VALENTINE’S DAY GIFT GUIDE FROM DESIGN INDUSTRY LEADERS
A Valentine’s Day gift guide can be filled with great ideas to give to loved ones. But what would be the effect if you extend your generosity a step further to create a special ambiance to share with your partner? Hear advice from trusted industry design professionals as they share their holiday decorating tips and gift recommendations.
HOSTING VALENTINE’S DAY
“A collection of beautiful candles on a mantle or dining table is a really beautiful, simple, and affordable statement that sets the mood for entertaining at home on Valentine's Day.
Don’t bite off more than you can chew and be authentic in your efforts. Don’t forget to chill the beverages well ahead of time. Clean up your clutter. Turn on the music. Light a few candles. And have some tasty bites ready to eat before your guest(s) arrive. Having those things done already will give you a little extra time to finish whatever else needs doing and BE with your guest(s).” - Danielle Fennoy, interior designer and owner of Revamp Interior Design in NYC. Read more from Danielle Fennoy here
DECORATING FOR VALENTINE’S DAY
“Use tableware, like 54kibo’s table linens and ceramics. Also lighting can make a dramatic difference on how you experience a space, so adding a floor lamp or light fixtures that enhance a particular space you want to bring more attention to. Allow for key decor items that speak to an exact moment to be easily removed while keeping the base design elements more classic so that those fixtures and finishes can last the entire season or year.” - Samantha Josaphat, architect and founder of STUDIO 397. Read more from Samantha Josaphat
VALENTINE’S DAY GIFT GUIDE
When deciding on what gift to buy for a loved one, think about the different collections available to shop. For example, decorative ceramics for the kitchen, creams and oils for self care, or unique jewelry all make for special gift ideas. Here are a few specific recommendations from our trusted designers:
Josaphat recommends: Senegalese Limoges Porcelain, Aode Earrings, Anesu Minimalist Necklace, Coiled Cotton Bowls & Baskets, and 54kibo Gift Cards which is a staple for STUDIO 397 gifting throughout the year and on holidays including Valentine’s Day.
Fennoy recommends: So many great products to choose from that I’d put on my Valentine’s Day Gift Guide. I’m a basket lover and ceramic lover so the signature Zimbabwe ceramic tableware collection is a favorite of mine! With all the hand washing and sanitizing, practical gifts like the Shea Butter Gift Set make perfect sense as well.
Whether you are shopping for a long time partner, new relationship, friend or family member, a thoughtful gift will always be appreciated. Taking the time to create a warm ambiance to set the mood will also go a long way and can make the day extra special, alongside a treasured gift.