My decor: diamante skulls & stag heads

When I was in the UK back in June and stayed at Islington, I had to pass this gorgeous homewares store each day, called Dwell. Well! I fell in love. One of the things I lusted over was a beautiful diamante skull, that came in white, blue or black diamantes. I was already over the limit for luggage, and so returned home dreaming…

I kept drooling over the Dwell website when I returned home…and when the blue skull reduced in price from 199 pounds to just 69, I knew I had to make it mine! But there was a snag.  Dwell doesn’t ship outside the UK. What to do?  As luck would have it, my sister-in-law was coming soon to visit from the UK… and so voila! I got it sent to her address.  BUT then – they delivered it THE DAY AFTER she left for Australia. DOH! Never mind, father-in-law sent it on instead 🙂

Isn’t it superb? I love it just as it is, being one of my fave colours but with the gothy and glam elements in there too. But I have been experimenting on grouping it with things…definitely a work in progress! I look forward to Christmas-afying my living room too…and already have lots of silver and shimmery aqua elements ready to go. The skull will certainly fit in with my Christmas colour scheme.

One of my attempted groupings

My minpin Fritz wanted to get stuck into it…look at him go! He barked like mad at it, teehee.

I also have a very stylish fake stag head on my wall, not from Dwell but from an etsy store Born An Old Soul, who are still selling the stag heads, as well as other animals, in resin a variety of colours. Check it out!

While I’m on a home decor roll, why not show you the dark grey wall I painted on the oposite wall? I like it so much that the other walls may well get the same treatment soon!

Unfortunately, if you’re in love with the skull, they are sold out now, but Dwell does have a few cool skull items you might want to peruse. This big silver cow skull would be an on-trend addition to your wall. There are other fabulous items like dancing cows,  purple flock dogs, silver table lizards, bettles and spiders…It really is an amazingly quirky homewares store, and if you live in the UK or have friends or relatives who live there, why not shop online and get something special for your home?


  1. Glitzy skulls seem to be really in at the moment, I have a smaller one I plan on adding to a hat soon 🙂

  2. that’s amazing leanne!

    least year i made a crystal-encrusted springbok skull, it just looks so good on the wall. love the blue one you have — you have me thinking of the next DIY skull, i couldn’t decide on a colour… and thanks for sharing that etsy link, really love the resin animals they have.

    following you on bloglovin now, makes for easier stalking!