A sculpture of a person's head, shoulders, and chest.
Before photographs busts would be carved to forever capture a person. Used since antiquity, busts can be carved from wood, stone, clay, or metals.
A very traditional detail, busts can be reimagined to fit into any decor. Modernize with color - painting it yellow like designer Jimmie Karlsson does below. Or modernize with location - forego the traditional pedestal and place in a fireplace, under a console, or place on the floor like Lee Stanton does in his home pictured below. Busts can be more than decorative objects - use one for hats, necklaces, or a revolving display of accessories.
- Elle Espana featuring home of Jimmie Karlsson and an electric yellow bust.
- Lee Stanton's home in Architectural Digest features two busts.
- The bust near the fireplace is quiet company in the home of Ellen & Portia.
- A bust of Antonius Pius is featured in this home designed by Michael Smith in Elle Decor.
- This bust does some heavy lifting as decoration and storage in the Spanish home of Sofia Saavedra.
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