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.
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.