2.14.2012

My Recipe for a Sensuous Bedroom


A beautiful bed from WINDSOR SMITH ROOM IN A BOX
Good morning and Happy Valentine's Day! In honor of this special day, we are staying in the bedroom and under the covers this week here at Windsor Smith Home. 
To kick us off, here is my personal list of ingredients for a sensuous bedroom:


Silk charmeuse coverlet in a WINDSOR SMITH ROOM IN A BOX
1. Soft and sumptuous bedding:
An inviting bed is perhaps the most crucial element in creating an intimate bedroom. A custom  Deborah Sharpe silk charmeuse coverlet in a dreamy color is a lovely luxury to top off any bed and turn up the romance factor. 
If you are thinking of splurging on some new basics, a simple yet timeless and especially luxurious choice is the Hotel Charme bedding by Frette. For a more refined yet "lived in" feel I love linen,  and Restoration Hardware has some great selections which are currently discounted. Ideally, all your bedding would be ironed (here are some tips), but if you cannot spare the time simply pressing the top of the flat sheet as well as the pillow shams will do the trick.

WINDSOR SMITH ROOM IN A BOX
2. Scent-suality:

Everyone knows scented candles are a given for a romantic setting, but why not complete your scent-sual experience by slipping a vintage hankie or linen cocktail napkin sprayed with your favorite  fragrance under the fitted sheet or pillow case? I love Byredo's Blanche Eau de Parfum  and Jo Malone's Lime Basil line.

3. Space within a space:

Originally used by lords and noblemen in Medieval Europe to maintain warmth and provide privacy from their attendants, canopy and four-poster beds create an intimate feeling of enclosure. My canopy bed makes me feel as if I am “in the fold” with my husband and helps us forget about the outside world at the end of our hectic days. 


4. Finishing Touches:

I like to keep a stack of poetry books near the bed, and occasionally try to spend a few moments reading them alone or together. I also keep a simple silver pen and some little note cards from Sugar Paper handy, sometimes slipping a quick love note to my husband or tucking one into his luggage before a business trip. Stashing a soft red El Casco backgammon set in your nightstand is always fun too!

What are some of your go-to touches to help keep the romance alive in your bedroom? 

Hope your day is wonderful!
xoxo,
Windsor

2 comments:

  1. Fantastic. Love. Beautiful and informative. PERECT!

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    1. Thank you Lisa! Hope you had a lovely Valentine's Day!

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