15 Must-Makes for a Chic Halloween Soiree
Next up on our list of Halloween parties, a more sophisticated soiree! This party’s got everything you need to be the most chic hostess around, and we think a modern day Beetlejuice would definitely approve. That dude’s got serious style points, don’t you think?
And don’t forget to hit up our Halloween Shop where you can get just about everything you see at this party. Now, throw on a black and white cocktail dress, LED cat ears, and let’s party down!
2. Striped and Studded Pumpkins: Next up, two of our favorite hacks on no-carve pumpkins. All you needs is black and white paint and studs to make these easy peasy gourds.
3. Black and White Tuxedo Cake: Black and white with bugs all over?! Yes please. With stripes on the inside and chocolate ganache on the outside, how can you go wrong?
4. Black and White Dipped Cookies: For this take on dipped treats, we went with a simple black and white frosted sugar cookie. You could do the same double-dip with any color of candy melts.
6. Studded Table Runner: Take a simple black table runner (or even a piece of fabric) and jazz it up by adding studs along the top and bottom borders. It’s a small touch but makes the whole party scene more official.
7. Gold Fishnet Mason Jars: An oldie but a goodie, the patterns on these jars were made using fishnet material as a stencil for spray paint. So good!
8. Masquerade Masks: Technically we didn’t make these, but they’re great DIY inspiration. Of course, you can always order them on Amazon as well ;)
9. Gold Candlesticks: This week’s candlesticks are all about gold, and would actually be a great addition to any decor cabinet or dining room.
10. Striped Cake Stand + Platters: Fit for the modern hipster, these platters were made using porcelain paint and basic ceramic pieces.
12. Gold Ivy: Get some natural (or faux-natural) elements on your dessert table by gilding an ivy garland.
13. Black and Gold Bunting: And every good party needs a bunting banner customized for that very event or day. This was made using black card stock, stencils, and gold acrylic paint.
14. Gilded Insects: They’re creepy, they’re crawly, they’re gilded bugs! Sprinkle these around the house, in the kitchen, or even on a cake ;)
15. Black and White Striped Vases: We can never get enough of these basics. This time, we went for glossy black paint in a vertical dipped pattern.
What will your Halloween look like this year? What are you dressing up as? Talk to us in the comments below.
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)