For centuries, designers and homeowners have used taxidermy to convey a passion for nature.in Paris, the trend has seen a resurgence thanks to the reopening of Deyrolle, the centuries-old taxidermy shop on Rue de Bac, which was ravaged by a fire last winter. Firmly entrenched in the hearts and minds of the French, the shop received donations from far and wide to rebuild and in the process, has served as a reminder of the powerful connection taxidermy creates to our natural environment. Another great resource in Paris is Design et Nature on Rue Aboukir.
Although taxidermy is not fitting to everyone’s taste, it is gaining momentum as a unique way to accessorize a home and demonstrate an appreciation for animal and insect life. Color, texture and shape in the design world are all inspired by nature. Bringing a literal iteration of these forms into the home is an authentic and interesting way to curate your interior décor. Taxidermy is available in a multitude of forms, from a wall décor of animals to cabinets of butterflies, from herbariums to displays of shells and corals. Nature is omnipresent, a shared human experience, and it is extraordinary. So why not incorporate it into your home?