The thing with decorating with antlers is you either love them or hate them.
I love them!
I love how they bring a natural, rustic element to a space like the bathroom above, featured in Elle Decor.
Antlers can break up a series of paintings or plates, creating visual interest and symmetry.
I love this collection of Black Forest mounts over the bed, but is this too much?
Well, either you love it or hate it!
If you've been following my blog for a while, you already know my love affair with antlers.
This one, covered in tartan is one of my favorites!
I especially love Black Forest mounts because of their intricate carvings.
I've collected the little roe deer antlers over the years--they look great grouped together.
I really wanted a large mount over the outdoor fireplace in Asti, but was concerned how it would weather the elements.
I found one made of resin, and it has held up well over the years.
Which brings me to my present situation!
After struggling with what to hang over the living room mantel, I came up with the idea of hanging a large Black Forest mount.
A mirror won't work because the wall tilts back and a painting won't work either because the mantel angles in, so antlers it is!
I found this magnificent mount on Ebay. Notice the acorn carvings on the plaque. The dealer is from Austria and has many more like this.
They were so reasonably priced, I bought two!
The second one will hang in the family room.
The wall over the sectional is large and in order to fill it up, I decided to create a gallery wall. So I gathered all my cow paintings and a couple of landscapes and laid out this arrangement on the floor.
Now to get it on the wall!
Stay tuned for the family room and gallery wall reveal.