Chic Black and White Halloween Tablescape

Sarah Dorsey

Article Posted By: Sarah Dorsey

of Sarah M. Dorsey Designs

Chic Black and White Halloween Tablescape

Sarah Dorsey of Sarah M. Dorsey Designs created this gorgeous chic Halloween tablescape especially for our Halloween Style Challenge series. We sent her a mystery box of Halloween decorations from The Home Depot, and Sarah did the rest.

We love how Sarah achieved such a sophisticated look using such simple materials, including sticks from her backyard.

Chic Halloween Tablescape

Halloween isn’t a big deal around our house, but I love any excuse to decorate! When Home Depot challenged me to decorate my dining room for Halloween, I was game! Instead of spooky and creepy, I went for bold and sophisticated, with a little edge. With a few items from the mystery box and lots of DIY elements, we created a dramatic Halloween tablescape and added a few new touches to our dining room.

 

Chic Black and White Halloween Tablescape

First up, our DIY Halloween tablecloth—inspired by one of my favorite designer fabrics. I love it for everyday use, but it also abstractly represents spiderwebs. I picked up a 6 x 9 drop cloth from The Home Depot, washed and dried it and cut it to fit my dining table. I finished the edges with no sew adhesive and an iron.

Next came creating the pattern. It was surprisingly fast because zero measuring was involved—I love the hand-painted look.

Chic Black and White Halloween Tablescape

The centerpiece was created from sticks around the yard. We found a sturdy curved piece for base. Additional sticks were added by drilling into the base with a drill and securing the branches with glue.

I love the drama and height that it adds to the table, plus the fact that it was free!! We definitely took advantage of our tall ceilings. The height of the centerpiece emphasizes them!

Chic Black and White Halloween Tablescape

Closer to the table, I finished our Halloween centerpiece with a collection of vintage brass candlesticks, white pillar candles, and black LED candles from the mystery box.

Chic Black and White Halloween Tablescape

When we moved into our house, we were left with awkward outlets about 6-ft. off of the ground. Instead of covering them up, we decided to convert the outlets to wall sconces. Using brass lamp parts, clear glass globes and cool vintage-look Edison bulbs, we created our own DIY sconces.

Chic Black and White Halloween Tablescape

I love the modern industrial look!

Chic Black and White Halloween Tablescape

We finished off the table with a few of my favorite fall snacks—mini caramel apples and pastry-wrapped brie and apple bits. YUM!

Chic Black and White Halloween Tablescape

Recently, we painted our wood walls and ceiling. Now our windowless dining room is bright and airy!

The large mirrors also help reflect the light from the living room! We’re in the process of refinished our floors– stay tuned for that tutorial.

Chic Black and White Halloween Tablescape

Thanks so much for stopping by to see our Halloween tablescape. I hope you have a Happy Halloween! Be sure to check out my blog shortly for a few of DIY tutorials mentioned above!

Sarah Dorsey is an interior designer and DIYer who lives outside Washington D.C. with her husband David and their beagle/terrier Annabelle. She blogs about design-build projects and restoring thrift store finds at Sarah M. Dorsey Designs. In their spare time, she and her husband are transforming their passive solar, post and beam home into their dream house, one DIY project at a time.