Charlotte black placemat, CB2, $5.99
Spider web-inspired placemats? Check. These textured pieces will undoubtedly inspire a festive element to your tablescape—when paired with the right details, think: smokey glassware, a few skull accent pieces—yet remain versatile enough to be used year-round.
Reality hand hook, Harry Allen, $75.00
Okay, so maybe, technically, one may be hard-pressed to keep these up all year long but, a hallway filled with phantom hands coming out of the walls is not a detail we’d skip out on. Did we mention that they’re functional? Yep, your current entry storage solution is about to get a major upgrade.
by Richard Barnett
Is there anything more spooky than a trip to the dentist? Smile Stealers follows the evolution of dentistry from the Bronze Age onward through a series of stunning illustrations that are sure to frighten.
Emma short triangle taper candle holder, Urban Outfitters, $10.00
Line the buffet area with a clustered arrangement of tapered candles to encapsulate the haunted house aesthetic. Pair the copper candle holder with candles of a deep saturated shade for the duration of Halloween then, swap in lighter alternatives for other occasions.
Blackened wood serving bowl, West Elm, $49
We can practically see the dry ice coming out of this one. Hand-crafted and finished with a blackened glaze, this serving bowl was made for that famous punch recipe of yours.
Andy Warhol skull plates, MoMA, $135
Porcelain plates that come decked with artwork by Andy Warhol can definitely stand the test of time—meaning you can be sure to use these long after your fright fest.
Bamboo root henshall corkscrew, Cedes Milano, $277
Is it just us or does the bamboo detailing of this corkscrew slightly resemble a skeleton finger? Sure, it’s an extravagant splurge but, we can’t deny the timeless elegance of the piece and the refined element it’ll lend to your bar cart, long after Halloween.
Large matte black suitcase, CB2, $119
While on any other given day of the week this matte black suitcase can stand in as a handy storage unit, come Halloween, it’ll be the star piece of the fete. Prop it open and fill with ghostly characters, faux cobwebs, and the spookiest decor you can think of.
Ghost candelabra, MoMA, $65
A floating candelabra? Yes, please! This ingenious creation, with its juxtaposition of a traditional silhouette mixed with modern materials, is not one to miss.
Splatter vase, Tenfold New York, $118
Halloween and (blood) splatter essentially go hand-in-hand, and this thematically-appropriate vase fits right in. Fill the piece with an assortment of branches or dried florals for your fete then, sub in more delicate florals for everyday use.
Lava rock coasters, West Elm, $29
Crafted from lava from Bali’s Mount Batur, these colorblock coasters embody the traditional color scheme of the holiday, coupled with a warm metallic accent that’ll inspire an elegant finish.
Valencia oblong shopper basket, Indigo & Lavender, $40.49
You see a woven shopper, we see a much-needed upgrade to the traditional Halloween candy serving bowl. Fill this thematically-colorful bag with your go-to confections and set it aside the door for trick-or-treaters. Come summer, you’ll be all set in the beach bag department.
Betty smoke tea light candle holders, CB2, $15.96
No Halloween party would be complete sans some mood lighting, and these smokey votives are just the thing. The multifaceted glass omits a misty glow, effortlessly setting the scene for your fete.
Wooden beech salad bowl, Willful, $86
Regardless of what your Halloween party theme is (tropical, included), this two-tone serving bowl will surely fit the thematic bill.
Handmade teapot, Etsy, $352.58
While year-round it can stand in as a traditional kettle, come Halloween, pair it with dry ice for a truly spooky effect.