Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend…and so Are Chocolates… Lots of Them…


Ok, so Valentine’s Day is Monday and I know that every girl, at some point in her life (if not every day), has yearned for diamonds and chocolate. Yes, this is truly the way to a woman’s heart. If it’s velvety and sweet or shiny and sparkly, we want it, no? But, like the Stones say- you can’t always get what you want. So just in case you don’t get what you’re craving for on Valentine’s, here’s some things you can easily add to you home for a “fix”… image


  1. ZGallerie- aluminum vase and spheres with hand-hammered diamonds craters
  2. www.shopbedside.com- pillows by Sivaana made with silk, linen, mirrors, silver ribbon, and sequins
  3. Anthropologie- crystal perfume bottles



  1. An arrangement of “disco balls”- maybe it’s because, like a cat, I am fascinated by shiny things, but I have really been diggin’ disco balls lately… I like to think of unique new ways to display them- such as sitting on a coffee table in a group of varying sizes or hanging in a cluster. When you think outside the box and use them unconventionally, they’re really very pretty- just mirrors in a different place and shape, reflecting light oh-so-beautifully
  2. West Elm- faceted antique mirrored side table
  3. Anthropologie- nickel, quartz, and acrylic lamp
  4. ABC Carpet & Home- pyrite and quartz crystals
  5. West Elm- bamboo boxes with silver glass beads
  6. ZGallerie- Gabrielle table lamp- faceted crystal base with white silk shade



  1. ZGallerie- Pierre mirror- love the geometric design
  2. Jayson Home and Garden- antiqued mercury glass- pineapple bowl and hex votive-holders
  3. West Elm- hammered aluminum entertaining and serveware


Or maybe black diamonds are your thing. A little edgier, a little sexier, a little more modern. My husband gave me a band with inset black diamonds for Christmas and I almost never take it off. They are beautiful.


  1. Alexandra Von Furstenberg- black Bullet acrylic coffee table- be still my beating heart.
  2. www.crystalmaster.uk- black Morion quartz cluster
  3. www.supermarkethq.com- ES One of One black sequin pillow


Pick your pleasure…

Rich, dark, sumptuous chocolate- the strong stuff. Like, 90% cacao. Some people think it’s a little on the “bitter” side, but I think it’s sooooo goood…   Picture5

  1. Anthropologie- Washed Ashore lamp made of reclaimed wood
  2. Room & Board- linen and Belgian mohair pillow and alpaca and wool throw
  3. West Elm- butler tray and stand- I like the white lacquer tray with the dark wooden stand or the Espresso wood tray with polished nickel stand
  4. Urban Outfitters- chocolate velvet modern tufted headboard

Cocoa dusted truffles…Picture6

  1. www.shopad.net- Stout’s Color My Window velvet stripe in Chocolate/Fawn
  2. Room & Board- velvet mahogany pillow
  3. ABC Carpet & Home- Tibetan leather covered box- early 19th century Tibetan leather covered box with wood interior- used by Tibetan people to store jewelry and money
  4. www.mountainfarms.com- chocolate ostrich plumes- they can look so pretty in a vase (especially against white) and are a great option if you want something a little unexpected in a room (maybe even a fun thing to have by the bed,…especially for Valentine’s Day… just sayin’…)

Ooey, gooey, sticky caramel…Picture8

  1. ABC Carpet & Home- silk velvet pillow
  2. www.turnstyledesigns.com- satin nickel and tan leather door and cabinet pulls (beautiful against white or black)
  3. fabrics top to bottom (all from shopad.net)-
    1. Kelly Wearstler for Groundworks- Lee Jofa
    2. Duralee wool plaid
    3. Fabricut Silk Nuances II Umber- Bruckheimer- Chestnut
    4. (unknown)
  4. Anthropologie- Rhys chair and ottoman- beech wood and supple, buttery leather
  5. www.save-on-crafts.com- brown curly feathers

Then there’s the fabulous mix of all things wonderfully chocolate with their shiny little coatings. Creamy fillings, hard and crunchy, square, round, or any other shape- they’re all good…   Picture7   

  1. Room & Board- Mark Rothko No. 10 1963 (one of my favorite artists)
  2. Jayson Home & Garden- Hawthorne wingchair in cigar leather with antique brass nailheads and chestnut wood finish
  3. www.napastyle.com- Roundabout leather ottoman
  4. ZGallerie- Ghana vase- this looks like a chocolate-covered macadamia or hazelnut- I love the exaggerated shape!

And the ultimate

Milk and Dark Chocolate Diamondsimage

Hope you have a great weekend! Stay tuned for a post on some unorthodox Valentine’s Day favorites of mine…


  1. Drooling....... all these images are yummy !

  2. Yeah, I thought so, too. I had to go hit my stash when I was done writing this... My all-time favorites are dark chocolate (or white) with raspberry filling. The mix of sweet and tart is really nice. Luckily, stuffing your home with "chocolate" (as opposed to stuffing your mouth) won't add anything to the hips! Maybe that's why I love all the browns and tans...guilt-free, fat-free, pleasure-filled chocolate fix.