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Valentine’s Day Fort

Valentine’s Day Fort
There are so many different ways to express feelings of love on Valentine’s Day: some are sweet and sentimental, others are bold and celebratory. For kicks, I’m thinking I might want to surprise my loved one with an amazing and decadent love fort, like this one from designer Justina Blakeney. Justina is the woman behind the LA-based design and consulting firm Compai Creative. She always shows a fearless use of color and has an amazing talent for mixing print and pattern to produce sophisticated, eclectic designs. You can read more about the making of this project from Justina after the jump, and be sure to check out Justina’s Before & After projects, as well. Thanks for sharing, Justina! Styling by Justina Blakeney and Caitlin Levin. CLICK HERE for the full how-to after the jump! In my family, building indoor forts was a weekly enterprise. Materials Instructions For the Fort: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. For the Newspaper Heart Garland: 1. 2. 3. For the Pom-Pom Garland: 1. 2.

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