9.17.2012

A-Head of the Game

I used to believe that deer heads + antlers were reserved for cabins, winter homes, or bachelor pads. They were not something I considerd when looking at decor, predominately because I always thought of deer heads in conjunction with dark wood, deep reds & thick surrounding fabrics. Being one to lean toward a light color palette while decorating, this was never my style.

Which brings me to a recently-discovered revelation. I am totally game (no pun intended) for this look, but it's with a catch (pun possibly intended). I love deer heads + antlers when they are used with white.


Multiple colors, sizes, & shapes of antlers paired with white paint + accessories are the perfect compliment for wall space. I love how the above room is decorated; they frame not only the photos but the desk & rug, making the whole room "pop".

My favorite white + deer look is that of a single piece used against a dark wall. When used as a room's focal point, it creates an immediate hierarchy for the eye to follow.


How else would you style a deer head or antlers? Are you a fan of white as the focus?

As you ponder, I will leave you with one more thought...
When all else fails, throw a scarf on it.



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16 comments:

  1. I think it's cute! My friend has one of the old paper animal heads from urban outfitters in her apartment. I can't find it online now but I remember being surprised that I liked it when she first put it up!

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  2. em, check out this etsy shop... they have a ton of awesome options: http://www.etsy.com/shop/WhiteFauxTaxidermy?ref=seller_info_count

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  3. So totally agree. NEVER liked the look. My thing is, I don't want there to be an confusion as to whether it is a real dead carcass on my wall, or chic decor. I def agree must be all white. I think West Elm had a few I totally fell for.

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  4. I love these! I would totally hang some in my bachelorette pad! I've seen them painted in gold, teal, coral etc and they are really cute!

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  5. Moose and Deer heads generally make me think of a Ski Lodge in Aspen, but this is really cool decor! And the scarf is just adorable

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  6. Check this out... My friend totally just did this:: Missmadisonscharmedlife.blogspot.com

    I'm not so brave or decorator-savvy.

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    1. Ha! I love that she dressed up the deer. Too funny -- and thanks for sharing!

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  7. I like the look of white antlers for sure....especially in a dark wall. It creates so much drama and intensity.

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  8. Awesome blog, dear! Love it so much!
    You have a new follower! Hope you'll do the same!))
    Thank you!

    http://myfiercefashion.blogspot.com

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  9. I really love your blog!and you're right, when they go white they look great!
    Maybe you want to follow each other on gfc and bloglovin´?let me know it!:)
    xx

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  10. Thanks for commenting on my blog which led me to yours! It's adorable-Newest follower! xx.
    Megan

    www.forallthingslovelymr.blogspot.com

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  11. I've been eyeing so many antler decor items since my move into my new place - this is some gorgeous inspiration!

    Thanks for your comment! And loving your blog; you've got a new follower :)

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  12. Thank you so much for visiting my blog :-)
    I am your newest follower.
    Beijos, Ana
    www.anainstyle.com

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  13. Great decor pictures.
    New Follower, hope you do the same : )

    xo,
    Cindi
    Breakfast at Cindi’s

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  14. yes i want a deer head in my house and i don't know why i want one, just do

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