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Domino’s Icons of Style #5: Antlers

March 3, 2009
Today’s guest post is another installment in the series, Domino’s Icons of Style, by Beth of Style Redux.  Let us know what your personal opinion of each icon of style is in the comments: love it? hate it? used it in your own place?  We want to know what you think!

No longer relegated to the ski house or winter cabin, Domino brought antlers to center stage in the chicest abodes. I think this look is here to stay, because antlers add a bold, powerful, architectural, and modern edge to any room. Notice how in each example, your eye is immediately drawn to it. Now imagine the room without it. Antlers serve as visual anchors. Explore the many ways Domino has incorporated antlers in these rooms.

Next to a fireplace

Next to a fireplace

On a mantel

On a mantel

Above a mantel

Above a mantel

In an entryway

In an entryway

Above a couch

Above a couch

 As a fun silhouette-instructions to make this on dominomag.com

As a fun silhouette – instructions to make this on dominomag.com

Another view

Another view

A third view

A third view

As an elegant statuary

As an elegant statuary

To hide your flat screen television

To hide your flat screen television

On a coffee table

On a coffee table

To tone down wallpaper

To tone down wallpaper

As a piece of art

As a piece of art

A Jay Jeffers urban dining room with antler mirror, centerpiece, and paper mache lighting fixtures – not from Domino, but it shows how antlers have gone high-end and upscale:

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Again Jay Jeffers – not from Domino – but clearly antlers have become mainstream and elegant, not just funky:

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Thanks, Beth!

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7 comments

  1. I’m a huge fan of antlers! It probably has something to do with being from Texas. I’m so glad antlers or “sheds” have become mainstream and glam – not just a taxidermist’s dream.
    I use them all over – alone as sculpture or intertwined in the iron of a chandelier. A friend has enough that he makes a Christmas tree with them! I’m sure there’s a relatively clear point at which they become too much, but Domino never seemed to cross that line – Bravo!


  2. Alison-you really should send photos for the contest-your uses for them sound amazing. I also have learned something new-“sheds.”


  3. […] Domino Icons of Style #5: Antlers […]


  4. no, no, no. Antlers are only cool when attached to the animal on which they grew.
    They are in poor taste, tacky, evidence of cruelty.


  5. I am an animal lover. Most of these are faux-made from paper, resin, or fiberglass. Others are antler sheds-a totally natural process in which the male moose, elk, or deer shed their old antlers and grow new larger ones.


  6. […] Domino Icons of Style #5: Antlers […]


  7. Hello,
    I need help proving that antlers are art when hanging on the wall as decoration.
    Any ideas?
    Thank you



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