TAKE IT HOME: Madeleine Lim finds tulip-inspired home products for Valentine's Day

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In a subtle smoke grey velvet, this Chinon Armchair is a solid oak French-inspired design and is available in brown suede and a cream cotton. It comes from Oka, the mail order furniture company which specialises in contemporary furnishings, many of them made in India and the Far East. Oka also has stores in London, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, Surrey, Berkshire and Edinburgh.

Chinon Armchair in Smoke Grey Velvet, pounds 390, at Oka 0870 160 6002; www.okadirect.com.

From vintage inspired powder-puff pink roses wrapped in layers of gold tissue, to vibrant Marathon carnations in a domed posy interwoven with tiny sparkling diamante stones, Jane Packer's flower bouquets have been designed to add warmth and atmosphere to even the most sophisticated interiors. This tulip display, called Jane's Favourites, is pounds 20, and comes with tips on how to make your own arrangements.

Jane's Favourite Tulips, pounds 20, at Jane Packer 0845 074 6000; janepackerdelivered.com.

Another tulip inspired design is this pretty Emma Bridgewater plate, combined with the company's trademark lettering in a dusky pink. The plate is a new Bridgewater design and the tulip range also includes a mug, cup and saucer, French bowl, teapot and jug. Other new designs include children's animal-inspired crockery, as well as an etched collection of glassware. Buy online or at the company's stores at London, Edinburgh, or Stoke-on- Trent.

Tulip plate, pounds 14.95, at Emma Bridgewater 020 7371 5489; www.emmabridgewater.co.uk.

This French ceramic farmhouse sink can accommodate a basket strainer waste and is also suitable for for a waste disposal unit. It's part of a range of sturdy white sinks at Baileys Home and Garden, which includes butler and Belfast sinks and ceramic drainers. Baileys has also launched a range of beautifully packaged and reasonably priced eco-friendly household cleaning products.

French ceramic farmhouse sink, pounds 220, Baileys Home and Garden 01989 561931.

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