21 Jan 2015

2015 - The Year of the Sheep

2015 is the year of the sheep in the Chinese horoscope.  Looking for some ideas about the figure of sheep in interiors, I was surprised how often sheep patterns, sculptures and pictures are used to decorate homes. 

Should I really be surprised? The sheep is a gentle and calm animal. People love it. Observing the pictures, I realise that sheep images and patterns create a charming and welcoming ambience. I love the sheep pictures as they express the beauty of sheep and nature. 

The sheep is described as "The White Jade" because of its precious and delicate skin. Since ancient times it has been used to keep us warm. In interiors, it is not different, it brings warmth to the space.  

Cushions, blankets and rugs with sheep patterns give a cozy look to spaces as bedrooms or children's rooms. 

Nevertheless, there are also some eccentric ideas. The artist pair Claude and Francoise-Xavier Lalanne created in the 60's  "Moutons de Laine" which became one of the most recognisable icons from their work. Absurd or adorable?  

Home of Yves Saint Laurent with "Mountons de Lane"

Coco Chanel found it très chic and had  these wooly life sheep in her Parisian apartment. Marcos Jacobs and Valentino own them too. What about you? Would you have one of them at home? 

Pictures via Pinterest. 

Happy New Year! 2015 is the year of the sheep in the Chinese horoscope. The sheep is a lovely and gentle animal. Therefore I wish you a "kind" 2015 to you!