Walking into a beautiful room is a treat for the eyes, but it can be a full sensory experience with the right mix of textures and perfectly paired scents. For a room to meet its full potential, I believe interior design is an art that should indulge as many of your senses as possible, from touch to hearing and smell.
Smell is one of the senses I tend to focus on since it is the most powerful link to our emotions and feelings. I rarely get as much nostalgia as I do when I come across a scent from the past.
It is also an important tool for creating ambiance and mood within a space. With a new season upon us, it’s finally time to switch out some of our go-to winter scents (goodbye for now, Frasier fir) for our beloved springtime indulgences. As our pillows and vignettes change, so must our candles. This week I am pairing some of our recent designs with our favorite Pickwick scents for a fresh springtime look (and smell).
While at first glance it seems like a classic blue and white setting, the closer you look the more hues pop out of the lovely paisley print pillows. Soft blue accents and a pink tasseled throw blanket make for a sweet and romantic display that is stylish yet comfortable. With the youthful colors and tropical leaf print, this bedding is a breath of fresh air. Right away I knew the perfect scent would be High Cotton.
Just as this design isn’t your traditional blue and white combination, High Cotton isn’t your typical linen-inspired scent. It mixes the forever favorite floral notes like lavender, rose and carnation with bright pops of lime, grapefruit and orange blossom to add a bit of energy and excitement. The scent then rounds out with comforting notes of clove, patchouli, sandalwood, vanilla, hay and musk for a relaxing and warm finish, perfect with which to end your day.
The design could only be matched with the ultimate spring scent, Screened Porch. The fresh blend of sweet honeysuckle petals, jasmine, musk and mandarin complement oils of crispy green grass, green rose and geranium leaf just as the patterns and colors are tempered by the natural element of wood and greenery. It creates the perfect simple scent that also has a few unexpected and fun surprises.