Match your art to the romantic fantasy on your bookshelf
(and Outlander and Stardust in your watch-later queue)
For modern-day romantics who want their home to feel as fantastic as their mind.
What’s your brand of magic?
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This isn’t your ordinary, everyday, run of the mill, ho hum newsletter.
Make coming home like stepping into your story—the good bits
You can leave the crazy, noisy, monkeys-have-taken-over-the-zoo world outside. Your home is your sanctuary. In here, you’re living The Tale Of Me: A Collection of Good Bits Where I’m A Big Damn Hero. As the wise one (Terry Pratchett) said, “If you don’t turn your life into a story, you just become a part of someone else’s story.”
And if you want the art on your walls to help you with that, the only appropriate response is:
Supercharge your collection, boldly
You’re a gatherer, a magpie, maybe even a little (gasp) bohemian. You collect memories. Your home blooms with colour and layers and texture. The pottery vase on the bookshelf? Picked up in a forgotten city where you met an enchanting fellow whose name you can’t quite recall. The mahogany egg-shaped sculpture? A gift for dealing with a delightful and somewhat pesky dragon. Shame the thread-thin crack down one side seems to be getting longer as the days go by.
Paintings and portraits cover your walls—a carefully curated, eclectic, story-filled gallery of earth, air, fire and water. Your favourite is the almost life-size painting of the girl hanging in the hallway. Ah, that one makes you smile. That one’s a reminder of how you’d like to feel. And, sometimes, the girl smiles back at you.
Relax, while you’re surrounded by magic
Your story and your magic are deeply personal. (Which is why you don’t want elves to do your décor—elves are tricky).
Remember those halcyon summer holidays when you ran barefoot and wild? You’d run into reclusive nature sprites around every corner and were on a first-name basis with all of them: the dryads, river naiads, mountain oreads, and even the fickle Aurae of the breezes. You might not see them so much any more, but you know they’re still there.
Perhaps Outlander, The Night Circus, and picturesque romance with a Gothic edge are more your cup of tea. Of course, to be fond of dancing is a certain step towards falling in love. And, on occasion, you have been known to twirl through a haunted forest bathed in moonlight.
Or maybe you’d rather be crossing the wall à la Stardust or stepping into the wardrobe Narnia-style. You’d be perfectly happy hanging out with fire dancers in a wild wasteland, seeking a faring light with water dancers, or walking across sand that hasn’t seen a footprint in centuries. Just be sure you can find your way back…
Ah, the guilty pleasure of The Magnificent Century. The lavish costumes, the rich colours, the spice, the drama! You could sit all day, surrounded by the scent of roses in the palace garden, watching one of history’s greatest love stories unfold.
Stay connected to your magic
You’re a collector of memories and art is an excellent way to showcase your personality and honour your life experiences. It doesn’t matter if you’re not sure where this particular artwork will end up on the wall. Or if it’ll go with the couch. Or if your dog will like it.
It’s perfect for the house you just bought (because there will be NO “Live, Laugh, Love” here!) Or for the stand-up-and-cheer moment you’re celebrating—the graduation, the promotion, the wedding. Or for a thoughtful and meaningful gift to your favourite friend (who just happens to be a big Outlander fan).
Because, when you find a connection to your magic in this mundane world, make sure you keep it somewhere you can see it every day.