Styling and photography by Manvi Drona-Hidalgo
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With Halloween festivities just around the corner, Stylist and Bright.Bazaar contributor Manvi Drona-Hidalgo has pulled together a monochromatic bash brimming with spooky surprises, lingering textures and seasonal staples. All the links you need to shop the table are above, along with some additional market picks inspired by the look. Over to Manvi to share her top five tips for recreating this eerie soiree:
1. Look for items that reflect light around the table; the resulting shadows will up the atmosphere.
2. Make your own centrepieces using artichokes, fabric Hydrangeas and ostrich feathers – spray paint them in matt silver and black hues to tie in with the theme.
3. Set the theme in advance by sending invites made out of black card stock and place them in glassine pockets for an element of surprise.
4. Although I normally opt for non-drip candles, for this scheme I felt the melting wax added character to the table.
5. Serve your guests a signature drink that corresponds to the table’s theme; fizzy cranberry soda works well here. – Manvi.

How are you celebrating Halloween this year? Do you have any favourite ways to style a Halloween table?

Will Taylor

Will lives in NYC and is an interior design author and content creator. He's been blogging about his love of design, style and travel since 2009. His #MakeYouSmileStyle approach to decorating and dressing has inspired over one million Instagram uploads to the hashtag from followers across the world.


  1. Since I prefer a more sophisticated look for Halloween I love the monochromatic scheme used in your post. I will use black and whites.Love white pumpkins or the blue/green/blue pumpkins, I am not an orange lover so these colors work well for my home. Kathysue

  2. I love the slate chalk name cards! This has made me think that I can write on my slate coasters- great idea!

  3. I expected orange and red, typical autumn-colors when I read yor headline but this was a nice surprise! Very spooky and dark, just like Halloween should be (at least I guess so, we haven´t celebrated Halloween in Sweden för that many years).


  4. Hello lovely Manvi! So fabulous that the two of you have teamed up.

    I agree with Mon on the drink…a dash of vodka in the cranberry would be nice! 🙂

    Black.. especially matte black is stunning. Lovely table Manvi and so many great tips.

    Double hugs from the top of the world.

    xx Charlotta

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Welcome to Bright.Bazaar, my make-you-smile style corner of the internet. I’ve been sharing my love of beautiful design, feel-good homes, everyday style, inspiring travel and, pretty much everything in between, since 2009. As well as working as a content creator, I write interior design books and edit a bi-weekly e-newsletter called Smile Mail. I live in New York City with my heartmate and can often be found listening to Madonna’s Confessions album and dreaming up my next home renovation project.