Boo! Happy Halloween! In recent years Halloween was a HUGE event in our neighborhood with tons of people coming through. The traditional neighborhood festivities are no longer since the couple coordinating the Halloween event have moved. While the festivities were fun, I will admit that I really did not like the fact that it brought droves of people into our quiet little neighborhood. Many people don’t realize our neighborhood exists and, for security purposes, I kind of like it that way. I’ve never been big on Halloween (even as a child) so this year I happily anticipated a fairly quiet evening. We won’t be giving candy away to the masses tonight but we wanted to make sure that the neighborhood children didn’t miss out. I got busy filling these cute drawstring bags with chocolate and passed them out to the neighborhood children yesterday in case they won’t be home tonight. I would hate for them to miss out on a few extra cavities sweet treats.


Original photo by Reviving Charm.

Instead of filling your inbox today with sweet treats to satisfy your sweet tooth, I have decided to pass along some scary good design. Specifically, some dark, moody spaces. And since black is one color, other than orange, that is most representative of Halloween let’s take a look at how the color black can create some of the most chic and elegant spaces. Enjoy….


decorating-with-black-via-revivingcharm_com-5All images via Pinterest unless otherwise noted.


  1. Karen B. says:

    I’m with you, Halloween has never been a favorite holiday, even when my kids were young. Still, those treat bags are adorable and you’re very thoughtful to pass them out in advance. We have some very young goblins in our neighborhood so we’ll enjoy seeing them and their excitement.
    I love black as an accent and while these rooms are dramatic and beautiful, I’m not sure I could ever pull it off. It’s sure fun to see the best of those designers that can boldly go where I cannot. 🙂

    • Reviving Charm says:

      I hope you had a nice Halloween and enjoyed the little ones in the neighborhood.

      Like you, I love black as an accent. When we bought our previous home it had a kitchen with black cabinets. I loved them. I wouldn’t have been so bold to select them if I were designing from scratch but we enjoyed the kitchen while we were there. It’s definitely something I could not pull off in our current home. But I do enjoy seeing others go bold.

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