I wouldn't have believed that cuckoo clocks could make a comeback, but over the last few months, they have begun popping up in decorator magazines. Whenever I picture a cuckoo clock, I picture it in a dark living room with wood paneling and chintz sofas, but interior designers are now pairing these over-the-top clocks with sparse modern interiors as centerpieces.
To the left is Fred Flare's oh-so-modern silver take on the cuckoo. $14 at FredFlare.com.
Below is the "Three Birds" clock from River City Clocks, as featured in the March issue of House and Garden. $410 at RiverCityCuckooClocks.com.
Either would make an amazing center piece in an otherwise minimal room.