By Lynn Byrne. When Vogue and Lonny spotlight the same trend, in the same month, you know it is sizzling hot. How do you feel about the current passion for python?
The python pattern suits me fine, especially on furniture. I die for that console in the first photo, room designed by Philip Gorrivan.
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And love me that python handbag. It is by Jimmy Choo.
But when the motif turns to actual snakes, I am a bit creeped out.
For example, at first glance I thought the chair from Calico Corners, featured in Lonny, was quite attractive. But when I realized the pattern was made from twisting snakes, I wasn’t so sure I wanted it in my house.
And I simply can’t warm up to snake jewelry, although I know many people think it is chic.
In addition, while I am generally all for images of nature and wildlife, I couldn’t have snakes hanging on my walls. You can just make out the snake print above the sideboard in the next shot (which I think originally came from Domino).
Moreover, although I can appreciate that these photo still lifes from photographer Guido Mocafico featured in the June 2011 National Geographic are fascinating and that the shapes, colors, composition are all way cool, ultimately I want to turn away.
So how do you feel about serpents and python?
Do you want to take a bite of that apple, or can you resist the temptation?