Mr. Beckley and I attended a charity function on Tuesday evening this week benefitiing Trinity River Mission.
This great charity hosted their kickoff event for Mission Ole’ at Anteks furniture showroom on Dragon Street and to be honest I haven’t been in there in AGES!! Like since the Deep Ellum days.
Some things change and some things stay the same. The charming owner of Anteks, Jason Lenox immediately greeted Mr. Beckley and made it clear that dogs were welcome in his store anytime. Of course, he is our new best friend!!
While Anteks has a definite vibe that is rustic casual, I also spied several great pieces and a conversation was started around taxidermy with my friends.
Mr. Beckley isnt quite sure what to think of this coyote
It’s been quite chic lately to have taxidermy in your projects. You have seen the peacocks, and even giraffes.
Celerie Kemble for Lonny Magazine
Celerie Kemble for Elle Decor
I also read an article in Architectural Digest highlighting Creel and Gow and their taxidermy offerings in New York. Christopher Gow and Jason Creel note that all of their taxidermied (is that a word?) animals died of natural causes and we often part of a zoo or owned by individuals….no hunting allowed!
Creel and Gow Cabinet of Curiosities
Creel and Gow Turkey Taxidermy
Creel and Gow Lionness
Several photos were snapped around the taxidermy in Anteks and while I have a stuffed Bobcat in my husbands television room, others were TOTALLY turned off by it. There was even discussion about whether or not to post images of the taxidermy on your social media channels from the event. Fear of PETA slamming you on Twitter.
Anteks Horn Wall
Carolyn Roehm uses antlers to great effect in her designs
I had no idea there was such a conversation to be had, so I thought I would bring the subject to you here. What are your thoughts on taxidermy in design of your projects or in your home? I would love to know.