October 18, 2013

Dressing Your Home for Fall | Life & Home @ 2101

Hello Everyone! My name is Vel Criste from "Life & Home at 2102"!
I am definitely very honored that Tiffany asked me to share a post to you all!

And since it's about 2 weeks before Halloween, let me share with you some quick tips and tricks I do as  I prepare my home for this very fun season!

WARNING: I do go crazy decorating during Halloween, but most of this 'craziness' is mainly in our Dining Room, the  rest of the house has only 'subtle' touches here and there. :-)

Here is our Living Room...

Simple pillow switch does the trick
Coffee table
As you can see I  just added a web-inspired black runner underneath my usual coffee table vignette. Switched ups some of my usual brass with this huge ceramic pumpkin and acorn (scored from TJ Maxx years ago), and added my Alexander McQueen Coffee table book and I'm set!
Media Center
The key to decorating for Halloween I think is removing all that is cheery and bright and switching them up with your usual Halloween stuff or at least "Halloween colors". 
Here, I removed most of the family photos, added pumpkins and small ghost candle holders from Walmart and switched up the art to something more dark, and it's set!
Console table
For this area, just placed my black and white Missoni for Target vases, added some glitter skulls & Penguin books, and done!
Scored this guys from last year and the Penguin books are from my collection - just brought out "Dracula" and "Dorian Gray" - perfect for Halloween!
These spiders were from Target last year, left-over from my son's Halloween birthday party, thought they looked cool hugging the posts. :-)
Here I just added the runner, made a lighting switcheroo  by moving my usual floor lamp to the entry and placed my Goodwill Threshold Lamp score. I think the black shade is perfect! I  added some crows  to my grape wood and  my black accessories, and VIOLA! Halloween-ready! Take note of that small rubber snake I added to my boxwood and the rat cut-outs on the stairs.

Here's a glimpse of my 'craziness' for Halloween...
Witches Dining Room
Remember, you don't have to be ALL OUT to enjoy this fun Holiday, little doses of Halloween goodness can go a long way. Just make sure to keep an open mind, and have LOTS OF CANDY!

Hoping for a  Fun and Safe Halloween for you and your family!


I go a little crazy over halloween too!  I love me a little skulls and gore!
Thanks for sharing Vel!


Calypso In The Country said...

Great to see you here, Vel! I LOVE your home and Halloween decor!

Kim said...

You are cracking me up with the rats on the stairs! Your home looks lovely! xo

Vel Criste said...

Thank you again for letting me join this series Tiffany!!! posted about it on my blog today.... http://buhayatbahay.blogspot.com/2013/10/two-for-one.html

Thank you ladies too for the compliment!

Cristina Garay said...

I got a good laugh out of Dracula and Dorian Gray :D I love the witches dining room... so cool!