Halloween interiors – no tricks, plenty of treats
Halloween approaches and, quite frankly, this year, we'll take any excuse for a party. Invite five friends over and dress up your house with these interiors trinkets.
Hmmm, an omen of death. That’s exactly what I want on my sideboard. And actually, if it looks like this super-cool crow lamp from Selfridges, I really do. Just keep that bulb away from inquisitive little fingers. “Leave it! I SAID LEAVE IT!”
Halloween decs don’t have to be gaudy. Add a bit of drama to the kids party with these simple and cute paper bats from local Norfolk brand Candle & Cake. Quite fancy one of the foil ballons too (er, yes for my seven year old, honest) after all, who doesn’t like a fat bat? Get your orders in sharp though, these guys are running out fast.
Question: Do you want your house to have a hint of a Victorian graveyard about it? You do? Brilliant. Buy this incredible candle from French perfumers Buly 1803, dress up like Stevie Nicks and pretend you’re at a seance. Who says you can’t have fun during local lockdowns?
How’s this from Next for super-simple decorations that won’t fill the house with single-use plastic tat? Head into the garden (or out into the countryside), grab the witchiest-looking twigs you can find, pop them in a vase then hang a few of these velvet beauties. Bish bash bosh, Fester’s your uncle.
A clever and subtle wink to Halloween that will delight trick and treaters (well, their parents) as they wait expectantly on your doorstep for a bag of E-numbers that will keep them bouncing off the walls until 11pm. Tip: the doormat can’t stand the rain so keep inside or in a porch.
Careful that cauldron (I mean saucepan) can get rather hot when you’re cooking up your tenth batch of pumpkin soup! Give your kitchen a spooky touch with these black cat oven gloves from Cambridgeshire’s Angela Reed.
These candlesticks by Michael Aram are actually inspired by the Gingko tree, but all we’re seeing is twiggy, gothic loveliness to set the tone of your table setting. Handmade and able to hold four tapered candles, turn down the lights and let these set the mood.
Want to give trick or treaters something chic and pretty to look at while they’re getting the courage up to knock on your door? We love the idea of a autumnal wreath workshop, especially when made by the Mudlets. For a snip at £35 you can help the small ones recreate this dried beauty from Norfolk’s Wildflower Folk, as well as an arrangement for the home.
OH MY GOD, there’s a spider on the tea towel. Quickly! Quickly! Get it out… oh… hang on, it’s… it’s actually on the design, isn’t it? I didn’t realise. Sorry about that. Bit embarrassing.
All In The Head
How do you like your martinis? Olive skewered by a diamanté skull? Yes, us too. Up your cocktail hour game with these beauties by Joanna Buchanan that are almost too lovely to not use as brooches and hat pins. If, indeed, we wore any of those things anymore.
Carving pumpkins is one thing. Knowing what to do with the innards is another. But do your bit to prevent food waste by knocking up a delicious spiced pumpkin soup. Don’t know how to serve it? Well, in this, of course; a cast-iron casserole dish from specialists STAUB.