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2/3/11Another Way to ‘Fortify your Love’

 Styled by Justina Blakeney and Caitlin Levin, Photos by Carla Richmond

Hey friends. I apologize in advance to folks who are anti Valentines day, but things are gonna be a bit on the sweet side over here, at least for today. In addition to our fort that was on Design*Sponge yesterday, Caitlin and I also styled a bedroom for the occasion. By tacking up a few sarongs and oversized scarves, some ribbon and a couple of lanterns, we turned up the exotic romance and turned down the monotony…a few truffles and a splash of champagne…and Valentines Day is served.

Be sure to visit the blog later on today as we will be announcing a sugary sweet giveaway.

Justina Blakeney Justina Blakeney

Designer, artist, stylist & mama. Founder and CCO at The Jungalow. Crazy for color, pattern and plants!

29 responses to “Another Way to ‘Fortify your Love’”

  1. Sole Alberti says:

    WOW! This bed looks incredibly inviting! I may need to have you girls over to transform my bed into this kind of delight! I have the ingredients, now I just need Compai!

  2. I love the fact this valentines set up isn’t sugary sweet – it feels more real, less corporate. Great job! x

  3. You have made it an amazing place- I would keep it this way all year round !!

  4. KiNG FLY says:

    WOW. take me there.

  5. hustleup says:

    So cute. Makes me want to build a love fort, for sure. Loves love all around, s

  6. Evita says:

    I commented on the D*S post that I thought the fort would make a great bedroom feature, even as a permanent piece. Thanks for more inspiration!

  7. -Evita- I saw your comment on D*S and thought to myself– I hope she comes to the Compai Blog later on today ’cause she’ll be in for a treat! So glad that you did!

  8. Bekka says:

    Hold the phone! You made two love forts??? Come over and help me make one!

  9. Megan Hill says:

    This is awesome!!! LOVE IT. Such good inspiration…

  10. sarit says:

    word lets hear it for a way cooler more downhomestyle v day…. i just want to snuggle up in that delish bed and eat those chocs. yum

  11. YES! I want a love fort, forever! I’m not joking, this can work all year long. I forget how much I used to love forting up my room when I was a kid. This is a great and grownup way of doing it. You did an amazing job, Justina!

  12. OOO goodness thanks so much you all. If you make a ‘fort’ you have to let me know and send pix! Happy V day!

  13. Thanks for this post!! Your ideas about turning a bedroom or living room into cozy love nest are really inspiring and just make me plain happy for some reason! Maybe it is because I am undeniably in love at the moment and have been for quite a number of years. I am off to go redecorate!

  14. Anonymous says:

    i kind of like the before a lot better actually…

  15. I love you style so colourful, eclectic and joyful. I have never found another person who’d style matched my own so closely seeing you ‘pins’ is a daily joy thank you for you gorgeous taste and little finds that brightens my day

  16. I like what you’ve done with the bedroom. That’s definitely perfect for anyone looking to cuddle.

  17. Bromeliad says:

    That looks like a fun place for a pillow fight. Or an opium den.

  18. Lisa DeWilde says:

    love how it is a Morroccan oasis… magical

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  21. Caroline says:

    Hi there, I love what you’ve done with this room, so much that I am basing my new bedroom off of it. I am looking for a great floral/ethnic throw blanket and a rug similar to the one in the picture. I am also looking for a pillow similar to the main navy ethnic one. Do you have any suggestions where I can find these products (or similar ones)? I have been searching for weeks now!

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