Oh deer: Vintage taxidermy in home decor
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Bob Gnarly, as he is known, hangs on the wall behind Adam Rust’s desk as evidence that the best-loved taxidermy is, much like a pet, in the eye of the beholder.

The giant moose head, several decades old, is missing an eye and its antlers, which were sloppily hacked off. Tufts of gray fur hang loose.

Rust, drawn to old Bob’s neglect, wanted him because no one else did.

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Red is the color that commands attention in home decor
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A neutral room can seem bland without a little color. We love this vertical field of poppies from Detroit Wallpaper Co. ($ 82, for a 24-inch by 10-foot roll, detroitwallpaper.com).  

Valentine’s Day has us all seeing red, and loving it.

Don’t be shy about the color of love, sex and passion. It’s a year-round color that goes with almost every hue, say interior designers.

“Red is one of my favorite colors,” said David Bromstad, host of HGTV’s “Color Splash,” while in town for the NARI Remodel Ohio Home Improvement Show in January.

“It gets the heart rate going, gets the blood pumping,” Bromstad said.

In his Miami Beach home, red is in his artwork and on the huge chandelier in his dining room. “So gorg, so fun — one of my favorite things,” he said.

Even kitchens and laundry rooms can go red. Put pizazz in laundry day with a red Whirlpool washer and dryer; embrace retro red with Big Chill’s line of stoves, dishwashers and refrigerators.

Home stagers use red to draw the eyes of prospective buyers to the home’s attractive features, said interior decorator DesAnn Collins.

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