At home with the macabre

“We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.”

Barnesworth Tabor Cottage, Vespertine upcycled fence town/autumn; 8f8 Storyteller’s Burrow Reader’s Pier, Botanical Aspen Trees, Half-Deer Deadwood Trees, Skye’s Enchanted Woods, 3d Trees Spruce 01, Pixel Mode Fall Harvest Barn

I do not decorate my home for Halloween and only add a bouquet of colored glass bulbs and a gold tabletop Christmas tree for Christmas. My apartment is small and I don’t waste my limited storage space storing decorations. My second life, though, seems to have infinite storage space so I love to decorate there. Also, it’s much less work to pack up and move and also less expensive. Here,then is my home for fall inspired in part by the macabre aesthetic of Tim Burton. I began by tinting my Tabor Cottage from Barnesworth to saturated dark colors instead of the natural stucco that it was originally. There’s a barn in the background with a few animals and a dock on the water.

“We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.”

Barnesworth Anubis Tabor Cottage, Verspertine upcycled fence town/autumn, Cheeky Pea Autumn Step Frame Dark, Striped Mocha Swing, Pilot Pumpkin Mice Black, Striped, Orange; Ariskea Terre Automne Branches Vase, PILOT Fall Garden Night

I added this prop fence from Vespertine because I loved the bright colors and though it did not add anything macabre to the home, I liked the colors and the idea of it. Not everything needs to be macabre.  

“We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.”

Schandefreude Drippy and Boney Candles, DRD burtonesque cabinet, dust bunny eerie lamp taller and shorter, DRD Quirky Lam, Second spaces Burton Table Red, DRD Burtonesque Gothic Couch and teaset, W.Winx and Flair Rug Set – Maple

The living room I tinted what I called Burtonesque Purple, a lovely foil for the black and white boldness of the furnishing from DRD for this month’s Collabor88. The black and white maple rug is from Whimsy Winx & Flair. It’s got a color change script so if you don’t like black and white, there are more options. The lamps are from Dust Bunny. I was disappointed they have no illumination, but I put little projectors inside so they cast lovely shadows of their ironwork cages.

“We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.”

Mudhoney Nola Rug Chevron, Dust bunny eerie lamp, Lark Cathedral Chandeliers – red, DDRD Burtonesque Frames, silver, The Loft Ophelia Chair Black, and Red, Dust Bunny Melting Table, Rustica Whale Squeaky Toy

In the other corner, another of the gothic couches from DRD with some asymmetric chairs from The Loft that are made with mirrors of each other. I had some gorgeous channel back asymmetric chairs that I sold when I downsized to this apartment. I loved sitting on them and resting my arm on the curved back, though i think the metal frame on these are not suited for that kind of lounging. The artwork is from DRD. It comes with two pictures close together, but I edited linked parts so I could have one picture on the left of the window and another on the right. Lots of furnishings are modifiable to give you that kind of flexibility.

“We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.”

DRD Burtoneque Wall Decor White, Gothic Chairs, Lisp Body Mirror, Mudhoney Gale Rug Chevron

The rest of the living room has this fabulous fireplace and I placed some of the DRD Burtonesque Wall Decor tree silhouettes there as well as the fabulous throne chairs. On the far wall, there is a delightfully rude mirror from Lisp.

“We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.”

Apple Fall Poppies Glazed Vase, Soy Vortex Window Frame A, The Loft and Aria Baxter Cake Stand, Tea Set, Candle Tray, Sideboard. DRD Burtonesque Wall Decor Black, Soy Chair Deer horn, Soy Chair Rabbit Ears, The Loft Baxter Serving Dish, Table, Dining Chairs, White Floral Rug. Organica herb garden

The kitchen and dining room are dominated by the Baxter Dining room set from The Loft and Aria for Collabor88. I left them pretty much as they came other than removing two of the Baxter chairs from the end and replacing them with the deer horn and rabbit ear chairs from Soy.

“We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.”

The Loft and Aria Baxter table and place settings at Collabor88 with Dust Bunny Gold studded pumpkins. 

I also added the lovely black studded pumpkins from Dust Bunny to the table setting.

“We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.”

Apple Fall Glazed Poppies, The Loft and Aria Baxter Candles, Cake and Tea set

The matching buffet has candles, cake and a tea set. I added the Apple Fall poppies.

“We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.”

Dust Bunny Small Spaces Kitchen end cabinet, corner cabinet, sink cabinet island cabinet, Second Spaces kitchen collection drying rack, well stocked pantry bowls, canned good, Tres Blah Kitchen Basics Cookie Jars, 8f8 Granny’s Winter Cottage Wall cupboard, Dutchie Tray with Black Coffee, Zaara Bay Leaves, Cardamon, Cloves, Nutmeg, Star Anise, Second Spaces Wall Rack, Spices, Half-Deer Raven, 8f8 Granny’s Winter Kitchen Stove, Cupboard, Dutchie 1930s refrigerator, PILOT Cooking pumpkin, Sari-Sari- Paper Towel, Ariskea White pumpkins, Dust Bunny and Tenshi Pumpkin planter, Dutchie Making Bread Dough, ISON wine light, Sari-Sari Chopping board, knife strip, Apple Fall Baguette

The kitchen is a mix of appliances and cupboards from Dutchie, 8f8 and Dust Bunny with cooking items from Sari-Sari, Tres Blah, Dutchie and Zaara.

“We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.”

Apple Fall Charlotte’s Pears, Mudhoney Apothecary Cabinet plain, Madpea Bonsai Hizashi, Thistle Vintage Map, Tres Blah Pillow Ram, Glam Affair Ballet shoes on follow, tarte pillow stack, Mudhoney Zelia Pillows, Commoner Monogram Throw Pillow

The banquette in the study I filled with pillows from Tres Blah, Tarte, Commoner and Tres Blah. Then I added an apothecary cabinet from Mudhoney, a bonsai tree from MadPea and a map from Thistle.

“We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.”

RE Blueprint Designs Art Deco Fantail Lamps Gold, Schandenfreude Bethany Apothecary Cabinet Orange, Soy Candles with Amulet Seat, Soy Vortex Windowframes B and C, ISON Iron cast bowl, Soy Calderone, Whie sages for smoking, Bottled potions, turkey feather, floorpan and willow apothecary books, Ison books and skulls, hand of death. light o life. taste reused birdcage. Contraption Musical Clock

The other apothecary cabinet is from Schandenfreude and is full of things from ISON and Soy, like sage and potions and elixirs.

“We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.”

DRD Burtonesque clocks and wall decor, Dust Bunny Ladylike Chair, RE Blueprint Designs Art Deco Fantail Wall Lamps Gold, 8f8 Storytellers Double bookcase full, DRD burtonesque book holder, 8f8 storyteller’s Old Rugs, Study Desk and Study Chair,  Contraption Musical Clock Perpetual Mobile, Soy Vortex Window Frames. 

The bookcase, desk, chair and rugs are all from the Storyteller’s Bureau gacha set by 8f8 at last Arcade. I put up a couple more of the DRD cutout pieces of Burtonesque wall decor and some vortex artwork from Soy. The DRD clocks are fabulous and fun and race against time with their spinning hands.

“We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.”

Dutchie cast iron bain de bateau, wicker laundry basket with towel,  A.V. Vincent carpet, Pilot Romantic Candlesticks, Apple Fall Mother of Pearl inlaid chest

Everyone needs a break from the macabre, so there is the upstairs where I have a lovely bath from Dutchie as well as a hamper, a beautiful black and white dresser from Apple Fall and the peaceful romantic candles from Pilot.

“We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.”

8d8 Storyteller’s Master Bed, RE Blueprint Design Art Deco Fantail Lights, dust bunny eerie lamp, Soy Deer Horns chair, db twisted design clock red, Apple Fall mother of pearl inlaid cabinet, floorplan vanity and pouffe, fancy decor legacy frames 3

The bed is also from last month’s storyteller set from 8f8 and the wall decor is from Fancy Decor

“We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.”

Tres Blah Make up (several pieces), hot lips phone, magazines on the chair and skull and roses, floorplan boudoir vanity and pouffe, Soy Deer Horns chair, 

I love how the sunlight on the mirror looks like a reflection. The chair is from Soy for Collabor88.

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