Interior designer Brad Ford (pictured left) created this 'Mudroom' for a show house in the 2007 Hamptons Cottages and Gardens Idea House Show in New York state. He collaborated with Jennifer Angus, an artist from Wisconsin who regularly uses nature in her patterned wallpaper designs. Ford said, “I wanted to play with that idea, to literally bring the outside in.”
He brought in hundreds of preserved insects for the project, including cicadas, walking leaf insects and jungle nymphs among others. It took two and a half days to attach the bugs to the walls and the final outcome is a whirl of colour and texture. It is fair to say the decor is not too practical but interesting for the pioneers of design out there.