Steal the Look: Home Edition - Hocus Pocus
Updated: Nov 9, 2022
Spooky season is here and what better way to celebrate than making your home look like the all-time favorite Halloween movie— Hocus Pocus.
You can also watch the Instagram reel for the brief summary.
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The Sanderson sisters were originally from Colonial times, specifically during the Salem Witch Trials which occurred between February 1692 and May 1693. During this time, furniture pieces were handcrafted from wood and consisted of straight lines with occasional curves. Furniture legs displayed more detail with turned, round, or cabriole designs. That said, for this design, let's stick with traditional pieces that consist mostly of wood.
Let's start with the furniture pieces...
A good way of "stealing the look" is by incorporating colors worn by the main characters. I started by selecting an olive green sofa, which reminded me of Winifred Sanderson's cloak. Behind it is a dark red Damask patterned wallpaper which reminded me of both— Sarah and Mary Sanderson's— dresses.
The sofa is flanked by two end tables— a round classic pedestal table in espresso on one side and a rectangular end table with a shelf in black on the other.
In front of the sofa is the Kingstown coffee table which has drawers to hide electronics when not in use, as well as a shelf to display accessories.
When space allows, it's always great to have more seating for guests. The Anelys armchair in espresso/beige fits perfectly within this space as its frame mimics the legs of the coffee table.
Underneath your entire seating area, be sure to add a large vintage area rug. This helps bring all the pieces together and adds warmth and comfort to the room.
Up against an empty wall, add the Beeching 8-drawer accent cabinet. This cabinet is wonderful for storing everything a witch needs to make potions, from a book of spells and rattails to potions and candles. Above that can go the Jefferson Framed Oval Mirror in rubbed bronze. Mirrors are not only great for looking at how beautiful you are, but when they're a large size they can also help a space look larger than it is.
During Colonial times, lanterns and candles were used to light up a room. Fortunately for us, we have electricity! But that doesn't mean we can't still have a candle chandelier. This metal frame wagon wheel chandelier is perfect for this room as it includes 6 bulbs that mimic the look of candles and the cast iron finish stays true to the Colonial design era.
Don't forget the accessories!
Create a gallery wall above the sofa with a handful of picture frames in different sizes and styles. The 9 printed art pieces included above are:
Witch on Broom Albert Joseph Penot Framed Art Print by colorfuldesigns
Circle of Witches Vintage Women Dancing Black and White Framed Art Print by vintagereserve
Every witch needs a cauldron to mix their potions in. So get yourself a freestanding cast iron tripod to hang your cauldrons from.
Add a few candles and lanterns in different styles for additional ambient lighting; glass jars in an array of different shapes, sizes, and colors to store your potions; a reed diffuser to make the room smell good; and some dry branches and eucalyptus, eyeballs, small cauldrons, and an animal head for décor.
Lastly, grab those old hardcover books in multiple colors so it looks like you have an endless knowledge of spells to cast. If you don't have any that fit the style, try searching at thrift stores. The older they are with more rough edges, the more character they add to your space.
If you need help with the layout of your space, book a consultation with Lustrous Interiors for space planning.
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