Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The week of romance


Valentine's Day the week of all things romantic- a commercial farce or an excuse to indulge in all things romantic? Whether you love it, or you'd rather leave it, this week has me dreaming of furniture, linens, decor- you name it. But then again, what doesn't?

And Valentine's Day is just the prompter, thinking and doing romance can go for any time of the year, all depending on whether it's your sort of style. Me? Most definitely.

When doing romance, there are many ways you can choose to go. For those who love passion and drama, think deep reds and golds, or conversely, bright reds (as seen in our Rose Table- and if that doesn't scream romance, what does?)

Match your painted finishes with large, dramatic floral arrangements- black roses with deep purple calla lilies is an eye-catching combination...or take this inspiration into the realm of linens and give your boudoir the treatment it deserves, or the treatment you deserve for those passion-filled nights with your lover. Think the Majestic Black collection by Ma Maison bedding- a regal gold Jacquard print adorning a striking black base elaborately corded and trimmed with embroidered accents and tassels- it's all opulence. The ambiance this style of decor will create is simply mesmerising.

Now, if you're more of the traditional 'romantic' type, if you love all things sweet and stylish, tread your path along these lines...delicate crystal chandeliers, antique whites, soft pinks, you could even silver leaf your bedhead. And for linens...think luxurious fabrics like silks and brocades. With these combinations, be ready to swoon.

Creating romance through your furnishings, linens and decor really will put you in the right mood, whatever that may be. For Valentine's Day, or any day of the week, it's a winning idea.