With Love and Style In Mind Valentine’s Day Gift Suggestions For Him and Her

The Places In The Home Valentine’s Day gift suggestions for him and her guide features objects of affection with love and style in mind.  Presenting your loved one with just the right gift or gifts on Valentine’s Day sets the tone for a grand and stylish celebration of love.

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C’est bon Porcelain Mug

Topping the With Love In Mind Valentine’s Day Gift Suggestions for him and her guide is a delectable one- a Valentine’s Day breakfast for two.  Start your Valentine’s Day off on a delicious note.

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Breakfast In Bed Equals Love Valentines Day 

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Cooking for Two Cookbook

CucinaPro Heart Shaped Waffle Maker

CucinaPro Heart Shaped Waffle Maker

Serve it with love and kate spade new york style.

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Rose Park 8″ Plate kate spade new york

Not a breakfast person?  How about a noontime nosh picnic built for two packed in a heart shaped picnic basket.

heart-willow-picnic-basketPicnic Time ‘Heart’ Willow Picnic Basket with Deluxe Service for Two

Roses are red, pink, yellow, orange and lavender, but what does it all mean?

Let’s find out, shall we?

Red = romance

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Scented Soap Petals

Pink = love and gratitude

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Chiffon Flower Cushion Cover

Yellow = friendship, joy

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Antique Square Hand Painted Rose Plate

Orange = desire, passion

Orange-Rose-flower-pinOrange Rose Floral Pin

Lavender = love at first sight

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Lavender Rose Cake

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This With Love and Style In Mind Valentine’s Day Gift Suggestions For Him and Her gift guide is packed with a variety of options.  Options are good, and these pull back Cupid’s arrow and take aim at the heart of the Valentine’s Day matter.

For Her:

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 valentine's day gift suggestions for him and her

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 Candy Hearts Accent Pillow 

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Rosé Chocolate Covered Strawberries 

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Rose Gold Heart Appetizer Plate by Red Pomegranate

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Jenna Rae Cakes

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Sorbus Acrylic Cosmetic Makeup and Jewelry Storage Case Display

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Coshine 10pcs Rose Gold Unique Mermaid Makeup Brush Set Cosmetic Tools Kits

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Michael Kors Sexy Ruby

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Estee Lauder Holiday Nights ~ The Red Lip

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Kiel James Patrick

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All About Us: For the Two of You 

For Him:

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Love by Philippe Hugonnard Photographic Print on Wrapped Canvas

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Estarer Canvas Leather Laptop Briefcase  ♥   Nell Arts and Crafts Pottery Table Lamp      Color-block Silk Handkerchiefs     Versace Men’s Eros Eau de Toilette Spray   ♥  Lizard-Embossed Leather Passport Case  ♥  Bulova  Men’s Chronograph Precisionist Bracelet Watch    The Art of Shaving After-Shave Balm, Sandalwood     Derby Shoes    Bugatchi Graphic Socks   Le Creuset Deep Covered Square Marseille Pot  ♥  Colibri
Equinox Rollerball Pen

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You Light My Fire Paperweight

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Put a Little Sizzle In Your Valentine’s Day

I hope this With Love and Style In Mind Valentine’s Day Gift Suggestions for Him and Her gets your into the spirit of love and Valentine’s Day.

Happy Valentine’s Day shopping!

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A Valentine’s Day Inspired Compilation of Pretty Pictures and FYI Valentine’s Day Facts

A Valentine’s Day inspired compilation of pretty pictures and FYI Valentine’s Day facts to keep you in the Valentine’s Day know.

hearts_wingsofwhimsyAntique French Playing Cards

With Valentine’s Day the subject matter of conversation hearts and music of the heart, I have fittingly updated my Power of Love Spotify playlist.  A good playlist mirrors balanced design and decor.  A well-represented mix of classic, traditional, contemporary and modern plays well.  In music, a sampling can be the defining quality of the body of work.  As the Valentine’s Day inspired images below demonstrate, a well-chosen and well-placed use of the color of love defines the intent.  The color red draws the eye, introduces drama, envelopes the space in depth and frames the focal point.

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Valentine's Day inspiredLee Jofa Holland Flamestitch velvet ~ House Beautiful

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Pink is such a delicate and graceful color, complementing in soft tones and shades.  Ever wonder why pink is used as the base color in many cosmetic and beauty products?

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A survey of florists of the Society of American Florists shows roses as the most popular flower ordered for Valentine’s Day.  I find the percentages of the color of roses ordered for Valentine’s Day interesting.

Red= 63%

Pink= 27%

White= 26%

Purple/lavender= 18%

Yellow= 15%

Peach/coral= 13%

Orange= 11%

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The colors associated with Valentine’s Day run the gamut from delicate to high drama.

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A movie line of past caught my attention not for its brilliant observation, but for furthering my interest enough to check the numbers.  The line made reference to Valentine’s Day being a greeting card holiday.   According to the numbers, more than 151 million cards are sold each year for Valentine’s Day. That’s Valentine’s Day inspired.

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Valentine’s Day by the Numbers

Maybe I should say Valentine’s Day buy the Numbers.

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Source: WalletHub

Chocolate confections, strawberries, macarons (macaroons), meringues, fudge, cheesecake, cupcakes, cookies and conversation hearts are served with Valentine’s Day love.

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12-Piece Arabesque Dinnerware Service

Cupid’s consumers will be spending a total of $19.6 billion (that’s billion with a Be My Valentine) on Valentine’s Day, spending an average $143.56 on Valentine’s Day.

~Source: National Retail Federation

Numbers show 94% of those who celebrate Valentine’s Day desire chocolate and candy as the gift of decadent love.

~Source: WalletHub

Valentines-candies-cookiesValentine’s Day Red Velvet Oreo Truffle Brownie Bars, See’s Candies, Chocolate-Covered Cherry Cordials, MacaronsTriple Chocolate Mini Bundt CakesCreamy Fudge Hearts

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“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.”

~Helen Keller

I hope you have enjoyed this Valentine’s Day inspired compilation of pretty pictures and FYI Valentine’s Day facts.  Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Valentine’s Day Gift Giving Ideas

The holiday celebrating all things love is upon us.  Valentine’s Day gift giving ideas are on the minds, conversation hearts and chocolate, glorious, chocolate thoughts of those in love.

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Move Over, Darling

Knowing the likes and loves of your loved one is a huge plus to scoring big points in the Valentine’s Day gift giving ideas game.

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Jennelise Rose

Traditional Valentine’s Day gift giving and receiving of chocolate covered treats and flowers has long captured the hearts and sweet spots marked expressly for Cupid’s arrow.

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Valentine Chocolate Quartet

The customary colors of red and pink are well represented in shades of home decor, homemade, happy hour and fashion.

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Osvaldo Hot Pink Ikat Area Rug by Bungalow Rose  ♥  If You Love Me Music Box  ♥  Red Leather Heart Coin Purse  ♥   Floral Planner     Monogram Jewelry Case    kate spade new york pucker up lipstick iPhone 7/8 case  ♥   Leopard Print Genuine Calf Hair Pouch  ♥   fresh Sugar Rose Lipstick    Halston Amethyst Earrings      Love You Pillow  ♥  Love Cup ♥  Kenneth Cole New York Sprinkle Stone Cuff Bracelet 

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Fornasetti Profumi – Scented Candle with Lid

Oysters and pearls is a Valentine’s Day gift giving ideas love connection combination of treasured keepsake and delicious proportions.

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La Reine Cocktail Oyster Fork Wallace Sterling Silver 1921     Mr. Boddington’s Studio  ♥  Carolee Adjustable Classic Pearl Strand  ♥   Abigails Oyster Porcelain Plates

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Tabasco Spicy Chocolate

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Stag Head Bottle Stopper

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Johnston & Murphy Men’s Airplane Socks

Fitz and Floyd Bridgeport Decanter

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John Wayne Cast Iron Official Cookbook

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Cast Iron Grilling Skillet

BAM!

Set your Valentine’s Day and night to music.  Trust me, Al Green’s Greatest Hits is Valentine’s Day gold.

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Strawberries.

Chocolate.

Honey.

Fresh whipped cream.

Fabulous!

Chocolate-Strawberry-Honey NestsChocolate Strawberry Honey Nests

For him and for her, these Valentine’s Day gift giving ideas are suggested with love in mind.

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The Look of I Love It! Valentine’s Day Inspired Interiors and Colors

The ideal Valentine’s Day color palette calls upon softer pinks, rich chocolate browns and shades of regal red.  Valentine’s Day inspired interiors and colors envelope a space in rich depth and hue.

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The correct color balance  magnifies the beauty of the space and time- the antique French desk and footstool, Philippe Starck’s Louis Ghost chairs, and traditional decorative accessories.

1. Benjamin Moore Chocolate Velvet CSP- 235

2. Annie Sloan Antoinette

3. Behr Island Coral 140B- 4

4. Sherwin-Williams Gracious Rose SW6317

5. Benjamin Moore Pink Flamingo CSP- 1175

6. Sherwin-Williams Reddened Earth SW 6053

7. Benjamin Moore Dark Chocolate CSP- 270

♥ Benjamin Moore Valentine’s Day ~ 2077-60 ♥

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Incomparable as always, romantic style is beautifully evident in the lines and curves of the Alexandra Console  from the Mélange Collection by Hooker Furniture.  Will you be mine?

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Be still my heart! Mary McDonald for Schumacher  Honeycomb fabric in Ruby is style on tap for a client and upcoming DIY project.  Color me impressed and inspired- the ♥ of good design!

A romantic tablescape begins with a blank canvas of inspiration and repurposed details.  For example, marbled paper in shades of pink becomes a designer table runner.  The gold place rose can be easily emulated with gold spray or craft paint and a bouquet of artificial flowers.

The Glitter Guide

Red roses are not the only way to express red hot looks on Valentine’s Day. Nailheads on both the burlap ottoman and the pop of pink trim on the rolled-arm chair put the accent on wow factor accents. One thoughtfully placed book in red jacket perfection, one throw pillow, and one simple glass pitcher win the heart of the space.

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Lincrusta  embossed wallcoverings master traditional interior design application through the art of subtractive texturing.  The effect is achieved by applying water-based paints on embossed wallcoverings. The desired result is achieved by applying red paint to white acrylic primer base coat. Complete effect by dragging and wiping to create cream highlight.

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The heart of design is inspiration, and inspiration  is everywhere! Valentine’s Day inspired interiors, colors, and accents get to the heart of the design and decorative matter through texture, craftsmanship and design application.

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

The holiday of hearts and love will be here sooner than you can say I need Valentine’s Day gift ideas.

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Valentine’s Day gifts range from the traditional flowers and candy to let’s get out of town getaways to extravagant diamond jubilees and everything in- between.  Coming up with the perfect gift is part of the fun.  Let’s unlock some of that fun with these Valentine’s Day gift ideas.

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Country Living

A homemade love letter cookie gets to the heart of the matter.   I’m not exactly sure, but I think this sweet for your sweet will score big brownie points, or in this case sugar cookie points.  The creative minds at Country Living Magazine also provide the sugar cookie and royal icing recipe and buying information for the food-safe marker.

Sugar Cookies

Ingredients

2   stick softened unsalted butter
1   cup sugar
3   large eggs
1½  tsp. vanilla extract
½   tsp. salt
3¼  cup  all-purpose flour

Directions

In a large bowl, using a mixer set on medium-high, beat together softened unsalted butter and sugar until fluffy.  Add eggs, one at a time, followed by vanilla extract and salt.  Reduce mixer speed to low and gradually add all-purpose flour, beating until ingredients are combined. (Dough will be slightly sticky.)

Divide dough into 4 equal portions and cover each in plastic wrap, patting into 1/2-inch-thick squares.  Chill until firm, about 2 hours or overnight.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.  On a floured surface, roll out dough, a square at a time, to 1/3 inch thick.  Cut out cookies using ornament- or tag-shaped cutters.  Transfer cookies to a parchment-lined baking sheet and chill for 10 minutes.

Bake until lightly golden, about 12 minutes.  Cool completely on pan or wire rack before decorating.

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Royal icing creates a firm surface that’s perfect for writing on with food-safe markers.  To make, blend 2 cups confectioners’ sugar, 2 tablespoons meringue powder, and 3 tablespoons water using a mixer set on low speed for 12 minutes.

~Country Living

The three R’s of Valentine’s Day – Rose, Romance and Red.

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His & Hers Rose Gold Watches  ♥  Rose Gold Trinket Plate  ♥  Rose Delight Candle 

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Ralph Lauren Midnight Romance Eau de Parfum Spray

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Ralph Lauren Men’s Polo Red Eau de Toilette Spray

A special and intimate dinner for two prepared at home is an excellent opportunity to show off one’s own culinary skills or at least one’s good taste in culinary kiss the cook treats.  Set the table and set the mood with Valentine’s Day themed serving accessories and decadent sweets.

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Love is in the Air Elephant Hearts Plate

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XOXO Cake

I’ve taken the liberty to put together The Power of Love  playlist of love songs for your listening enjoyment.

Pop the corn, fix a cocktail, grab the remote and cuddle up together to enjoy an after dinner romantic movie or miniseries of epic romantic proportion.

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Smartphone Projector

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Be Mine Cocktail

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Dinner and a movie continues to impress as a Valentine’s Day option for couples.

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What do these Valentine’s Day gift ideas and Cupid’s arrow have in common?   They both aim straight for the heart!   I hope these ideas help to get your ♥ into the planning, the spirit of, and the love of Valentine’s Day. Happy Valentine’s Day shopping!

Love your style!