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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Antler-Inspired Decor

I have a thing for antlers right now. Not the ones on taxidermied deer heads mounted above the fireplace in a lodge or rustic cabin.  I’m liking the ones that you find in the most unexpected spaces, such as an antler chandelier in a modern dining room or a skull and antlers above a bed in a romantic bedroom.

With many faux versions available, they won’t tug at your heartstrings or stir a guilty conscience. For those that like the real deal, you’ll find those as well. Whichever you choose, they are quite versatile much like cowhide rugs which seem to find their home in a number of stylish rooms.

I’ve collected a number of interior design images featuring these little beauties in a number of different decors. Be sure to comment below and tell me what you think about using them in your own home.

A table of curiosities is looked over by a pair of real antlers. This isn’t the only naturally occurring element in the space, looks as if those are two tortoise shells adorning the table.

A rustic bathroom boasts a widespread set of authentic antlers hanging above the tub. They are beautiful from this vantage point, but not sure how I would feel about them looming over me while I soak in the tub.

This European home features a skull with antlers in a low key way. You really can hang them most anywhere and they look good.

Loving this antler mirror frame! It provides a stunning focal point for the room and coordinates with the other animal skins in the space.

A red antler chandelier and wall sconce? It’s funky, especially with the lavender walls, but I kind of dig it.

Ok, so I’m ignoring the deer mounted on the wall and concentrating on the white antler chandelier which is quite beautiful in this modern dining room.

 A gallery of deer and moose antlers is mounted in an interesting fashion. The zebra rug introduces an additional natural element.

A transitional living room makes a focal point of differing size and types of antlers set in a gallery style.

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