Steiff animals are bound to become beloved members of your family. And a well-placed piece from the Steiff Studio Collection can turn a nursery into a room full of fantasy and wonder. At the International Toy Fair I got the chance to converse with a 43" giraffe ($825)--when you are a stuffed creature this large you become a design piece not a toy.
Steiff animals have been around since 1902. And while most of us think about the beloved bears with the tag on the ear, as Design Find #20, I'm thinking these large animals are a decorators best (or is that beast?) friend.
Mr. Momtrends is of German descent. Over the years he's been given some gorgeous Steiff animals and he kept them to give to his children one day. Those heirlooms look amazing in our girls' room. The quality of these furry friends is unparalleled. The same goes for these oversized pals. Whether you are doing a jungle theme or a ark-based story, one or two of these large animals will be a welcome addition. And this Polar Riding Bear ($450) not only makes a sweet accent, it provides hours of fun.