I have taken a temporary part-time position helping a local retailer sell Halloween costumes, so goblins and ghouls are on my mind. I love helping people find the perfect costume. Action heroes have been favorites for boys, pirates have been popular with people of all ages and Harry Potter still has plenty of fans looking for a Nimbus 2000. Adult women want to become bumblebees and Minions, and grown men are intrigued by morphsuits. No one has asked me about a ghost costume, though. A white sheet with cut-out eye holes may have been the trick-or-treating disguise of choice in It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, but today, ghosts seem to be staying home  - "Ghost" chairs by Philippe Starck, that is. Take a look . . . 

"In the small master bedroom, a floating desk and Louis Ghost chair keep bulky and leggy furniture to a minimum."
1950s Birmingham, Alabama, cottage of designer Lindsey Bond.
Interior design by Lindsey Meadows (formerly Lindsey Bond).
Photography by Jonny Valiant.
Interview by Lisa Cregan.
"Modern and Easy" produced by Doretta Sperduto.
House Beautiful (October 2010).

"Encrusted with mirrors, the woman's dressing table is high-glam; Philippe Starck's clear Louis 'Ghost' chair adds to the effect."
Designer: Robert Young, Traditional Home's senior design and projects editor.
 Co-Designer: Toshie Lim, Wacworks Design.
Photography by Greg Scheidemann.
Text by Candace Ord Manroe.
One Beautiful Bath” produced by Robert Young. 
“Black and white stripes extending across the ceiling, down the walls, and over the floor literally delineate the 9-by-10-foot entry foyer. [Joseph] Abbati borrowed the idea from an exhibition he saw at the Dallas Museum of Art and re-created it himself with paint. 'I like the look of taking the stripe all the way around, and using that space as my own art installation,' he says. An ornate, Venetian-style looking glass and a ­mirrored desk amplify the effect; the table lamp and a Philippe Starck Victoria Ghost chair, both in clear polycarbonate, allow the pattern to show through them.”
Dallas loft of graphic designer Norman Kolpas.
"Graphic Quality" by Norman Kolpas.
Elle Decor (September 2007).

"Instead of bookcases, designer Christine Ralphs displays her fashion books on top of wardrobes so she can find inspiration every day while getting dressed. Framed art is layered on the floor, leaving wall space for a dressing room essential: an oversized mirror."
Interior design by Lloyd Ralphs Design.
Photography by Virginia Macdonald.
 "A West Elm Parsons dining table in designer Mary McGee's Los Angeles living room does double time as a desk and cocktail table for entertaining. McGee put mostly white furniture against the brown bookshelves 'to lighten up the area,' she says. 'I kept everything clean and modern, but with classical lines.' A pair of lamps from House in Rhode Island is paired with Louis Ghost chairs and a French antique armchair that McGee covered in China Seas Lyford Background in Brown on White - 'as close to a floral as I'll ever get.' "
Beverly Hills bungalow of designer Mary McGee.
Interior design by Mary McGee.
Photography by Miguel Flores-Vianna.
"Fashion Forward" interview by Alexandria Abramian-Mott.
House Beautiful (April 2008).

"A simple sofa upholstered in brown fabric adds a masculine touch to an otherwise feminine environment. Clear lucite pieces, such as the Ghost chairs and the curved coffee table, allow the light to flow through. An oversized mirror is perfectly proportioned for the space and, adjacent to the windows, bounces light across the room."
Interior design by Lloyd Ralphs Design.
Photography by James Tse.

"Homeowner and emerging designer Sarah Callanan stained the maple tops of the banquettes and the floors the same ebony for a practical and tailored look. The oversized pendant accentuates the ceiling height, while the shapely Saarinen pedestal table and modern-classic Ghost chairs keep the corner open. Pink and olive throw pillows jazz up the black and white scheme."
Interior design by Sarah Callanan.
Photography by Virginia Macdonald.
Canadian House and Home (September 2011).
“Bamboo laundry organizers from  The Container Store were used as [Carrie] Fischer’s clothes and shoe racks. The middle partition was removed from the left unit so longer dresses and coats could be hung from it; the other is suitable for shorter items like shirts. The round ottoman is from BoConcept, and the glass lamp and stainless steel shelves and tables are from IKEA.” Louis Ghost chairs.
Carrie Fisher's dressing room in Broadway's Studio 54 theater.
Design by John Gidding.
Photographer: Joshua Thomas, JThomas Fine Art.

“Designer John Gidding felt that the acrylic of the Louis Ghost chairs tended to look a little antiseptic in a dressing room filled with color and pattern, so he had their backs imprinted with an eye-catching image.”
Carrie Fisher's dressing room in Broadway's Studio 54 theater.
Design by John Gidding.
Photographer: Joshua Thomas, JThomas Fine Art.

“We repainted the walls and the wood paneling. The brilliant white finish looks like car polish,” she says of the entrance, which now doubles as the dining room. She found the Milo Baughman sideboard on eBay. The rug is from Crate and Barrel." Philippe Starck Louis Ghost chairs.
Dallas apartment of designer Laura Hunt's son.
Interior design by Laura Hunt.
Photography by Ira Montgomery.
"A Lot of Look for a Little" text by Jeff Turrentine.
Architectural Digest (April 2006).

"Philippe Starck's Louis Ghost chairs keep kitchen's breakfast area airy. Simon Pearce glass bowl on table. Conran stainless steel shelving displays white china and heirloom silver. 'The look is more hard-edged,' says [Deborah] Lipner, 'but the reflective surfaces capture the morning light and help you wake up.' "
Interior design by Deborah Lipner.
Photography by John Grover.
Veranda (May 2008).

"In the sitting area, Philippe Starck's Louis Ghost chair becomes a perfect desk chair with a cushion from Design Within Reach. Markham equally mixed two Benjamin Moorewhite paints: White Dove cut the starkness of the BM01."
Home in Greenwich, Connecticut.
Interior design by Sally Markham.
Photography by Pieter Estersohn.
"Romantic is Tailored" by Stephen Henderson.
House Beautiful (November 2006).

 "Charm was the operative word as Jennifer Markanich created a multifunctional mudroom, which serves as a back entry from the garage. A utility sink skirted with a yellow, cream, and gray paisley fabric carries the charm banner, but it's super functional as well. A wide drainboard makes it a good work surface when loading laundry into the nearby washer and dryer. Shelves above the sink are stocked with vases, simplifying flower arranging. And for a fun twist on traditional, the designer covered a modern Philippe Starck 'Ghost Chair' in paisley fabric." 
O'More College of Design Showhouse in Franklin, Tennessee.
Design: Jennifer Markanich, Timeless Interiors.
Photography by Werner Straube.
"Living on Campus" written by Amy Elbert.
Traditional Home (July - August 2013). 

"A cabinet was designed by Andrew [Howard] to anchor the large wall. Four Ionic columns separate the living room from the spacious foyer, which features a Greek key-motif area rug from Tai Ping Carpet."
Armchairs: “Louis Ghost Chair” (Design Within Reach).
Ponte Vedra Beach home of Jennifer Ward and Peter Sleiman.
Interior design by Andrew Howard, Andrew Howard Interior Design.
Photography by Jessie Preza and Colleen Duffley.
Written by Amy Elbert.
"BoldAll Over" produced by Elizabeth Beeler.
"Electric turquoise and lime green star in the sitting room. The cool colors pop against the rich wood surrounding. The faux Warhol down the hall from her office is from the film “54,” in which Sela co-starred."
Black "Louis Ghost" chair by Philippe Starck, Kartell. Wall paint "Pea Coat Blue" by Benjamin Moore.
Interior design by Ann Runyon Carter, Ann Carter Inc.
Photo credit: Dominique Vorillon.
"Sela Ward's Stylish Bel Air Home with a Southern Soul" written and produced by Jenny Bradley.


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