The other day we posted a feature on our sister site Fab You Bliss which incorporated a couple’s dog as the flower girl in their wedding. It was really cute! And on social media I mentioned the combination was a blend of my two biggest loves: dogs and weddings. Well I lied.
While I do love the two, art and home design are an equal addiction. Combine these with doggies and, in my opinion, the outcome is another glorious marriage. So imagine my elation when I came across Miranda Lake’s home feature on Apartment Therapy including her two dogs Mr. Whipple and Birdie, as well as – although not pictured – her four bunnies, Tumpta, Flapjack, Toofus, and L.B. Fou Fou.
For those who may not know, Miranda Lake is a Norwalk, CT born artist who received her B.A. in Art History at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After college she spent many years traveling around the country and abroad before settling in New Orleans in 1998 and purchasing this home in 1999.
Lake is well-known for her collages that, at first glance, seem surreal or fantastical but deal with issues from the cycles of life, death, decay, renewal and a certain beauty and grace that is found in adversity and heartache.
Like her art, her home is designed with whimsical pictures, textiles and figures of animals from dogs to horses to birds to reptiles and much more, merging her love of nature within and all around where she resides.
Check out the Deer peeking its head out of the planter in one of the images above. These kinds of surprises are hidden in plain sight everywhere around her home. How fun is that?
As you can see Mr. Whipple and Birdie, as well as their bunny friends, are living in a bounty of incredible style that is essentially an extension of Miranda’s work.
And in addition to her stunningly eclectic home, Miranda has a fully restored ’62 Shasta camper trailer and a 1952 double-decker bus parked alongside an amazing lap pool. The plan for the bus is to get it water tight, hook up electricity, air conditioning, and install a sound system to create a unique poolside cabana. Now that’s what I’m talking about!
Yes, I’d have to say Mr. Whipple and Birdie are certainly the lucky dogs of brilliant artist Miranda Lake.
I highly recommend hoping on over to Apartment Therapy to see the rest of the images by talented photographer Jacqueline Marque and to read the full article as there’s so much more information about Miranda, her animals and her beautiful home to uncover.
As always, thanks for stopping by!