By Adrienne Breedlove
If there was one word to describe the Halloween season, I would use fantasy. It’s the time of year where everything seems magical and reality is a bit skewed. We can pretend to be other people in other places, while taking in the changes colors of our environment and enjoy the brisk weather.
I’ve said in the past that your home should be a reflection of you and your style. We all have fantasies when it comes to living spaces. Those grand, unique ideas that are beautiful but expensive, quirky but impractical. But there are some individuals out there who have the means and the creativity to make it a reality.
To celebrate this season of imagination, I thought I’d share a few fantastical homes that bend the rules of realism, and feature some uncommon characteristics.
When you think of wallpaper, I bet your first thoughts go to kitschy patterns and bright colors. The last thing you may think of is moody scenery. This wallpaper is so well done with the high ceilings, that it actually appears as though the living room is set in another place entirely. You can purchase this wallpaper and many others at Pixers.
The stairwell to this home is only the tip of the iceberg. The “house vvdb” is as intriguing in the interior as it is externally. Extravagant and daring in some areas, while refined in others, this house is a work of art in and of itself. I sincerely suggest you click on the above picture to view the photo tour.
This home puts tree wallpaper to shame, actually incorporating limbs into the structure of the house. The home is actually built with natural, unshaped lumber. The result is what feel like a tree house, with the branches organic curves lending themselves to the architecture.
You may have thought that Hobbit homes were things of fiction, but it became reality for Simon Dale in 2003 when he began constructing the “Hobbit House”. With help, the home was built and his family was moved in within 4 months. Since then, he’s built several more of these “shelters.” You can see them all by clicking on the above photo.
I think we all dream about giving our children (and maybe a little for ourselves) the coolest room imaginable. Designer Steven Kuhl has set the bar pretty high with this pirate themed bedroom. He’s created a unique play and sleep area for his son, and I’m sure his friends love it as well.
This Moroccan bedroom is just oozing with glamour. Such a beautiful and ornate ceiling is something most of us can only dream about. While renovating your bedroom for a similar look may not be on the top of your to-do list in reality, it would still be quite a sight to see every morning.
Fellow book lovers, what better place to display your hardcovers than inside your staircase? While this unusual organization and decor tactic is interesting, and maybe even a little compelling, those steep stairs seem a wee bit dangerous!
Lastly, I leave you with The Teahouse, the most adorable little house I have ever seen. Unfortunately, there are no photos of the interior, but I just couldn’t resist sharing it.