Pattern Play: Proud as a..

Peacock! A long popular design motif, the exotic peacock has graced furniture, fabric and walls for time immemorial.

Three Panel folding screen, available at

Peacock Chair by Hans J. Wegner

Amenity – Peacock stretched fabric print at 2Modern

“Luminescence” Peacock Teapot by Franz Porcelain and Kathy Ireland Home.

Lingerie Chest from Dover Studio

Feather Wallpaper at Ferm Living

Peacock Settee at Neiman Marcus

I almost forgot! The other Linda Merrill, who’s name comes ahead of mine in a google search, is the author of the amazing book, “The Peacock Room”, about the story of “The magnificent Peacock Room, decorated by James McNeill Whistler in 1876-77 for wealthy London shipowner Frederick Leyland, quickly became one of the most controversial, celebrated, and scandalous rooms in the world.” I read the book and it’s a fascinating story – full of art, artistes, ego and scandal. The entire room was moved to America and is now part of the Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery.

I’ve found that people are bird/feather people, or they are definitely not. Much like animal prints. What about you? Love ’em or leave ’em?

xoxo Linda

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