Living Room Wants: Faux Taxidermy

Having long been slightly obsessed with stag heads (but wobbly about hanging half a dead animal on my wall. Do they smell?) our impending move to the countryside has made me think seriously about the idea of taxidermy. Preserved animal parts, WOOH! In my mind it’s almost as necessary round these parts as a Barbour jacket and Hunter wellies.

Only joking!

But I do like the idea of some faux-taxidermy in our new living space. Something with a sense of humour to brighten up our new walls.


How awesome is this fabric stag’s head? £75 from Curiosity.Haus.



A little more exotic are these Savannah Busts, made from recycled cement bags and vintage French book pages. From £58, Anthropologie.

This Aluminium polished Stag’s head is almost a bit too realistic – the eyes are a bit creepy for me. It’s handmade in York and costs £75 from Black Scorpion Ltd on Etsy.

These stags tick both country boxes: hunting and tartan. I assume they would both bring you instant villager acceptance. The cushion can be bought from Designer Cushions on Etsy and the coat rack is by Peter Silk.

What do you think: faux taxidermy, cute or creepy?

PS: For anyone else suitably weird enough to also like stuffed once-alive animals I’d suggest a look at the best-named shop I’ve ever been to: Get Stuffed on Essex Road, Islington. We used to walk past it on our journey from our home in De Beauvoir to Islington and would always marvel at their window displays; stuffed penguins, parrots, otters, dogs… lions!

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  1. How cool are they!

    And from someone who may have stags heads and so on decorating the walls at their parents house they don’t smell… we quite like ours – the stag wears a Santa hat at Christmas…

    Posted 10.11.11 Reply
    • alice wrote:

      brilliant, I love it when you see a stags head with humorous accessories! Earrings have been my favourite.

      Posted 10.12.11 Reply
  2. Toffeeapple wrote:

    Definitely creepy for me.

    Posted 10.12.11 Reply
  3. Steph wrote:

    Haha! I kind of love them!

    Posted 10.14.11 Reply