Do you ever see something that is so unique or so inspiring that you think, “darn, why didn’t I think of that”?  Well that is exactly what happened while touring Scott Sander’s  show house in the Printing House in Soho.

Let me give you a bit of a back story first. For about ten years I have been holding onto a huge wasp nest that was pulled from the eves of our house. Now don’t get me wrong, I do not like wasps. In fact, I was once stung so badly while on vacation in Panama that I thought I might die…very scary. There is just something about the visual appeal of the nest that has possessed me to hold onto it despite my husband’s frequent inquiries of “now why are we holding on to this?” I have had it on the table under a glass cloche, I have had it sitting on a book shelf, but for the past 6-7 years it has been in the garage relegated to a dusty shelf with gardening tools.

So imagine my delight and awe when I spotted this gold dipped wasp nest way up in the corner of the ceiling in Sander’s model home. How utterly brilliant! Art and nature comes together in golden wasp architecture.

Wasp Nest

Gold wasp nest on ceiling

Now my only question is “how much will it cost to dip a 12″ x 9” wasp nest in gold?

Linda Holt Photo

My wasp nest

So what do you think? Am I crazy to hold onto this? Does it creep you out? I would try and spray it gold but I did a little research and paint won’t work. It will only dissolve the the nest.

I would love to hear your thoughts!

Linda Holt | Interior Designer & iPhone Coach

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