Guest Picks: In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb
Take a cue from the classic adage about March with home accessories that call these animals to mind
When it is no longer the holidays and still not quite spring, it is hard to figure out what kinds of special touches to add to the home. I think that March is the perfect time to add some spunk to your decor. These quirky lion and lamb pieces will add a touch of animal fun based on the famous adage about this month. I've picked both faux and nonfaux items, as it is great to have choices that will suit a variety of discerning consumers. — Darlene from Fieldstone Hill Design
I enjoy the quirkiness of this colorful lion bath mat by Thomas Paul. It is the perfect unexpected touch of whimsy and color for a small bath. It would look fantastic in a black and white bathroom.
This bust makes me bust out laughing. And after being inside with cabin fever, I am ready for a good, punchy laugh in my home. This dapper sheep will surely add some quirk to your mantel.
I just love this sophisticated lion print throw pillow by DwellStudio. It would add a regal air to a family library, and I would love to see it in a stately nursery.
This Tibetan lamb pouf is definitely a glamorous touch for a room. I would like to put my feet up on this cozy pouf as the winter months die down, maybe while in front of the last few roaring fires.
How fun is this colorful, lion-like foo dog pillow? It would add a bold punch of color to liven up your space. Better yet, add two!
I love the selection of these Mongolian lamb pillow covers, which come in a variety of colors and sizes. I have two of these in my living room, and they have held up well, even with kids. I use them on a pair of formal chairs to lighten up the mood.
This white pillow has the look of shearling sheepskin, but it is faux. I like adding pillows like this to my rooms during the colder months because they are so easy to swap out, and they can easily change the feel of the space.
Stately and serious? Or quirky and fun? It depends on whether you pair this lion's head table lamp with lots of color and quirk or a reserved and sophisticated space. My vote is for color and quirk.
Jonathan Adler creates the best lighthearted ceramic art. This fun lion would certainly be at home in a nursery or children's space, but I would also use it as a touch of bright fun on an entryway table.
This original, one-of-a-kind piece of art would certainly add some fun quirk to your home. I like him for an entry, a kitchen or a children's space.
I can't seem to get enough of vintage brass this year. This brass lion figure would look amazing sitting on top of a pile of books, tucked into a bookcase display or perched on a mantel.
This looks so luxuriously soft — and it is faux! This lambskin blanket is the perfect snuggle companion to keep the chill off on March nights. I would give this as a gift to a friend who seems to have everything.
This one-of-a-kind ram bust by Ivar Theorin is definitely quirky, but I love it as a statement piece in a fairly play-it-safe kind of room.
I adore these gilded lion bookends. They are stately and fun at the same time. Although they would look fantastic in a library, I would use them atop a desk so that they can really stand out.
I love the realistic look of this faux Tibetan lamb fur throw blanket. The two-toned layers will add beautiful dimension to a sofa. It will be the perfect throw for when warmer days come in like a lamb, but the nights are still harsh like a lion.
I love this modern faux taxidermy for a focal point on a wall. I would use him to add fantastic contrast to a room painted in a rich, deep color.
How stunning is this upholstery fabric? My first thought was to line the walls of a small stately space with it. The look would be luxe and dramatic.
Now you can go out like a very glam lamb! I would love to have this beauty parked beneath my bathroom vanity.
Ideabook published on Feb. 28, 2013.
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