Dark Decor: Luxe Accessories for Your Dark Side
So you’re kind of into a dark side? Skulls, skeletons, taxidermy, creepy dark side creatures like snakes, spiders, and ravens? But you also like luxurious glamour and sophistication. And you prefer classy over tacky. Maybe it is more about the humor, or maybe it is more about the intrigue. Any which way, if dark decor is your thing you have come to the right place! Read on to explore some of Love Happens’ favorite sinister, wacky and dark decor ideas to add luxurious splashes of mystery, intrigue, afterlife, and perhaps a few heebie-jeebies into your home style.
ART & ACCESSORIES FOR DARK DECOR LOVERS Skull Art Black Limoges Porcelain Skull from 1stDibs Hammer Shark skull on a brass base from Objet de Curiosite Handcrafted skull figurine plated in 14-karat gold with butterflies, hand enameling and Swarovski® crystal embellishments by Jay Strongwater Polished brass skull box on a blackened brass base by Jonathan Adler Diesel Aluminum Bison Skull by Seletti The Hamlet Dilemma, Crystal, by Selab for Seletti Yo Ho Ho Tic Tac Toe Skull and crossbones tic-tac-toe set from Neiman Marcus Black Marble Skull Champagne Bucket, part of the “Remains” Collection by Thomas Fuchs Creative More to Love: Home Decor Tips – How to Decorate Your Halloween Party The Art of the Creepy Creature Avian Mounted Raven by DMW.NU Interior & Taxidermy Trumpeter Hornbill by Darwin, Sinke & von Tongeren JAN WEENIX (Cygnus olor & Pavo cristatus) A beautiful still life of a Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) and a wild Peafowl (Pavo cristatus). This composition created by Darwin, Sinke & von Tongeren is inspired by the famous work of 17th-century Dutch painter Jan Weenix. Black Cats! Jobby the Cat Lamps by Seletti Reptiles & Insects Giant Burlesque Skull Black A baroque black polyresin 5 arm candle holder designed by Selab for Seletti Mounted Diamond Carpet Python by Christopher Marley Diesel Snake in Aluminum by Seletti Rhinoceros Beetle Figurine A porcelain and metal creation inspired by one of the fascinating creatures in nature. Part of the Awesome Insects Collection by Lladro. New Cabinet of Curiosities Gilded Collection by ARTEL Glass Herend Tarantula Herend porcelain from Hungary, handmade and handpainted with 24K gold accents from Scully & Scully Serpentine Sconce by KOKET Handcarved wood finished in gold leaf Roberto Cavalli Snake Rug New Master by Darwin, Sinke & von Tongeren London exhibit at Jamb Medusa by Juliette Clovis, Limoges Porcelain, 2018 Bones & Body Parts Wunderkammer mysterious metal accessories by Diesel Living with Seletti Reality Hand Hook series by Harry Allen for Area Ware Porcelain Heart Lamp by Marcantonio for Seletti Skeleton Hand by Diesel Living with Seletti Coffee Table Books for Dark Side Decor Voodoo Salon by Errol Fuller “Taxidermy has served the cause of science, satisfied curiosity or ego, provided decoration, been produced to shock, educate, enthrall or entertain, suffered scorn and derision, been overlaid with artistic pretension and sometimes, even received acclaim! [This book] is a visual record of some of its most intriguing achievements.” Available from DMW.NU Haunted Air by Ossian Brown A haunting book filled with anonymous Halloween photographs from c.1875–1955 FURNITURE & WALL ART FOR YOUR DARK (OR HUMOROUS!) SIDE Serpentine II Mirror by KOKET VonErickson’s Original Coffin Couch Available on Etsy Poison Sekelton Table by Paul Insect Shown here at Paul Insect’s ‘Poison’ show, Kings Cross, London, September 2008 The central room at the show featured this skeleton on all fours with stiletto heels and Playboy cufflinks supporting a glass top. Convex Metamorphosis Mirror by Boca Do Lobo Scopholia by Fiona Roberts Part of the Emergence Collection, 2011, Photo by James Field, Courtesy ACSA Words by Anna Beck Bimba