Decorative Busts in Modern Settings

We're always finding inspiration from unique hotel and restaurant decor. On a recent visit to the XV Beacon Hotel in Boston, we couldn't help but notice this striking bust holding court over the lobby.

We love how it brings the marble floor up to eye level and plays off the white sconces on the ebonized wood paneling. We also like how it pays homage to the building's neo-classical roots without taking away from the lobby's contemporary feel.

From the serious to the playful, these rooms might inspire you to bust out some classical sculpture of your own.

Images: 1. XV Beacon, 2. Abigail Ahern, 3. Skona Hem, 4. Paul Costello, 5. Ronee Saroff, 6. Gary Spain, 7. Adam Chinitz, 8. Cote de Texas, 9. Tricia Huntley