Friday, February 5, 2010

BUCK- THE TREND

   
Jeffrey Bilhuber's Prussian blue entrance hall features a pair of inviting chairs-their curled arms echo ram's horns. A carved wooden stag gracefully rests by the window. House Beautiful.

     Nature inspired decorative accessories add a distinct charm and softness to a room. Perhaps that's why the ubiquitous sea coral is such a popular accessory-placed on coffee tables and bookshelves, its organic form carries an exceptional and unique beauty.
     But if you're tired of sea-inspired decor, a closer look at the Aspen Chic essential, deer antlers, may be just what you've been searching for.  I must admit, I'm not one for the trophy hall or ski lodge look, unless, of course, it is a ski lodge. But recently I have noticed the use of naturally shed deer antlers in ways that are distinctive and quite beautiful. Whether it's a carved piece, faux or natural shed antlers, their unique delicacy brings an organic grace to your room. Here are some of my favorites-

 
Antique carved Chinese wooden deer with real antlers, Shanxi Region, circa 1930's, from Mecox Gardens.

 
Antique French mussel basket filled with deer antlers make an alluring tableau from Red Ticking. 

 
A deer antler chandelier takes center stage in Meg Braff's vibrant family room from House Beautiful.
 
This three tiered antler chandelier is elegant and dramatic from Mecox Gardens.

 
Deer antler tie-backs by Diane James home, subtle and stylish.

 
 Mirror, mirror on the wall....this one is sure to make a statement in your castle! From Mecox Gardens.
  
 
 
Yours and mine... These Arthur Court faux antler (aluminum) chairs can be found at 1st Dibs.
  
Watch your handles! Antler bike by Jenny Nordberg photo from design boom. 
 

4 comments:

red ticking said...

you are a doll for the mention and the bike handlebars are so fabulous... hope you have a wonderful weekend... wish we lived closer... x pam

red ticking said...

btw... my friend is selling her oly sofa, pair of chairs and ottoman (all sat on maybe 5 times) for a song... if you know anyone who wants it... let me know! it is all in seattle but plycon can deliver anywhere!

Russellzgvp said...

you are a doll for the mention and the bike handlebars are so fabulous... hope you have a wonderful weekend... wish we lived closer... x pam

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