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Yesterday morning I took a delivery of antler furniture and accessories at a client’s house.  Since then, I haven’t been able to get antlers off of my mind.  I just love them!  I don’t know exactly what it is that I love so much, maybe how natural they look,  or how no two are the same, or how many different uses they have.  Or maybe all of that and more.  To add to my day’s antler obsession, Pinterest started doing this new thing, have you seen it?  It’s called “Explore Your Interests”, and when you click on it, it puts all of the most common things you look at and pin into neat little categories.  And can you guess what showed up first on my interest categories?  I bet you can.

It was antlers.

So, I spent about half an hour looking at every picture of antlers that Pinterest had to offer to me.

At the beginning of this post, I mentioned how versatile antlers can be when used in decor, and it’s really true!  Not only do they have billions of different practical uses (ranging from furniture, to lighting, to hardware, to purely and simply decorative), they also transcend different design styles.  You will see antlers used everywhere from western and rustic decor all the way to contemporary and modern design.  It’s like the buck of all trades.  Haha.

Another plus of using antlers that some people don’t always know (and we mentioned this in a previous post), is that they are naturally shed, so no animals need to be harmed when they’re collected (unless they’re attached to a skull… then things change).  Every year deer and elk drop their antlers and grow new ones, kindly leaving them on the ground for us to put in our houses.  At least that’s what I like to think.

I was so inspired (and obsessed) by all of the antler beauty that I found that I wanted to share it with you all today!  I mixed some of my favorite ideas and styles from around the web and threw in some of the pieces that we have recently put into our clients’ homes.

 

I think mixing antlers in on a photo wall is a great idea!  It adds depth and interest and helps to break any rectangular monotony that might occur.

Antler Decor | Home on the Range

Image via Good Ideas

 

Okay, an antler towel hook… how great is that?  We’ve seen and used small antler hooks and hardware in the past, but I love how they used the whole antler here- it makes for a piece that is functional AND aesthetic!

Antler Decor | Home on the Range

Image via Pinterest

 

We used this adorable little antler stool for a client recently (actually it was one of the things I installed yesterday that made me antler-crazy).   It’s small and unobtrusive, and adds a great statement in a little package.

Antler Decor | Home on the Range

Image via Home on the Range

 

 

Okay, so I realize there are a LOT of antlers in this picture.  But I like it.  I like how they’re used all the way down the hall, it creates a neat visual effect when you look at it this way, and would also provide a linear look that complemented the beams when viewed from straight on.  Just make sure no tall clumsy people walk down this hallway!

Antler Decor | Home on the Range

Image via The Essence of the Good Life

 

Here’s another creative use for antlers!  We don’t normally use tie-backs on drapes, but I love this idea.  Again, it provides that natural woodsy look without overwhelming anything.  A little bit goes a long way!

Antler Accessories | Home on the Range

Image via Pinterest

 

You can’t really tell from the picture that this is a mirror, but it is!  It’s a beautiful mirror!  This is another piece that was delivered to us yesterday, and it looks fantastic.  We are putting it into a cabin near Lake Catamount here in Steamboat, where it is a perfect addition for our clients who love to hunt and fish.

Antler Decor | Home on the Range

Image via Home on the Range

 

Finally, here’s a beautiful picture of antlers just being antlers.  I love how they are interspersed with vintage mercury glass for a super unique tablescape.  There is just so much you can do with antlers to spice up your decor!

Antler Decor | Home on the Range

Image via Kleins Feins

 

Do you love antlers in design?  What’s your favorite way to use them?  Share with us!

Trunks are wonderful.  Especially old trunks.  Not tree trunks (although we like those too), I’m talking about travel trunks.  In the past, people used to transport all of their belongings in trunks.  They were often very personal, and well traveled.  Like a person, each one had its own special story.

Old Trunk Decor | Home on the Range

Image via Google

These days, people don’t travel with trunks anymore.  We prefer things with handles, wheels, and zippers that fit just perfectly into overhead compartments.  While trunks may have lost their significance in the travel world, they are increasing in popularity in the design world, and are far from obsolescent.  The use of old trunks (and new trunks, and new trunks that are made to look like old trunks) has been gaining momentum in interior design, thanks to the current re-purposing and upcycling trends.   Rather than holding a persons’ dearest possessions, you will now instead find them incorporated into furniture layouts.

We have seen trunks re-purposed into all sorts of things, mainly tables of one kind or another.

Old Trunk Decor | Home on the Range

Image via Modern Eve

Trunk Decor | Home on the Range

Image via Home Talk

 

Old trunks make fantastic coffee tables, and you get an added bonus of extra storage as well!

Old Trunk Decor | Home on the Range

Image via Pinterest

Old Trunk Decor | Home on the Range

Image via We Heart It

 

If you can find a smaller trunk, or even a pair of them, you can have a great set of matching end tables.

Old Trunk Decor | Home on the Range

Image via Google

Old Trunk Decor | Home on the Range

Image via Google

 

We have also seen thinner trunks put on stands and used as entry tables and sideboards… which we love!

Old Trunk Decor | Home on the Range

Image via Home Talk

Old Trunk Decor | Home on the Range

Image via The Little Market

 

One of the most creative things that we’ve come across is a trunk-turned-bench or ottoman.  It really transforms the piece into something new and different!

Old Trunk Decor | Home on the Range

Image via Etsy

We have quite a few different trunks in stock right now at the showroom- in all sorts of sizes, from all sorts of places, and with all sorts of stories!  Come in today to find one to incorporate into your very own unique story!

At Home on the Range, we are lucky to get to work on projects of all shapes and sizes, from massive second homes to one-bedroom condos.  Each space has its own personality, and each project takes on its own story.  But, though all of our projects are beautiful and unique in their own ways, they all have one thing in common: they’re stationary.

So we daydream.

I have always been captivated by travel, and by the freedom that comes along with it.  RVs and campers have embodied this freedom for decades, and the idea of creating a “home on wheels” just absolutely delights me!  It’s like that very same feeling of freedom spills over into the design aspects- you can do just about anything you want!  I love the thought of making something so small but perfect in every way.  I love the thought of embodying a feeling in a space, and my favorite renovated campers do just that: they pinpoint America, the West, travel, comfort, and craftsmanship, and then drive them home all in one tiny little box.

Our good friend Ralph Lauren (well, we don’t know him, but we love his home goods) is a camper renovation master.  My Airstream daydreams mostly feature his designs.  The detail in his rolling rooms is minute, and I honestly think I could probably live in one of these.

I love the woodwork here, and the mix and match fabrics.  It gives me the feeling of riding in an upscale version of a covered wagon on the Oregon Trail.

Ralph Lauren Camper | Home on the Range

Image via Vignette Design

 

Who WOULDN’T want to take a fishing trip in this baby?  Again, every detail has been perfected, and a solid “Masculine Modern Lodge” style has been achieved beautifully.  See the snowshoes in the back?  Love those!  I also love the subtle colors in this camper.

Ralph Lauren Camper | Home on the Range

Image via Vignette Design

 

This is a little picture, but you can see how wonderfully Western it is!  The use of reclaimed wood with bold reds and blues make this camper a cowboy’s paradise!

Ralph Lauren Camper | Home on the Range

Image via Pinterest

Here’s another cowboy camper.  My favorite thing here is the way they hung the curtains, but look at the other elements as well- they just work!

Camper Renovation | Home on the Range

Image via Ranch Willow Wagons

 

I love the idea of making the bed into a nook with the use of curtains.  Also, the fairy lights make this space magical!

Camper Renovation | Home on the Range

Image via Bespoke Shepherds Hut

 

In this renovated bus, they really made use of the light from all of the windows.  This space just feel so comfortable, clean and airy!  I would love to drive around the country in this!

Camper Renovation | Home on the Range

Image via DIY Adventures

 

My favorite thing about this camper is the barn door.  Just wanted to share that.

Camper Renovation | Home on the Range

Image via Hand Made Matt

 

So this little camper is provably too heavy to actually drive anywhere, but it’s beautiful nonetheless!  Look at the stained glass, and the hardware on the door!  Such a neat little space!

Camper Renovation | Home on the Range

Image via Humble Homes

 

What do you think?  Are you ready to start a gypsy caravan with us?  Maybe soon we’ll be sharing a Home on the Range inspired camper!

For more campers and inspiration, visit us on Pinterest!  You can also follow us on Facebook to stay up to date with us!

Rustic Reading Nook | Home on the Range

This is the view from my window today.

It doesn’t show signs of stopping!  Kind of makes a person want to curl up in a warm place with a blanket, a good book, and a cup of hot tea, doesn’t it?  In a cozy little hideaway?  Full of pillows and cushions?

Rustic Reading Nook | Home on the Range

Image via Pinterest

Yep, that would be perfect.

We have seen some pretty creative reading nooks in our time, but our very favorites seem to be of the rustic variety.  There’s just something about the mix of materials that make rustic nooks that much more cozy and inviting.

 

I’m pretty sure that I could actually spend the rest of the winter in one of these little utopias.  Couldn’t you?
Rustic Reading Nook | Home on the Range

Image via diply

Rustic Reading Nook | Home on the Range

Image via We Heart It

Come Springtime, I’ll roll out of my rustic reading nook like a bear emerging from hibernation.

Rustic Reading Nook | Home on the Range

Image via BBF

 

But until then, I’ll just be here… care to join me?

Rustic Reading Nook | Home on the Range

Image via My New House

For more cozy eye treats, follow us on Pinterest!  Or, you can also like us on Facebook to stay up to date with Home on the Range and receive daily design inspiration straight to your wall!  Stay warm out there everyone!

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