Halloween Inspiration from Martha Stewart

This past Tuesday, a couple of bloggers and peeps in the wedding industry were invited for a studio tour of the Martha Stewart Show.  I’ve been lucky to attend a number of tapings, but this was the first time I actually got to look at the set up close and personal!

(image source: Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia)

Martha is a pro when it comes to styling, and her studio is no exception. Everything was decked out in Halloween decor, with no detail overlooked. I thought it might provide you with some styling inspiration, particularly if you’re having a fall event. Read on for pictures galore!

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Skulls interspersed between white pumpkins were placed at the bottom of the staircase.

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Oversized white gourds lined the stairs.

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The ubiquitous candy buffet gets the gothic treatment displayed in black containers.

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Peering into the prep kitchen.

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Martha’s stash of white dinnerware was swapped out for silver and black pieces.

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Everything on Martha’s set actually works. This is the view from behind the counter looking out into the audience. The guest of the day was Josh Charles of The Good Wife, who helped Martha cook beef fajitas.

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I long for an oversized kitchen sink like this!

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Customized signs and labels have become a trend to stay.

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Dahlias are such dramatic flowers.

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Gourds come in so many different colors, sizes, and textures. They make for interesting centerpieces and vessels.

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Martha’s flower fridge.

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Martha’s crafting station

Here is a close up peek into some of the cubbies!

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Each one is so different and so interesting.

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Pegboards are an interesting and inexpensive way to display and organize items.

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Even the books on the shelves had spooky titles!

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This would be an easy and pretty way to display photos at a wedding. Check out the silly googly eyes in the third picture.

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These scary frames were made by attaching skeletons with gauze to regular picture frames.

A couple won a Martha Stewart Sandals wedding back in February, and this is a recreation of their actual reception table. You can catch a special about the whole shebang at 9pm on the Style Network this Saturday. (image source: Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia)

How fun would a Halloween themed shower, bachelorette party, or even wedding be?  You’re never too old for Halloween! :)

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Mrs. Bee

Location:
New York
Wedding Date:
March 2005
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    dani0842 85 posts, Worker bee @ 5:16 pm

    Oh, I am so jealous… You did a great job documenting your trip! I’ll definitely be borrowing some of Martha’s decorating ideas for my annual costume party (but then, this is nothing new!!)..

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    lioness 819 posts, Busy bee @ 5:25 pm

    Omg it’s like heaven. Thanks for sharing it with us!

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    SandraMarie_1986 1363 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:57 pm

    Oh my goodness, I agree…it’s like heaven. I LOVE this kind of organization and decorations. Beautiful Martha!

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    jordynrose 6351 posts, Bee Keeper @ 6:06 pm

    So cool! My sister wants a Halloween themed wedding. I definitely think this could serve as some inspiration.

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    sand dollar 1334 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:12 pm

    Fun fun fun! Someday I’d love to make it onto Martha’s set. That woman is a genius in our time.

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    sewing 2649 posts, Sugar bee @ 6:22 pm

    haha, love the dark side punch and the skull sitting in the kitchen scale! :)

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    elephant 6339 posts, Bee Keeper @ 6:40 pm

    Wow, her studio looks amazing!

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    feministbride 283 posts, Helper bee @ 6:43 pm

    Love it! I adore the dahlias in the black container. Bookmarking for sure.

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    Lan, Guest @ 6:45 pm

    wow this is just eye candy! I like your glasses Bee! are those the new ones?

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    mrsbee 3235 posts, Sugar bee @ 7:20 pm

    @Lan: Nope these are really old — I’ve had them for about 9 years!

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    sprinkle 542 posts, Busy bee @ 9:33 pm

    I love that sink… I stared longingly at that picture for a long time!!!

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    miss kelly 27 posts, Newbee @ 9:36 pm

    is that Ali Phillips, a wedding planner from Chicago, in that picture? I used to work for her about five or six year ago! She is great!

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    mrsbee 3235 posts, Sugar bee @ 9:37 pm

    @miss kelly: Why yes it is Ali!

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    taffy 3081 posts, Sugar bee @ 9:45 pm

    Love it!!! Is the studio on 26th at 7th? I used to live in the building right behind it! I always wanted to go in, but never got the chance!

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    brooch 1760 posts, Buzzing bee @ 9:53 pm

    Oh look there you are, and Randy, and Martha too! Wow! I love the winning couple’s table decor, tre chic! I love the halloween theme too, you’re right, it never gets old!

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    hamster 4047 posts, Honey bee @ 10:31 pm

    What creative Halloween decor, and looks like it was such a fun experience. Thanks for sharing! :)

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    cheetah 1192 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:40 pm

    I want to go to there. :)

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    starfish 1902 posts, Buzzing bee @ 8:34 am

    I would love to tour Martha’s studios! That’s so cool, especially during halloween! Love the inside peak! :)

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    dbpsu18 24 posts, Newbee @ 8:35 am

    Oh I so heart halloween decor… and her studio is the epitome of classy halloween decor… LOVE it.

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    Mrs.LetsGoPens 1967 posts, Buzzing bee @ 9:14 am

    Thank you so much for posting this Mrs. Bee. SO and I are planning on having a Halloween wedding, this was some great inspiration!

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    lobster 668 posts, Busy bee @ 9:16 am

    Thanks for sharing! I love those oversized gourds and the black and silver dinnerware. So fun for Halloween but still stylish Martha!

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    brooklynbride1984 167 posts, Blushing bee @ 9:32 am

    love this .. thanks for sharing ! I wish i had a flower fridge <3

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    Violet Violet 985 posts, Busy bee @ 10:00 am

    Thanks for sharing!!

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    Bellini 713 posts, Busy bee @ 10:29 am

    @Lobster

    all of that black and silver dinnerware is by Juliska…I love that company so much and it’s all over my registry. check it out here:
    http://www.juliska.com/our-collections/ceramics/pewter-stoneware/

    http://www.juliska.com/our-collections/glassware/tableware/black-glass-tableware/

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    adamsce86 19 posts, Newbee @ 11:49 am

    Thank you so much for sharing! I am in love with Martha Stewart and WeddingBee–so combine the two and…oh my stars!

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    msbuttons 5014 posts, Bee Keeper @ 4:27 pm

    This is so fun! I love the photo frames with the gauze and skeleton hands…Halloween decorations are just so cool…

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