:18 AM

    i’d say your mother is indeed a visionary and most probably a brilliant interior designer!! and she passed it all onto you. . .

    • 2. katecollinsinteriors  |  May 25, 2011 at 9:01 AM

      She is a visionary! And she has fantastic taste! I love that she’ll take risks too. Thank you so much about her passing it on to me. 🙂

  • 3. Katy  |  May 25, 2011 at 9:35 AM

    Love the sheep! Besides the wallpaper you showed a few months back with animals on it, this is the only way I’d have an animal in the house!

  • 5. Anna  |  May 25, 2011 at 10:12 AM

    We grew up with a sheep rocking chair, not a 30,000 dollar one(!) but it was very cute and fun to rock on. We would rock so hard we would scoot backwards across the room on it. We probably got it about 20 years ago so I guess my folks were waaay ahead on the trend.

    • 6. katecollinsinteriors  |  May 25, 2011 at 5:35 PM

      That sounds so cute and like a lot of great memories would made with that chair. They were ahead of the trend!


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