Let’s be honest: when we hear the word “snakeskin,” we have one of two immediate reactions. We either think “bags and shoes” or “ew, yuck, gross.”
While it’s one of the most aesthetically polarizing terms in the English language, we’ve found a few instances in which it can actually sit rather comfortably astride the space in the middle. While some may consider it fierce, bold and sensual and others simply label it tacky and way too loud, a little goes a long way; so much so, in fact, that even the House of Chanel approves its use in some of its high-end bags like the robin’s egg blue clutch shown above. And if it’s good enough for Coco, well… perhaps it’s good enough for the rest of us.
Applying snakeskin, be it faux or real, to a home is actually little more than an exercise in texture and pattern. When it’s rendered in a way that isn’t too glossy, snakeskin can blend rather easily into the background.
The catch-all tray shown here is mostly obscured by the objects it holds, giving it just a few chances here and there to play peek-a-boo and announce its presence, while one would have to do a double-take at this bathroom wallpaper before realizing its reptilian stylings.
Of course, for those with a serpentine sense of humor (and who happen to live across the pond), there’s the snakeskin blowdryer from The Beauty Works UK. Â After all, life is short; why not get a little wild every now and then?