Welcome to the Hauntingly Beautiful Decor Halloween Blog Hop! I am happy to be hosting this hop and to share some fun Halloween decorating ideas with my talented friends and readers. Today I have the very special honor of having my dear friend Larissa Jenkins as a special blog guest to kick off the hop (see full hop schedule at the end of this post). She will be introducing you to her beautiful historic home, the “Welch House.” Larissa has been the co-host of the Hauntingly Beautiful Decor Halloween Link party here on my blog and also the hashtag party on Instagram. She has amazing vintage style and loves to hunt for beautiful thrifted treasures for her dreamy abode. Her home is just perfect for Halloween! Get ready for some really beautiful Halloween decorating inspiration! Enjoy!
Hello and welcome to my home! I am so very excited and honored to be introducing the “Welch House” and sharing my Halloween Home Tour here today on Amber’s amazing blog! Thank you so much Amber for this opportunity! Let’s get started!
I’ve always had a fondness for Halloween, but I must say it has definitely grown since my Husband and I purchased our 120 year old home, The “Welch House” almost four years ago. Our home was built in 1900 and is very popular in our small town. The locals refer to it as the “Welch House” named after the prominent family that built the home. My husband and I are the third family to own the home. I have been asked many times by locals if there is a ballroom on the third floor. Many of them remember stories being told of dances taking place in our third floor during the First World War era. I do not know if that is true or not, but our attic is very large and could accommodate many people. I have also been told that long ago our home was featured in a book, which I am trying to track down. Many years ago Welch House was named one of the “Most Stately” Homes in our town and was given a plaque to commemorate this achievement. Sadly, while the other nominated homes still have their plaques displayed proudly in their foyers, ours was missing when we purchased the home. I hope to find it someday!
Welch House is truly my dream home, and my greatest wish is to make her beautiful again! The home creates a beautiful backdrop for holiday decor…especially Halloween decor. With its creaky floors, the beveled glass windows, and even the chandeliers, it all adds to an elegant but spooky atmosphere. I Love French and European decor so I try to incorporate those aspects into my Halloween decor as well.
When you first enter our home our butler, “Fred”, will be there to greet you. He is a favorite when guests visit.
The French buffet in the foyer is decorated with candelabras, pumpkins, leaves and branches from my yard.
Did I mention that I like to be thrifty too? The large bust gets an instant makeover with a black mask that immediately adds a bit of mystery to the vignette. I love decorating with busts and you will see a few more later on in the tour.
Our library got a spooky makeover with golden skulls here and there. I think they look adorable all decked out in their vintage hats!
Be careful of the mirrors in this room— You never know what reflection might see staring back at you!
The newest addition to our family, a black kitten named “Maleficent’ is the perfect Halloween prop. She was very cooperative while I snapped this photo of her in the gold French chair, along with a witch’s broom and hat.
The living room mantle features a different bust that received a fun Halloween makeover, complete with a Marie Antionette wig! I stuck crows in her hair for a spooky effect, and I loved how it turned out.
Candelabras are a must for a creepy, yet, elegant Halloween look on the mantle.
I put my witch costume from last year to good use this year by turning it into a decoration! My dress form looks so creepy decked out as a witch next to the Italian armoire in the living room. I love the green witch hands peeking out of the sleeves.
On the other side of the antique armoire, yet another bust has transformed for the season, this time into a witch!
The living room piano is draped with spider webs. The vintage frames hold some very spooky images.
Our deer head even gets her own lace mask too.
In the dining room, the table is set with my Grandmother’s crystal and her china plates that feature a black rose…It’s Halloween perfection! I added simple white roses, pumpkins, and of course, candlelight.
I used a white lace curtain as my table runner this year. I think it looks beautiful flowing down off of the table.
The mantle received a quick makeover with creepy cloth and black crows.
I decorated the buffet with branches from my yard that I painted gold and put in my vintage Florentine waste baskets. I filled the branches with black crows and Spanish moss. I then put black masks on each of my lady statues, and filled the buffet with dried leaves and pumpkins.
The dining room piano was the perfect spot for my owl statue. I couldn’t resist putting a crown on his head!
I added spider webs to my vintage French boy lamp and also to the crystal wine server and glasses. The mini chalkboard gives it just the right touch.
I hope you have enjoyed my home tour and maybe it has inspired you to decorate your own home for Halloween! If you enjoyed this post you can follow me on Instagram to see more of my home and decor!
Wow thank you Larissa!
What an amazing tour! Now there are six more Hauntingly Beautiful homes for you to check out so get ready for more inspiration!
Next up on the hop is Rhonda at Hallstrom Home. Head on over and check out her gorgeous decor too! You can see the rest of the hop schedule below. I will be sharing some of my own Halloween decorating ideas on Saturday. See you back here tomorrow!
Larissa this is so spooky and gorgeous all at the same time! This blog hop sure has been fun.
Best,October 27, 2017 at 9:03 pm
Thank you so much Rhonda! That means a lot to me coming from you! Im so happy to have been a part of this tour!October 28, 2017 at 2:53 am
Larissa, your home is just gorgeous! You are so lucky to own such a treasure. I adore historical homes. They have so much beauty and character. Your home is just stunning adorned for Halloween. I know that your little one must love it! It has been so much fun blog hopping with you. Happy Halloween, sweet friend!!!October 28, 2017 at 12:51 am
Shannon thank you so so much! I really love our old home even with all of its flaws. My little boy loves the decorations, we are already planning for next year! I enjoyed being included in this blog hop and i cant wait to see your beautiful home tomorrow!October 28, 2017 at 2:57 am
OMG!!! LOVE it! Fantastic!!October 28, 2017 at 2:42 pm
What a cool house! Every detail is so amazing. I studies every photo because I din’t want to miss anything. What a perfect house to decorate for Halloween & how fun it must be to tour it in person!October 28, 2017 at 8:39 pm
Loved the post so much
Larissa, your Halloween home is wonderfully spooky! It’s so nice to see your photos so nice and big (cause IG is so small!!)October 30, 2017 at 7:51 am
Amber, I am so glad you shared Larissa’s home on your blog and am having so much fun going through the tour!! Larissa, your home is perfect for Halloween! I love the busts and skulls with vintage hats!! The branches spray painted gold and every touch you gave to your beautiful home!October 30, 2017 at 6:01 pm
Isn’t Larissa’s home and style just amazing? I am so glad you are enjoying the hop Kristin! Next year I hope you will join us for the Halloween hop too!October 30, 2017 at 9:29 pm