Chic Halloween Ideas!

Tis the season to be creepy! With Halloween around the corner many of us are thinking about entertaining guests with parties and functions.  The question becomes, “How do I decorate my home so that it looks both chic and creepy at the same time?”  There are many different looks that you can create without spending  a lot of money…Check out some of the looks below.

Black and White Halloween

Black and White Halloween Dining Room

Whether your home is contemporary or transitional, decorating in black and white is trendy these days.  Adding a few accessories around a neutral interior will enhance the ambiance of the themed room and allow you to focus on the novelty items selected.   Some items  suggested to add to your room are pumpkins, wreaths made out of twigs, spiderwebs, black tablecloth, and candles.  To create this look you will want to keep the color simplistic by only using black, white, and punches of orange.

Lace Pumpkin Look
To create this look all you need is a decorative sock or stocking with has a lace pattern, stretch it over the pumpkin, glue and paint the stem black. White pumpkins make this look chic and modern!

Painted White Pumpkins: Create Black and White Illustrations on pumpkins using stencils downloaded from the internet.

Black Frames with punch of fall branches are a great way to recycle your old looking frames. To make this look appear “halloween-ish”, place this set-up on a buffet or cabinet with a sprinkle of synethic spider webs, small pumpkins and a faux lit candle to create a more dramatic feel with the branches.

Black Halloween Twig Wreath: This look can be created by making a wreath out of twigs from the yard, or spray painting one of your old fall wreaths with black spray paint.  Just make sure to remove anything that is not a twig.  Bead wreaths will create this look as well!

Orange Halloween Room

Orange Theme Halloween Room

In 2012, tango tangerine was selected as the color of the year!   If you were a person who was truly inspired by this color and indulged yourself by using it for the main color in your room, this Halloween is the perfect holiday for you to showcase the color!  Like the picture above, there is not much you have to do to make this color appear festive.  By adding simple accessories of black and purple you can turn this room into a fun Halloween inspired room whether you want to keep it chic and simple or creepy and ghostly.

Decorating Black Pillows for Halloween

A creative way to make a pillow appear to have a Halloween theme is to add a a decorative sash to it! Choosing sashes which have orange, purple, or even a Halloween pattern will give this styled pillow a bit of flare.

By adding buttons or dots of paint to a black pillow you can create this “black cat” pillow look!

Getting creative with items in the home during holidays can be a great way to join together with friends and save a little money!  Your home can come to life with creativity and keep you feeling good about staying environmentally friendly by using something old to create something new!

If your taste is towards the more creepy and exotic you can find lots of ghosts and goblins in the stores and online to help you create a really over the top Halloween experience for your guests. You can also create your own with materials around the house like sheets and old clothing. This is the time of the year to celebrate the spooky, creepy side of you and share it with your friends and family. Here are a couple of great Halloween rooms for you to enjoy and get ideas from!

Halloween Creepy Dinning Interior

Halloween Creepy Living Room Decor

Here at Fabrics and Frames we are filled with creative talented individuals who can create  something amazing from  almost anything.  If you liked some of these ideas for your home, but may need a couple of accessories such as seat cushions for your dinning room chairs, pillows, or black and orange accessories to decorate with, come visit us! And have a very safe and Happy Halloween!

For more information about designing or where to get custom looks like these please visit our website:

www.fabricsandframes.com

We are currently located at 5322 Alpha Rd, Dallas, Texas 75240972-385-4097.  Please contact us if you have any questions about this blog atandy@fabricsandframes.com, and or follow us on Facebook!http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fabrics-and-Frames-Furniture/156825517684205

Written by: Erica Guajardo

Edited by: Linda Decuir

Suggested Event in Dallas:  Day of the Dead Show at the Shops of Legacy, October 25th,2012

Good for the whole family! Bringing the arts out of the gallery!

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Green Design…Is it in you?

We have started noticing a trend toward more and more ” green” design as we all become more concerned about our shrinking natural resources .  As a collective generation we are more aware of the carbon footprint that we may be stamping on our Earth.  There are a number of ways we can create new environments by using green design while still staying  trendy and current.  From art to interior design, green design is starting to emerge as a real possibility. Below is some information on a couple of artists who are making art green for the home while still making it aesthetically pleasing to the eye.

Debra Broz

Debra Broz: Fanged Bunnies
http://www.debrabroz.com

Broz specializes in small antique “oddity” ceramics, which are a blend of various vintage animal inspired images representing the black humor and whimsical approach of genetic mutations.  Having a background in china & porcelain restoration allows Broz to recycle vintage ceramics and give them new life in a quirky humorous way.  I recently had the pleasure of meeting Mrs. Broz and her unique oddities and asked her “How did you first become interested in creating objects of this fashion?” She explained to me that while working in her past job as an understudy for an artist who was learning how to restore porcelain and ceramics, she was inspired to start creating her own versions of mutated animals.

Creating new animals using an additive process to a vintage piece enhances the chance of the animals finding a new home and life.  In my design and artistic opinion, Mrs. Broz is doing her part to help the environment by recycling vintage ceramics and making sure that we don’t have another chemically altered material lying in our landfills. Instead we have an artistic innovative approach of creating special pieces for us to fill that special niche in our home as well as bringing  smiles and warm fuzzies into our lives while viewing.

Debra Broz: Serpentine Geese

Brooke Gassiot

Close Material Shot of Brooke Gassiot Light Box Design. Featuring Recycled Prom Dresses and Embroidery to create Mirrored Light Box Design.

Another artist who is starting to make headway in the interior design world by recycling is the Austin local, Brooke Gassiot.   She is an established artist who specializes in installation works of art.    Her light boxes are miniature designs of her larger interactive works which intrigue the viewer into wanting to know more about the materials used and how they interact with the ambiance of the space.  Using textures that create interesting silhouettes when lit, these particular compositions have an amazing depth perception in the realm of art.  Currently finding many of the objects used from local thrift stores and found objects, she creates designs which are innovative from an interior design perspective because her art changes when looking at it at different times of the day depending on the light.

Each of her light boxes is created using a dimming light so that it allows the owner to have the option of changing the ambiance of the room.  This is a great way to keep energy down within the home and still be able to enjoy the space.

Brooke Gassiot: River
Commission Piece for Austin Interior Designer
http://brookegassiot.com/

So how is the  “green” design impacting the Interior Design World?

Just as many artists are starting to understand that “Going Green!” is the way of the future, we are also beginning to see that interior design fabrics are becoming more green by using Eco-friendly materials.  Two great companies which endorse their environmentally friendly fabrics are Kravet Fabrics and Robert Allen Fabrics.  Both have placed a section on their websites which direct their clients to fabrics using recycled materials.  Check out some of these fabrics which are environmentally friendly…

Kravet Green: Eco-Friendly Weaves

Kravet Green featuring Fabric number 29191

Robert Allen Eco-Friendly Fabrics

Robert Allen: Paint Spray/Cobalt

 

Robert Allen: Lindy Hop/ Mist

 To learn more about what makes Robert Allen’s Fabrics Eco- Friendly visit: http://robertallendesign.com/eco/index.aspx

At Fabrics and Frames we endorse living “Green” even when building new furniture.  We carry lines like Kravet Green and Robert Allen Eco-Friendly to help our customers make the decision to begin converting to a sustainable lifestyle a little easier.  We can also reupholster and refurbish older pieces of furniture with eco-friendly fabrics so that they re-emerge into new pieces of furniture fit  for your current lifestyle. We believe our precious earth  deserves saving and we want to do our part. Please feel free to share with us any of your  own innovative ideas which might help your interior and lifestyle become more green so we can share with our readers. All of us can help preserve our environment for future generations in lots of small ways and we appreciate your input!

For more information about designing or where to get custom looks like these please visit our website:

www.fabricsandframes.com

We are currently located at 5322 Alpha Rd, Dallas, Texas 75240972-385-4097.  Please contact us if you have any questions about this blog atandy@fabricsandframes.com, and or follow us on Facebook!http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fabrics-and-Frames-Furniture/156825517684205

Writen By: Erica Guajardo

Edited By: Linda Decuir

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