Classic or Craze: October 2014

For the OCTOBER Design issue, we asked local design professionals their opinion on faux heads and horns. 

By Melissa Mauzy


Is it a classic or is it a craze? For the October Design issue, we asked local design professionals their opinion on faux heads and horns. Tell us your opinion by voting now. Here is what our professionals had to say...


“This is definitely a craze. The faux head and horns began their craze a couple of years ago and are still making their rounds. Camouflage, duck hunting and hunting boots have become all the rage with popularity of the television reality shows. I predict they will soon hit the clearance rack and not be seen for another 20 years.” - Joni Spear, Joni Spear Interior Design.

“I definitely think faux heads and horns are a craze. Last year it was owls.  Next year it will be something else! Art and accessories should be chosen because you feel some kind of a connection—either a keepsake from your travels, an artist you admire or simply motifs, shapes or colors that appeal to you. If you stick with that philosophy, you will never tire of them and won’t feel the need to always have the latest thing!” - Gail Doveikis, G.M. Doveikis and Associates.

“White faux animal heads and horns are definitely a craze. Men have traditionally enjoyed having the animal heads and horns in their homes as trophies. The white faux pieces are just a decorator's way to accessorize and that will fall out of fashion.” - Tom Manche, Tom Manche Interiors.

“Although authentic heads and horns are used as creative décor in the Southwest, I don’t think their faux counterparts will be seen in the average home much longer. I have to agree that they certainly do make a bold statement on an accent wall in a contemporary or transitional setting, but I think the faux heads and horns are a craze that may soon fade away.” - Laureen Wilder, Laureen Wilder Designs, LLC.

“My brothers, husband and son are hunters, and we have several game accents in our home. While faux heads and horns add depth and dimension as accessories in a design scheme, I think these too shall pass.” - Lynn Eastin, Lynn Eastin Interiors.

“I think faux heads and horns are a classic. They have been used for decades in both classic homes and rustic environments and now even in contemporary settings. The usage of horns is found in a wide range of furniture, lighting and accessories. When one design element is limited only by the creative ways one chooses to use it, I call it a classic for its sustainability.” - Davey Mayer, Davette J. Mayer, Designer, LLC.


“I feel it is a modern twist to the hunt-traditional look. We will be seeing them a few more years.” - Patti Porter, PattiPorter Designs & The Rusted Chandelier.