Skin and Bone

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I think many still think of decorating with hides and bones as being very one-note. Very masculine. Very man-cave. But truly, introducing skins and, yes even bones can truly beautify and elevate a space. Sometimes the effect will even soften a space.  Skins, rich in texture and colour, are an immediate sensual feast. While the natural curve of horns evokes the feminine.

Definitely Not the Man Cave

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The wall mounted kudu skull and the ostrich clad cabinet above are decidedly not for the man cave. Using horns as a table top display, mounting skulls and creating oomph with ostrich clad furniture can work in any room. All you need is a love for the eclectic.

Embrace the Unusual 

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Think outside the cowhide carpet or the wall mounted skull when you’re decorating with these materials. A piece of furniture wrapped in cowhide will instantly add visual interest and a splash of texture without veering too far into a given design direction, brandishing you a cowgirl.

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Same goes with something like this exquisite zebra framed mirror. You’re showing just enough skin to add interest.

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While many people like to display horns mounted and upright, they make a striking vertical table top display, just loosely scattered. I just love the curve of these horns, the organic texture and colour. They are a versatile yet unexpected design piece.

Accessorize

 

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sometimes it’s about the subtle touches. It’s the accessories that pull a space together and offer a touch of flare and the exotic. Including pieces like this ostrich clad box or zebra hide tray will dazzle and surprise your guests. Accessories are especially great for those a little faint of heart. They allow you to try a look without all the commitment.

 

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