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Decked out Frankensteined lighting by Omega Too

Shopped for lighting lately? You probably found yourself disappointed by the white bread wood veneer choices at Home Depot. Our new sponsor Omega Too Lighting & Design will pull you out of the sad chandelier shopper slump.

I LOVED browsing their site. I got a very The Sims vibe, bouncing from art nouveau pieces to gothic chandeliers to candle sconces — you wanna see?

This steampunk master bath/time machine has a toilet AND a shower

Bruce Rosenbaum, creator of Offbeat Home’s favorite steampunk home, recently came up with this Steampunk Time Machine Antique Master Bathroom Computer Workstation, to be included in Steampunk: Form and Function: An Exhibition of Innovation, Invention and Gadgetry, an exhibit hosted by the Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Shop Clockwork Couture for an elegant Halloween and timeless home decor

New sponsor Clockwork Couture is all about looking good in timeless clothes. I was going to talk about all the corsets, lingerie, blouses and skirts that Clockwork offers, but then I saw the shoes. You will be pleased.

A hand-embellished retro future apartment on the market in New York

A Jules Verne-meets-Tim Burton apartment in NYC just went on the market. Ogle it and you’ll find a new use for submarines in decor.

A skulltacular No Soliciting sign, links to a Royal Tenenbaums house tour, and the furriest pink couch you’ve ever SEEN!

This montage is full of questions: would you embrace this furry couch? Would you dye your hair purple? How much is a kickin’ steampunk ceiling fan worth to you?

New in reader photos: an encouraging garden plaque, a tidy rock garden, and a link to an Alice in Wonderland-themed eatery

Come with me this Monday and tiptoe through the Offbeat Home Flickr Group to enjoy uploads from our readers. Uncommon ’60s doorknobs, a classy-as-fuck dinner party, and a too-cute fabric tenty playhouse await.

See a tease from a colorgasmic home tour and live vicariously in a Mediterranean country

In addition to the colorgasmic tease, this montage has a painting-perfect work desk and an adventurer’s mantle.

Steampunk wonderama in a Massachusetts Victorian/arts and crafts home

Traipse through the Rosenbaum’s New England home and wonder at the ingenuity of their thoroughly steampunked Victorian. If you’ve NEVER dreamed of a steampunk house, this is your post.

Plus — the BEST way to hang a TV. Ever.