Tis the season to be spooky, which makes the the former New Orleans Estate of Vampire enthusiast Anne Rice a particularly poignant purchase. Rice occupied the 1850’s Garden District mansion from 1989 to 2004 and used it as the setting of her Mayfair Witches series. The home is appointed with corinthian and iconic columns, “massive antique beveled mirrors”, impressive and just a little bit spooky sweeping willows and hand painted murals throughout. I love these pictures because the rooms are sparsely decorated, leaving plenty of room for our imaginations to wander in speculation of what bumps in the night gave way to novels such as Merrick, The Vampire Armand and Blood and Gold.
The mirror pictured above is beautiful. Heres a tip: When you paint the inside of a fireplace black it invites the eye in, if you paint it white, the eye more or less glosses over the inside. Something tells me Santa isn’t the only mystical figure who has ventured through that fireplace!
If you can’t afford the $3.7 Million Dollars for Rice’s old house then check out her newest novel, Angel Time available October 27th, just in time for the bewitching hour!
Here are some Well Appointed House products that would look great in one of these bedrooms!
Library Wing Chair, $2,998
Augustus Crystal Chandelier, $12,488
Charleston Six Drawer Swirl Mahogany Dresser, $9,990
Charleston Six Drawer Tall Swirl Mahogany Dresser, $7,990
Charleston Swirl Mahogany Four Drawer Chest, $5,840