VALENTINE'S DAY IS SO 2017
By Olivia Silk, founder and writer of award-winning interiors and lifestyle blog Lust Living
I feel like I say this every year, but this year is truly the year of strong women. It’s becoming more apparent day by day, it’s all over the news, Oprah’s showstopping speech at the Golden Globes, the #MeToo movement, females protesting everywhere and pretty much every highstreet store is selling slogan tee’s with FEMINIST printed across the front. 2018 will be the year of women.
Until recently I was completely unaware of Galentine’s Day, and in case you are too, it falls the day before Valentine’s Day – February 13th and it’s a whole day dedicated to celebrating women and female friendships. Best day ever right? So with that in mind, I’ve put together a Galentine’s Gift guide for those special women/gals/ladies in your life that need treating - no matter their style, I’ve got you covered.
Pink is an appropriate place to start isn’t it? I truly thought we would be starting to see the back of pink this year but it doesn’t seem to be going anywhere – which I’m very pleased about because I for one am definitely not over it yet (seriously, I have some blush armchairs arriving this week!). From homewares to stunning Markus Lupfer knitwear – you will be sure not to disappoint your millennial girlfriends with these selections.
For the fashion conscious, chic characters in your life – Pad Lifestyle is not short of Luxe gifts to lavish them with. Statement coffee table books always make great gifts and are items that will be treasured forever. But who doesn’t need a marble phone dock or a Tom Dixon scent in their life? Tom Dixon oozes luxe.
Now floral really isn’t my thing, but, I see so many people do it so well. It works so well with dark interiors and those that favour an eclectic style, and let’s be honest, floral has been around for forever, it’s here for the long haul – we all know a floral lover don’t we?
Another trend that is only getting bigger year by year. Pineapple’s are officially back in guys and I’m definitely partial to a gold pineapple… House plants are more popular than ever and how about tropical style wallpapers? I want to decorate with banana leaf print wallpaper more than ever. Green is going to be big this year. You’ll be green with envy giving these gifts to your bestie this year.
GETTING HYGGE WITH IT
Hygge gifts are perfect for every type of female. Hygge is more of a lifestyle, a moment, wether it’s at home, with friends, a feeling of cosiness. It’s about enjoying life’s simple pleasures. Comforts if you like, and we all have those don’t we?
Naturally I’ve saved the best for last – my personal favourite. Scandinavian style. All my favourite Scandi brands can be found at Pad Lifestyle - Muuto, Menu, Design House Stockholm, Bloomingville - so you are not short of choices when it comes to spoiling your minimalistic gals. Stick to the neutrals and you can do no wrong.
All of the products shown are listed below for your perusal. Enjoy!
- Susi Bellamy, Pale Pink Switch print
- Muuto, The Dots coat hooks in Rose
- Design Letters, Pink Message Board
- Markus Lupfer, Natalie Pelican Jumper
- Harto, Edmee Jewellery Box
- Bag & Bones, Flamingo Neon Light
- Design Letters, Pink To Go bottle
- Tom Dixon, London Scented Candle
- Assouline, Dior by YSL book
- Native Union, Marble Charging Dock
- Bloomingville, Grey Goatskin cushion
- Lin&Lo, Real Red Mineral Lipstick
- Melissa Selmin, Love print
- We Are Amused, Blossom Print
- Tom Dixon, Air Scented candle large
- Design Letters, Flowers notebook
- Designers Guild, Florenza cushion
- Bloomingville, Porcelain cacti
- Bloomingville, Gold Pineapple Ice Bucket
- Christian Lacroix, Frieda's Garden cushion
- Pad Lifestyle, Agave plant
- Bloomingville, Pineapple hook
- Christian Lacroix, Jungle cushion
Getting Hygge With It:
- Bloomingville, Mongolian cushion
- Skandinavisk, Hygge candle
- Muuto, Green Ripple throw
- Muuto, Push Coffee Maker
- The Knots, Little Skips Berber rug
- Design House Stockholm, Light Grey Knot cushion
- Bloomingville, Tibetan Lambskin
- Menu, Charcoal Grinders
- Menu, Marble Mirror
- Menu, Wire Base Plant Pot Large
- Menu, Carrie Lamp
- Muuto, Restore Tray Grey
- Muuto, Elevated vase