IT'S TRENDING: FLAMINGOS

by Marisa Marcantonio


I am not entirely sure why Flamingos are so adored, but I think it is because they are a wonderful shade of pink, they perch on the thinnest of legs and are one of the most graceful birds there is. It also helps that they go hand-in-hand with all things tropical, and convey a sense of wonder wherever they are.  Lately, its all about this pink bird. With their recent popularity, the Flamingo motif is showing up on everything from wallpaper to writing paper. Here are a few Flamingo favorites.

Photo courtesy of Not on The High Street

Photo courtesy of Not on The High Street

Resembling a happy facsimile of the real thing only not, there realistic sculptures with glass eyes and felt legs from British company Not on The High Street are covered in dyed feathers from other types of birds.  Luckily, they ship to the US, so they can be yours if you envision them at home with you. I can't decide if I love them or if they are a tad creepy.

Photo courtesy of West Elm

Photo courtesy of West Elm

A framed print depicting a watercolor Flamingo has a big dose of charm. From West Elm

Photo courtesy of Calypso St Barth

Photo courtesy of Calypso St Barth

Votives add a warm glow to the table or fireplace mantel, so adding a few of these Decoupage Flamingo Votives from Calypso St. Barth before a party will help set the mood and liven things up.

Photo courtesy of Anthropologie

Photo courtesy of Anthropologie

A group of Flamingos congregate on this scenic grisaille wallpaper from Anthropologie (online only). As far as papers go, this has an el

Photo courtesy of Urban Outfitters

Photo courtesy of Urban Outfitters

Make any birthday cake more fabulous with vivid pink Flamingo Candles from Urban Outfitters 

Photo courtesy of West Elm

Photo courtesy of West Elm

Set against a graphic geometric pink background, a pensive Flamingo created by artist Rachel Kozlowski, graces the center of West Elm's melamine salad plate

Photo courtesy of Urban Outfitters

Photo courtesy of Urban Outfitters

Urban Outfitter's Flamingo Notepad (available online only) makes to do lists less painful

Photo courtesy of Pottery Barn

Photo courtesy of Pottery Barn

I didn't think I needed yet another cosmetic bag, but this darling version from Pottery Barn has me rethinking things.

Photo courtesy of Nordstrom

Photo courtesy of Nordstrom

Even Alice and Olivia is getting in on Flamingo fever. Her jaunty swing skirt  has strutting stick -legged pink birds on it.

Photo courtesy of Bloomingdales

Photo courtesy of Bloomingdales

And lest we forget the guys, who could also handle a dose of color and fun. Villebrquin's swim trunks start the summer off on a playful note.