August 2, 2016

How to Include Antlers in Modern Interior Design

antler chandelier dining room kitchen table

Antler shed furniture pieces and lighting have long been used for creating a rustic aesthetic in a space, but new trends in natural and organic home design have made antlers perfectly suited for any style. Whether your look is modern, quirky, or minimalist, incorporating an antler accessory will add a surprising and beautiful layer of interest to your home. Here are a few fun and unique ideas for including naturally shed antlers in modern interior design:

Beautify a Tablescape Antlers make wonderful additions to any centerpiece. Mixed in with a variety of flowers and greenery, an antler candelabra provides endless elegance at your next dinner party. Not planning a soiree anytime soon? Simply place the candelabra on a side table or bookshelf for outdoor charm anytime of year.
Highlight a Gallery Wall Gallery walls filled with a variety of framed photos and artwork are a great way to display memories and set the mood in a home. To take your gallery wall to next level, try adding dimension with an antler bust sculpture. In a gallery wall, it is important to break up the sea of flat frames with a few 3-D items so the eye can travel more fluidly from piece to piece. An authentic antler bust will do the job perfectly, and also be a beautifully unexpected addition to your art collection. Dress Up a Door Wreaths are classic when it comes to decorating a door, and they can be made from much more than just pine boughs. For a versatile wreath that will last years, try an antler wreath! These wreaths look modern and sophisticated on their own, but can easily be updated for particular holidays with foliage, lights, and other decorations. Check out this post for inspiration! 

Need more ideas for incorporating antlers into your interior design? At The Peak Antler Company, we specialize in antler home decor – for more information and interior design ideas, contact us today.

The Peak Antler Company
Jeff Musgrave - owner/artist

July 28, 2016

Get Unique Home Design With Custom Antler Mirrors

Made to order Custom Antler Mirrors

antler mirror

Whether used in a modern house or a rustic cabin, a handmade antler mirror from The Peak Antler Company is a stunning focus piece to add to your dwelling place!

oval antler mirror
The antler mirrors we feature are made-to-order by owner and artist, Jeff Musgrave, and add a natural, classic feel to a room. Our website shows the popular oval mule deer in three different sizes - small, medium, and large. Made from the naturally shed forks of mule deer antlers in a fishbone pattern on a wooden frame, accented with elk "buttons."

Our limitless customization of mirrors from the beginning of the design process allows for sizing the mirror to your specifications and vertical or horizontal lay out. Recently we created a custom elk antler mirror to direct specifications for bathroom in a log home (above photo). We have created all shapes and sizes of custom antler mirrors. From standard small oval antler mirrors to unique shield shape. From a custom square bathroom antler mirror to large rectangular wardrobe antler mirrors for a retail store. We have even painted one black to accent a more modern design for a home! Simply contact us for a quote, and your mirror will be ready in four to six weeks.

custom antler art sculpture mirror
We have also created a specialty antler mirror by Jeff, Antler Mirror With Sculpted Deer. This one-of-a-kind piece, featured at the Glenbow Museum in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, has an entire deer sculpted head on top of the fishbone patterned mirror. It truly creates a piece of artwork that commands your attention!

Jeff has been creating high quality antler works for over 20 years. He uses a wide variety of items in his artworks native to Colorado, and he dedicates himself to making each piece the highest quality and unique design.

For more information on how to get your antler mirror or other antler piece, contact us online or call today to talk directly with the artist!
Jeff Musgrave

custom antler mirror

square antler mirror

July 25, 2016

Custom Antler Chandeliers for Local Colorado Lodge

Custom Antler Chandeliers for Lodge in Meeker, Colorado

At The Peak Antler Company, we are the craftsman. We don't always get to see the end result of our months of labor in a dusty shop creating large custom antler chandeliers and multiple pieces for individual projects. A local Meeker, Colorado residence was a full scale remodel and modern design update. We were able to work with the designers from start to finish. The designers provided photos of their ideas along with floorplans and dimensions so we could gauge the scale and balance of the rooms. From there we began discussion utilizing multiple sketches of things that would work, things to add or change. Emails, phone conversations and drawings were sent back and forth working directly with the interior designers to create the perfect finished pieces for the lodge.

The project included 2 matching "Mt Elbert" Elk and Mule Deer Antler Chandeliers (above) which were built side by side to ensure symmetry in the matched pair. These were located in the great room, aligned with the two story stone fireplace, set over seating areas in front of the grand view out the wall of picture windows.

custom antler chandeliers

A custom size "Snowmass Mountain" Mule Deer Antler Chandelier (above) using a wooden beam was chosen for over the 10 seat dining table and a custom size "Juniper" Mule Deer Antler Chandelier (above) was created for over the breakfast table. These two custom antler chandeliers were constructed using mule deer antlers and finished together as a set to continue the symmetry and design having them displayed near each other.At The Peak Antler Company, we create each antler chandelier to order which allows the unlimited ability to customize size, finishing, number of lights and anything else that you may need for your own unique custom antler chandeliers. We work with interior designers, retail outlets and homeowners alike in any stage of your next antler project. See our website for ideas and designs as a sampling of the limitless possibilities for your next custom antler chandeliers. Call us today to discuss your own project!
Jeff Musgrave - Owner/Artist

custom antler chandeliers

(photos provided by design firm)