Valentine’s Day is almost here; hearts abound on greeting cards and even on the occasional piece of furniture, which got me thinking of all the things and people we LOVE!
Bouquets of red roses, tempting boxes of chocolate, cakes and heart shaped Verner Parton chairs are visual markers so we remember to acknowledge that special someone – as blotting our copy book would have serious repercussions!
This most romantic day of the year centres around LOVE, but if you lack a significant other to fete, that should not preclude you “loving” many other things instead!
Take colour for example. Nikki and I LOVE colour and our project portfolio online showcases this in abundance. This year we have been drenched by the colour coral, but, having just celebrated Chinese New Year and with Valentine’s Day just days away, red is all around us.
I personally lean towards darker, richer and moodier tones. The tempting hues of rich reds, plum, mulberry, purples and burgundy are punchier, deep and sexy and decidedly more appealing.
Those who know me well are aware of my penchant for black and white, not forgetting my passion and love for all things zebra…… no home of mine is ever complete without a touch of this added to the interior. This gorgeous bar is the perfect setting to make that special pre-dinner cocktail for my special someone! Love potion coming right up!
Happily, black never goes out of fashion, so expect it to feature strongly in design this year. However, by way of a difference, think HIGH GLOSS black instead – making a statement in homewares and interiors in a myriad uses – lighting, kitchens, decorative objects and furniture. Paired with other colours it grounds the spaces and makes colours pop!
Valentine’s Day may deliver a gift of serious bling and who amongst us would say no to a touch of glitz and glamour? We are seeing glitz in interiors too this year, as gold is back in a big way. Check out this romantic gilded sleigh bed, I’m sure many of us would welcome our macdreamy into this space!
And… this his and hers bathroom is sure to ensure marital bliss because there is NO fighting over the toothpaste tube in this space!
Should you be feeling a little risqué, then this Burlesque-inspired dressing room will be sure to elevate your mood!
Love is a wonderful thing and don’t we have a lot to love! We are spoilt for choice as we have a mind boggling menu from which to choose and our collective appetite shows no signs of diminishing. Running parallel to our enviable list of ‘must haves’ is an ever growing list of ‘lust haves’ which keep us yearning for more….
With that in mind, I am taking this opportunity to toast you in advance, so – Happy Valentine’s and may it be memorable in every way!