EDGY TREATS FOR YOUR HOME THIS HALLOWEEN

With Halloween lurking upon us, we are thrilled to brew up a concoction of edgy yet sophisticated interior treats which will not only delight during this chilling and mysterious October event, but all year round! And there isn’t a pumpkin or witch’s hat in sight . . .

Not everything is as it seems with the ‘Leda Armchair Sculpture’. Available at  Living Edge

Not everything is as it seems with the ‘Leda Armchair Sculpture’. Available at Living Edge

This sculptural piece of solid brass furniture has spooky written all over it!

The unusual three-legged chair brings the surreal to life, adopting and contorting the limbs of the human form to create a striking three-dimensional piece.

The lavish and cushiony ‘Edra, Bao Sofa’ by F. eH. Campana is available at  Space Furniture

The lavish and cushiony ‘Edra, Bao Sofa’ by F. eH. Campana is available at Space Furniture

This piece is said to resemble a large nest that you’re able to crawl inside and wrap yourself within.

Yet when I look at the monstrous 100-metre velvet tubes weaved together all I can see is a giant brain! Eeeeek!

Either way, I would be thrilled to be curled up in this frameless sofa with a gripping murder mystery book in hand.

The ‘Kristina Dam Studio Grid Cabinet’ is made of black perforated steel and topped with a beautiful black marble plate. Available at  Design Stuff

The ‘Kristina Dam Studio Grid Cabinet’ is made of black perforated steel and topped with a beautiful black marble plate. Available at Design Stuff

Every year, whether I choose to seize the Halloween spirit or not, ironically October seems to be the month I suffer from high candy cravings!

With a semitransparent design, those Halloween treats aren’t entirely out of sight out of mind in this cabinet . . . but at least they will be preserved in style . . . for a while!

Kristina Dam Studio has crafted the ‘Book End Sculpture’ – the perfect emphasis for any thriller book collection! Available from Design Stuff

Kristina Dam Studio has crafted the ‘Book End Sculpture’ – the perfect emphasis for any thriller book collection! Available from Design Stuff

I’ve never been the biggest fan of horror movies but throw in a good murder mystery book and I’m devouring it faster than my October candy fill!

It’s safe to say that I simply need these bold and dramatic marble book ends in my life to keep my my ever-expanding book collection under control. But I have no doubt they will also house a horror DVD collection just as enviably.

The Zuma Table Lamp by  Kelly Wearstler  is the ideal inclusion to create the right mood in any space

The Zuma Table Lamp by Kelly Wearstler is the ideal inclusion to create the right mood in any space

To ensure you have no unwanted guests lurking in the shadows, banish dark corners and spooky spaces in your home with this bold yet classic table lamp featuring juxtaposing hard and soft lines and shapes.

The mixed use of metals and the sneaky addition of Kelly’s signature kiss motif in the pull chain, creates an intriguing and alluring light option.

With so many luscious interior treats to choose from, I’m beginning to wish it was Halloween every month!

TREATS ON HALLOWEEN

As Halloween creeps upon us we have put on our witch’s hats to brew up a melting pot of wacky yet stylish interior treats to match this wildly unique occasion.

Never ones to shy away from a touch of black magic we have dug up some iconic design pieces to get you ­in the mood for trick or treating . . .

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   The Gothic yet chic ‘Laval Crown Chair With Opened Roof’ would sit perfectly in the lobby of a Parisian hotel, just as it would in the living room of the Addam’s Family home! Available at  Living Edge . 

The Gothic yet chic ‘Laval Crown Chair With Opened Roof’ would sit perfectly in the lobby of a Parisian hotel, just as it would in the living room of the Addam’s Family home! Available at Living Edge

The ‘Laval Crown Sofa’ in this delicious pumpkin hue would spice up any interior. Available at Living Edge

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     The offset cast iron base of this ‘Wrong For Hay’ table lamp gives the sense of imbalance whilst the polished copper shade is the perfect tone for a dark and mysterious interior. No need to ever be afraid of the dark again.   Available at  Cult Design .

The offset cast iron base of this ‘Wrong For Hay’ table lamp gives the sense of imbalance whilst the polished copper shade is the perfect tone for a dark and mysterious interior. No need to ever be afraid of the dark again. Available at Cult Design.

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   The iconic Bat symbols speak all things scary, which is why we still love the ‘Pipistrello’ table lamp designed by Gae Aulenti in the 1960s. Available at  Ambiente Direct .

The iconic Bat symbols speak all things scary, which is why we still love the ‘Pipistrello’ table lamp designed by Gae Aulenti in the 1960s. Available at Ambiente Direct.

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   With it’s classic black and white stripe, the ‘Lineage Stool’ by Kelly Wearstler brings back memories of Tim Burton’s 1980s cult classic film Beetle Juice. Available at  Kelly Wearstler.  

With it’s classic black and white stripe, the ‘Lineage Stool’ by Kelly Wearstler brings back memories of Tim Burton’s 1980s cult classic film Beetle Juice. Available at Kelly Wearstler. 

 

BLACK MAGIC: DARK & MOODY INTERIORS

Halloween is creeping up on us, so in the spirit of things we thought we'd take a little walk on the dark side of design and put together a series of spellbinding ways to showcase how bold, dark colour palettes can be thoughtfully and magically used in design, and how dark interiors can create not only moody and dramatic spaces, but also surprisingly calming ones.

A SPELL TO BE BOLD

Don't be scared of using dark colours to help control light and create mood. Add lighter and brighter artworks and accessories for added contrast . . . 

Greenknowe Avenue

Greenknowe Avenue

A SPELL TO BE GLAMOROUS

Use reflective surfaces such as glass and mirror with clever lighting to create spaces with movement and intriguing reveals . . .

Marian Street

Marian Street

A SPELL TO BE DRAMATIC

Delineated spaces such as dark entry lobbies that open up to brighter and more neutral spaces create a wonderful sense of journey and drama as you move through the home . . .

Onslow Avenue

Onslow Avenue

A SPELL TO BE BALANCED

Consider when the home is going to be most in use. For night owls, creating a dark and moody environment to entertain can be a powerful statement and often paramount to satisfying that magical work/life balance . . .

Moore Park Gardens

Moore Park Gardens

A SPELL TO BE INTIMATE

Use dark colours and luxurious textures to create intimacy and luxury in a bedroom space which is conducive to rest and restoration . . .

Bourke Street

Bourke Street

All images via ©Alexandra Kidd Design