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Inspirations: Come Slither

Snakes and their stylish scales influence fashion and home

Written by Clara Haneberg

No need for a hissy fit! We’re talking snakes, minus the fangs. With their distinctive shapes and sleek skin, serpents are striking our outfits and interiors.

Red python-skin coat from Miu Miu’s fall 2015 collection. () 

Double-breasted python coat from Miu Miu’s fall 2015 collection. ()

Osborne & Little’s embroidered “Naga” fabric in golden-yellow and blue hues. () 

Snakeskin-print chair by Serge de Troyer. ()

Cast-iron, sculptural snake “Heath Lamp” from Arteriors. ()

Each one of Bernard Maisner’s “Snake Hand Painted Note Cards” is an original piece of art. () 

Bulgari’s “Serpenti” watch in head-over-tail design with brilliant-cut diamonds. ()

These raffia-printed “Eva” boxes from Made Goods were inspired by antiqued snakeskin. ()

The “Jane” bench in “Lux Lizard” fabric from Curated Kravet. ()

The “Python Standard Runner” by Kiyasa Signature adds stylish texture to your table. ()

L’Objet’s gold “Snake Magnifying Glass.” () 

Fendi’s multicolor “3Jours Python Mini Shopper” in trapeze silhouette. ()

Tobi Fairley for CR Laine “Hampton Chaise” With snake-print velvet and acrylic legs. ()

Matthew Studio’s “Annie” floor lamp features chrome hardware and a natural-python stem. ()

The “Rug Amiamo Il Serprente” from Fornasetti. () 

Isabel Marant “Grover” snake-effect leather boots. ()

Blue and olive “Python Skin Pillows” by Phil LuanGrath. ()