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Last weekend whilst advising my brother on his choice of Valentines gift for the lovely Claire, I came across a gorgeous Art Deco inspired tile that I suspected would look rather good in my bedroom.  Much to the disappointment of my fiancé (who is the most romantic man Ive ever met!) I dont usually buy into the whole Valentines Day thing, BUT when I saw that tile I felt I wouldnt mind making an exception this year!!

After confessing to Victoria about what I had done we wondered how many people are secretly buying gorgeous gifts for their partners knowing they will look just fabulous in the dining room!

So, here is our round-up of the most gorgeous Valentines gifts that will add a romantic touch to any interior:

THE PAPERWEIGHT

Not an immediate choice for your Valentine but when its rose gold and comes in the form of My Last Rolo  you might just change your mind.  Prices range from £40 £70.

If thats too romantic you could opt for something completely different and quite special, a piece of Desert Rose rock.  Desert Rose is the name given to the rosette formations of the minerals gypsum and barite, both naturally beautiful and unique this is the perfect unisex gift.

And for those of you with style in mind why not go for an objet dart and get a beautifully sculpted miniature Eiffel Tower ornament.  The universal architectural symbol of romance, with this gift you can add a little bit of Paris passion to your Valentines Day!

Jane Packer  opened her own innovative flower store over twenty years ago in Londons West End.  Today, she has stores in the UK, New York, Tokyo and Seoul as well as an online delivery service.  Over the past 20 years, Jane has written 10 books, presented numerous International TV programmes, and lectured all over the world on her flower philosophy!  Her floral designs are soooo chic and soooo stunning theyre an interior statement in their own right.

Sweetheart  at £120 is a message that cant fail to woo!

This super chic black, heart-shaped box is filled to bursting with the deepest red velvet roses.

A glamourous and sensual addition to any bedroom!

Or you may be in the mood for something a little more fun and flirtatious in which case the popular Pink Rose Sorbet  is the choice for you.

A woven cerise hatbox filled to the brim with a variety of sumptuous pink roses.

This arrangement is romantic and elegant and only costs £35!

For something a bit different on Valentines Day why not go for tulips.

Lilac Heaven  is exactly that the most divine and delicate shade of lilac parrot tulips surrounded by birch stems a heavenly bouquet that is both feminine and contemporary.

Fabulous in any room!  (£45)

THE LOVE SEAT

What could be more Valentines than the classic Loveseat?

Veuve Clicquot have introduced the first piece of furniture to bear the famous label: the Clicquot Loveseat by Karim Rashid.

The design joins two huge flower petals together on a chrome pedestal that is topped with an ice bucket in the brand’s signature colour.  Quirky and cool the Clicquot Loveseat would be an equally amazing feature in a chic living room or on an outdoor terrace.

The Wooden Loveseat by Jake Phipps  fully exploits the natural beauty of wood with careful craftsmanship that takes little away, yet adds so much.  At once masculine and surprisingly feminine.

Beautifully carved from Cedar wood this design commands attention.

At the other end of the design spectrum is of course the supremely feminine and curvaceous work of Christopher Guy .  A British luxury furniture designer originally known for his fabulously decorative mirrors, his signature design is the now infamous Chris-X leg.

This Loveseat is unique in design and uncompromising in sumptuous comfort.

THE CUSTOM MADE

Lisa Bengtsson  is a young Swedish designer.  After several months working with an artist in Italy and a few years as an Art Director back in Sweden she decided she wanted to be a Graphic Designer and went back to school.  On completing her studies, Lisa opened her own design company and says her biggest inspiration comes from people, their behaviors and how they live or used to live their lives.

In the studio were head over heels in Valentines love with Lisas plate collection Oss kvinnor emellan (Between Us Women), particularly this Moster design which has a glamourous Pin-Up Girl style.

Were also loving her Costume-made wallpapers and custom made ceiling wallpaper.  The design shown here was inspired by and named after Edith Piaf.

News Costume-made wallpaper by Lisa Bengtsson

Wed like to dedicate todays posting to Alexander McQueen, may he rest in peace.


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