Romance in the Home: Design Addition

As we approach Valentine’s Day and celebrate the month of romance- it is imperative that we add some spice into our space to celebrate with our loved ones! Valentine’s Day is a holiday that can easily be overlooked when it comes to home decor as we start to put away all of our winter and Christmas decorations, but these few simple additions and fixes to your current decor can easily add that dash of romance you have been missing in your space, without breaking the bank or requiring a lot of pre-planning!

1. Candles

Candles are such a simple addition to any room within your home, that can really spark romance. Whether it is your favorite sultry-smelling candle or a collection of tea lights that trail your loved one to a surprise, the slow burn of the candle will be sure to ignite the figurative flame you’ll be wanting this Valentine’s Day.

2. Pop of Red/Pink

When it comes to the color red, psychologists say that it is the hue that provokes the strongest emotions out of any other color. While most people associate the color red with anger and fury, it is also closely linked to feelings of passion, power, desire, and excitement. If red is too bold for your taste, shades of pink are a great alternative to add pops of romantic colors into your space. Pink is said to be the “feminine” version of red, more closely associated with calmness, love, and kindness. Whatever route you decide to take, these subtle pops of reds and pinks in your space are a great way to re-vamp your home just in time for the holiday.

3. Cozy Blanket

Who doesn’t love a warm and cozy blanket on an average night, let alone a night dedicated to snuggling up with your significant other or loved ones? We all most likely have blankets laying around the house, so setting out the perfect throw blanket to share while you indulge in a movie or sweet treats can help bring you closer together- while adding an extra level of comfort to the night!

4. Ambient Lighting

Different levels of lighting within any space can help play with the feeling and atmosphere you are trying to emulate within your home. Adding dimmable lights, lamps, sconces, chandeliers, candles, and other sources of light can help you really “set the mood” within your interior space!

5. Flowers

Not only do flowers make the perfect gift for your significant other this upcoming holiday season, but they are also a great way to add life to your interior space. Enhance your home with a bold colored flower for Valentine’s Day like red or pink roses, or offer a sense of peace and “true love” with a bouquet of white roses or other beautiful flowers. Whatever avenue you decide to take, this addition to your design will be sure to intensify the romance in your home!

 

We hope that these simple ideas will help you achieve the romantic feeling within your interior space just in time for Valentine’s Day. Love is in the air this season, and loving your interior space is just as important as loving one another!

XOXO, A.Clore Interiors

Lake Druid Remodel

Lake Druid Remodel

A deeper look into the details of this project

The heart of the home…

is the beautifully bright, open concept kitchen. There are so many elements that are exclusive and original, yet also practical. Let’s take a closer look at some of these features.

The water fall island…

is the focal point of the room. It has quartz countertops that combine with a contrasting butcher block waterfall accent. This is very unique and practical, because it can be used as a cutting board! Another eye-catching feature in this space is the backsplash. We went with a  gray and white toned linear glass and stone mixture, really making the kitchen sparkle.

The floating stove top…

 is a one of a kind element that adds flare to this home. We worked with Pitt Cooking to make our vision come to life. The burners are placed on a heat resistant stone countertop, followed by another inserted piece of butcher block, more practicality!

The upstairs living area…

has a view like no other. These chairs face out to see the beautiful Florida lake that this home is on. Therefore, we kept the design simple here using wood tones, but of course had to add the pop of color to embrace our clients’ fondness of originality.

The bathrooms…

are ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliant, with curve-less, roll-in showers. The spaces are simplistic in style, while being extremely functional for the needs of our client. All the bathrooms have LED mirrors that are a wonderful addition to the space, enhancing the modern style. Of course, the black faucets and hardware complete this sleek design.

The exposed brick…

in the downstairs (technically the first floor) living room kitchen area was actually repurposed from the exterior of the home. We love being able to add bits and pieces of sentiment, making the design that much more special for our clients.

This space acts as a fully functioning second kitchen in the home featuring a hidden wine cellar.

The staircase…

is a gorgeous, elegant feature of this home. Fun fact: we relocated the staircase to the back of the house in order to get that view. We used natural wood, horizontal steel beams, and cable railing. The contrast of the wood and black embraces the theme of the rest of the home, tying everything together.

 

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