Head and Shoulders

You know how there are certain interior design items or elements that you just love? Every time you see it, no matter what the type or style of room you spot it in, you love it. Well, mine is busts. They make me think of Europe, big, meandering English gardens, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and old mansions. They’re dramatic and unexpected, and they add a perfect touch of austerity and charm to pretty much any decor. I LOVE a bust mixed in with modern decor and bright, saturated elements for the perfect juxtaposition of old and new.

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Cupcakes and Cashmere
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12 comments

  1. cassandra says: January 26, 2012

    great post! you described the feel that busts give as decor perfectly.

  2. Laura says: January 26, 2012

    Gorgeous images – the are great for displaying jewelry!

    Laura xo

  3. Viviana says: January 26, 2012

    Beautiful images!

  4. meg. says: January 26, 2012

    I'm in the middle of a bookshelf overhaul, and I'm thinking that a bust might be the perfect accoutrement… love the blog! Thanks for the mutual love earlier! xx, Meg

  5. lacoquettedelamode says: January 26, 2012

    That bust with the necklace idea is so cute! I agree, they had a nice degree of austerity and elegance to your home…

    XX Kathryn

    http://lacoquettedelamode.wordpress.com/

  6. Jessica Rowe {The Aestate} says: January 26, 2012

    I agree – I always love these, never get tired of them!

  7. Leslie says: January 26, 2012

    Beautiful! I love all of the different ways they can be styled. 🙂

  8. Lisa @ Elembee, Etc says: January 26, 2012

    I love the way the bust is used in the first bookshelf. Actually, I love everything about that bookshelf!

  9. Holly says: January 26, 2012

    Love them for jewelry display/storage! Great pictures!

  10. Lisa Michelle Cifuentes says: January 26, 2012

    Beautiful rooms! I love the clean, bright and modern look!

  11. Allyson [Mimosas in the Morning] says: January 26, 2012

    I'm with you!! This is such a good trend!

  12. Drew {Coral Cafe} says: January 27, 2012

    What a great display of busts! I love the mixing of them with modern elements!!

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