OutSmart At Home: Simply Red

The hue of love colors treasures for the house.

Even if you spurn celebrations of St. Valentine’s Day (“a Hallmark holiday,” a grand gay friend recently sniffed), your home front might benefit from an object or two shot through with a shade of red. Especially after the preponderance of gloomy days we’ve endured this season, a red infusion might just be the pick-me-up you need.

BUILT FOR TWO. The Cuddle Circle Lounge ($1,449) upholstered in supersuede from Cantoni, 9889 Westheimer (713/787-9494, www.cantoni.com).

FLOWER POWER. Limited-edition print of Cubist Flowers Bright Red, by Houston artist David Adickes (price on request) from Dunbar Galleries, Galleria 3 (713/622-3063, www.dunbargalleries.com).

LET’S DISH. Artenica dinnerware ($24-$40) at Mikel Reper’s Nest, 2427 Market in Galveston (409/763-5415, www.nestgalveston.com).

PRETTY AND PINK. Tucci White Rose Valentine Edition candle ($25) from Modern Worth, 5113 Bellaire Blvd. (713/666-5113).

QUITE A COUPLE. Pair of gilt wood Napoleon III-era side chairs with original Aubusson upholstery (price on request) from Bonaparte Antiques, 3603 Main (713/533-9333), one of the vendors in the February 23-25 Houston Antiques Dealers Association show at the George R. Brown Convention Center.


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