Stylish & Spooky Halloween Decor from eHow.com

 


By Kelli Ellis

Halloween means dressing up, carving pumpkins, trick-or-treating and, of course, adding some spooky elements to your home decor. While your Halloween designs should include the works and creativity of your children, use these tips to incorporate your own adult pizazz into your home decor as well.

Traditional looks can be jazzed up by using natural decor in modern ways. Fill a clear glass vase or pedestal with small pumpkins and gourds and surround them with candles.

To be sure your decor looks and tastes like Halloween, cover the table with candy corn to complete the look.

For maximum impact, focus your seasonally themed decor to the most prominent spots in your home such as entry tables, kitchen islands, coffee tables and dining tables.

 

Halloween doesn’t have to be typical and kitschy. Look for subtle yet chic decor items to get that designer look. Shiny glass “poison” jars and bottles amp up the glam factor.

For drama, surround your vignettes with candles on mismatched candle holders. Use electric candles whenever possible. Celebrating around the kids is stress-free when you remove the fire and flames from your decor.

Adding glass gold and silver pumpkins to your display (the same ones you will use for your Thanksgiving decor, of course) keeps the look seasonal without being too creepy! When shopping for the fall season, you cannot go wrong with leaves, pumpkins and gourds…they will last you for the entire fall season.

For a truly macabre meal, substitute your everyday dinnerware with spooky skeleton plates and vampire wine. Sometimes the subtle decor items say so much more than the obvious seasonal decor.

Photo credits: Kelli Ellis

 

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New QSR Designer in the house!

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So excited and honored to begin this project with the Vitality Group!

Kelli Ellis Press Release - 10-29-13

Success! Design Camp Seattle was fantastic!

Top HGTV Designer, Kelli Ellis

Setting the stage for success!

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Off to sponsor, Sub Zero Wolf’s, gorgeous showroom in Seattle!

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Looking Springy in Seattle – Design Camp Seattle sponsors Sub Zero Wolf show Kelli and Lori how they eat in the NorthWest – Fantastic Food!

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Design Camp Seattle brought together over 120 of the top interior designers in North America.
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First stop:Sub Zero Wolf Kicked off camp with a party on Wednesday night. We’re still getting rave reviews about the food!

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Thursday:Camp is in session at the Seattle Design Center. Topics: Social Media strategies, trends, how to design a line and take it to market, getting your projects and a book published, lighting, Universal Design,and much more including book signings by celebrity interior designers and a soiree by Currey and Co filled the 9AM-9PM schedule.

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Happy Campers with presenter Phil Pallen and Cassandra LaValle of Coco+Kelley blog at Design Camp Seattle!


Author Ronda Carman and editor Leslie Newsom Rascoe wowing the Campers at Design Camp Seattle!

Leslie Newsom Rascoe, Kelli Ellis, Bradley Clifford, Ronda Carman and Lori Dennis
IMG_1099-e1368493910955Mitra Morgan of Joss and Main and Jillian St. Charles of HGTV.com

Greats like business coach Kimberley Seldon, author Ronda Carman (All the Best and Designers at Home), top blogger Cassandra La Valle (Coco+Kelley), social media gurus Phil Phallen and Adam Japko (Design Bloggers Conference), leading editor Leslie Newsom Rascoe (Veranda), industry power house Jillian St. Charles (HGTV), Entrepreneur Mitra Morgan (Joss and Main Founder), Interior Design Sr. VP of Williams Sonoma, Katherine Rice and famous interior designer Nathan Turner shed some serious knowledge about how to succeed in the interior design biz, while being charitable and having a blast!

Celebrity Interior Designer Kelli Ellis with guest speaker Adam Japko
Adam Japko – of NCI Publications, Digital Sherpa, and Design Bloggers Convention Fame!

The list of top notch speakers went on and on and kept us engaged for 16 hours of invaluable content. Whether you were a seasoned interior designer like Bradley Clifford, Mike Ragan and Jennifer Convey , new to the business or somewhere in between, you learned and connected with A-list people and places of your brain that you forgot existed! There’s a reason we get the reviews we do about people lives being changed by Design Camp.


Reunited on the stage and still besties – Kelli Ellis, Nathan Turner and Lori Dennis at Design Camp Seattle!

If you haven’t made it to Design Camp yet, come see us in Philadelphia on October 9-11 or Orange County February 5-7, 2014 and see what all the fun is about! See you soon!!

Design Camp and High Point Market

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As usual, High Point did not disappoint! To start our market we hosted “the Taste of Design Camp”, inspiring interior designers across the country with our Design Camps, we couldn’t pass up the chance to meet and greet at High Point Market. Camp Counselors Leslie Newsom Rascoe (Veranda Editor), Lisa Newsom (House of Veranda), Bill Indursky (VandM), Lisa MendeHelene Hollub, Katy GarrettTraci Mende, Kelli Ellis and Lori Dennis gathered on stage at the Antique and Design Center to share  formulas for success and design know-how for the standing room only crowd.

We were joined by 400 of our closet friends for Taste of Design Camp Gourmet Hot Dogs and S’More party! Thank you Troy and Sons for coming out and bring your spirit and spirits!IMG_0908-e1367283417339

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I found so many gorgeous items that I had to have but found restraint after I satisfied my shopping hunger with this GORGEOUS lamp by Thumbprints.
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And Market is never complete without tea at Halo and their divine wall art by our new friends Raoul and Danielle – Cheers to you! photo-3

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Design Camp: Atlanta

Home from fantastic and hospitable Atlanta and I have to say, I couldn’t be happier with the way Design Camp Atlanta went down! Needlees to say, I love my PIC, Lori Dennis…Couldn’t ask for a better business partner and friend! We had our 1 year anniversary (we met speaking in Las Vegas, Influential Women of Design Panel) Happy, Happy LD! Thank You Fox Theater, Hotel Indigo and Georgians.

As usual we met some amazing designers, women, men, mothers, fathers and fast new fiends at Camp. It’s beyond fulfilling for me to see how much we can inspire these men and women over the course of 2.5 days. For many of you asking me “How did Atlanta Design Camp go?”, just read these reviews, the first from a delight of a woman, Ryan, a new friend for sure….
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Malaga, Spain

My first trip to Spain was eye opening and so wonderful – I was open to new sights, styles and tastes. I was not disappointed in the slightest.

Whenever I travel I am always riveted by architecture and details. Snapping pics as we walked, toured and cruised – I am such a little child when it comes to the smallest details, but it’s the details that make the design!


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The Design Camp Girls were busy bees at the Dwell on Design Show.  Lori spoke on two panels: Kitchen Trends and What’s Happening in Green Interior Design.  We had meetings with Toto, Sub-Zero Wolf and Kalamazoo Gourmet Outdoor to discuss Design Camp and their appearances.  Then we hit the ASID and Dwell on Design VIP parties- margaritaville!!

Celebrity Interior Designers Lori Dennis, Angelo Surmelis and Kelli Ellis at Dwell on Design
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I am so excited to partner with Ehow.com. I had a blast taping over 22 tiles with many more to come. Enjoy this video and many more from me on Ehow.com …Cheers, Kelli

 

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What a fantastic honor to be joined by such influential, brilliant women from the design world.
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