Catch the design bug, inside and out, using these five arthropod-themed accessories | Entertainment/Life

Not all crawlers are creepy. In fact, you’ll welcome these five arthropod-themed accessories with wings and things into your home for their naturally whimsical edginess.

Fragrant flutter

Though citronella candles are used to repel mosquitoes and other insects, this candle lets you gaze on one of the loveliest and least pesky of the winged arthropods anytime you like.

Phina, 3717 Veterans Blvd. and 2561 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 827-1605, phinashop.com. Hand-poured 12-ounce Citronella candle (3 inches wide x 5 inches high) in a matte white vessel with a silk-screened graphic, $38.







Edgy tray

With a design that lends itself less to food service and more to decorative purposes, this glass tray is a conversation piece in starting detail.

Dunn and Sonnier, 3433 Magazine St., New Orleans, (504) 524-3235, dunnandsonnier.com. Black beetle glass tray (8 inches x 12 inches) by Twigs and Moss, $119.95.







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bee welcome

Create instant buzz around your home with this distinctive door mat. Made with natural coir (coconut husk), it’s inherently mold- and mildew-resistant.

Lucy Rose, 3318 Magazine St., New Orleans, 600 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 895-0444, shoplucyrose.com. Bee Natural Coir Doormat (32 inches long x 16 inches wide x 1 inch high) with vinyl backing, $38.







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wings like velvet

In some cultures, the dragonfly is a symbol of change and new beginnings, making this pillow a picture-perfect way to punch up your sofa or bed-scape.

Michael’s, michaels.com. Mustard Dragonfly cotton velvet pillow (16 inches square), $29.99.







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crafty climber

Designed by Amsterdam-based Studio Roof, these DIY beetles are fun to assemble and make for quirky accents for your wall, bookshelf or desk.

MoMA Design Store, store.moma.org, 3D DIY cardboard beetles (between 10.6 and 14.5 inches long), $20 each. (Pictured: Japanese beetle)

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