Treat your home this Valentine's With love in the air, what better time to show your home a little affection? Whatever your budget, we look at some of the best Cardiff has to offer. Homeowners and tenants alike, here's how to give your home a Valentine's treat!
It’s a fabric affair Locally-based Jane and Sean at Homezone - specialists in made-to-measure curtains - are very excited about a new range of fabrics from Barker and Barker. Stocked by the prestigious Liberty of London, Homezone are one of only two Welsh companies with stockist approval. "Our customers will love the bold, unique designs which are making this young family design team popular" they said...and we have to say that we do too! For more details and pricing, please contact Homezone.
Two’s company Becky from John Lewis' Home Design Team recommends 'The Snuggler' for a romantic evening. Sized larger than a standard armchair, it's perfect for two! Add a little spice with bright red cushions or, for any colour-phobes out there, this gorgeous, neutral 'U&ME' cushion will provide a break from the traditional pinks and reds and give a timeless finishing touch to any living room or bedroom.
Sweets for my sweet We've all been inspired by The Great British Bake Off, so to help create your very own 'Showstopper' look no further than Kitchens Cardiff on St. Mary Street. Our wish list includes a Kitchen Aid Artisan Stand Mixer in vibrant empire red sat on a granite worktop. However, if like us your pockets don't stretch that far, Ann at Kitchens informs us of their wide selection of heart-shaped goodies, all available on their website. Their selection of cutters, tins and dishes make it easy to create the perfect Valentine's meal.
Think pink… purple and teal Bring a touch of colour to your home with vibrant fabrics. One of our favourite collections is 'Folia Fabrics' by Harlequin, which includes the stunning Orisna; large but delicate pompom flower heads with dainty stems in rich jewel colours of pink, purple and teal. For a less floral statement, their Irma print - featuring a broad stripe with a small diamond motif - will add warmth and vibrancy to any room.
The best of the rest…
Milkwood Gallery on Lochaber St, Roath, hosts a market of contemporary and vintage collectables. Handmade items and original artwork make it an interesting and often inspiring place to find a new item for your home. Visit the Milkwood Gallery website.
Ushi's on Wellfield Rd, Roath, stocks a beautifully eclectic range of home accessories and gifts. Visit Ushi's website.
Rossiters in The Royal Arcade, City Centre, is a family-run business providing everything from home furniture to kitchen and dining items. Visit Rossiters' website.
Beti Biggs in Romilly Crescent, Pontcanna, stocks a large range of home furnishings with a vintage or upcycled twist. Visit Beti Biggs' website.
Snugger Armchair, various, £399-£1400 each, John Lewis
Love Cushion, Red, £35 each, John Lewis
U&ME Cushion, Cream, £35 each, John Lewis
KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer, Empire Red, £415 each, Kitchens
Le Creuset Heart-Shaped Casserole Dish, Cerise, £89 each, Kitchens
Le Creuset Heart Ramekin, Cerise, £7.95 each, Kitchens
Harlequin Folia Fabric Collection is available at John Lewis, Homezone and harlequin.co.uk
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