Did you hear that on Sunday a one-ton, 21-foot-long giant crocodile was captured alive in the Philippines. This saltwater behemoth may be the largest crocodile ever caught in history! Well, as crocodile prints and skins have been a go-to in the design world for centuries, I wondered if this design spotlight would prove too daunting a task for a vegetarian like me. (Last week, for the start of deer hunting season, I wrote a post on faux taxidermy in decor.) Nope. While wildlife officials debate the croc’s size status and locals continue their search for a beast that’s even larger, I’m all about enjoying the pleasure of the hunt for stunning faux crocodile upholstery finds from one of our fave antique home decor sites, 1stdibs.
All from 1stdibs: 1. Faux Crocodile Bombe Chest 2. Lucite Bench in Silver Faux Crocodile 3. Faux Crocodile Cantilevered Armchairs by Audoux et Minet 4. Maison Jansen Ebonized Faux Crocodile Settee 5. Brass Bench With Faux Green Crocodile 6. Faux Crocodile and Brass Modernist Coffee Table
If you could have one of this faux beauties shipped to you, which one would you fit into your home decor and why?
Here’s my pick: I absolutely love the brass bench with green crocodile upholstery. It doesn’t match anything in my apartment, but I think that’s the beauty of it. It’s supposed to be a standout piece.
Tell us your fave antique pick in the comments below.