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Wednesday 19 October 2011

Tablescape 101: Monochrome Halloween Bash

Styling and photography by Manvi Drona-Hidalgo
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With Halloween festivities just around the corner, Stylist and Bright.Bazaar contributor Manvi Drona-Hidalgo has pulled together a monochromatic bash brimming with spooky surprises, lingering textures and seasonal staples. All the links you need to shop the table are above, along with some additional market picks inspired by the look. Over to Manvi to share her top five tips for recreating this eerie soiree:

1. Look for items that reflect light around the table; the resulting shadows will up the atmosphere.
2. Make your own centrepieces using artichokes, fabric Hydrangeas and ostrich feathers - spray paint them in matt silver and black hues to tie in with the theme.
3. Set the theme in advance by sending invites made out of black card stock and place them in glassine pockets for an element of surprise.
4. Although I normally opt for non-drip candles, for this scheme I felt the melting wax added character to the table.
5. Serve your guests a signature drink that corresponds to the table's theme; fizzy cranberry soda works well here. - Manvi.

How are you celebrating Halloween this year? Do you have any favourite ways to style a Halloween table?


  1. Since I prefer a more sophisticated look for Halloween I love the monochromatic scheme used in your post. I will use black and whites.Love white pumpkins or the blue/green/blue pumpkins, I am not an orange lover so these colors work well for my home. Kathysue

  2. ohhh what a stylish halloween theme!!

  3. Oooh this looks amazing! I love the idea of painting the pumpkins to create the monochrome effect - so striking!! Xx

  4. I love the slate chalk name cards! This has made me think that I can write on my slate coasters- great idea!

  5. I expected orange and red, typical autumn-colors when I read yor headline but this was a nice surprise! Very spooky and dark, just like Halloween should be (at least I guess so, we haven´t celebrated Halloween in Sweden för that many years).


  6. There are some great tips here and I am especially loving the silver pumpkins. Love the idea of the really dark colour scheme! It is spooky!!

    Rachie xo

  7. Oh my!!! How spooky stylish is this!!! Leave it to fab Manvi!

    LOVE the black spray painted artichokes. Must try.

    Hugs to you both.


    P.S I would add vodka to that drink.. (:

  8. This is absolutely amazing! I love everything about it. The matte finish to all the pumpkins is just perfect.

  9. o wow. i am LOVING all of the decorations and the dark theme! it looks gr8!

  10. This makes me excited for Halloween!

  11. Hello lovely Manvi! So fabulous that the two of you have teamed up.

    I agree with Mon on the drink...a dash of vodka in the cranberry would be nice! :)

    Black.. especially matte black is stunning. Lovely table Manvi and so many great tips.

    Double hugs from the top of the world.

    xx Charlotta

  12. Really beautiful and a bit mysterious, like the athmosphere :-)

  13. ah see thats what a Halloween part should be like!

  14. It’s a great collection of Halloween theme. Combination of color is really good and black and white really giving a great compliment.
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  15. Love these ideas and picks! Amazing!

    Get some more ideas here! :)

  16. Would love to attend a Halloween party that stylish!


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