A good way to describe Art Nouveau design may be to call it a seductive dance. With its intertwining lines and undulating curves, softly rounded shapes and wave-like forms, Art Nouveau is the opposite of straight lines, flat surfaces,...
Article taken from Issue #32 || Autumn 2015 Print || Digital When The Art of the Home blogger and professional muralist Dawn-Marie deLara first set out to redesign her kitchen, in all its former “yellow plastic glory,” she didn’t anticipate transforming...
PHOTOGRAPHY BY JANNE AND RUBEN EIKEBLAD Grow a garden and care for the environment Let trees grow majestic and tall! Let pieces of the wild have a place in your garden—wildflowers, ferns, birds, fairies, and elves. Look into permaculture and...

Hygge at Home

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Photo by Stella Rose on Unsplash In his tiny tome The Little Book of Hygge, Meik Wiking, CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen, offers guidance on everything that is needed to achieve a happy state of hygge at home. “Hygge is about...
  Photography by Steve Parke The 100-year-old cottage was in ruin from years of neglect, and no one had wanted it. Four buyers had fallen through because they didn’t want the task of fixing it. The second I laid eyes on the...
We asked the Norwegian wood nymph to tell us about her elven home and garden and share some tips on how to make your home more Tolkienesque, and she threw the elven tea party seen here in our honor....
ADVICE FROM A FLORIST by LARISA MINERVA FLORAL PHOTOGRAPHY by JUSTINE GRAJSKI Flowers speak in ways that words fail us. They arrive in spring, pushing their eager green heads through the snow to greet us, welcoming us into another year. Each season is marked by...
Photography by Ren Nickson Photography   “The path was now plain before them, well-tended and bordered with stone. It wound up on to the top of a grassy knoll, now grey under the pale starry night; and there, still high above...
A MOSS-GAZING DINNER FIT FOR ELVES Imagine you’re on a journey through Mirkwood Forest, and you and your companions stumble across a small clearing and find this magical, mossy scene … Here you might take a moment to reflect on...
All photos © Tricia Saroy Article from the Autumn Issue #40 - Subscribe or Buy Issue To start, pick a theme from the Practical Magic book or movie. Maybe you want everyone to dress up as “the Aunts,” who were noted...