Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Feel the Love; Hotelier and Interior Design Fanatic Janet Stansfield Gives Some Great Tips for Making Your Home Feel Loved and Cared For

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Feel the Love; Hotelier and Interior Design Fanatic Janet Stansfield Gives Some Great Tips for Making Your Home Feel Loved and Cared For

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TMY hotel is full of items which I have carefully brought back to life and made use of once again. I'm a big fan of giving pre-loved items the love they still deserve!

Valentine's Day doesn't have to be all about telling that special someone how much you love them, it can also be a time to show love to your home!

But updating your house doesn't mean you have to buy loads of new stuff. Sites like Gumtree.com and Preloved.co.uk offer a huge variety of furnishings that you can pick up for next to nothing. So give those unloved or pre-loved items a chance and add some sensuality and character to your home.

With restaurant prices usually increasing for Valentine's Day, spending a romantic night in is often preferable for a lot of couples, Make sure you and your beloved are snuggling in style with a luxurious loveseat. Head to a vintage fair and you're sure to find something warm and comfortable. Antique and Collectors Fairs (www.iacf.co.uk hold fairs in the Midlands and across the South of the UK and they always have a plethora of interesting finds, including a choice of loveseats. Kasbah Furniture Market in North Shields is great local for one-offfinds too!

Make a cosy, cuddly paradise by investing in a fabulous vintage chair and making it your own with luscious fabric. Getting a seat reupholstered is a great way to bring a pre-loved, vintage item back to life. A great upholsterer is Kraftwork in Wallsend. Choose sumptuous fabrics such as brushed velvet or raw silks and add a snug sheepskin over your seat for extra, huggable warmth. Absolutely Fabrics and First for Fabrics (both in Benton) have a huge choice of luxury materials perfect for any tastes.

Buying new furniture may not be an option for everyone, so investing in a few cushions or a toasty throw, will add texture and opulence to your existing sofa. Perfect for a cosy Valentine's night in. …

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