Written by Julia Szabo
Produced by Doris Athineos
PISCES / Feb. 19–March 20
This last sign of the zodiac incorporates elements of all the preceding signs—just as Scandinavia, a Pisces, embraces a wide range of design styles, from 1700s Swedish Gustavian to the mid-century modernism of Finnish legends Alvar Aalto and Eero Saarinen.
ARIES / March 21–April 19
Red House at Bexleyheath in Kent is a red-brick structure in the Arien country of England, where design-conscious Rams will feel right at home. It's the only house commissioned and lived in by William Morris, revered Ram founder of the Arts and Crafts movement.
TAURUS / April 20–May 20
Taureans prize chocolate, so it's no surprise that Switzerland, a Taurus, is world-renowned for the high quality of its cocoa confections. Teuscher of Zurich, especially, draws chocoholics from far and wide to indulge in its intoxicating Champagne Truffles, made with Dom Pérignon.
GEMINI / May 21–June 20
It's said that the sun never sets on a golf course designed by Gemini links legend Robert Trent Jones (1906–2000), architect of some 500 courses around the world and enjoyed by players from San Francisco (Gemini) to St. Louis (Taurus) to Setubai in Portugal (Pisces).
CANCER / June 21–July 22
Designing interiors and events with vintage items she locates in the land of her ancestors—the Cancerian country of Holland—Star Stylist Annie Brahler of Euro Trash in Jacksonville, Illinois, brings home a luxe lunar look for her captivated clients.
LEO / July 23–Aug. 22
Birthplace of many design innovators over the centuries, from Louis XIV to Emil Galle to Madeleine Castaing, and a magnet drawing the world's design-obsessed to its shores, France, a Leo, is a trendsetting destination if there ever was one.