Interior Style: Design is going the way of the birds

Everything is for the birds this season, or should I say, featuring birds.

  • Jun. 27, 2013 2:00 p.m.

Urban Barn, Les Oiseaux, $119.

Everything is for the birds this season, or should I say, featuring birds.

You may have noticed birds are showing up all over for the home this season, in pillows, bedding, candle holders, lamps, tea towels, dishes, floor mats – the list goes on.

It seems that the design gurus felt that our feathered friends hadn’t had their turn at being the latest design icon. Last year it was butterflies, before that dragonflies, bumble bees and I seem to remember one year all we had were roosters.

I have to admit, I like seeing robins and budgies around a home – they reassure us spring has arrived and summer is close at hand. They are cute, they sing and splash in a bird bath. Somehow, roosters don’t give me the same warm and fuzzies, dragonflies just make me think of bugs and swamp land and bees, well, they just aren’t cute. They tend to sit dead on my window sills in the summer.

During a recent venture for home accessories and décor items for clients this season, I fell for a beautiful duvet cover at Urban Barn, called Les Oiseaux. Crisp and fresh, it’s just waiting for the changeover of linen to call out “summer is here!”

Sager’s has some wonderful silver birds to sit on your dining room buffet or a living room bookshelf that are understated and elegant. Chintz has a great selection of wooded birds from seagulls to robins. For those with a love for all things ornithological, Chintz has a playful and sensational chandelier for someone who just has to have birds light up the sunroom.

Finally, I went to Capital Iron’s garden centre to look for bird baths. I found an inexpensive version of an aged verdigris metal, made of plastic – the price was right, the shape was lovely, and I am sure the birds do not care if it’s not made from metal or stone.

Sheri Peterson of Sheri P Interior Design is a wife, mom to Evan, 14, Derek, 9, and Annie a yellow lab. She is a proud board member of the Victoria Society for Children with Autism.

 

by Sheri Peterson

Sheri@sheripinteriordesign.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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