How to Add Enchantment to Your Home

I took a day trip last week with the fam to Rock City atop Lookout Mountain in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  If you’ve never heard of it, it’s perched above a mile high mountain where you can literally view 7 states from one vantage point.

2011 07 26 13 15 15 459 How to Add Enchantment to Your Home

Waterfall in Rock City

 

It is one of the most beautiful places imaginable – Native Americans lived and Civil War soldiers hid amongst the majestic rock formations and caves all over the area.

2011 07 26 11 19 41 57 How to Add Enchantment to Your Home

Rock City Enchanted Gardens

 

Wowza. 

2011 07 26 11 56 06 132 How to Add Enchantment to Your Home

Rock City

 

Everything there seems enchanted, like right out of a storybook.

2011 07 26 12 37 20 927 How to Add Enchantment to Your Home

 I want this in my backyard

 

Rock City was developed in the 1940’s.  Everything is made of stone or wood, since the site was rich with those natural materials.

2011 07 26 11 28 19 46 How to Add Enchantment to Your Home

Natural Stone Paths

 

When we rounded the corner here, I gasped.  My daughter said, “This is Mommy-Heaven!” (meaning she knew this was my kind of place).  All this beautiful nature plus a little vintage kitsch?  Nothing better in my book.

2011 07 26 11 44 14 351 How to Add Enchantment to Your Home

The Decorologist in Fairyland Caverns!

 

So this gets me to thinking about interior decoration (big surprise).  How do you incorporate this kind of natural enchantment into your decor?

stump table this old house via lostandfoundsf blogspot How to Add Enchantment to Your Home

source

 

I’m a bit enamored with (ok, let’s be real, i’m totally enamored) with tree stump tables.   

tree stump table via kaboodle How to Add Enchantment to Your Home

source

 

West Elm has a side table that is too cute for words . . .

natural tree stump side table west elm How to Add Enchantment to Your Home

West Elm

 

Besides tree stump tables, what else can bring a touch of enchantment into your home?

2009 12 29 16.24.41 764x1024 How to Add Enchantment to Your Home

Necklace Stand by Urban Outfitters 

 

Do you think you can go too far?  Can enchanted decor go too kitschy?

DSC 6261 How to Add Enchantment to Your Home

Can’t help myself!

 

Well, going whole-hog isn’t for everyone.  But we can all make our homes more enchanted in a more subtle way.  Maybe it’s a rough-hewn dining table paired with a glam light fixture.   

DDDpretty beautifulthingstoshare10 via discoverinteriordesign How to Add Enchantment to Your Home

I’m so in love with this room!

 

How do you add a little enchantment to your home?

 

pixel How to Add Enchantment to Your Home

Comments

  1. This place is gorgeous!! I would love to go visit sometime. I think having enchanted items in your home you love is what makes a home have personality! (except for creepy fairys! ) haha

    • haha, kelly – what you may not know is that i LOVE gnomes and have several around the house and in the garden . . .

      • Evidently, Kristie, you did not see the movie I saw as a child where the yard gnomes come to life and do horrifying things. I think I need therapy for that experience!

        Your yard and home are beautiful, of course, gnomes and all. Though I do have to do some self-soothing exercises after the gnome exposure.

        I’m glad you had a good trip!

  2. This spot is breathtaking – I would love to see it for myself. I am so into stone and wood, love live edge pieces, branches, and yup – stumps! I think adding enchantment to your home is adding the element of surprise – turning the corner and finding something unexpected just waiting to greet you…

  3. Awwww….we love taking Juliet to Rock City! :) It is so beautiful–I bet you were hot, though! We went last August and roasted. :)

    The tree stump table and chairs are so cute–I’d love those for my girls.

  4. LOVE the outdoor table setting under the trees! So romantic (and enchanted)!!!

  5. What a beautiful place. Wow. AND, I’m chuckling right now because I bought an almost identical dining room table {like the one in the last photo}, had it delivered & everything–then sent it back. It was almost TOO rustic. And because it was so expensive, I didn’t want to spend so much on something “trendy”. But I love it in OTHER people’s rooms! ;D

    Warmly, Michelle

  6. What a beautiful spot and what a beautiful photo of you! I love anything with wood and stone esp. when it is mixed with very modern steel and glass.

  7. Hi Kristie,
    So glad to see that you took some time off for good behavior, with your family!! Much needed and appreciated, I’m sure!
    I guess that the most rustic thing in my home is a 150 year old farm table, in the kitchen. Just love it! Enchanted? Not so sure about that feature in my home, but I sure love walking by a room and seeing a piece or an entire space that makes me smile. The newly recovered leopard side chair at the bottom of the stairs, is one such piece.
    Enjoy the rest of your summer!,
    Barbara

Speak Your Mind

*