As seen on HGTV Design Star, Hale created a rustic and elegant lodge-style setting where the homeowner, a cattle rancher and avid hunter, can entertain large groups of West Texas cowboys. Built-in stone benches add additional seating and create stylish storage for firewood underneath.
Mixing in natural elements like plants, baskets, fruit or in this case… taxidermy helps a space feel warm and storied. The mix of masculine elements with the flowing drapery, table linen and brass accents keeps it from feeling like a hunting lodge.
For a classic, masculine spin, wooden taxidermy was made for the boys' room by tracing shapes to two-inch-thick cedar planks with a pencil, then cutting them out with a jigsaw, sanding and then adding a whitewashed finish for a clean look. Picture hanging wire is attached to the back for easy, level installation.
Put a playful spin on classic game taxidermy with silhouette pop art. Paint the surface of the cardboard backing in a picture frame, then trace the silhouette of a buck head to the backing with a pencil. Cover the traced silhouette with colorful buttons, fastening them in place with hot glue.