Birds of a Feather

… flock together! Right up there with my love for herbariums and any kind of pressed / vintage botanicals,  lies my love for antique birdie prints. Ones in particular, the watercolor bird prints by Swedish naturalist Olof Rudbeck, have been a favorite for designers like Bunny Williams, Tom Scheerer and most recently, Mark D. Sikes. Painted around the end of the 17th century, these delicate watercolor birds add a playful touch to any room. Each of them is a work of art in itself, yet there is strength in their numbers. The more, the better! They create excellent focal points in a room so here are some of my favorite ways to decorate around them:

Cafe Design | Antique Bird Prints

Mark D. Sikes – Southern Living Idea House 2016

The grouping of these bird prints is an unexpected and fun touch that relaxes an otherwise formal space. To me, they add that special detail that makes all the difference between a beautiful room and great design.

Cafe Design | Antique Bird Prints

Mark D. Sikes

Cafe Design | Antique Bird Prints

Mark D. Sikes

Cafe Design | Antique Bird Prints

Tom Scheerer

Cafe Design | Antique Bird Prints

Tom Scheerer

Cafe Design | Antique Bird Prints

Tom Scheerer

Cafe Design | Antique Bird Prints

Tom Scheerer

Cafe Design | Antique Bird Prints

Tom Scheerer

Cafe Design | Antique Bird Prints

Tom Scheerer

Cafe Design | Antique Bird Prints

Tom Scheerer

Cafe Design | Antique Bird Prints

Susan Green

Although these rooms have one thing in common, they are all successful in a very distinctive way. If you’d like to purchase some great quality copies of these antique prints, you can do so over at Nostalgia Fine Art or at Klinta Bird Prints. Tally-ho!

xo,

Eva