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Large-Scale Bird Prints

As you may have concluded from photos of our apartment in prior posts, I love birds. I have framed bird prints and small bird statues all over the apartment.

What I don’t have yet, but absolutely adore, are large-scale framed bird prints. I am especially fond of those by early 19th century ornithologist and painter John James Audubon. Audubon’s detailed illustrations of birds in their natural habitats are absolutely beautiful:

Audubon prints via The Painted Hive

Here are some examples of rooms in which large-scale bird prints (not all of them by Audubon) are on display:

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Summer Thornton Design
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Mark D. Sikes via Pinterest

The large prints are perfect for filling the space above a sofa, as in the two photos below:

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Ashley Whittaker Design
Holly Mathis via Country Living

They also help to fill hallway space splendidly:

Atlanta Homes Magazine via Housekaboodle
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John Jacob Interiors

In the two rooms pictured below, the bird prints are reproductions of illustrations done by a 17th century Swedish ornithologist, named Olof Runback. The prints can be purchased at Ornis Gallery.

Mark D Sikes via Southern Living Idea House
Tom Scheerer via Ornis Gallery

Audubon reproductions can be purchased inexpensively in any size from

What do you think of all these birds?

header image by Mark D. Sikes

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