Trend Alert: Whimsical Faces

You can’t be serious all the time, and your decor shouldn’t be either. See how designers add a touch of sass via sweet and funny faces.

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September 01, 2017
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Faces Beyond the Mirror

A traditional-style bathroom with a classic black and white palette gets a shot of humor courtesy of this fun wallpaper full of female faces. The mirror above the sink playfully mimics the round portraits.

Faces in the Round

This intriguing white vase features a circle of faces. Placed against a mirror, it's unique design is emphasized many times over.

Flat Top Table

Surround your sofa in gilded whimsy with a set of these heady side tables from Johnathan Adler.

Hand-Beaded Eyes

Everyone loves to stare at a gorgeous set of eyes, and this pair of peepers is absolutely stunning. From Johnathan Adler, the eyes are handmade from thousands of glass beads of different sizes all sewn onto a chunky sheet of linen. Because they’re hand beaded, each set of eyes is totally unique. It takes over 100 hours to create each one.

Folk Art Vase

Caitlin Murray of Black Lacquer Design used a vintage papier-mache vase in the Mexican folk art style of Gemma Taccogna to add a shot of style to this fancy tray.

A Royal Mascot

A regal Asian-style bust adds a touch of high style to this sophisticated living room.

Bud Vase Couple

If you don’t have the space for a garden full of head planters, try this adorable Mr. and Mrs. set of bud vases.

Go for a Classic Face

If whimsical or modern faces don’t exactly fit with your decor, go for the tried and true. In this elegant dining room, a traditional-style 18th-century bust graces an antique carved side table.

Sleepy Head

A head planter that is almost actual size makes for a quirky conversation piece, especially one with such a calm and serene look.

Pottery Mugs

These handmade hooded faces convey a ton of personality and do a fine job of holding up some spiky houseplants.

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