Halloween is already in two weeks and I’m just now putting some finishing touches on my decorating! It really snuck up on me this year! Better late than never I guess…
While thinking of crafts and decorations I wanted to make this year, I thought about the mid-century inspired Christmas putz houses I made a few years ago and figured it would be cute to switch it up and make some Halloween versions!
I used the same patterns and method as the Christmas ones, but instead of leaving the windows open, I printed out some mid-century modern inspired Halloween artwork I found by the artist Shag to place in the windows for more detail. Shag is a super popular in Palm Springs so it seemed perfect that I use his art for my mid-mod putz houses. I don’t own any rights to Shag’s work, so I’m not going to link or post the images I used since this was for my own personal at-home use. You can use any Halloween art you’d like, just made sure to scale it down to about 2 inches in height to fit the house patterns. Remember to scale them to around 2 inches in height.
Cut out any window openings and place the printed art behind, using scotch tape or a glue stick to affix it. You can mix and match images, or just stick to one theme.
Then just assemble the houses and decorate around them using Halloween miniatures you can find at any hobby store! I used mini pumpkins and tombstones. I also added more Shag art between the houses to give it more of a background. I couldn’t pass up some of the outdoor party scenes I found!
Here’s what I came up with.
And I displayed them on my credenza under my TV!
Tada! Mid – century modern putz house Halloween village!
Make sure you tag me @melodrama or use the hashtag #melodramaween on Instagram if you make your own version!
All artwork by the amazing artist Shag.
I am so excited to be featured in one of my favorite magazines everrrr — Atomic Ranch! The Spring 2018 issue is all about Palm Springs and I’m honored to be included with the other beautiful mid-century homes featured.
The 11 page spread features my own photography and styling with a lovely write up by Leslie Thompson.
Be sure to pick up a copy to see all the midcentury eye candy!
Huge thank you to Atomic Ranch for this opportunity!
I finaallllyyyy get to show you guys our bedroom before and after reveal! Yay!
I didn’t think it would turn out to be my favorite room in our apartment, but I think it totally is. I was inspired by mid-century atomic and glam styles, and used green, pinks, and lots of gold elements as my palette.
Here’s what it looked like before:
Putting a bed in front of a window like this can look a little awkward, so the first thing I did was hung wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling shimmery coral-pink curtains and sheers from Target to frame the bed and disguise the window, while still letting tons of light in.
I used a fabric in a similar color to do a wall treatment in the vanity nook. I changed the built-in’s hardware to a vintage 1950/60s set that I found on Etsy and also changed the light to a beautiful brass Sputnik from Lucent Lightshop. The vanity chair is from Nate Berkus for Target.
I installed a beautiful metallic gold and white wallpaper from Tempaper (the same brand I used in my bathroom)! It’s so easy to work with and adds a lot of shine and pattern to the room, but isn’t overwhelming.Lamps are a vintage find from Etsy! Shades are from the Project 62 line at Target. Our bed frame is from Joybird. You know I love me some Joybird. We had our tv mounted in front of the bed for our viewing pleasure. To jazz up the boring closet doors I used metallic gold tape and changed the knobs out to starburst ones from Etsy. The oval starburst mirror is also from Joybird.
And there it is! Can’t wait to show you more rooms soon.
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Oh my god. I’m seriously drooling over these items from Target’s new affordable mid-century modern home decor line — Project 62. Here are the 10 things I need in my life.
Ceramic Geometric Wall Container White/Gold – Project 62™
Picking up a few of these wall planters immediately.
Soriano Square Arm Channel Tufted Chair – Project 62™
This channel tufted stunner comes in four colors, but the blush pink is my favorite. Major heart eyes.
Speaking of blush pink, how good are these dining chairs?
Geller Modern Dining Chair – Project 62™
Paired with this dining table!
40″ Antwerp Modern Round Dining Table – Project 62™
I really like this two-toned coffee table.
Emmond Two-Tone Mid Century Modern Coffee Table – Project 62™
Marble Top Round Table – Project 62™
Three Tiered Marble Accent Table – White/Wood – Project 62™
44″ Antwerp Entertainment Stand – Project 62™
Geneva Glass Floor Lamp Triple Globe (Includes CFL Bulb) – Brass – Project 62™
And this carved rug to top it all off.
Wool Carved Area Rug – Project 62™
Ok going to Target now. Byeeeeee!
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