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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I also added the lovely black studded pumpkins from Dust Bunny to the table setting.
The matching buffet has candles, cake and a tea set. I added the Apple Fall poppies.
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.
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.
The other apothecary cabinet is from Schandenfreude and is full of things from ISON and Soy, like sage and potions and elixirs.
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.
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.
The bed is also from last month’s storyteller set from 8f8 and the wall decor is from Fancy Decor
I love how the sunlight on the mirror looks like a reflection. The chair is from Soy for Collabor88.