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Romantic Date at Home

Since I’m not planning on going out for a Valentines Day dinner, I have to get a little creative this year! You guys might remember my amazingly talented friend Shawna Yamamoto from our DIY Tablescape post…this week I enlisted her to help us create a romantic Valentines Day surprise for the hubs! Sometimes I think less is more, and a simple romantic night of staying in is exactly what we need after nights of staying up with Chloe.

This little arrangement is designed to awaken the senses for the most romantic Valentine’s night as you’ve never experienced before! It’s perfect for cuddling after dinner for a cozy night in, and I’m super excited to try it. Find out what elements are needed to awake you and your loved one’s sense ..

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1. Taste

For a light dessert after dinner, we incorporated elements of fruit and chocolate. Aside from the prettiness of colors, this is perfect for feeding each other and really being intimate! Instead of putting flowers into the terrariums, they also make great containers for fruit. Be careful about these fruit choices though because they can be a bit pricey since they’re not in season!


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2. Sight

It’s all about mood lighting for this set up. Including long taper candles can make the space feel more sophisticated and romantic. When you’re putting this together, try to use colors that will evoke feelings of warmth! We chose golden toned decor & adding the candles help make the space feel more cozy and intimate.


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3. Touch

Instead of sitting at a table this Valentines Day, cozy up with each other on the floor! I love these different patterned pillows to really elevate the space as well as make it super comfortable.


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4. Smell

There’s something about having fresh flowers that can really liven up the space. We used  flowers for its deep maroon hues, and the green to complement the red. Don’t forget to apply a spritz of your favorite perfume also!

5. Sound

For me, I think I’ll have to opt out of playing any music in case we wake Chloe up.. But having a little record player or speakers playing soft music is sure to complete the space for a romantic atmosphere.

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A big thank you to Shawna Yamamoto for inspiring and helping me put this Valentine’s Day idea together!! Hope you guys enjoyed it! And there you have it, the recipe for the perfect romantic night in. Will you guys be trying this for Valentines Day?

sigxo

32 Comments
  • Kari says:

    I love the berries in the little terrariums! Such a clever idea!
    Kari
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  • BARB says:

    HOW BEAUTIFUL!! THE COLORS, THE PILLOWS, THAT TABLE……..BUT THEN WHEN I TOOK A CLOSER LOOK AT IT, IT RAISED A BUNCH OF LOGISTICAL QUESTIONS. HOW IN THE WORLD DOES ONE SIT AT A SETTING LIKE THIS, COMFORTABLY, AND NOT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT REARRANGING THEIR LEGS/GETTING UP/COZYING UP TO THEIR SIGNIFICANT/ETC AND NOT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT TIPPING EVERYTHING ALL OVER THE PLACE???!! REALLY…..THE “TABLES” LOOK LIKE THEY’RE SIMPLY SQUARES OF WOOD PROPPED UP ON MAGAZINES STACKS! ALL I CAN THINK OF IS “DANGER, WILL ROGERS!!” BUT NOW YOU DID GET ME THINKING AS TO HOW I COULD ACTUALLY MAKE A TABLE SUCH AS THIS (A PIVOTAL ONE WHEN NEEDED) BUT YET THAT WOULD BE STATIONARY/STABILIZED WHILE USING IT. LOVELY IDEA YOU ALL HAVE TO LOOK AT, JUST NOT IN MY EYES VERY PRACTICAL. SORTA LIKE STILETTOS!

  • mIRANDA says:

    What a lucky guy!! My definition of less is more consisted of takeout sushi and Netflix. This version may have topped it. Maybe.

  • Martin says:

    beautiful setting! would work well with the brand image :)

  • Very good idea for a night in with the loved one! So cozy, Dainty and Chic!

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  • PEGGY says:

    this is an early valentine idea..i should try this with my hubby..amazing post

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  • WOW! You and Shawna are incredibly talented. I really love your blog because it lends idea that I can give to my boudoir clients on how to present their boudoir books to their husbands as Valentine’s Day gift. his is the perfect setting!

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  • Sofia says:

    So pretty! Those chocolates are making me so hungry!!

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  • Charlie says:

    What a beautiful setting, it all looks so well put together. I do not have a valentine at the moment but will surely keep this bookmarked for the next years to come !

    Charlie xx
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  • Honey says:

    wow chriselle… this is so beautiful :) I especially love the berry bowls!
    what a stunning idea!

    xxHoney
    http://www.honeyuncharted.com

  • This is so inspiring Chriselle! The decor looks so romantic.

    xo, Alina
    STYLE BY ALINA

  • Sarah says:

    The arrangement is just so beautiful, each element playing off another, like the candle light reflecting off the glass terrariums.

  • Eden says:

    Looks stunning! Love the fresh fruit and chocolate. :)

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  • Heather P. says:

    This is such a great idea, especially for new parents who could use a quiet, romantic night (but can’t necessarily get out to do it)!

  • Juliana says:

    Oh, such a pretty setting and so cozy in the comfort of your own home.

    XOXO JuJu
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  • Amina malik says:

    Does anyone know where I can find the little tables chriselle used to set everything on? What are they called??

  • Wow fantastic photos! I love the flower decoration..

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  • sISSAH says:

    Hi Chriselle,
    I was planing a dinner like this for Valentine´s day…. But my bf planned a get away soo I guess I´m gonna sabe this idea for another time… But now I really know how to but things together, it looks so confy and romantic… love it!
    Hope you enjoy your Valentine´s day…
    xo

  • Belen says:

    The set up looks very romantic… love the idea of the “sound” it’s always good to have a nice background
    Xo, Belen
    A Hint of Life

  • Cristina says:

    I hope on Valentine’s Day someone will be waiting me at home with such a beautiful setting.

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  • Natali says:

    What a beautiful and romantic setting!? Wow!
    Sound and smell are so important, they definitely create the right atmosphere!

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  • Beautiful arrangement and décor! Me too, I am plying a romantic Valentine’s date at home!;-)

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  • Paola says:

    Beautiful pics, I love your style Chriselle!

  • sasa says:

    Smell and sound are definitely really important! Love the post<3

    Shall We Sasa

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