While on vacation we took a day trip to Todos Santos, a true little Mexican village approximately an hour and a half from Cabo, at the foothills of the Sierra de la Laguna Mountains. Todos Santos is home to a handful of local artisan shops and it was here that I wandered into a store and spotted several real bull skulls hanging on the wall. In North America, it's harder to come across the real deal when it comes to animal skulls (unless you have access to a farm or ranch) therefore synthetic reproductions are typically the route most people take when utilizing them within decor.
My taste is decidedly modern when it comes to interior design but I love infusing organic and natural elements into minimalist spaces. I like how it contributes warmth and/or bohemia to the starkness and simplistic feel of contemporary environments.
Adding a weathered animal skull to a bright modern room is an interesting and beautiful contrast of old and new. It adds character and texture and I love that the bull skull I found in Mexico will have a fun backstory that goes a long with it :)
Today my mind once again wanders to decorating my dream home. Below, some modern/rustic pieces I love as well as my inspiration photos for design:
MY TAKE ON RUSTIC MODERN
Floor Lamp: Foscarini Twiggy Floor Lamp
Chair & Ottoman: Bertoia Bird Chair & Ottoman with Classic Cover
Animal Pelt: Mongolian Luxe Fur Throw
Star Decor: Foldable Star Sculptures
Crochet Pouf: Handmade Ecru Crochet Floor Pouf
Petrified Wood Stool: Jayson Home Petrified Wood Stool
INSPIRATION FILE: Animal Skulls + Contemporary Decor
Photo Credit: houzz.com, tumblr.com