6 Unique Luxuries For Your Home
Glamorous and luxurious additions that will transform your home into a luxurious oasis. They also make unique housewarming gifts!
Luxury #1: Flowers Everywhere
Fresh flowers brighten up and breathe life into a home’s interiors. Unfortunately, making sure that the vase has its daily supply of natural blooms can get tedious over time, not to mention the fact that you have to make do with what flowers are in season.
Hollywood actress Jane Seymour has found a way to recreate the warm, natural and organic ambience created by fresh blooms with Jane Seymour Botanicals, a range of artificial floral designs that make gorgeous substitutes for the live kind. Aptly called “silk flowers,” Botanicals present a realistic take on dainty flower arrangements, boasting of permanence and consistency even after several years of use.
We speak with Ms Jane Seymour herself on her inspirations for “Jane Seymour Botanicals” and how she came up with this magnificent (and very smart) concept.
Sometimes I’ll mix some of the fresh flowers from our garden into the arrangement or bouquet, and no one ever can tell the difference. It’s a fun little secret that I enjoy!
Urbanette: What gave you the idea to work with silk to recreate blooms?
Jane: I’ve always loved flowers, they are simply part of my everyday life! I have them all around the house, I’m always painting flowers in my art studio.
When I happened to meet the designers that I ended up working with for Jane Seymour Botanicals, I was amazed by how real the flowers they were using in their permanent florals were. That’s when I decided that permanent, or “silk”, flowers would definitely fit into my home decorating plans.
Even though James and I are crazy about gardening and we always have plenty of fresh flowers too, I love using the permanent botanicals to add color around the house. Sometimes I’ll mix some of the fresh flowers from our garden into the arrangement or bouquet, and no one ever can tell the difference. It’s a fun little secret that I enjoy!
Urbanette: You’ve managed to stay at the top of your game by reinventing yourself as an entrepreneur. When did you decide you needed a transformation, or did it just come naturally?
Jane Seymour: I never consciously felt the need to reinvent myself. I simply try to embrace the moment, whatever that is, good or bad… and follow my passion. Since I was a child, I have had many interests that go beyond acting. I love to dance, paint, write, design and cook. There are not enough hours in the day to do them all.
For me however, when I throw myself into design for instance, it just seems to be a natural step to take that passion into a professional area where I can work with the best of the best in their particular field. I like the collaborative effort of combining what I know and feel as a consumer with the people who manufacture quality products.
Who knows what will happen next? That is the joy I find with following my passion. I never really know where it will lead me.