Design. Create. Decorate.

Design. Create. Decorate.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Halloween Decor - Taking It Outside!

If you saw our previous post about Halloween decorating, then you know this is a special holiday for us, since it's also our anniversary!
Here are some more photos of the inside of Quince Cottage.

Dining Room © Rhiann Wynn-Nolet
Close up of one of our vignettes © Rhiann Wynn-Nolet
Halloween Mantel © Rhiann Wynn-Nolet
And at night...

Night © Rhiann Wynn-Nolet

We had a couple of weeks of unrelenting rain here in North Carolina which messed up our decorating schedule, but we've more or less finished and want to share some photos with you!
Here's the full effect in daylight...

Halloween at Quince Cottage © Rhiann Wynn-Nolet
Here it is at dusk...

Halloween © Rhiann Wynn-Nolet
Halloween © Rhiann Wynn-Nolet
We thought the lanterns needed a little something-something, so we added orange bulbs and simple spiders we cut out of construction paper and taped to the glass.

Lantern © Rhiann Wynn-Nolet

Graveyard © Rhiann Wynn-Nolet

And here's a close up of our "graveyard" and our fountain, now a "skull compote" of sorts. To be honest, the darker skulls were a threesome that are supposed to light up and make scary noises, and be stuck in the ground on stakes. Unfortunately they didn't work this year, so we dumped them in the fountain and added a couple of Dollar Store skulls, some dead leaves, and cobwebs.

Final Resting Place © Rhiann Wynn-Nolet

On a less creepy note, we decided to keep our summer pillows and work with the yellow/gold and lavender/plum scheme, because those also create an excellent autumn palette. The fact that it's a little different from the usual orange/brown/red scheme is actually fine.
Being different is a good thing, right?

© Rhiann Wynn-Nolet

Here's a closeup of our urn. We felt bad about ripping living plants out of the urns, so we simply took a grapevine wreath, placed it on top of the urn, then pulled some of the ivy and Impatience over the top. Next we set the pumpkin on an upside down flower pot in the center, and finally tucked in some faux berries from Michael's.

Urn © Rhiann Wynn-Nolet
We hope you enjoyed this little tour of our scary-but-not-too scary front porch!

While we were hard at work decorating, Buster was dreaming of being a unicorn.

Unicorn Buster © Rhiann Wynn-Nolet
(Actually that's a water buffalo horn he was gnawing before dozing off).

Come back again soon, we've got some great DIY projects in the works and a couple we've actually finished and are ready to share!

Quince Cottage Style mixes old and new, rustic and opulent. 

Our goal is to make our new subdivision house look inviting, beautiful, and as though it wasn't born yesterday


  1. Hello Rhiann! I follow you on Instagram and now via your Blogg. Just love your Fall and Halloweeen decor! So glad I can see more of you here!
    Regards, Wendy (Australia)

    1. Hello, Wendy! So glad you visited and thank you very much :) IG is a great place for making connections.