Saturday, October 13, 2012

Halloween Gallery Wall


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Friends, this is the reason why I took all the art down this week. I was in the mood for a dramatic change: a gallery wall with a Halloween theme. Now it is finally done and I get the feeling that I live in a completely different house. Every time I walk into the living room, the bold art strikes me in the face. It's like living on a film set (and what's to complain about that?)




To tell you the truth, I just wanted to have a black pear on my wall. You know me, why pay for something when you can do it (almost) for free? So I payed a visit to my favorite supply store, where I found a sturdy black cardboard that stole my heart with its matte finish and soft texture. I came home and I traced the outline of the pear, cut it with the Exacto and framed it the next morning. So far so good, only that my beautiful pear didn't go with any of the thin-lined art from the Fall transition living room.



"Well, I'll just have to change the rest of the art" was the first thought that came to my mind. As the spooky Halloween approaches, the theme came to my mind naturally. Good thing that the pear was already black: it's quite appropriate for Halloween! I just went out and bought some more of the same textured black cardboard, just enough to replace all the other pictures in the room. This way, I only payed like 4 bucks :)




Since the pear was such a statement piece, I decided that the new gallery wall would not only be black and white, but that I would keep making big silhouettes for a very graphic effect. Halloween offers plenty of stuff to choose from and these were my choices: the spooked black cat with its hair all raised up on the back and on the tail (as a cat owner myself, this was just as fun to make as the pear), the spider web, the witch's broom and a very, very sad and lonely floating ghost.








I added a letter sign, made from the same supply, plus my beloved ugly ceramic mask that you first saw in the Mad Hatter Home Office. In order to complete the black-and-white color scheme, I matched the little cream leather couch with a black Ikea shag rug and a dark leather pouf from my trip to Marrakesh. It was just... too colorless, so I immediately added a few orange touches (the Tam Tam stool, the vintage lamp and the pumpkin, of course!) for a traditional Halloween color scheme. BOO!

66 comments:

  1. OMG this is so funny! I will be honest to you, I don't like halloween so much but I love this idea to change the art wall with respect of the season or festivity! I love the graphic effect of the black and white silhouettes! What I love the most? I'm sure.. the pear!
    It could be the black cat but I have a real one so.. the pear! ;)
    Have a nice weekend Meeha!

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    1. Your black beauty brings Halloween to you every day :) Nice weekend to you, Laura!

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  2. I love the thought of even changing the wall art to suit the seasons - I never thought of it! I'm usually changing the pillows, candles, or small decor.

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Yelle! I love changing the small accessories, too, but I love love love illustration so much and the changing of the season gives me the perfect pretext to have new item in sight :)

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  3. I think then if I came into your apartment, I would never come out from al lthe beauty :)

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    1. Aleksandra, you are so sweet - thank you! (in reality, my cats mess up with the rug and there are scattered pillows everywhere)

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  4. So cool!
    Fun to replace such terms.
    I just love the yellow TAM-TAM :)
    And your living room!

    Have a nice evening :)
    Janne

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    1. Thank you so much! If it were after me, I would put the orange stool in every picture of my blog :)))

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  5. I love your blog so since is my turn for giving the "Dardos"awards, I chose Meha Meha for it. Hope you like it!. You can pick it up at my site.Regards,
    Angélica

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  6. OMG, this is really something! I would never ever think of such a transition! Looks great!
    p.s. where's the witch lamp?

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    1. The witch lamp was too ... yellow, I switched it with the small orange lamp shade (which I just bought 10 days ago and I'm a little obsessed with it).

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    2. congratulations on features :)
      This transition is so interesting, it catches everybodys' eye

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    3. Thank you, Ana - to me it's a surprise, I just wanting some big black art but never thought it was a big deal at all :)

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  7. I'm in LOVE, LOVE, LOVE with it! So awesome!
    --Katie

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  8. I love the cat, it is beyond gorgeous! and the orange lampshade, wonderful!

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    1. Thank you, Jutta, I just scored the little orange lamp a week ago from a thrift shop!

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    1. Thank you so much for making time to visit, Jen!

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  10. cute! Thanks for linking up at my Submarine Sunday link party!

    T'onna

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    1. Thank you so much for making time to visit, Tonna!

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  11. LOVE IT! I had to pin it.... I'm going to have to try making some cute halloween art like this! :)

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    1. Thanks a million for the pin - I am so happy that you like the Halloween wall!

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  12. Fantastic! :) You are really clever!

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    1. Thank you, Lisa, this is the boldest thing I've ever done!

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  13. how cute! i wish id decorated this year!

    Have a great night! Stop by nichollvincent.blogspot.com and say hello! xo

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    1. Thanks a million for the visit, you are welcome on MeehaMeeha anytime :)

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  14. Brilliant Halloween decor! I love that you change your decor so often - nice to have so much variety!!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you so much, Jill - you are the best hostess ever :)

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  15. This is such a great idea! I love that the decor gets refreshed seasonally.

    XOXO
    Ashley
    sistersinthenyc.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks a million for the visit, you are welcome on MeehaMeeha anytime :)

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  16. that smiling gourd makes me smile. i love him. thanks for linking up to tip-toe thru tuesday!

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    1. Thakns, Andie! At first, I wanted to make vampire teeth, but then I just left the jolly smile ;)

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  17. Love it all! You have the best pics. Thanx for coming to THT!

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    1. Lovely hostess as always, Pamela, thank you so much for the beautiful words!

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  18. Your style is much more modern than mine, but each time I visit your site, I am charmed by what I see. Your Halloween themed living room is no exception. I'm signing up as a new follower so I don't miss what you're cooking up next!

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    1. Vickie, your warm and sincere words have just made my day! Thank you! It's not often that bloggers embracing different styles connect and share ideas - I am thrilled to have you here :)

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  19. Thanks so much for linking to Make the Scene Monday, you are being featured tonight!

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    1. Whaaa, thanks a million for the feature!

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  20. What a cute concept! Love the cat especially, hopping over from Happy Hour!

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting, Kelly, the cat is kinda my favorite, too :)

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  21. I voted for you! I pinned your entry way long ago. I love it so much! My daughter is in the cool category so I'm glad you are in a different category :-)

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    1. Dawn, thank you for the lovely words and also for the vote on Apartment Therapy! I am overwhelmed and I hope your daughter's entry wins!

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting, Angie, you always lift up my spirits!

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  23. I just love this idea. I am not really into the whole Halloween decorating thing, but this is something that I can definitely do. Thanks for the inspiration.

    Carla

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    1. Carla, thank you so much for visiting my Halloween gallery wall! Typically I don't embrace Halloween either, but this black and white exercise was simple enough so I could live with it, too!

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  24. So adorable!! I featured it on my TT&J FB page :)

    xoxox

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    1. Thanks a million, Jen, this is a real honor for me, coming from you!

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  25. I love the simplicity of this! And that lampshade is awesome!! Thanks so much for coming out to the party at Clean and Scentsible. I'll be featuring this tomorrow. I hope you are having a lovely weekend!
    Jenn :)

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    1. Jenn, thanks a million for the feature, I am honored!

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  26. your decorations are always so perfect - I just LOVE the simplicity and impact of this gallery wall!!

    I featured this today:
    http://christinasadventures.com/2012/10/sunday-features-95.html

    And I pinned it too!!:
    http://pinterest.com/christinasadven/20-below-features/

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  27. Your wall looks great!! So glad you linked up at Romance on a dime!

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    1. Betsy, thank you so much for the lovely comment! Good luck with your blogging marathon!

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  28. AMAZING wall! I totally love it. The black and white with the pops of orange? Delightful. Bravo!

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    1. Thank you so much for the beautiful words, Ellie, I'm so happy that you dig my simple style!

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  29. Wow! I really love your Halloween wall decor. I have a Halloween decors in my mckinley hill condo but not as beautiful like this! :)

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  30. What a classic arrangement of black and white accents. They definitely add a Halloween touch to any room. You do such a beautiful job designing vignettes. I'm learning so much from reading your blog. Thanks for sharing on our link party this week!

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  31. I love this! I will be featuring you tomorrow! thanks for linking up!
    Kim

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  32. your halloween wall is great! :)
    I favorited your entry way on apt therapy.

    good luck!
    gail

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    1. Gail, thanks a million for giving me your vote, I am overwhelmed! I hope one day I could od the same for you!

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    1. Oh, Debra, thank you so much for making time to visit, I really appreciate it!

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  34. Love the Halloween Gallery Wall - such a great statement! Thanks for sharing at our Pinteresting Link party!

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