I envy my television witch counterparts one thing: very, very cool homes, workshops and hangouts. Ask just about any witch what her dream home looks like and she’s bound to respond with “the Practical Magic house!” (Almost every day I drive by a certain tall white house with a lovingly overgrown garden and an attic window perpetually propped open and find myself sighing wishfully…)
So, here in the heart of our most favorite month, without further ado, the five most envy-inducing witches’ hangouts:
5. The Charmed Attic
Packed full of family relics (some magickal and some mundane), the Halliwells’ attic is really a mostly-finished room with an overabundance of clutter. Those beautiful windows are probably the icing on the cake, although, of course, the Book of Shadows on its tall stand is the room’s crowning jewel.
4. Grey House on The Good Witch series
The Grey House is a wonderful old stone home complete with ivy growing on the walls, a romantic ghost story and a real live witch. Cassandra Nightingale, a relative of the home’s original owner, may not always call herself a witch but her actions definitely speak louder than her words.
3. Verbena Botanicals in Practical Magic
Sally’s shop is very simplistic (almost modern) in design but the simple green and white color scheme and the shelves loaded with intriguing glass bottles of all shapes and sizes keep the atmosphere fresh and inviting, not to mention witchy!
2. Devon’s Day Spa on The Gates
Although Devon is most definitely an evil witch and most of her magick is rather frowned upon, she was a fascinating character on a too-short-lived show and her shop was nothing short of gorgeous. All those drying herbs and vials and trinkets are enough to make a witch giddy!
1. The Practical Magic Conservatory
Although everything in the Practical Magic house, from the garden to the porch to the kitchen to the attic, is meticulously detailed and enviable, it is the conservatory that really captures my heart. The green and white color scheme from the shop is continued but with far more variance in light and shadow, the plants growing over shelves, glass cloches filled with mysterious trinkets and wonderful old windows letting in an abundance of light. Pure magick!
And you? What are your favorite witches’ spaces?