It’s the seasonal event that many women dread: your husband comes home from a long, cold day of hunting with… a deer head. And, as if the subconscious Bambi comparisons aren’t bad enough, he wants to hang it in — yup, you guessed it — the family room. Thankfully, these designers prove that those antlers, far from being a woodsy, “man cave” (or back of the closet) accessory, can add a masculine touch to any room in your house. Want the look without all the tears? Antique shops are brimming with antlers of all kinds these days.
We love how Timothy Corrigan used antlers to spice up this huge space with its lofty ceilings. Sometimes one dimensional art can get a little, well, flat. This room definitely makes a statement.
Designer Kathleen Rivers
Kathleen Rivers seamlessly combines the rustic with the elegant to create a room that anyone would love. That antler light fixture is so very fabulous.
The Steward Now that is a man cave. And a gorgeous one at that. This is how I picture the hunter’s house in “The Most Dangerous Game,” boldly displaying a collection of his conquests from all over the world. Did you ever read that story?
Ralph Lauren Store
Nobody does the great outdoors better than Ralph… or the great indoors, judging from his gorgeous stores in NYC.
Riverhills Showhouse Incredibly tall ceilings like this is where those deer really shine.
Restoration Hardware We just adore Restoration Hardware’s new look. Don’t you?
Jeffrey Bilhuber Design
A gorgeous spot by Jeffrey Bilhuber. Even with all those skulls there’s a sort of softness to the room from the color palette and that plush rug on the floor.
I know I may have mentioned this once or twice or a hundred times, but there is nothing better than a room full of books. And this simple pair of antlers as a centerpiece is perfection. Thanks for sharing Everything Fabulous, because that’s just what everything in this room is.
Decorpad Super cool space from Decorpad. I don’t know who works at this desk, but I bet they do something really creative.
This is the ultimate chic cabin by Thom Filicia. From the looks of those oars, it seems a mounted fish might be joining the other animals soon.
Polly Wreford Photography
Those heads are more versatile than we even knew. What a great way to celebrate! Hope you’re celebrating this Monday too!
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