The Age-Old Appeal of Decorating with Skulls

Confession: This post is not about some hot new design trend. On the contrary, archeological studies have dated proof of skulls as décor as far back as 7,200 B.C. Since then, the skull has been reinterpreted throughout history in art (see Andy Warhol's silk screens and Damien Hirst's diamond-loaded "For The Love Of God") and commerce (graphic tees, tattoo art, jewelry, graffiti). And while skulls have been upgraded from poison's mascot, they can still be a little intimidating in the home. Not to worry! Here are some of our favorite skull-spottings from the digital pages of Lonny.

(Source: Lonny) This framed artwork keeps an arrangement of glass curios and flowers from feeling too precious.  

(Source: Lonny) Quirky figurative sculptures congregate on a glass tabletop. 

(Source: Lonny) Vibrant Día de los Muertos skulls line the ceiling shelving of Ben Watts's kitchen. 

(Source: Lonny)Kay O'Toole shows a replica in a carved wooden bowl, a collection of coral fossils and taxidermy resting in the bookshelf above.  

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