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The Lodge Goes Luxe

Think classic hunting lodge with a good shot of glamour.

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  • The Inspiration: The rustic and elegant wall of heads at the Grand Hotel in Minneapolis.
  • Playful • For a natural twist on ceramic, try this deer head, which allows you to add your own branches. Ceramic deer head ($98), from Patina, patinastores.com
  • Polished • Nate Berkus’s new line for Target is right on trend. We love this sculpted-branch table lamp, available in late October. Base ($49.99), shade ($24.99), from Target, target.com
  • Wild • Try classic lodge prints in an unexpected neutral or metallic. Quagga and Houndstooth wallpapers, by Osborne & Little, available to the trade through Scherping Westphal, IMS, 612-822-2700, scherpingwestphal.com
  • Pretty • Pink glass puts a feminine twist on a masculine concept. Antlers ($195), by Grace & Blake, from Martha O’Hara Interiors, 9950 Wayzata Blvd., Mpls., 952-908-3150, oharainteriors.com
  • Elegant • Schumacher’s fall line is all about the luxe lodge with plaids, wools, white hides, and mohair all in rich tans and charcoals. Dixon Mohair Weave, available to the trade through Schumacher, IMS, 612-338-6434, fschumacher.com
  • Cozy • Even animal hides evolve. This benche, in faux fur and zebra, make a soft, luxurious accent. The Sonoma bench (price available on request) 3105 Hennepin Ave. S., Mpls., 612-545-5636, shopmotto.com
  • Cozy • Even animal hides evolve. From Schumacher; Houston cowhide bench ($698), from Motto, 3105 Hennepin Ave. S., Mpls., 612-545-5636, shopmotto.com
  • Embellished • Local artist Bradley David Swanson adds a little bling to the real thing with Swarovski crystals. Skull ($1,800), from Victory, 3505 W. 44th St., Mpls., 612-926-8200, shopvictory.com

Antlers and animal heads have hit the home scene hard. And rather than steering into kitschy camp territory, the trend has evolved into the land of luxury. Faux taxidermy is still in the spotlight—best kept under the crystal chandelier kind—along with animal prints, leather, hide, houndstooth, plaid, and sparkle. Think classic hunting lodge with a good shot of glamour. —Jennifer Blaise Kramer

“I always encourage people to keep it interesting and mix things up. The whole modern lodge/rustic-chic thing is a great example of this. You’re talking to someone who has a huge leather rhino head on his bathroom wall—it’s about giving yourself permission to live with what you love.” —Nate Berkus, designer, author of The Things that Matter, and Hopkins native

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