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A couple created a 'Harry Potter' reading room in their house, and it's magical

A huge collection of "Harry Potter"-style decor pieces makes up this private wizarding retreat.
by Julie Pennell / / Source: TODAY
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Jasper Price

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No muggles allowed in this "Harry Potter"-themed reading room — that’s because it’s bursting with magic.

A couple in Shreveport, Louisiana, created a wizarding retreat in their home after making and collecting props and trinkets based off of the popular fantasy series.

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Who needs a formal dining room when you can have a "Harry Potter" reading room?Jasper Price

Angie Cason and Jasper Price got the idea after amassing a huge collection of decor pieces from the "Harry Potter"-themed parties they hosted for each book and film release.

Price, an artist and illustrator, made many of the pieces himself.

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Jasper Price and Angie Cason dressed up as Sirius Black and Professor Trelawney during a "Harry Potter"-themed event.Courtesy of Angie Cason and Jasper Price

“We made flying keys, divination teacups, Cornish pixies and mandrakes out of paper clay,” Cason told TODAY Home. “After these parties, we would have so much that just didn’t fit in that corner anymore, and storing them in our attic was just a shame.”

As avid book readers, they had already turned their dining room into a reading room, and decided it was a perfect place to store their collection year-round.

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The homemade Quidditch caseJasper Price

And because they’ve been collecting things since 2000, they had plenty of unique items to fill almost every inch of the space, which they completed in December.

“The Quidditch case and the Monster Book of Monsters are my favorite pieces in the collection because Jasper made those for me by hand,” Cason said.

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The homemade Monster Book of MonstersJasper Price

“That was hours of painting, hours of sculpting with paper clay, and just a whole lot of love put into those pieces.”

The stained glass window is actually made from decals they printed from a limited edition Mina Lima print made for the Wizarding World at Universal.

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The stained glass window is actually made from printed decals.Jasper Price

Old books were created by printing covers and wrapping them around books they already had in the house.

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Old book covers were wrapped around books the couple already had.Jasper Price

They even made custom wands and wand boxes.

The room also has some manufactured items from places like The Noble Collection and Pottery Barn Teen’s "Harry Potter" line.

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Handmade wand boxesJasper Price

While friends and family enjoy the room (Cason’s cousins have brought their kids' friends over during birthday parties to tour the room), the couple also shares the decor with businesses around town for "Harry Potter" events.

“We’ll never stop collecting Harry Potter items, and hosting 'Harry Potter' events,” Cason said.

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A photo from one of the couple's epic "Harry Potter" partiesCourtesy of Angie Cason and Jasper Price

“For special occasions like birthdays, we have friends and family who say, ‘Well I wanted to give you something "Harry Potter"-related, but I figure you have it all.’ I always tell them that’s not true — there’s so much left to collect, but we’ll keep working on it.”

See more photos of this magical room here.

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