This is yet another post that begins with, “Hey, remember that time I went thrifting?”…. well, I came home with this bust last week. That led me down a rabbit hole for more. Needless to say, you know what I’m really loving these days? Busts, statues, and sculptural art. Perhaps it’s my background is classical art and time spent studying painting & drawing in Italy, but I’m really drawn to these three dimensional works lately! Click through for a roundup of my favorites, and a peek at another new wall in our house you haven’t seen before.
Do you recognize this cute little console table? I painted it for my office reveal at our old house. It’s now sandwiched in my new home office, squeezed between two large windows. I still need to hang a big piece of art above the table, but am waiting until we fully tackle this room renovation. In the meantime, I’m content with this simple vignette. All of this to say- I’m digging my new bust. It was handmade and the name “Martha” is carved into the bottom.
You might also remember my horse head bust from my previous office? I’ve still got that guy too! Human or animal sculptures… it matters not. Basically, I’m really feeling statuesque objects and home decor for styling and decorating lately.
I took to the internet and rounded up my favorites in an effort to collect more! You can shop my favorites below…
Shop my finds below by clicking directly on each bust!
I want to add more greek and classical ones to my collection, but I’m also a sucker for horse and dog busts. I feel like my friend Cara needs #6. It looks just like her dog Roux. I really want #4, #8, #13, #17, and #20…. yeahhhh, that didn’t really narrow it down much, did it? Ha!
You know who else loves busts and styles them to perfection? My friend Josh Young! I actually interviewed him on the blog last April- check out that post here. His loft and studio is super chic and sophisticated. It’s definitely what I would imagine for an artist such as himself.
Are you also noticing the trend of busts being sprinkled throughout decor and homes recently? I’m really really enjoying it. I’m shooting for a more traditional aesthetic for our current home and sculptural art feels hip, yet classical. I really like that juxtaposition! Tell me what you think in the comments below- I’d love to hear your take or how you’d style a bust.