Top 10: Designing with Valentine’s Day in Mind

Here at down2earth interior design it can honestly be said that our team loves interior design! So on this Valentine’s Day, here are ten great picks to add a little love (and in some cases bold choices) to your home.

Let’s start with adding love to your interior design plan in subtle ways. A heart stool works into to the vanity set up (image below) adding a bit of whimsy while the velvet fabric helps keep the sophisticated feel.

Soft color tones, like Pottery Barn Teen’s Polar Bear faux-fur heart swivel desk chair blend the love right into a playful office or kids room setting.

 

Also subtly blending in artwork to a room, the love script print would be a “lovely” addition to a wall gallery.  Picture this print mixed in with pictures of family and friends and other sentiments of happiness and love.

The print above would be a great pairing with the Akeman Gold Heart wallpaper found at Wayfair. The wallpaper is the peel and stick kind which makes it great for bookcases and walls alike.

 

Layering some love in a part of the interior design process we call staging, takes found objects and thoughtfully place them in the room. The classic Elsa Peretti heart paperweight from Tiffany’s is one way to highlight love on one’s desk.

Tiffany’s Elsa Peretti Paperweight leads us right into design choices with a more bold color way, the eye popping colors of red and pink that many associate with Valentine’s Day. If you are looking to add some bold design selections, we’ve found them!

 

The city of brotherly love has one of Robert Indiana’s iconic LOVE sculptures in John F. Kennedy Plaza at City Hall, otherwise know as Love Park. Bring a piece of Philadelphia history into your home with one of Robert’s pop art prints.

 

And wouldn’t the Love print look perfect hanging above the Hoxton loveseat from CB2?!

The loveseat (pictured above) would also pair perfectly the Oh Joy! Love Hook Pillow.

Saving the boldest interior design choice for this love theme is Moma’s Heart Chair. Moma’s description says it best:

In contrast to many midcentury designs that keep their cool, Verner Panton’s Pop Art-inspired chair offers a playfully passionate silhouette. His 1959 rendition of a traditional wingback chair is a prime example of his efforts “…to encourage people to use their fantasy imagination and make their surroundings more exciting.” The enveloping sweep of the upholstered back and seat tapers down to a base of strong but slender stainless steel. With its vibrant red upholstery, the chair makes an eye-catching addition to any living room, bedroom, or library. 

And finally, in this fast moving world it is important to take a moment and remember to take care of yourself.  Perhaps adding Fy!’s art print into your interior design would be a good reminder.

Which selection did you love most?  Tell us in the comments below!

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