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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.

bunawan crocodile philippines 1stdibs design blog hgtvAll 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.

9 Responses

  1. Marianne@HGTV says:

    I was at an event tonight and the coat closet? Wallpapered in charcoal faux croc. Ooh-la-la!

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  3. Sarah Wise says:

    Very difficult I think – how about leather? I am also a veggie, but do wear leather shoes and love a faux croc bag. A lot of leather furniture looks rather masculine, but like you I do like the green bench. Also found this chair which I think looks like a smart directors chair: http://www.chairs1000.com/IVG2/Y/ProductID-16306-

  4. Karli_HGTV says:

    That croc chest is amazeballs. I absolutely loathe when people say "amazeballs", but I make an exception in the case of this chest.

  5. Kayla@HGTV says:

    Yeah, I'm typically not a fan of real or faux animal-skin upholstery. I don't know. I just really, really love rich fabrics and I HATE when the back of my legs stick to leather after an extended sitting. But these pieces are just really hawt.

  6. Briana@HGTV says:

    I'm with you. Number 5 all the way, baby.

  7. Sadie Bennett says:

    I like the croc chest too. I'm sure I could find a place for that.

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