LA Times Home & Garden Roundup 10.31.09

LA Times Home & Garden Roundup 10.31.09

Abby Stone
Oct 31, 2009

Scary! Frightening! Haunted! While our job at Apartment Therapy is to make sure that those words don't apply to your home, tonight's the one night that all bets are off. This week's Los Angeles Times Home & Garden section spotlights a home where those are exactly the words the owners want to hear. Maybe you'd rather dress up your house than get dressed up in a costume? Get out of your comfort zone and try on something for your home that's a little out of the ordinary: a few new ideas in the garden; colourful George Nelson Bubble Lamps; or, flamboyantly bold Lilly Pulitzer sheets. Links to these stories and more, after the jump...

Curtain rises on Woodland Hills haunted house: Matt Ford and Lori Merkle Ford have more than candy waiting for the many visitors they're expecting to stop by their house this evening. They've spent the last month putting together a haunted house that must been seen to be believed

A garden made modern in Laguna Niguel: Landscape designers Annemarie and Matthew Hall use their own garden as testing ground for ideas as diverse as horse-feeding troughs used as planters and raised vegetable beds where the front lawn should be. Check out the garden tour to see how it works.

George Nelson's iconic Bubble lamps get colorized: First black and white film, now Bubble Lamps. While we might not have applauded the former, our imagination's been ignited by the latter, exclusively at Room and Board, which can add a pop of modern colour to an otherwise subtle room.

Lilly Pulitzer Home to premiere from Garnet Hill: Looking to break out of your white sheet rut? Lily Pulitzer, the queen of colourful Palm Beach shift dresses, has branched out into a bedding and bath collection that brings as much playfulness to the bedroom as her dresses brought to the streets.

[Spencer Weiner / LAT; Christine Cotter / LAT; Room and Board; Garnet Hill]

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