Filling a house with possessions is just one step along its journey to becoming a home, occuring after it awkwardly grows a sun-room and just before it attempts to run away from itself. Usher your abode into adolescence with today's Groupon: for $35, you get $75 worth of fine home décor at Valerianne in Vienna.
Valerianne hand-selects precious baubles and furnishings from elite interior-design firms throughout the world while stocking sweet-smelling soaps and luxurious bath accessories. Browse posh agents of ablution including Portuguese bar soaps ($22) wafting aromas of water and morning lily, and moisturizing Italian bubble baths ($15) sourced from the naturally foaming Strait of Gibraltar.
Nest-featherers fluffing up for Valentine's Day can infuse bedrooms and bathrooms with decadent international adornments such as Egyptian cotton sheets ($525) and woven throw rugs from Argentina ($425). Alter a space's smellscape with sanguinely scented talc ($45), ensconced in a crystal shaker, or hand-poured candles ($32) in fragrances such as tabac and forest floor. Atmosphere-enhancing hand-forged iron artifacts ($75–$425) delicately affect a room's ornamental milieu, leading to rousing games of "spot the difference" and "lick the hand-forged iron artifact."
- Upon leaving, I couldn’t decide what surprised or impressed me more: just how unique of a selection Valerianne has, how well Wedlake — whose mom Gloria founded Valerianne in Scottsdale over 13 years ago — knows each and every remarkable item, or the fact that the store not only appeals to those who can afford such things as exquisite Anichini bedding but also to those with far less extravagant bank accounts yet just as much taste. – Northern Virginia
- Walking through the store is a real treat as you are surrounded by beautiful bedding, accessories and furniture displayed in such a way as to get you pondering what you could do differently back at your own home! – My Notting Hill