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Trending on Remodelista: All Hallows’ Eve

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Trending on Remodelista: All Hallows’ Eve

October 26, 2018

This week the Remodelista editors went to the dark side. Here are five favorite design ideas they found:

Bewitched Brooms

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.
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 humble household object, bewitched in fairytales, becomes display-worthy decor in a few of the homes we’ve featured over the years,” writes Kristina. See more in The Witching Hour: 10 Times a Broom Doubled as Decor, from the Archives.

Matte Black Kitchen Faucets

The industrial pull-out faucet, the Danze Foodie Pull-Out Spray Kitchen Faucet (DDH450\188BS) comes in Satin Black; \$377.\16 at Ferguson.
Above: The industrial pull-out faucet, the Danze Foodie Pull-Out Spray Kitchen Faucet (DDH450188BS) comes in Satin Black; $377.16 at Ferguson.

“A matte black faucet is a bold statement, but it’s also one that’s versatile (think graphic Scandi or extreme gothic) and is generally trend-resistant,” writes Alexa. Read more in this week’s 10 Easy Pieces post.

Simple Shaker Stools

A Simple Stool has a black Shaker tape seat.
Above: A Simple Stool has a black Shaker tape seat.

From her house and studio “in a small, wooded homestead,” furniture maker Heide Martin builds simple, hard-wood furniture that draws on a long tradition of New England sensibility. Read more in Shaker, Reincarnated: A Young Furniture Maker in Midcoast Maine.

Black Candles

The Hygeia Bust Candle in black is in the shape of the Greek goddess of body/mind health; €99 at Sophia in Greece.
Above: The Hygeia Bust Candle in black is in the shape of the Greek goddess of body/mind health; €99 at Sophia in Greece.

Black candles “appeal to our inner Goth, especially at this time of year,” writes our UK-based contributor Christine Chang Hanway. See more in Going Goth: 10 Sculptural Black Candles.

Science Lab Kitchens

Thanks to a tip-off from a salvage dealer, a couple collected lab castoffs from the horticultural department of St John’s University in York.. Photograph by Jan Baldwin.
Above: Thanks to a tip-off from a salvage dealer, a couple collected lab castoffs from the horticultural department of St John’s University in York.. Photograph by Jan Baldwin.

For more, see Required Reading: An Artist Couple’s Hauntingly Beautiful Quarters, Courtesy of ‘Perfect English Townhouse.’

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