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It’s no secret that kids love animals and that animals are a big part of the their lives. They either have a pet or most certainly dream of having owning one. Kids often play games that involve animal inspiration and stuffed animals are likely overtaking their rooms (at least they are at my house). So, why not incorporate animal inspiration in modern design?
Someone surely took a hold of this concept when they designed a school, located in Germany, in the shape of a cat. Take a look at these images from Inthralled. I have to admit, I am pretty smitten by this kitten. Can you imagine going to school in a cat? I think waking up for school would no longer be a problem. And, what if all of our neighborhood schools looked like an animal? One can imagine.
The design doesn’t stop on the outside but continues within. Using a modern and clean color like gray is a great base for displaying colorful art.
The big circular windows are perfect for letting in lots of light and the shape give a very modern feel. And remember, from the outside they are the cats eyes.
And take a look around back. When the teacher calls “recess,” or the school bell rings, the kids can just slide right out the door. Pretty awesome!
While this building is one of a kind, using animals in design can be done in a variety of ways. And a Noah’s Arc theme is far from what I’m talking about. Of course, you could design an entire room around animals for your child. That is always an option.
But, I recommend a more subtle and modern route by simply accessorizing with a few pieces such as art, decorative pillows, wallpaper or my personal favorite contemporary light fixtures. When you add modern animal inspired pieces in the mix you don’t even have to limit yourself to a child’s room. A pillow here or a light fixture there adds just the right amount of fun. And, by adding a little animal into your home, your kids will think you’re the cat’s pajamas.
Take a look at a few modern pieces you could easily incorporate into your home:
Octopus LED Blue Accent Lamp, Uno Charcoal Cotton Elephant Throw Pillow, Jonathan Adler Left Giraffe Wall Sconce, Phante Green 16 1/2-Inch-H Zuo Modern Kids Chair
Trina McNeilly is a freelance writer and style scout. She shares her stories and design related finds on her daily lifestyle blog La La Lovely. Since it's start in 2008, La La Lovely has become a daily source for inspiration and advice when it comes to all things design and style related. Trina's work has been featured on Apartment Therapy, The Equals Record, Houzz and recently in the Land of Nod catalog. When Trina isn't stringing words together, styling spaces or scouting online finds she is running about trying to keep up with her four little ones. Follow Tricia on Google+
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