Monday, 14 February 2011

Add more passion to your interior this Valentine's Day


No doubt you are extremely well organised and have already delivered your loved one a special gift & card this morning.  However, if you want to ensure that your interiors are as loved up as you are feeling this morning, then how about these ideas to inject some extra passion throughout your home.

For an intimate indication that should provide a warm glow for your loved one every time they enjoy a cuppa, how about a mug with a difference? The “Personalised Sand Hearts Mug” is perfect for anyone who dreams of tropical beaches. You can personalise with any name drawn into the sand next to the double heart design (£9.99; - 023 92 342465).

Alternatively, if you want a gift that marks you out as both a passionate and compassionate individual I would go for a beautiful Hand-stitched Heart Cushion, fair-trade produced in Kashmir, which combines a contemporary design with traditional methods of production (£20; – 0845 196 0256).

Mind you there is nothing that says you cannot be both romantic and practical at the same time. I think the Vintage White Heart Chalkboard cabinet sums this up perfectly, by allowing you space to store bits and bobs as well as scrawl your messages of love. Place it near the back door for a key store and last minute reminder board (£29.99; – 02392 469400).

The Banksy Balloon Girl wall sticker is perfect to make a more permanent bold, avant garde protestation of love. The wall sticker (inspired by the famous graffiti artist) can be placed on any wall to create a large focal point. Hopefully, it should never need removing, but if you plan to re-decorate gentle heat from a hair dryer should allow this sticker to be peeled off. This is one of a number of designs available from BrightonPOD which seeks to promote the work of Britain’s most talented independent designers and craftspeople (£24.99; – 01273 890990).

Should you be planning a gesture on a grander scale (or a hidden surprise to help pop a certain question) then you might consider the Red Heart Roller Blind from DigitexHOME. The blind features a vibrant, contemporary scrawled heart that shouts out “I LOVE YOU!” and is sure to lighten anybody’s mood no matter what the weather is like outside. Prices from £119.00 ( – 0161 873 8891).

Of course, if you really want to crown someone the King or Queen of your heart then you need a throne to place them upon. I would be hard pressed to find a better (or more comfortable) solution than the Tonon Heartbreaker Chair – in my eyes the perfect modern love seat!! (£1,885; – 01252 717771).

Jamie Hempsall, BIID, is an award winning Interior Designer and a member of the British Institute for Interior Design. For more inspiration visit his website or contact him on 0800 032 1180.

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