My Alpine Home


We have lived in our new home in Alpine, Utah for four years now. My current goal is to make a larger more open home (which works great with our extended family) have a bit of cottage charm and seem more cozy. I hope you will follow along and give me encouragement as well as advice as I embark upon this challenge.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

LOVE in the boudoir. . .

When you already have a lot of red in the bedroom it is very easy to bring a little bit of ‘Valentine Love’ into your d├ęcor.

2012-01-28 Valentine Bedroom

My everyday bedroom colors are red, yellow, and blue, (hence the yellow wall).

My white coverlet works well whenever I want to plop on one of the quilts that I’ve made for a different look.

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This quilt is just a simple 4 patch with a solid block in between.  It is called ‘Cherry Pie’.  I love the mixture of reds and whites.

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I especially love the scallop border, the stripe binding, and oh yes; the polka-dot back.

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My ruffled throw from IKEA gives just a touch of romance.

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I am such a pillow lover!  Poor hubby has to remove 11 pillows off of the bed at night.  I’m a good wife and try to sneak in there a bit before and remove them.  Most of the time that is. lol!

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This little love pillow from Pottery Barn (clearance) holds a couple of Valentines for your sweetheart.

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Now on a more serious note, this one tells it like it is! Hee-hee!!

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Notice where my plaid boots ended up?  Yes, yes, I am still trying to get up the nerve to REALLY wear them!

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Hope you enjoyed my ‘Valentines’ bedroom!

Hugs and kisses,

Jann

I will be sharing my boudoir with:  (that sounds a bit naughty, lol!)

Sisters of the Wild West for Sister Sunday

The House in the Roses for Show Off Your Cottage Monday

Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday

Little Red House for Mosiac Monday

Knick of Time for Knick of Time Tuesday

It's a Very Cherry World for Rednesday

50 comments:

Karen S. said...

Boudoir was my mother's favorite word! What a cool idea for the month of Feb...and I see you are showing off those cool boots again...

Riet said...

Your bedroom looks lovely in red and white. I love the quilt, especially the sides, gorgeous.

Rosetta said...

Carina questa camera!Sono una tua nuova seguace,ciao!Buona domenica!Rosetta

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Jann,
Red is certainly your colour that is for sure. You and your home wear it so well...
All I can say about that quilt is that I love it! Still love that red work pillow with those sweet little birdies!!
Have a great weekend...
All the Best,
Christine

Shannon said...

Jann, did you make the quilt? LOVE LOVE LOVE it. Your comment about the Nutella on my blog gave me a good chuckle!

poppilinnstudios said...

Love all the red and that pretty ruffle throw! Love the boots too! Wear them!
-Lynn

Cindy@OldTimePickers said...

Great reds! Ya know, we are all waiting for you to model those cute boots!

Kelley said...

Of course this your dear friend, Mrs. Ask About the Stitching Pieces. 1) The "I'm All He's Got, 2) the redwork.

Your room is precious. Can I make a reservation to stay at the B&B and book this room?!

P.S. What's on the breakfast tray in a room that precious?!

Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

So festive and pretty!

Mecky said...

LOL. The pillow is cute!!
Your bed is beautiful. I have not seen one like it!

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Oh how absolutely LOVE-ly!! I really do like your quilt and the pillows! Have a great weekend!!

Kris said...

I have several things to say...let's see....LOVE that red quilt with the scalloped edges. I have not yet done one with a scalloped edge yet, and so want to. Also, I love the look of a quilt draped on a bed at an angle with a neutral coverlet underneath. I do that a lot too. It is a fun look to me. I also love pillows, but hubby detests them! Oh poor hubbies!!! They take function over frilly every time, don't they? Hey, I love the plaid boots sitting there on the bench at the foot of your bed. Darling!
Hugs,
Kris

mimi_62 said...

LOVE,LOVE your bedroom,especially the "Love me, Love me not" pillow. What a hoot!!

Georgie Horn said...

I love your bedroom...sexy!

Marti McClure said...

Jann, You should really wear those boots! They would look fantastic on your feet, even though they look great at the foot of your bed. Thanks so much for visiting my blog. Happy Pink Saturday! ~Marti

Diane Writes said...

Oh love love love is in the air in your home Jann!

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Splendid! ♥

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Your room is adorable. Perfect for Valentine's Day!!

Lorraine said...

Oh, I love all those romantic reds!! I'm a pillow fan too!! HPS! ~Lorraine ♥♥♥

Eileen said...

What a gorgeous bed! I absolutely love your red quilt and all the pillows. I'm a pillow girl, too, so I understand where you're coming from. :)

Grammy Goodwill said...

I love those boots! I have a solid orange pair, not quite as spiffy as yours! I also really love the saying on that pillow. Too funny. My hubby only has to remove three pillows each night!

Poppy said...

Very creative valentine post! Love love love the gorgeous looking quilt...it's a work of art! Your bedroom looks so beautiful and your pretty pillow collection adds so much color and warmth to this room. Lovely decor! Thanks for sharing with us~Poppy

http://withadashofcolor.blogspot.com/

chateau chic said...

Love the festive Valentine spirit! I know what you mean about taking off the pillows before hubby gets there first. Ditto...
Mary Alice

Vicki/Jake said...

Red White and YOU:)

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

The message pillows are the cutest things ever! Your quilt is gorgeous! It looks all very cozy and wintery.

KarenHarveyCox said...

Your quilts, your pillows, everything is gorgeous. I love quilts and this one is so beautiful. I got so lost in all the red and hearts, I almost forgot to comment on your mosaic. Beautiful.
Karen

A Garden of Threads said...

Beautiful quilt...I love red and white together. The backing is fabulous, with the hugh pokadots.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The love pillow is precious! I wonder if I could make one of these and print some vintage Valentine's! You bedroom is lovely...very romantic! ♥

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Smitten!! I am in love with this bed! A pop of red is always wonderful in any room of the house, but your pillows have me swooning. I may have to follow your lead and put some redness into the room I haven't finished yet!!
♥, Susan

Pamela Gordon said...

What a gorgeous bedroom! I love all your bedding especially the red and white quilt. Very pretty!!

Pat's Pink Apron said...

I love your red and white colors of the prints. The bedroom is cozy and does have a cottage look. Love your bed. Coming to you from Mosaic Monday. This is my first time here. Have a great day! Pat

Lorrie said...

So much to love about this bedroom. The red quilt - especially the toile background and the scalloped edge. Those pillows - darling! And the boots! Wear them for sure.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love that quilt and your pillows, Jann! Such a great throw from Ikea, too. I am definitely going to have to make a trip there soon. I've started keeping a list of things I see from there that other bloggers have found. The list is getting long.

Northwest Texas said...

Hi Jann. This is amazing! Only someone with your eye for color could create such a pleasing mix on the bed.

Thank you for a recent comment on my blog. You asked about African violets. Those started from rootlings take forever to bloom. However, if you water them weekly with a dilute fertilizer solution you will have better luck. The bottle of violet fertilizer lasts forever and is very much worth the investment.

Blessings! Dana

Sarah said...

Jann, this is such a fun post. I adore each of your Valentine pillows. That little pocket pillow is a charmer. I need to look for one of those. Did you get it last year? Also adore your red work piece. Darling!
Happy Rednesday! ~ Sarah

LV said...

I have nothing red, but certainly enjoyed seeing all your pretty goodies.

Laurel Leaf Cottage said...

I love your valentine's bedroom!!! That quilt is amazing....polka dots too..Oh my gosh!!

Audrey-eleganteconomies.blogspot.com said...

Gorgeous bedroom! Love the quilt and the pillows...want the boots!
Audrey

Beth Bailey Alyssabeths said...

I love it! Looks so romantic and cozy!

Ann said...

Utterly gorgeous "cherry Pie" quilt. I'm in love with the polka dots!! Your pillows are beautiful.
Ann

D said...

What a BEAUTIFUL quilt. I love the way you decorated your "valentine" bed.

D said...

Darn! I waited too long to get that "Splish Slash" pillow. It's no longer available at Potter Barn :(

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

Love all your pillows! And the quilt is lovely with its scalloped edge!

~~Carol~~ said...

Such a perfect post for Rednesday, and that quilt is positively dreamy! Love the whole look of the bed, but that one pillow really puts it all in perspective!
Happy REDnesday,
Carol

Alderberry Hill said...

Oh my gosh, wow! Love it all & the quilt is amazing.

Renee said...

Love the red, love the polka dots and what a great quilt. I've been wanting to make one for my bedroom with blues and whites. That would be such a good pattern to make.

I love loads of pillows, too.

Melody said...

Oh Jann, I LOVE YOUR REDS!!!!!
That Splish Splash redwork pillow is tooo cool. Ya know I think you've given me an idea for redecing my BR
I have a warm golden yellow and navy with touches of muave, light blue, and crimson/burg...I think yout colors would be a perfect change to go with my walls!!! I love the wall color..it's actually from the 60's was called harvest gold. HMMMM.

Melody said...

Oh I forgot...you got me thinkin decor..those boots are great!!!
Wal-mart has scarfes and gloves to match!! would be great with skinny jeans...if you're lucky enough to get in those..If you can I hate you, but I'll get past it...LOL...or any black jean and a black sweater. Where did you find those?

Richard Healey said...

I love your red quilt on top of the white makes it stand out wonderfully.

http://richardquilts.blogspot.com

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