As a design muse, the hedgehog may seem more than a tad unconventional. And yet, this little woodland creature is popping up all over the place as an accent that charms -and disarms- with an unexpected sense of style.
Hedgehogs first caught my eye at North Haven Gardens nursery in Dallas where I spied Creative Co-Op’s Hedgehog measuring cups reimagined as mini planters or catchalls for spare change or jewelry. And why not? The 1/4-cup Hedgehog now holds paper clips on my desk. Makes me smile every day. Set/4-$25.
Faux bois Hedgehog measuring cups are almost too pretty to use—almost. Made of hand-painted stoneware, these spacesaver stackables are crowned with a decorative hedgehog lid. Set/4-$32.
Woven of soft absorbent cotton canvas, the Hedgehog kitchen towel delivers modern graphic punch. Eco-friendly, too. This towel is screen printed with water-based non-toxic inks and 100% organic certified. $8.
Aptly named, the Hedgehog Bristles coir fiber doormat will trap whatever your human hedgehogs try to track in while putting a contemporary spin on classic silhouette style. $38.00
With a half ball-shaped shade of spiky textural wooden battens, the Hedgehog wooden pendant light adds architectural interest in an affordable way. $229.86
To the manor born in a cheeky chic way, Loopy Lolly’s Hedgehog Rider portrait is handmade in Brighton, England and features an illustration by Brit artist Kelly Stevens-McLaughlan. A steal for the high-end look it delivers, this wall art is available from a variety of styles and formats, including posters, matted/mounted art prints and canvas prints. $28-$225.
Laser cut from sturdy eco-friendly bamboo that’s finished with natural oil for a soft, gleaming finish, the Modern Hedgehog wall clock tick-tocks in a contemporary cool way. $70.
Made in Britain of waterproof back, lightweight printed cotton, the Kissing Hedgehogs picnic blanket has a nylon water-resistant back and sturdy nylon web straps. £35.95 ($45.09 US).