One of my favorites not only for the messages of love and the innocent sweetness of it, but also because it marks the changing of the season with a burst of vibrant reds and lush, lively blues, greens and pinks. This is one of the few holidays that translates well into a color palette you would actually want to use in your home. Our Winter Bright paint palette personifies Valentines Day perfectly. A soft, lacy white, deep chocolate brown, a sweet, subtle blue and of course, a delicious coral red. These colors really set the tone for a transition from a dark, dreary winter, into a blooming spring. When selecting fabric, think about texture; lush, soft, touchable fabrics are key. Velvet, soft leathers, and woven patterns will really up the romantic vibe.
When it comes to setting a table for a romantic Valentines day, I’m a sucker for the traditional roses, chocolate, and strawberries. I think the best way to create the perfect ambiance is to decorate with your surroundings in mind. We live in a historic Victorian home with lots of ornate woodwork and period-appropriate furniture. For this reason, I will be decorating with lace, lush velvets, and floral antique dinnerware.