Let Me See Your Pink Flamingo

They may be the bird of the moment, but incorporating flamingos into my design work is nothing new for me.

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My sister Marlie has had a long documented love affair with flamingos. When we were scheming fabrics and papers for her condo over five years ago, we debated the iconic flamingo Cole and Son wallpaper, but Marlie felt it was too juvenile. She wasn’t too far off of course… look how stunning the paper looks in this beautiful nursery by PS Interiors Group!


In the end we decided to pepper her condo with flamingo art and accessories instead of committing to a full wall of birds. It ended up being just right for her space, as you can see from this snippet of her condo from the Style At Home shoot, photographed by Virginia Macdonald.

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Now flamingos are very on trend, even in edgier spaces like this more modern room designed by Renata Pedrosa, and it’s not unusual to see the long legged pretty pink birds pop up on just about anything! Here are some of my favourites:

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I love the tropical vibe of this Osborne and Little Flamingo Club fabric by Matthew Williamson, available to the trade.

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The painterly birds in this Caitlin McGauley watercolour would add such lovely energy to a gallery wall. I love the dashes of red in the wings and legs!

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The 80s retro vibe of this Sanderson wallpaper feels very tongue in cheek in this colour palette and looks extra daring with the pink painted trim in this inspiration shot. Available to the trade.

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This Fiona Walker plush taxidermy head is a fun take on the trend- I would love this in a nursery above a change table!