Friday, November 28, 2008

Breathtaking Beauty in Greece...

Elounda Crete Greece...

This is a spot that we found when researching 5 star honeymoon destinations. We often perform as a full service concierge for our clients. They mention a need and we jump right on it in effort to provide outstanding customer service! Our couples want to use our "Romantic Design Services" and end up getting so much more than they imagined!! This is a beautiful Luxury Hotel in Crete Greece. It's romantic, calm and relaxing and has a lot of "wow" factors and it's also listed as one of the Condé Nast Gold List Winners in 2008.

Oh what a beautiful morning!!...Oh what a beautiful night!!...


Blue becomes Green, "The Blue Palace Resort and Spa" even has a Green Philosophy!

Fiji Island Photos

One of our clients shared these photos with us from their honeymoon! After the reception here in Atlanta, they checked into the Intercontinental hotel in Buckhead. We decorated a suite for them and they were off the next morning headed for their dream honeymoon destination. They spent 14 days in the Fiji Islands!! I've ask them for more pics, but just to get the dream started! Yes....that's the private pool off the master bedroom. Can we say yes to romance!!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Flowers for Thanksgiving...

Of course we're thankful all year for the love that we express to one another in various ways. You don't have to wait for Valentines day to send flowers though. Sending a lovely bouquet will definitely earn brownie points after long hours in the kitchen cooking the turkey and all of the trimmings! This beauty is one among many brought to you by Oh...I almost forgot the best the dessert for later when all the family and friends are gone. have dessert by candlelight and the rest is up to you!

Friday, November 21, 2008

A Romantic Dinner for 2 from Creations of Love, Inspired by the Colors of Love!

We do more than design suites and master bedrooms. This was a request for a quiet dinner with after dinner horderves. The planner Bobbie pictured here, had plans for a very long evening. With her fiance' heading back to the Caribbean the next day, she wanted to send him off with fond memories of time well spent together. Bobbie has exquisite taste and new exactly want she wanted. Cornish hens, roasted vegetables, a wonderful salad and her favorite dinner rolls. She ask us to pick up a new set of "Waterford" crystal champagne flutes and candle holders for the table and she wanted the matching vase for the fresh flowers that she described. She also wanted for us to block out the early evening sunlight from her well lite 13Th floor high rise condo in downtown Atlanta. We used raw black silk material for a dramatic effect. Oh...I almost forgot she topped it off with a bottle of her favorite bubbly, Dom Pérignon Œnothèque) for a private toast! We did everything, all she did was wait for him to arrive!! We don't have pictures after that, because we were gone by the time he arrived--our usual "mo"!!
Photo Credits: The CL Elf

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The Incredible...Candice Olson from HGTV!

Who needs a living room! Looking for me?...This is where you'd find me, living in my bedroom! I'd love to set-up an atmosphere of ambiance in this room! The ambiance would be phenomenal! The candles, the rose petal trails, the specially prepared horderves for 2, the flower bouquets, the champagne on ice and so much more! Of course we'd use the "Waterford", "Nambe", or "Orrefors" crystal champagne flutes, just to name a few! Call me Candice...

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Working Together!...

Living In the Moment
The Della Harvey Foundation Inc.
In the United States, there are over two-million women living with breast cancer, and it’s estimated that more than 200,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. From 1969–2004, the rate of women dying from breast cancer has varied, depending on women's race and ethnicity. African-American women are more likely to die from the disease than any other ethnic groups and breast cancer is the number one cause of cancer death in Hispanic women. Although, the statistics are frightening; the number of women surviving the fight against breast cancer, is growing everyday! The Della Harvey Foundation based out of Atlanta, is committed to fighting alongside those battling this disease. Della Harvey is a 20+ years survivor and a lifetime advocate, dedicated to the well being of women with breast cancer. We are please to announce, that we are now working directly with the foundation, on a number of fund raising projects for 2009!

Preston Bailey Oh My!

The awesome Mr. Preston Bailey! If you haven't seen a design for entertaining or one of his fantasy weddings featured in print or on TV, you haven't seen the best in design style and technique! I heard about him long ago when he first met Joan Rivers and she ask him to design and produce her daughter Melissa's wedding. That event propelled him into the "celebrity" event planning world. Oh....I'm sure that his appearance on the Oprah show was the creme de la creme!!! I'm inspired by many of his creations but especially the ones that have an incredible romantic flair! A pooch made of flowers would make an awesome gift for a number of occasions!!!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Continuing the "Love Affair" with Glass!

Love these long stem candle holders! These modern beauties from Crate and Barrel will certainly add a touch of elegance to any romantic setting for any occasion! Modern glass, hand blown, tall and short taper holders with beautiful sculptured shapes sparkle and cast a reflection of the candle's light that will certainly add to the ambiance!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Romantic Decorating with a "Modern Flair"

These strikingly modern and simply elegant candle holders can be displayed in many forms. We love to shop for beautiful unusual things for our clients. We found these at Crate and Barrel and they were a big hit with the couple celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary! Most people don't know what to expect from us until we start going over all of the options and themes that they have to choose from. Even then it's still a bit foggy until they actually show up at the suite or come home to a beautifully decorated romantic atmosphere of ambiance---according to the couple, it simply took their breath away!

Shut up! Shut up! Your marriage improves when actions speak louder than words!

I love this excerpt!!
It's really very, very, true! I have to say that when the idea for "Creations of Love Inc., Romantic Decorating and design Service" was under way and started to bloom, this is exactly what we had in mind!
Spending an evening of un-interupted time together, at home or away from home, re-connecting in non-verbal ways can be very exciting, especially when the mood is set for you by us!
Read on......t
Written on October 3, 2008 by David C. Sarnacki
CNN and
suggest we focus on connecting nonverbally with compassion for each other and with touch, sex, doing things together, and sharing moments together. Barbara Graham writes (excerpt):“It’s the connection, stupid!” exclaims Love, quickly adding that it’s not me personally she’s calling stupid. “Everyone — men, women, myself included — needs to learn that before we can communicate with words, we need to connect nonverbally. We can do that in simple ways, through touch, sex, doing things together. The deepest moments of intimacy occur when you’re not talking.” Stosny puts it this way: “We need to stop trying to assess the bonding verbally and instead let the words come out of the bonding.” Interestingly, he adds, “When couples feel connected, men want to talk more and women need to talk less, so they meet somewhere in the middle. Being aware of the fear-shame dynamic helps.”

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Behind the Scenes with "Parker" and CBS "Better Mornings"!!


We had a blast at this taping with Sarah Parker, better known as "Parker", from the CBS "Better Mornings Atlanta" television show!! The beautiful Glen hotel served as the back drop for the segment which was centered around CL and what we do. Everyone was mesmerized and wanted to stay there and enjoy the atmosphere that we created after the taping! Thanks Debbie from Fitzgerald PR, for making it happen!

Atlanta’s only EarthCraft House™ certified B&B inn!

Stonehurst Place has undergone an eco-friendly transformation to become an EarthCraft certified home! Although the Master Suite is considered the crème de la crème, we think that the Hinman Suite with it's luxurious 1000TC Egyptian cotton bedding, and the elegant room furnishings and fireplace, you will be enveloped in luxury after a long stress-filled day and give you a perfect night’s rest! We also like the Farnsworth for it's hollywood sophistication and glamour! It's beautifully renovated with a luxurious queen-sized bed, soft and creamy bedding and custom-made draperies, original shower and bathtub, filtered sunshine in the morning, and the quiet lulling you to sleep at night! You can also rent the entire house, which is great for a small in town wedding! Call ahead though, to be sure that all of the rooms are available at the same time. All of the suites are fab, so there's something for everyone!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

A taste of Belgian in Georgia!

BonBons Confections was started by Lydia Olsen. Lydia, a chocolatier with more than 20 years of experience, has crafted the art of creating fine chocolates. Born in Germany, a country known for its fine chocolates, Lydia has travelled throughout Europe gathering the secrets of and crafting chocolate. Lydia at the helm, leading BonBons Confections into producing some of the most mouth watering, palate pleasing treats you have ever tasted! The staggering variety of Truffles that she has dreamed up and created will leave you wanting more!

A Creation of Love is....

Where decorating and romance meet to create a "Recipe for Love".

Friday, November 7, 2008

Welcome to our new blog!

Feel free to emails us at for all of your romantic decorating needs. Remember, we do all of the work so you don't have to! Whether it's an anniversary soiree, birthday celebration, wedding night or just because celebration we will turn it into a night to remember and create a memory that will last a lifetime with our romantic in suite decorating. We also decorate master bedrooms, cabins on the lake at Lake Lanier and local bed & breakfast! Check in with us often for exciting offers and specials!

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