What, When, Where: Dark Arts
October 17, 2011
By Kara Lashley
The time has come to festoon your home with pumpkins and gourds, fall foliage and a cornucopia of autumnal accents. But with Halloween a mere fortnight away, have you considered adding something slightly more sinister to the mix? Allow me to present a medley of macabre must-haves, from mildly fearsome to totally frightening. A far cry from fake cobwebs and plastic tombstones, these high-design finds will give your domain a dash of gothic chic even when the witching hour is past.
Somewhat scary: Sure, LladrÃ³‘s Rococo mirror looks pleasant enough by day. But imagine it in a candlelit bedchamber or passageway!
Photo courtesy of LladrÃ³
Photo courtesy of Swarovksi
Or, if you prefer a more studious skull, check out Herend‘s porcelain version, which comes in an array of festive colors, as well as black.
Photo courtesy of Herend
Photos courtesy of Tord Boontje Studio
Freakishly fabulous: There’s a fine line between gloriously ghoulish and downright garish, but Joris Laarman‘s Bone chairs fall just on the right side of it.
Photo courtesy of Joris Laarman Lab
Oh-so-haunting: I love Barlas Baylar’s Black Mother chandelier to death, but really: would you want to find it hovering behind you in a dim salon? The horror!
Photo courtesy of Hudson Furniture