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I love The Royal Tenenbaums. I’ve seen the film dozens of times now, and it rewards repeat viewings because I always find some new detail to admire about the set dressing. (The dearly departed Domino magazine even used the movie as inspiration for a room in a 2006 issue.) First I was obsessed with the bold zebra wallpaper in Margot’s bedroom, then it was Ari & Uzi’s pillowcases (Nick & Nora Cloud Nine bedding). But the thing I would most like to recreate in my own place is the eclectic art collection above the Tenenbaum staircase, an important part of which is Royal Tenenbaum’s prized javelina bust. That’s where the Savannah Story Busts from Anthropologie come in.

savannah story bust from anthropologie

These papier mache animal heads — gazelles, giraffes, zebras, rhinos, and elephants — are made from layers of repurposed cement bags and pages from vintage French books. Cruelty-free safari chic with literary flair? Genius, just like the Tenenbaum kids.


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4 Responses

  1. Anna@HGTV says:

    While I adore all things Anthropologie, I lean more to this papier mache Bull head made artisans in Haiti for Aid to Artisans: http://www.aidtoartisans.org/product_gallery/feat

  2. Kayla@HGTV says:

    I've really thought about buying a few of these fun animal busts. I especially fell in love with the all-white ones from Z Gallerie: http://www.zgallerie.com/p-8794-horse-head-wall-m….

  3. Nicolle says:

    I love these! I love giraffes and this is a fun way to bring not only them but other wildlife into a home without having to kill anything. Who says going a little more green in decorating is boring?

  4. Not really a dangerous post, achieved it take you many time to contemplate it?

Briana MowreyBriana is a writer and senior editor for HGTV.com. Her self-described design style is "mid-century modern magpie." She lives in a Brooklyn apartment with her husband, their spoiled dachshund, Chauncey,...


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