6 Unique Luxuries For Your Home
Glamorous and luxurious additions that will transform your home into a luxurious oasis. They also make unique housewarming gifts!
Luxury #1: Flowers Everywhere
Fresh flowers brighten up and breathe life into a home’s interiors. Unfortunately, making sure that the vase has its daily supply of natural blooms can get tedious over time, not to mention the fact that you have to make do with what flowers are in season.
Hollywood actress Jane Seymour has found a way to recreate the warm, natural and organic ambience created by fresh blooms with Jane Seymour Botanicals, a range of artificial floral designs that make gorgeous substitutes for the live kind. Aptly called “silk flowers,” Botanicals present a realistic take on dainty flower arrangements, boasting of permanence and consistency even after several years of use.
We speak with Ms Jane Seymour herself on her inspirations for “Jane Seymour Botanicals” and how she came up with this magnificent (and very smart) concept.
Sometimes I’ll mix some of the fresh flowers from our garden into the arrangement or bouquet, and no one ever can tell the difference. It’s a fun little secret that I enjoy!
Urbanette: What gave you the idea to work with silk to recreate blooms?
Jane: I’ve always loved flowers, they are simply part of my everyday life! I have them all around the house, I’m always painting flowers in my art studio.
When I happened to meet the designers that I ended up working with for Jane Seymour Botanicals, I was amazed by how real the flowers they were using in their permanent florals were. That’s when I decided that permanent, or “silk”, flowers would definitely fit into my home decorating plans.
Even though James and I are crazy about gardening and we always have plenty of fresh flowers too, I love using the permanent botanicals to add color around the house. Sometimes I’ll mix some of the fresh flowers from our garden into the arrangement or bouquet, and no one ever can tell the difference. It’s a fun little secret that I enjoy!
Urbanette: You’ve managed to stay at the top of your game by reinventing yourself as an entrepreneur. When did you decide you needed a transformation, or did it just come naturally?
Jane Seymour: I never consciously felt the need to reinvent myself. I simply try to embrace the moment, whatever that is, good or bad… and follow my passion. Since I was a child, I have had many interests that go beyond acting. I love to dance, paint, write, design and cook. There are not enough hours in the day to do them all.
For me however, when I throw myself into design for instance, it just seems to be a natural step to take that passion into a professional area where I can work with the best of the best in their particular field. I like the collaborative effort of combining what I know and feel as a consumer with the people who manufacture quality products.
Who knows what will happen next? That is the joy I find with following my passion. I never really know where it will lead me.
Those high-end knives would definitely make cooking a breeze. I bet it would also motivate me to cook more and experiment with new recipes. I’d feel like a chef in the making!! Just gotta watch out and hopefully, I don’t lose any fingers in the process. Those look really sharp. What I also love about those stainless steel knives is that they’re easy to clean and won’t harbor mold on their handles. I hate it when that happens because I know that I have to dispose of it to prevent the mold spores from getting in my food.
I hate it when that happens. Especially with plastic handles. It’s gross.
Warm towels sound nice! I think it would also be good as it can help in drying the towels as well.
I love my essential oils diffuser but I’m curious about these home fragrances from Agraria. I always see this bamboo reed diffusers but I find that thescent disappears quickly, I wonder if Agraria makes quality ones.
Sorry but I don’t think I want to replace my heater with a towel warmer. I could have both but taking the heater out would make me freeze to death. I’m a person who gets cold so easily and I find it unbearable to be too cold. I think I’d want heated floors instead… Lol…! Sometimes, even my carpet feels too cold for me. I know that most of you will just tell me to move someplace warm, but sorry that’s not an option. More like I’m sorry to myself.?
For a candle holder Rosendahl’s is quite expensive. I could easily find alternatives from H&M home.?
Balushka’s works are stunning. I can’t imagine how much work she would put in for an entire wall art of flowers. It seems like the amount of money people pay her would only go to her efforts and not her supplies! Paper folding has been quite a lost artistry yet here she is, modernizing it and making big money out of it. It’s probably difficult to hire assistants in making those flowers because it would take forever to teach them how she does it flawlessly.
Tried Agraria before and it was great. It wasn’t overpowering and that’s why I like it.
Even the burning ones aren’t overpowering?
Both the Jane Seymour and Balushka flowers are very nice. Jane’s was more of a classic floral arrangement that looks real and Balushka has a modern approach. Both look very great for interior decoration. I’m going to check out their stores. I only need small flowers for small spaces that I just want to enhance the look of.
I’ve been looking for luxurious decor like Rosendahl’s for quite some time now. I have a knack for looking for decors that look really fancy in order to make my space look more “put together”.
I’m so impressed by Balushka’s handcrafts. That is really a talent and I’m just so stunned by how classy and soft it looks. If I was to get married, it would be a garden wedding and I would love to have her creations around me, even as a bouquet at my wedding! I’ve never seen paper flowers look this good. I bet she sources the best papers for that. I’m wondering if it’s durable, but that first pic wherein it’s all over the wall is really majestic. She’s so talented.