Cue the spooky music and take a look at the dark and wild ways Gardenista has been getting into the Halloween spirit—visits to the Salem Witch House and Grey Gardens (plus an appearance by a white rabbit) included.
This year I wanted to serve up a spectral supper. Using nothing more than wax-dipped leaves and bone white porcelain, I conjured a Halloween setting that is, I like to think, equally haunting and beautiful. Here's how I did it.
She won't talk about her famous Hollywood clients. And she prefers to work under the radar. But British-born LA designer Jane Hallworth is a master at conjuring moody, romantic interiors that deserve to be seen. Part gallery and part office, her richly layered La Cienega showroom is a porthole into her world. We asked her to give us some insights into how she creates her look.
London designer Abigail Ahern likes her interiors to be “glamorous, laid back, and a little bit moody and edgy.” See how this translates into her latest line of furniture for a UK company that prides itself on affordability.
Turn off the lights. These updates of the classic portable candleholder are made for carrying from drawing room to bedchamber. Perfect if you live in a dark castle—or, like us, want to pretend you do. Nightcap optional.
Let others head for haunted houses. This Halloween we'd like to check in to the new Fontevraud L'Hôtel in the Loire Valley's Fontevraud Abbey, burial place of Richard the Lionheart and Eleanor of Aquitaine. Monk robes available for those in need of a costume.
British textile artist Mister Finch stitches handmade birds, insects, and flowers from leftover scraps. His new book, "Mister Finch: Living in a Fairytale World," offers full immersion into his beautiful and bizarre fantasyland.