Last summer, Harvard alumna Luzanne Otte wrote a fascinating and highly detailed academic overview on the history of silhouettes for The Glam Pad. Luzanne is a dear friend of Patricia Altschul, so she was also able to provide an analysis of Patricia’s substantial and important silhouette collection, along with a plethora of previously unpublished pictures (here). Decorating with silhouettes is a tradition that has captivated the world since the 18th century, and today they remain just as popular as ever! Whether you are a serious collector of antique silhouettes, or if you prefer modern silhouettes of your children and loved ones, these works of art are sure to add classic old world charm to any home. You can group them en masse, or simply showcase one or two… the options for decorating with silhouettes are limitless. Today we will explore over 65 examples of homes decorated with antique, vintage, and modern silhouettes. Enjoy!
What are your thoughts on decorating with silhouettes? Do you collect them? Antique, modern, I love them all! To learn more about the fascinating history of this classic art form, please click here.