Thursday, May 17, 2012

Flamingos On My Mind

One of my favorite animals is the flamingo.  They are such interesting creatures- large birds that manage to balance on two tiny sticks for legs.  They sleep on one leg, have a vibrant pink coat and a large black beak. I find them incredibly beautiful!  

{Instagram pic I took on a trip to the zoo recently}

So when my design fundamentals professor told us our homework for this week was to design a wallpaper using our favorite animal, I immediately picked the flamingo.  The vibrant color and interesting shape of the bird make it a whimsical motif to spot in a home- so unexpected and cheery!

After doing a bit of research on flamingos, I discovered that there are some pretty fabulous wallpapers on the market, like  Cole & Son's Flamingo wallpaper:








Graham & Brown also makes a flamingo wallpaper in vibrant pink and purple:


If flamingo wallpaper feels a bit too much for you, perhaps a piece of art featuring these lovely birds is more up your alley?


Bathroom contemporary bathroom
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Seeing all this inspiration has definitely gotten my wheels turning about my wallpaper design.... and it's also made me crave a little more flamingo flavor in my own home!  Happy Wednesday, loves!

25 comments:

  1. My phone cover is a Lilly with flamingos on it- I love it!

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  2. Love it! Flamingos make for such fun decor!

    xx
    Kecia

    http://www.couturezooblog.com/

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  3. I love this post and hope you'll share the wallpaper you design! These remind me of the flamingo matches in my boutique. Such a fun and summery motif! xoxo

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  4. A little flamingo print is always a good idea. Love these images!

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  5. I love this post! The image with the pink claw foot tub is my absolute fave!

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  6. oh i cannot wait to see what you come up with. will you please share it with us once youve finished???

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  7. sweeet :P


    www.lve-style20.blogspot.com :P

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  8. I really love that last desk space - the touch of flamingo is so well done and not to over the top! Have fun in Napa Sam!

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  9. Oh my gosh how fun! I can't wait to see how your wallpaper turns out!

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  10. I love flamingos! They're so funny!

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  11. AHHH!!! I looooove that wallpaper!! I don't think I've ever seen it before. And that Cozamia print is so, soooo cute! xoxo Elizabeth

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  12. Great post - I love flamingos and the pink corner sofa is gorgeous too!
    http://missbbobochic.blogspot.co.uk/

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  13. Flamingos are seriously one of my favorites too! They are so unique! LOVE that wallpaper!

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  14. oh my god, how cute!!! i love anything with a good quirky animal print. now, you've got me obsessing over flamingos!

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  15. I just realized I wrote Happy Wednesday instead of Thursday.... Apparently I'm on vacation time! :)

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  16. Awesome! Can't wait to see the wallpaper! But this is crazy, you're the second person I've seen this week do a post dedicated to flamingos, ahahaha!

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  17. Have fun this weekend! Can't wait to see the wallpaper you come up with!

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  18. I love that pink claw tub! And the wallpaper in that bathroom! Definitely original.

    xx
    when-the-dog-bites.blogspot.ca

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  19. seriously unique and interesting inspiration for interior decorating...I LOVE IT!!
    it's different but really makes a room or space stand out!!

    <3Amanda
    feast.fashion.faves

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  20. I love the print, minimal but pretty ;)

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  21. The flamingo print in the bathroom is absolutely beautiful!

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  22. Flamingos are such beautiful birds + I think they make a fabulous + completely unexpected wallpaper! What a fun assignment this is! xx

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  23. I don't think I could ever do the flamingo wallpaper but I love the printed picture in the bathroom! Adds a dash of happiness to start your day!

    xoxo
    peacelovedecor.com

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