Valentine’s Day-inspired décor
Light it up
The home improvement experts at Build.com clued us in on a little tip: There are few décor items more romantic than a gorgeous chandelier.
Besides adding a delicate and whimsical focal point to a room, they also lend mood and tone to a space, setting the stage for a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner. Set the mood with Build’s "Mischief" Five-Light Chandelier and add a dimmer switch to step up the romance factor.
Violet is the new red
Imbuing an ultra-romantic motif, a hand carved 18th century bedstead sits next to a vintage mirrored dressing table. The floor is clad in plush wool carpet instead of traditional wood, and wide crown molding borders the room edges.
Bing: Violet Décor
The sumptuous lavender chenille fabric for the dressing table chair was selected because it was warm, soft, and inviting. “The furniture pieces were chosen based on the juxtaposition of modern and classic styles—for a Ying and Yang approach,” explains Warren Sheets, president of Warren Sheets Design Inc. a San Francisco firm which specializes in high interior design for hotels and residences
Show your sureness with a pillow that gets right to the point. After all, confidence is sexy right?
Video: Signature style
Perfect for the Don Juans-or Juanitas-among us, the Let's Make Out pillow by Alexandra Ferguson is handmade from an eco-friendly felt made from post-consumer recycled water bottles.
Raise your glass
The biggest love day of the year calls for bubbly. Chic and sensible, these dainty Champagne glasses come adorned with dots, swirls and stripes.
Chances are you’ll celebrate throughout the year with these sparkling flutes, but just in case, they also double as beautiful bud vases.
$78 (set of 6), oliveandcocoa.com.
Who doesn’t like to hear the words “I love you?” Well, this wood print will remind you and your special someone every single day. Made by Sugarboo Designs, this sweet minimalist piece fits perfectly in any home or office.
Simple carved hearts are sure to add a subtle bit of romance to your home, while giving back to the artisans that handcraft each piece. These carved river stone hearts are made in the Haitian town of Leogane, which was leveled in the 2010 earthquake and provide much-needed income to local artisan groups.
$14 (set of three), globalgoodspartners.org
Channel your inner bohemian style with a rich, cherry red pouf. Crafted from leather, this comfy Karma Living design features woven trim and a folky embroidered motif. Whether it’s used as a footstool while cozying up in front of the fire or as a makeshift table for a sexy dinner on the floor, it will add a pop of vibrant Valentine’s Day color to any room.
Let it glow
Glassybaby’s hand-blown votive candle holders illuminate a soft delicate glow. Available in a rainbow of colors, we recommend the “XO,” “Be Mine,” and “Kiss Me” sets for Valentine’s Day-inspired décor. Feel good bonus: Founder Lee Rhodes launched the company when she was battling cancer and 10% of all proceeds go to charity.
Rise and shine
For more than 100 years, boldfaced names ranging from the late Frank Sinatra and Oprah Winfrey, to Madonna and Sir Elton John have slumbered on Savoir Beds. Each super lux bed is hand-crafted and made to specifications, from the size and firmness of the mattress, to materials on everything from the foot, to the headboards. There are currently only about 2,000 beds built annually.
$12,500 and up, savoirbeds.com
Wrap your sweetie in a luxurious Kevin O'Brien Studio shibori cashmere and merino throw. Inspired by an ancient Japanese dyeing technique, in which the fabric is folded and tied to create a resist-dye pattern, each throw is hand woven and dyed in Nepal. The fuchsia hue is flawless for Valentine’s Day.