Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Rustic Glamour

I want you to channel that rustic side of for a moment...we all have one even if we weren't born in the wilderness and raised by wolves. Now, this side of me, I feel is best mixed with a bit of glamour. What better way to bring that out then with using, what I think it may be the next "coral" or "antlers" trend...horns! Take the Kelly Wearstler design below (you can put any adjective in front of glamour and I still think of her)...and the others, showing how rustic meets glamour in the best way possible.

(Kelly Wearstler, via Domicilium Decoratus)

(Miles Redd, via Rooms to Inspire book)

(Fashion Designer Jenni Kayne, featured in Domino/Dec./Jan. '07)

(Image via Leah at morewaystowastetime blog, click here to see her post on horns)

Here are some other horn finds I thought I'd share with you...

(Italian Horn Lamp from Plantation, $1,695.00)

(Horn Sconces from eccola on 1st dibs)

(Barrel Chair with horn legs from Woodson & Rummerfield on 1st dibs)

(Buffalo horns from Z Gallerie, only $39)

So, what do you think...are horns the next big thing? Have you been seeing them around much more these days?

30 comments:

Style Court said...

great examples kate :)

J Lee said...

ok ... i thought i would have loved the idea of using horns as decor since i'm all about "natural" elements of design but for some reason they don't tickle my fancy.

although i can appreciate them, especially in the domino mag image!

jenn

Leah said...

Hey Kate,

I agree -- horns are definitely having a moment.

A bunch more horn decor here:

http://morewaystowastetime.blogspot.com/2007/07/trendspotting-are-horns-new-antlers.html

All the best,

Leah

Jackie Von Tobel said...

Wow - Horns - Who knew? Do I like it or do I hate it? I think I'll have to mull it over for awhile. They bring back memories of a pair of Texas longhorns a rhinestone cowboy guy had strapped to the front of his white Cadillac Eldorado convertible that he drove all over town when I was a kid. He had a horn that played The Yellow Rose of Texas. ( Yes it was a freak show but I grew up in Las Vegas!)

Jane Flanagan said...

Get out of my head! I saw this last night: http://hamptonsantiquegalleriesiillc.1stdibs.com/itemdetails.php?id=129012 and was struck by the very same thing: Horns have been creeping in everywhere - maybe the new coral?

robyn said...

Nice post Kate, I love the bar stool :)

Suzy said...

Yes, I think I have been seeing more of this around lately...great post. I think very few people other than Kelly Wearstler could get away with that table in her dressing room...

Sarah Dennis said...

Tag Kate, you're it! As a lead up to Blog Action Day, bloggers are posting what they are doing to introduce environmental sustainability into their own
daily life.

Here is my response:
http://toastandtables.blogspot.com/2007/10/going-going-green-its-easier-than-you.html

Now I'm challenging you to do the same.

Pass it on...
Cheers!
Sarah

Arch at Rang said...

Very interesting I must say...hadn't really thought of it as a design element:-)

Thanks for sharing:-)

Arch

Bhavna said...

Hmmm...Horns? I might go for them if they are fake and not off the head of some poor animal...but then...a fake looks like a fake..

Safer choice - I think I will give horns a miss :-D
[I recall when I had developed a unhealthy fascniation with these african drums with soft furry animal hide on it..am so glad I got over that one! ;-)]

ALL THE BEST said...

I like them, must be my Texas upbringing :-)
Those are two of my favorite rooms!!

girl meets glamour said...

Thanks so much Courtney!!

girl meets glamour said...

Thanks Jenn, love the honesty. I was the same way, but then they grew on me more and now I went out and bought a few for decor.

girl meets glamour said...

Thanks Leah! I'm going to link up your great post to mine :)

Me, Myself, & I said...

Yes, I've been noticing a horn here and there. I'm not all that fond of them. I'm more of an antler kind of gal but I can appreciate them.

Me, Myself, & I said...

I do like the Italian horn nesting tables you've posted in your daily finds though.

{this is glamorous} said...

Think I'm undecided about horns--I like them as decorative dishware (think I may have even done a post about the dishware), but I'm not crazy about that table in the Kelly Wearstler room. I do, however, really like the Miles Redd Room . . .

Mrs. Blandings said...

I love horns - so much more than antlers. There's a jazzy Baker low table/stool - Tusk Table, I think - that is on my wish list.

Brilliant Asylum said...

I welcome the trend. Anything that is natural is okay in my book. Bring it on.

Cote de Texas said...

yeah Horns are the new birds are the new deer heads are the new coral are the new shells are the new ?

trend alert!!!

girl meets glamour said...

Wow, what a Cadillac Jackie, um wish you had pics of that :) I guess those types of folks are prevalent in Vegas.

~Kate

girl meets glamour said...

Yes, I know Jane they have been everywhere these days. I'm going to have to check out that link. Thanks for the comment!!

~Kate

girl meets glamour said...

Thanks Robyn!!!

~Kate

girl meets glamour said...

I couldn't agree more Suzy, Kelly is probably the only one to pull that off so well :)

~Kate

girl meets glamour said...

Thanks Sarah, I'm gong to do my next post on this :)

~Kate

girl meets glamour said...

Thanks Arch, I know they have just been creaping up so much lately, I bet you'll be thinking about them now, though.

~Kate

girl meets glamour said...

Thanks for your honestly Bhavna!! I know how you feel.

~Kate

girl meets glamour said...

I bet it is that Texas upbringing Ronda :)

~Kate

MrsKatherineA said...

Interesting, and even though I love Texas and am not opposed to hunting, I've made the decision to exclude animal remains from decor - I've just seen it overdone so much. They are pretty though..... maybe at a ranch house!

Anonymous said...

Ok, just before this post you have a post about the environment and then you have a post of horns of who knows what variety of animals. I say NO! No to horns. Leave animals alone. Otherwise, i really enjoy your blog.