As much as we love to travel at Kouamo - we believe that home is truly where the heart is. Especially so on Valentine’s day, when we prefer to avoid the crowded restaurants and create a love nest at home instead. For us romance is in the detail - soft natural textures, warm lighting, relaxed intimacy, sensual colour and fragrance. Here are our styling tips:
A Tangle of Two
In Cuba we would often see couples recline outside their homes, side-by-side on Sillions (Cuban rocking chairs) and watching the world go by. This peaceful scene felt incredibly romantic in a quiet and understated way. In our Kouamo love nest we would evoke this intimate setting inside with a playful ‘Sway’ rocking chair (3,950€). Designed by Markus Krauss the chair can seat two in different configurations and comes in a deep magenta as well as neutral grey.
Photo credit: Markus Krauss
We love the romance of an open fire or candles. Our Kouamo love nest would also feature the soft glow of this Valle de Vinales lampshade in hot pink Bugambilia silk (£129). The narrative design featured on the interior takes us back to Cuba. It is as if we can feel the warm sun on our faces.
Photo credit: Kouamo
The Outside In
Tropical flowers are rich with colour and scent which can help transform a space and evoke romantic memories. Less is more in our Kouamo love nest - carefully chosen stems would stand naturally in vintage glass or nestle amongst glossy green foliage. Inject further fragrance with scented candles or a spritz of alluring Lime & Bay (£15) from the White Company.
Photo credit: Kouamo / Lovebird Photograph
The quality of the bed linen at Bed and Philosophy (191€ - 267€) is simply beautiful and we appreciate the considerate design details. Our love nest would be complete with this natural but colour filled boudoir. We would add sensual touches with a scattering of our own colourful Kouamo cushions in printed velvet and silks.
Photo credit: Bed and Philosophy
So you got any inspiration for your love nest for this Valentine's Day? Send us your Instagram pics with #Kouamo #Valentine #Lovenest and show us your own tips to make a romantic and sensual Love Nest.