In Your Skin

Snakes and crocodiles! Many people hate them. My mother can’t even look at a snake on a television screen. While they can both be quite deadly and very terrifying, they also have a luxurious and fabulous appeal in a home. Texture is something I am constantly noticing and admiring. It is necessary for the composition of a room. Usually, a textured item is needed when something feels lacking.  What a better way to add texture than with an accent of snakeskin or crocodile. Both are refined, sleek, and full of panache.

Surely these rooms will make your skin crawl.


corcodile chest via Elle Decor

How incredible is the texture of this crocodile covered dresser! It really stands out paired with the bold framed mirror. Photo source: Elle Decor

crocodile wall above fireplace via House Beautiful

A wall of crocodile. The perfect solution and ideal contrast for any mantle. Photo source: House Beautiful 

dramatic crocodile walls

Dramatic, sultry, and full of fabulous texture. The dark coloring makes the skin pattern very appealing.

Crocodile Rug in worldy apartment in India via Elle Decor

A gator rug would be an easy conversation starter in this light and airy room. Photo source: Elle Decor

orange crocodile backs splash via Freshome

A backsplash that really adds a splash of color and punch of texture.

Ruthie Sommers Powder Room via Lonny

A favorite work of Ruthie Sommers. This powder room has every element of masculine coloring, feminine hardware, and distinguished appeal. Photo source: Lonny

Snakeskin cushions via Veranda

Snakeskin chair cushions add another element of pattern and surprise to this dining area. Photo source: Veranda

Snakeskin tub via AD

Rub-a-dub-dub, a snake on a tub . Not for everyone, but surely an eye-catching design element. Photo source: AD

Texture Perfected via Apartment Therapy

A crocodile side table allows for extra texture in this very dark colored vignette.  Photo source: Apartment Therapy