I've been experimenting with some styling around the apartment lately.
I've been really into a deserty, mid-west vibe so I picked up some cacti from IKEA last time I was there. I also picked up this awesome teak carving from a decor store.
I loved the tone of the wood, its shape and its texture.
I've also gotten into plants - in a big way.
I was at a friend's apartment a few months ago, and was really inspired by their look: minimal decor, with white walls and a ton of simple green plants. It was such a fresh look, so not to be outdone I too went out and bought a bunch of plants and set them all around my apartment.
What a difference.
...And this. Among the ever growing bounty of treasures from my Oma's house, I also scored this awesome deer head. Oddly, a deer head is something I have always wanted for my apartment. I already have several pairs of antlers (also from Oma) but this just takes my interest in taxidermy to an entirely new level of intensity.
The head was mounted on a very typical, crest-shaped wooden mount that was very outdated looking. So, I decided to remove it from its mount entirely and hang it directly to the wall for a much more contemporary look.
More plants! My vintage lamp! Yet another inherited teak table! The deer is overseeing all this action, and seems to approve.
For merely a couple dollars for each plant, I paid very little money to freshen up the place and make it feel even more sophisticated.
Speaking of sophistication, I leave you with an artsy photo of evening light in our living room.