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