Valentine’s Day… from my sofa

With the day of romance almost upon us I have big plans…  to stay in.  Because staying in is the new going out and, truth be told, we have never been ones for celebrating Valentine’s Day anywhere other than at home.  Somehow the thought of sitting amongst tables of other loving couples always seemed like it would detract from the sentiment of the day itself for me – so we stay in and we cook something wonderful and I am free to wear the prettiest of dresses, even when it’s snowing, without stepping outside…

The Sofology Barrington sofa forms the centrepiece of our open plan living space (you can see how it usually looks in this post) and for V Day I let my hopeless romantic run wild…  I mean if there is one day of the whole year the husband cannot complain about pink decor it is this day, right?  I went full on florals with that beautiful print from Bluebellgray and mixed up the textures (for snuggleability – that is definitely a word) with velvet and embroidered cushions and my super chunky throw.  And then I borrowed the linen canopy from the nursery to create that super romantic tented effect over the end of the sofa and I went nuts with flowers – crazy, big, pink flowers – these hydrangea and peonies are honestly amazing.  In lieu of a bar cart (definitely on my home wish list but why are those guys so darn expensive?), I created a drinks station for two with this gorgeous tray and the most beautiful pink gin liqueur from Edinburgh Gin.  I threw caution to the wind and actually lit my Jo Malone Red Roses candle…  for ten minutes for these pics…  hey it’s not Valentine’s quite yet.  Seriously though, even a full day later that scent is still floating around the room and it is hands down my favourite scent ever…

So the scene is set and this little romantic is looking forward to an evening snuggled up on the sofa with my four favourite boys (greedy, me?).  I truly had so much fun styling this post and I do hope you like it, I can’t seem to get interiors out of my head right now, nor do I want to – goes hand in hand with a new home I guess.  Happy Valentine’s lovers.x

barrington sofa – Sofology
(Full interior details listed at the end of the post)
jaimie dress – Free People   |   love necklace – Astley Clarke
gold bird hand chain & turquoise necklace – Ottoman Hands


barrington sofa – Sofology
numero 74 canopy – Smallable   |   sanna print – Bluebellgray
medina cushion (from fabric), teddy cushion & sanday throw – Bluebellgray
lanterns – Next   |   rug – vintage (similar)   |   love balloon – Amazon
crewel work cushion – Niki Jones
rhubarb & ginger gin – Edinburgh Gin
faux hydrangeasdiamond tumblersfaux peonies & mirror tray – Next
red roses candle – Jo Malone   |   tall candles – Bluebellgray
woven basket pot – Bluebellgray   |   coconut palm – Ikea

With thanks to Sofology for supporting this post.



  1. 13 Feb / 12:27 pm

    That does look like such a comfortable setup! 🙂 I know we will be spending Valentine’s day at home, but I don’t expect our sofa to look quite as exciting or welcoming, haha!

    I love your dress too 🙂

    Hope you are having a lovely start to your week! It’s so hot here, another heatwave!

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • Thankfifi
      14 Feb / 10:10 am

      So pleased you like it Mica, had so much fun setting this one up! Happy Valentine’s day sweetheart.xx

  2. Gaylesbury
    13 Feb / 6:54 pm

    Gorgeous dress! X

    • Thankfifi
      14 Feb / 10:10 am

      Thank you, I love it!x

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