Halloween is a time of year that can be deeply inspiring for designers and design lovers alike. It's full of dark, mysterious, and enchanting colors, a rich variety of textures, and an overall vibe that screams "go wild and fun." Take a look at some pieces that speak to the enticing and almost-creepy fabrics, tones, and motifs of Halloween—no sugary candy included!
An Eerie, Velvety Fabric Furniture Collaboration
Bois Paradis is the third collaborative collection between the French furniture company Roche Bobois and Christian Lacroix Maison, and the series artfully combines luxe velvet with a dose of playfulness and mystery. The "Cueillette" print, used on the undulating sofa and chair, is one of the signatures of the collection and portrays botanical items in dark shades of green set against a black background for an enigmatic and elegant collection.
A Gravity-Defying Candleholder
The Gambalunga candleholder designed for Roll & Hill from the Amsterdam-based, Italian-born designers of Formafantasma appears to defy gravity, almost as if it were floating in the air by itself. The elegant, slim proportions of the holder do not take away from its practicality; the circular base was carefully placed so that it catches melting wax and stabilizes the piece.
Wallpaper Inspired by the Dark Moodiness of Versailles
In search of something that hits the right spot in between refined, dynamic, and ethereal? Consider covering your walls—or even just an accent wall—with some of Calico Wallpaper's expertly-crafted, endlessly mesmerizing wallpapers. Their Night Collection in Slate, inspired by the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles, emphasizes contrast and depth, with a black background and gold and white veining that almost looks like a luxurious spider's web.
Gardening With a Dark Side: Gardening Tools From Garden Glory
Who says that all gardening gear needs to be green and floral? Swedish brand Garden Glory brings a playful, edgy, and bewitching vibe to its collection of gardening and outdoor accessories.
Items range from colored garden hoses with brass or leopard print nozzles and claw-shaped solid brass hose holder to glam garden gloves, shovels, and watering cans.
A Startling Black Cutting Board
We're so accustomed to cutting boards made out of natural wood that the sight of a distinctive, dark cutting board is somehow mysterious and shocking. The Blackline Collection from Blackcreek Mercantile & Trading Co. utilizes a natural reactive process that brings out the tannic acid in the white oak boards, creating a unique, deep, durable, food-safe dye. Some say it's a natural process, but it's more fun to pretend that it's magic.
A Smoky Floating Pendant
Between its smoky clear-to-black ombre and its floating glass sphere, the Crux Pendant from Allied Maker has all the ingredients of a beautiful, effective, and mysterious light fixture. Simple and hand-blown, we love it when it's hung it in a room with light walls to emphasize the contrast in tone between the dark bell and the light orb inside.
Here are more ways to get into the Spooky Season spirit: