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The Witching Hour: 10 Times a Broom Doubled as Decor, from the Archives

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The Witching Hour: 10 Times a Broom Doubled as Decor, from the Archives

October 22, 2018

This is Halloween, Remodelista style. A humble household object, bewitched in fairytales, becomes display-worthy decor in a few of the homes we’ve featured over the years. Here, 10 favorite examples:

In their so-called &#8
Above: In their so-called “Soot House,” Anthony Esteves and Julie O’Rourke display an antique broom over their bed. See more in The Soot House: Conjuring the Ghosts of Old New England on Spruce Head in Maine. Photograph by Greta Rybus.
A charming hand broom hangs among kitchen tools and drying herbs in a kitchen. See more in The One-Month Makeover: Beth Kirby&#8
Above: A charming hand broom hangs among kitchen tools and drying herbs in a kitchen. See more in The One-Month Makeover: Beth Kirby’s Star-Is-Born Kitchen. Photograph by Beth Kirby.
A broom echoes the wood tones of the chair to create a quiet vignette in an open-plan Brooklyn loft (a finalist in our Considered Design Awards). See the full submission here: HomeStories Open Plan Industrial Space.
Above: A broom echoes the wood tones of the chair to create a quiet vignette in an open-plan Brooklyn loft (a finalist in our Considered Design Awards). See the full submission here: HomeStories Open Plan Industrial Space.
A charmingly crooked broom does double duty as a tool for sweeping the entryway and a display piece in this Australian cabin. See more in Slow House: A Serene Cabin in the Woods in Australia. Photograph by Earl Carter.
Above: A charmingly crooked broom does double duty as a tool for sweeping the entryway and a display piece in this Australian cabin. See more in Slow House: A Serene Cabin in the Woods in Australia. Photograph by Earl Carter.
Also in Australia, an architect displays a black-accented broom that complements his home&#8
Above: Also in Australia, an architect displays a black-accented broom that complements his home’s dark facade. See more in In Sydney, a Modern Indoor/Outdoor Barn for a Landscape Architect and Family. Photograph by Murray Fredericks and Prue Ruscoe, courtesy of Romaine Alwill and Michelle Orszaczky.
At Canterbury Shaker Village, brooms are displayed on Shaker peg rails (where else?). See more in In the Dwelling House:  Design Ideas to Steal from the Shakers. Photograph by Erin Little.
Above: At Canterbury Shaker Village, brooms are displayed on Shaker peg rails (where else?). See more in In the Dwelling House: 16 Design Ideas to Steal from the Shakers. Photograph by Erin Little.
A red-handled broom provides a point of contrast to the white brick wall in Picture Room owner Sandeep Salter&#8
Above: A red-handled broom provides a point of contrast to the white brick wall in Picture Room owner Sandeep Salter’s Brooklyn kitchen. See more in A Modern Fairy-Tale Told in 800 Square Feet: Sandeep Salter’s Family Apartment. Photograph by Jonathan Pilkington.
A display-worthy child&#8
Above: A display-worthy child’s broom stands next to a child-sized worktable in a Hanau, Germany, loft. See more in Living Above the Studio: At Home and Work with Lappalainen. Photograph by Marc Krause for Lappalainen.
A hand broom hangs among natural decor in a Catskills farmhouse. See more in The Catskills Farmhouse of Two Brooklyn Creatives, Weekend DIY Edition. Photograph by April Valencia.
Above: A hand broom hangs among natural decor in a Catskills farmhouse. See more in The Catskills Farmhouse of Two Brooklyn Creatives, Weekend DIY Edition. Photograph by April Valencia.
While, admittedly, it probably doesn&#8
Above: While, admittedly, it probably doesn’t live here full-time, a Custodian broom with a luxe fabric-wrapped handle looks at home in blogger Erin Boyle’s bedroom. See more in Object of Desire: Handmade Luxe Brooms from a Brooklyn Artist.

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