lately i've been noticing the use of skulls in home decor. i've seen the iconic motif on pillows, artwork, and sculptures. i'm a huge fan of adding an element of surprise to a home - one thing in a room that is a conversation starter. i think, if done right, a skull could do the trick. as you can see from the interior shots above, each room is vastly different from the next, but they all have managed to incorporate a skull into their decor, and make it work.
still not buying into it? ok, what if you started with alexander mcqueen's savage beauty on the coffee table? baby steps, and a beautiful coffee table book, i might add. it seems mcqueen has cornered the skull market. on mcqueen's site, you can find beautiful silk scarves*, bangles, rings, wallets...all designed with a skull and with great taste. who knew skulls could go from death metal rage to haute couture.
so, how do you feel about this look? too morbid? too pirates of the caribbean?
image source: lonny jan+feb 2011 / lonny may+june 2011 / painting by toru kamei / lonny jul+aug 2011 / quote