Home Decor: What comes to mind when you think of the word luxury? Viewing the latest haute couture finery? Cruising calm blue waters in the season's latest yacht? Savouring a rare, hard-to-find vintage? So often, we only associate luxury with big-ticket items and once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Yet with just a few small additions, we can live luxuriously every day in our own homes as well.
Here are 5 of our favourite essentials for luxe living:
Once you've tried Fili D'Oro's luxuriously soft sheets, you'll never go back to store-bought sheets again. The linens are sold only to hotels, including the Ritz-Carlton hotel group, but many hotels offer them for purchase either online or through their on-site gift shops.
Plush, yet discreet, ploh's exclusive bed pillows, duvets and featherbeds deliver a sumptuous experience to the well-dressed bed. Our particular favourites include the limited edition masurian down pillows and the "ultra-luxe" featherbed - 3 inches of feathers with a full top layer of irresistible down.
Molton Brown's diverse selection of sophisticated scents and cleanly designed packaging offers something suitable for every lifestyle. Recharge with their black pepper body wash, or pamper dry skin with the lightly scented white mulberry hand wash and lotion set.
Bottega Veneta's classic, understated style is perfectly suited to its wide range of items for the home. Each piece is meticulously crafted and often incorporates the signature hand-woven intrecciato pattern characteristic of the brand. From storage trunks to table chargers, Bottega Veneta can help take your home to the next level.
Dior L'Or de Vie
Youth may be the most fleeting luxury of them all - unappreciated until it has departed. With Dior's new L'Or de Vie anti-aging skincare regime, you can forestall the inevitable, at least temporarily. Ten molecules with both anti-oxidizing and regenerating properties are extracted from the sap from the vine shoots of the sauvignon grapes from the Château d'Yquem.
The Luxe Junkie