Friday, September 18, 2009

Trophy Room

When you are a big game hunter, you collect trophies, and soon you have so many you need a place to properly display them. Taxidermy has been in fashion for centuries, and establishments such as Deyrolle in Paris have catered to aristocratic hunters in order to satisfy the mania for collecting trophies from the hunt.

I designed this room in Naples, and was given "carte blanche" to select the furnishings, the only request from the client was that I see the film "Out of Africa".

Drapery fabric, Boussac of France, Lamps, Ralph Lauren. Fringe on shades, Houles'. Building contractor, Tony Palladino.