Photo Gallery: Romantic Rooms
Get ideas for an at-home retreat.
For a truly luxe touch, install a towel warmer and hang monogrammed towels atop. A dramatic bathtub faucet and antique wood storage brings an elegant look into this principal bathroom.
In this pale blue principal bedroom, an antique French bed and leggy bedside tables exude dignity and refinement. The grey-blue linen armchairs and chandelier complement the look.
With its brilliant turquoise patina, verdigris is as beautiful and instantly recognizable as shiny copper (its untarnished state). Contrasted with both light and dark purple fabrics and touches of white, it truly pops. Amp up hits of true verdigris by painting out select pieces, like a dresser or side table, in a complementary cool green hue.
Use Air Wick® candles that change colours while lit for a unique glow. Get cosy with Vanilla Indulgence®, a welcoming vanilla fragrance layered with warm spices. Capture the warmth of sweet and spicy notes using Apple Cinnamon Medley®. Experience the freshness of a cool stream mixed with the light scent of a summer evening breeze thanks to Fresh Waters®.
Choose furniture in similarly dark shades, like these two-toned velvet armchairs, inky side table and plum-laced area rug. Muted golds and smoky glass accessories reference the warmer colours of a plum’s flesh.
Take cues from the poetic mix of flowing silk chiffon and chunky knits seen on the fashion runways. Inject wistful charm into a sparely decorated bedroom by layering muddy hues in different textures. Perfectly rumpled linens dial down the fuss factor, while an ancestral portrait bestows a noble air.
For a look that isn’t stuffy, reupholster timeless Louis XV–style chairs in bright hues and paint the frames white. Modern bird print fabrics in the same tone pull together the new-yet-old look. Use fresh blooms for an additional hit of colour.
This DIY artistic look is perfect for romantics. Dip a spoon into fabric paint and, holding it a few inches above the fabric, begin “writing” by letting the paint drizzle onto the fabric. Move the spoon in a fluid motion to produce a beautiful script. Reuse wine and pop bottles to serve water and add a quirky handwritten label. Draw text using a small, rounded paintbrush and glass paint. Borrow a little lingo from wineries to keep it tongue-in-cheek: “Flat MMXI” is an enticing alternative to “Tap Water.”