What is it about silhouettes that can delightful or creepy? Perhaps the pleasant reaction to the silhouette is whether we know or recognize the subject that the silhouette was created from. I think that the enjoyment of a silhouette is that, as well as the simplicity of this art form.
A black and white silhouette of the familiar profile of a family member is classic. And what a fun twist on this classic on wallpaper, dishware, and fabrics for the home!
The combination of the classic profile silhouette and an ode to cameo jewelry can be so chic. Even edging on hip.
When unlimited, the subject of a silhouette still remains classic. Think silhouettes of the family pet, beautiful trees, fashion trends, Chinoiserie images, and the newest addition to the family tree.
Silhouettes, whether tucked in a room in a family portrait kind of way or in the love of architecture or a design style, can be part of your style no matter traditional, transitional, modern, or global-inspired.
Another thing that is clear, you don't have to be shy about your love of a silhouette. Silhouettes are not so creepy.
Image Sources: House Beautiful, Osborne and Little, Thibaut Designs, Elle Decor, Etsy, The Viceroy Hotel Santa Monica, Pinterest, Beezer, Barbara Barry