It’s February and almost Valentine’s Day. Whether you consider it to be a lovely expression of togetherness or a mass-marketed commercial sham, you can’t really avoid it.

Around the world there are different traditions for Valentine’s Day. In Japan, school girls make chocolates, not for their boyfriends, but for their friends.

Why not follow their example and get the girls round for a couple of glasses of bubbly and some gorgeous chocolates?

The Nelson wine cooler will keep your favourite tipple chilled, while the Milo wine glasses in red or black are quirky yet elegant.

And the interiors world is certainly feeling the love this year, and celebrating with an abundance of themed furniture and accessories.

Jan Constantine has a range of cushions to suit every look and her Luxurious Velvets Collection in white and ivory with silver embroidery are absolutely beautiful. Available in five designs with ‘Love’ and heart motifs, they’d make the perfect gift for someone special and are also ideal for adding a subtle touch of romance to a bed or sofa.

There are also a fabulous selection of snuggler chairs and loveseats on the market such as the Philina Swivel Loveseat from Barker and Stonehouse.

Philina loveseat

In cherry red with curved styling and a swivel action, the Philina has just enough room for two to snuggle up on and a mountain of printed scatter cushions for added cosiness.

Speaking of cosy, there’s nothing better than slipping into fresh sheets. The Cascade bedspread comes in sultry midnight blue while the Fantasia is a lustrous silver satin bedspread with a starburst pattern, both will give you the best dressed bed in town and both are available at Barker and Stonehouse.

And if you want to buy yourself something just a little bit special, look no further than the Love chair.

A long-time favourite of mine, these gorgeous chairs from Barker and Stonehouse are made from European oak and come in vibrant shades including Petunia, Lime and Moroccan Blue. It’s all in the details and the care and craftsmanship of the Love chair can be seen in the heart shaped joints.

So whether you’re single or loved-up, this year give a subtle nod to Valentine’s Day with chairs to cuddle up on and tactile accessories. Lovely!

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