Before I recognized the importance of my personal power and claimed it, there was a time when abundance to me meant designer clothes, expensive jewelry, and dining in fancy New York City restaurants. At this point in my life, my...
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Bewitching Housewares

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We are always looking for ways to bring a bit of magic into the home, which is, after all, where we spend most of our time. And that often starts by finding unique pieces that bewitch, enchant, and delight...
"And all at once, summer collapsed into fall,” said Oscar Wilde, and, as usual, he was right. The sudden transition from beachy splendor to autumn harvest does seem to happen in a heartbeat. As temperatures drop and our thoughts...
Photograph by STEVE PARKE A beautiful room is like a long, luscious drink of whatever restores you. Your home should both delight your body and spark your imagination—it brings you pleasure in the moment, plus inspiration that reaches beyond the...
When I was younger I pledged to surround myself with beauty and let it inspire more beauty. Home is my sanctuary, and entering it is like entering a different realm. The wood-carved furniture, velvet curtains, and candles that cast...
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...
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...
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...
Belgian-born Birgitte De Paepe describes her Instagram feed @zebodeko in five words: Everchanging Badass Bohemian Jungle Fairyland. There you’ll find jaw-dropping images of her magical fifty-year-old home, located in a small village in the south of France and bordered...