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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:

The Witching Hour 10 Times a Broom Doubled as Decor from the Archives In their so called &#8\2\20;Soot House,&#8\2\2\1; Anthony Esteves and Julie O&#8\2\17;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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
The Witching Hour 10 Times a Broom Doubled as Decor from the Archives 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.
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.
The Witching Hour 10 Times a Broom Doubled as Decor from the Archives A red handled broom provides a point of contrast to the white brick wall in Picture Room owner Sandeep Salter&#8\2\17;s Brooklyn kitchen. See more in A Modern Fairy Tale Told in 800 Square Feet: Sandeep Salter’s Family Apartment. Photograph by Jonathan Pilkington.
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.
The Witching Hour 10 Times a Broom Doubled as Decor from the Archives A display worthy child&#8\2\17;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.
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.
The Witching Hour 10 Times a Broom Doubled as Decor from the Archives 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.
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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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