July 30, 2009

So trendy! Or so over it?

I can't help but notice all the antlers I'm still seeing around as a trendy statement piece for the home. But what do you really think about them? Do you love the trend or would you love to see it go away?
Regardless of how I feel about antlers, I do like the placement of them in this dining room. And those hot pink and mismatched chairs are wonderful!
While I love the idea of clustering, the animal heads and the zebra rug are a bit much for my personal taste.
The wide plank floors or stunning, the creamy grey walls are enveloping, but the white head..?
Love it or hate it?
On a different note, this room does a fabulous job at mixing different patterns and colors without looking chaotic or disjointed. As for the antlers, I kind of like the way they mirror the shape of the chandelier.

13 comments:

snoblak said...

i like the 3rd picture with the white deer head, but the one below with that springbok look-a-like that's a bit much for me. i'm all for it when it's a wooden replica not the real deal. i think it would be funny to have the hind legs as the next trend ! ;-)

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Salıncakta iki Kişi said...

I don't love them-never did-never will...

Sorry but I don't even see them as decor objects... Animal heads on the walls? We can find better decorating ideas than this!

Lizardo Art said...

The antlers are definitely not for me but I do love the pink chairs.

Kelly and Kelly said...

I don't like them. I didn't like them before they were trendy in our friends lake cabins. And I don't like them now. They scream tacky to me.

bluebird said...

I don't really feel the antler thing... they are kind of tacky and only look good in like a rustic lake house or cabin.

Vitania said...

I don't believe I will ever have a use for Antlers in any of my decor. Worse even hanging the head of any animal in my home. Having said that - I have seen antler chandeliers done quite tastefully in luxury cottages.

I clearly want them to go away..:-)
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FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

I personally never got into them and thought they were kind of over from the start . . .

Jackie Pfeffer said...

Deer antlers don't say chic residence to me. they say "welcome to Uncle Jack's cabin in the middle of nowhere. By the way, we don't have cable."

I hate it. I don't get it at all.

Know what I DO love though? Your blog. Awesome.

...love Maegan said...

I actually really love the second shot/room but I could never have them in my house ...unless they were fake. But really, why then?

trishiekoh said...

I don't mind if it's just the antlers alone but i don't like when they're attached to a deer head.

Sarah Klassen said...

Well, growing up with a European background, I'm used to seeing such things. Real mounts, such as the ones above, stuffed birds, and the like can frequently be found in many homes and castles throughout Europe. They are very traditional, actually.

I'm not saying I'm for or against them. Personally, I would not opt for one in my own home, but that's just my taste.

Crystal @ Plush Palate said...

Thanks for weighing in everyone! I always enjoy hearing different takes and perspectives on a trend.

Claudia Juestel said...

I have always been surrounded by antlers growing up in Austria. My uncle was a forest ranger and my cousin took over the profession. So for many of us in Austria it has never been a trend, just part of every day life and decor.

I have always looked at it from a cycle of life perspective. Hunting season in Austria is the time to maintain healthy herds, and the benefits are delicious game and attractive hides and antlers.

When I worked on the Ashland Springs Hotel with Candra Scott & Anderson we did a wall of small Bavarian antlers and transferware in the restaurant 11 years ago, and the the town of Ashland, OR was in uproar. It looked beautiful! The inspiration for the hotel design was based on a naturalist, and it was all appropriate. Eventually everyone settled down. http://www.candrascottandanderson.com/portfolio-ashland.html

Frankly, I have never been one for trends. If it works it works, and some times it doesn't. It is all about being done well.

Cheers,

Claudia

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