Make your own sea­sonal sig­nage for dé­cor that lasts from year to year. Use sal­vaged wood for a more aged ef­fect.

Cottages & Bungalows - - Kitchens -

Start­ing with a theme helps you pick col­ors and see dec­o­ra­tive tex­tures that can be added in lay­ers. It can force you to pay at­ten­tion to what you need to build on or to take away to com­plete your mood.

In Jen and Michael Boulle’s adorable Glen­dora, Cal­i­for­nia, bun­ga­low we asked our­selves, “If we wanted to throw a din­ner party for witches, what would that look like?” Here are some of the ways we brought our theme to life.

SAL­VAGED MA­TE­RI­ALS. This fenc­ing was found on the side of the road. It makes the per­fect back­drop to set a broom against.

|ABOVE RIGHT| EERIE AND EL­E­GANT. Think about your dé­cor as set­ting the stage for any­one who en­ters. Here wood planks and twine come to­gether as a dis­play board that seems straight out of the Salem Witch Tri­als.

|RIGHT| FUN EPHEMERA. In the spirit of apothe­cary I dis­played a page I hap­pened upon in an old en­cy­clo­pe­dia. I love its de­tailed il­lus­tra­tions of claws; it brought a whole other level of creepi­ness to the cab­i­net. I added la­bels to old jars to cre­ate a lineup of in­gre­di­ents a witch might de­light over.

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