Winking. Masked. Tongue Out. Nose Pierced. Just a few of the many faces of 19th century operatic soprano, Lina Cavalieri.
A muse is quite common for most artists, but how Milanese sculptor, painter, and engraver, Piero Fornasetti, became famously obsessed with Cavalieri is beyond me – but I must say, his whimsical work is irresistible. His signature collection, Themes and Variations, features hundreds of variations of the iconic face in his home decor line. While the candles and vases are lust-worthy, our current obsession is the Fornasetti plates.
While classic china patterns displayed on walls have always felt a bit too traditional for my taste, there’s something about these edgy faces that add an unexpected pop to any room. I love the way a small collection of Fornasetti plates can transform any room, especially when the series of faces tell a story. Whether you blend a few into a bookcase or go all out with a full wall decor, Fornasetti plates are the ultimate accessory for a chic home. Since the holidays are right around the corner, a Fornesseti item is the perfect luxury gift to jumpstart someone’s collection!
I’ve rounded up some of my favorite Fornasetti plates for you to shop below, and click here to see more from the collection!
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Keep scrolling to see some more of my favorite Fornasetti home decor looks to inspire your personal design!