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Oct 31, 2013

Interior Design Inspiration: Halloween Edition

Looking for a way to get into the Halloween spirit on a school/work night without having to leave the house? I am planning to revisit a few of my favorite horror movies for some interior design inspiration. Trust me, it's not all blood and guts. Some of them are as notable for their looks as they are for their spooks:

Suspiria (1977) has the most creepily colorful interiors ever. 
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) is all about jagged curves, and I'm not  just talking about the *SPOILER ALERT* twist ending. 
The hotel in The Shining (1980) has a really cool minty green Art Deco bathroom...too bad about the evil ghosts.
This tablescape from Pan's Labyrinth (2006) is a great example of how decor can provide a welcome distraction from unattractive guests.
I've always really liked the taxidermy-filled sitting room in Psycho (1960), but I wouldn't use the shower.
Mia Farrow in Rosemary's Baby (1968) finds it hard to leave her cozy Manhattan apartment, and who could blame her? 
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and Rosemary's Baby are currently streaming on Netflix. The Shining, Psycho, and Pan's Labyrinth are available for streaming on Amazon. Suspiria is harder to track down, but totally worth it. Check your local video store.

Pictures from Pinterest and Screened.com. See more here on our Interior Design Inspirations Pinterest board.

You can read my follow-up post on decor inspired by Suspiria here.
What movies, horror or otherwise, do you find most inspiring for interior design?

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