I will be the first to admit that I didn’t exactly, how do you say, “like” them for a very long time.
But, I am a person (though I don’t really like to admit this) who is influenced by media.
More specifically, design publications.
Now, I have always loved objects of nature. Bird nests, pine cones, driftwood, lichen covered rocks and twigs, and more recently sea shells and coral.
These have always represented big game hunting to me. And I am surrounded by big game hunting territory! People travel from all over the world for the opportunity to hunt elk, mule deer, moose, etc. in what seems like my backyard. I even know guys who go antler hunting in the spring to find sheds that the animals loose every year.
So naturally, the local decor is influenced by the region……
Very lodge style.
I have been in some extremely beautiful high end log homes, and they are stunning….. however just not my personal style.
When I started seeing antlers in these type of settings, well then, I could get on board!
I do appreciate the natural rustic, faded and textural element that antlers add to a white interior.
Dear local wildlife,
Please feel free to walk by my yard any time and “drop” you antlers!
A newly appreciated fan.
So what do you have staring at you, where you live, that you can have a renewed appreciation for?
And pssst, don’t tell my brother in law, he may just faint!
Have a fabulous day!
7 Replies to “natural elements~antlers”
Lots of wild life here in the PNW and I have seen these in several homes. Mixed in with a little patina, antlers can add lots of character to a living space .
Hey Cindy, like you I’m not into hunting but I have bought an antique deer head for my hall – as I just love antlers and like you have been infuenced by the media I think!!
I am also a “new” fan of antlers. I see them a lot in Sweden…..from deer to moose. I love their sculptural lines, patina and texture. Cheers! Loi
This is the first time I stop by your blog, and it looks great here! I’m not sure I want antlers in my own home… When I was a kid my grandmother always had a deer hanging in her own home and it always looked so scary. 🙂 But it does look good in the 1st and 4th picture! That way I like it a lot. 🙂
Have a great day, Inge x
Reblogged this on French Grey and commented:
Whether they are ‘sheds” big game animals drop every year or “fake” ones on the market today, you can still find this design element today!
I’ve been in love with antlers for quite awhile. I use them in my home and in my staging business. I would love to have a skull with the antlers! I also use lots of natural things like mossy twigs, acorns, etc. these pictures are awesome. Wish I could redo my living room with lots of gray and white!