Here at OB our furry friends permeate every bit of our homes, even our little mascot Lexi slips her way into our shoots from time to time. But aside from being our cuddly companions, we can't resist incorporating animal decor into our space. From hints of animal print in our textiles to making our pets part of the furniture with our accessories, we have something to suit every wild style of Animal Inspired Decor.
Dark & Moody
We're well known advocates for dark and mysterious rooms, and an easy way to maintain levity in these spaces is through the use of eclectic and quirky delights. Animal inspired accessories and furnishings are an ideal way to bring joy into dark spaces.
Jungle themed homes have stolen the spotlight in recent years as houseplants have become the pet du jour. Homes filled to the brim with leafy monsters and prickly cacti have become ubiquitous with Instagram cool, set against the back drop of deep earthy paint shades of green, navy and brown. Break up the darkness with Amazonian pops of gold accessories like our Gold Monkey Candle Holder (€23) or our Gold Leaf Platter (€80).
Wall art is integral to the Jungle Aesthetic. Whether it comes in the form of a gallery wall or a large scale piece, fill your walls with faces from the animal kingdom. Our Extra Large Tropical Wall Hanging (€95) is a bold way to fill a dark wall, as if it were a window to the jungle itself.
The Jungle Minimalist
Keep colours simple and concentrate on texture with this look. A light and airy off-white on walls will act at the perfect back drop to make your textiles and surfaces truly pop. Choose simple wall art such as the Large Carved Bison Head (€115) to add a desert touch, or throw the light in the room softly with our Green Glass Ceiling Pendant (€85).
Play with your textiles to create a mix that feels earthy to the touch. Linens, silks and weaves will work together to create a sensory playground that is gentle to the eye. Mixing our Tropical Leaves Rug (from €78), Beige Cream Armchair (€455) and Coconut Palm Cushion (€33) will make a subtle yet effective blend of textures across a space.
We can't help but lust after the old world glamour of a safari inspired home, as if it were ripped from the pages of a 1920s romantic novella. Lashings of print, oriental inspired accessories mixed with flora and fauna of far flung places, and bags of character make this look a delight of grand proportions!
Print is key to achieving that old world glamour, and anything animal print is a winner here! Leopard and Zebra print will make the space come alive, our Cool Zebra Head Vase (€92) and Mr Leopard Head Wall Sconce (€30) are cheeky nods to taxidermy of the past.
For texture think luxury! Velvet is an obvious winner, and an animal twist is the perfect combination such as the Leopard Velvet Fireside Chair (€520) or Mustard Yellow Feather Edged Square Velvet Cushion (€28.50). While our Bamboo Fan Wall Hanging (€85.50) brings the glamour and texture with a worldly feel.
Above: Cool Zebra Head Vase (€92), Leopard Velvet Fireside Chair (€520), Mustard Yellow Feather Edged Square Velvet Cushion (€28.50), Bamboo Fan Wall Hanging (€85.50), Black and Gold Palm Lamp (€225), Leopard Cushion (€35)
Lastly, how could we talk about Oriana B and our love of Animal Interiors without a mention of our Pet Sofas! Treat the four legged love of your life with a chic and comfy velvet sofa all of their own, expertly modelled by our furry friend Frank.