A Romantic Valentine’s Day Table

WORDS:: Chyka Keebaugh

PHOTOS:: Lisa Atkinson

Call me old-fashioned, but I adore Valentine's Day. There is something about this day I cannot resist, and I know love of all kinds should be celebrated every day, but to make the effort to celebrate it on this particular day is something I cherish.

I loved setting up this romantic table for two. Valentine's Day is the perfect day to surprise your loved one (or family, or friends - whomever you may love and care for!) and this setting is a simple example of not needing to go too over the top and crazy to create a little romance. I chose to make the hero of this table the beautiful pink and red roses. By choosing these two colours, I placed a few stems into little milk jars that have been arranged to create the shape of a heart. Sweet and simple, yet oh so effective. 

The beautiful colour of the roses match back nicely to the bright red placemats I have chosen from Provincial Home Living. In order to not distract from the centrepiece of the table, I have chosen simple yet elegant plain white tableware and clear glasses. 

I love having the opportunity to move our dining table to another area in the house. Eating in a different space makes it almost feel like you're eating out and just adds more excitement to the occasion. Running with a French theme (and, let's face it, many will say that Paris is the most romantic city in the world) I've used Provincial's French bistro-style chairs and fliptop table.

Embrace Valentine's Day and be inspired to create a lasting memory for you and your partner. Honestly, something so simple can make your loved one’s day. To complete the romantic occasion it's always important to set the mood with some background music. In this instance I love playing classic love songs as well as songs that remind me of happy moments spent with my partner. I've put together a list of my favourite love songs, is yours in there?


Romantic LOVE Songs

Endless Love ~ Diana Ross

Have I Told You Lately That I Love You ~ Rod Stewart

Heartache Tonight ~ Michael Bublé

I Just Haven't Met You Yet ~ Michael Bublé

I Will Always Love You ~ Whitney Houston

Baby Love ~ The Supremes

Budapest ~ George Ezra

Throw Your Arms Around Me ~ Hunters & Collectors

I'll Be There ~ Jackson 5

Kiss From A Rose ~ Seal

The Way You Look Tonight ~ Frank Sinatra

Message To My Girl ~ Split Enz

All I Do Is Dream Of You ~ Michael Bublé

Love Me Tender ~ Nora Jones

At Last ~ Etta James

She ~ Charles Aznervous

You've Lost That Loving Feeling ~ The Righteous Brothers

This Guy's In Love With You ~ Bert Bacharach


I Just Called To Say I Love You ~ Stevie Wonder

Can't Help Falling In Love With You ~ UB40

I Want To Know What Love Is ~ Foreigner

What's Love Got To Do With It ~ Tina Turner

Love Will Keep Us Together ~ Captain & Tenille

The Power Of Love - Celine Dion

Isn't She Lovely ~ Stevie Wonder

Crazy In Love ~ Beyoncé

It Must Have Been Love ~ Roxette

All Of Me ~ John Legend

Love Me Now ~ John Legend

Diamonds ~ Rhianna

I Am A Woman In Love ~ Barbara Streisand

Sexual Healing ~ Marvin Gay

Crazy Little Thing Called Love ~ Queen

Because You Love Me ~ Celine Dion

I Can't Stop Loving You ~ Ray Charles

We Found Love ~ Rhianna

Love Never Felt So Good ~ Michael Jackson

This article is sponsored by Provincial Home Living