There is no better way to bring the enchantment of the natural world into your home environment than with a revolving motif of magical beasts: unicorn cushions and carvings, winged lynx cushions, serpent- and dragon-festooned wallpaper, and more. These fantastic designs of enchanting and alluring mythical animals that symbolize strength and power add beauty and an aura of mystery to any home. Drawing the admiration of mere mortals through the ages, they have kept us awestruck—and still do!

Lynx With Wings
Emma J. Shipley is a graphic artist who draws each of her designs by hand and transfers them onto beautiful scarves, cushions, and wallpaper. She is inspired by mythology, travel, and the unpredictable beauty of the natural world. The Lynx Cushion (shown above, on the couch) shows a pair of winged lynx with fantastical peacock tails, flying through the sky against a backdrop of stars and foliage. The design, in a range of beautiful colors, is printed onto a silk-cotton-blend fabric with a scalloped-edge border. emmajshipley.com

Unicorn Planter
The Charleston Gardens Fantasy Unicorn Planter is a thing of beauty, and you will want this beautiful creature standing guard in your yard. (There is also a majestic swan version.) Lightweight and weather-resistant, each piece is cast from sand and stone, reinforced with fiberglass, and treated to create the look of old stone. The colorations may vary, as each piece is treated individually. Made in the U.S. charlestongardens.com

Zodiac Cushions
The House of Hackney Triplicity Medium Velvet Cushion Fire cushions are perfect for bringing enchantment to any room. They are made in England from rich cotton velvet and filled with British wool, with elegant tassels and a Persian-carpet style backing. The Triplicity Fire cushions feature the signs of the Zodiac that make up the fire element—Aries, Sagittarius, and Leo. And to make it even harder to resist these beauties, for every order placed, House of Hackney makes a donation to a Friends of the Earth fund, intended to double the U.K. tree cover by 2045. Planting trees is one of the most effective ways to mitigate climate change, and trees provide shelter for wildlife. houseofhackney.com

Birch Wood Cats and Owls
J. Drew Silvers’s father was a carpenter, and he took to woodworking. Most of his pieces are made from reclaimed birch barn wood. As the artist says, “I find beauty in repurposing and bringing new life back to the materials that some would otherwise consider useless.” His wood-hewn animal shelves—we love the puckish Petite Brown Cat Wood Carving and Crystal Shelf and the Brown Owl-Shaped Wood Carving and Crystal Shelf, both carved from birch—can be laid flat as an organizer or tray, but each piece is ready to hang on the wall and comes with pre-installed hanging hardware. jdrewsilvers.com

Caspian Unicorn
The Caspian Wallpaper series, featuring unicorns and regal British lions in a backdrop of glorious flora, is inspired by the world of C.S. Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia. In a range of rich and somewhat monochromatic palettes—the silver version adds a bit of shimmer to the room, while rose gold warms up any space—the pattern is exotic, elegant, and utterly enchanting. emmajshipley.com

Serpents, Dragons, Unicorns
Decorated with unicorns, serpents, dragons, and more, the House of Hackney Cosmos Wallpaper Midnight looks modern, yet features antique constellation mapping that creates an alluring vintage effect. Hand-painted illustrations of creatures represent all twelve astrological signs, as well as Pegasus, Canis Major, and Ursa Minor. The wallpaper is eco-friendly as well as beautiful, using PVC-free materials and created to make a minimal environmental impact at every stage of manufacturing. houseofhackney.com

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Rona Berg is the former editorial director of Elle, deputy lifestyle editor and beauty columnist for the New York Times Magazine and best-selling author of Beauty: The New Basics and Fast Beauty: 1000 Quick Fixes. Berg has been cited as an industry expert by New York magazine and was called the “Russell Simmons of the Wellness Industry” by the Huffington Post. Working on “Medieval Beauty” for Faerie was “a different type of writing,” she says, “that expanded my heart and mind. As much as beauty ideals change through the ages, what’s remarkable is how much they stay the same.”

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