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My Body is a temple…Con’t



The little barter I have with Amanda continues–I get a (FANTASTIC!)  personal trainer, she gets (FANTASTIC) decorator. Hehe. After six short weeks I fit into my favorite jeans EVER which means I’m down a full jean size (truth be told I bought the largest size they had last year and they didn’t fit me when I bought them, and now they do :D) and Amanda’s bedroom is looking pretty dang hot too.



I spent quite a while trying to figure out the headboard situation. Affordable headboards are so hard to find! I was digging this one, but YIKES it cost over $1450. You wouldn’t believe how my face lit up when I saw this linen screen from World Market  and looked at the dimensions and saw that it’s almost the exact size as a standard queen-sized bed. Done and done.


The natural linen of the headboard works perfectly with the natural linen of the drum shade from the wooden mid-century-style table lamp (which is one of my #EuroEdge picks). And the brass accents on the screen work with the brass side table and the brass accents on the lamp.


It’s all amplified by the suzani bedspread from Uzbekistan that I found on Ebay and the cloth lantern, that I’m pretty sure is from India, but that I found at the Rose Bowl flea market–because every boho-modern room needs a little pattern love, yes? Soon we start on the living room…and I’ve got my eye on a New Years dress that WILL fit me by Dec. 31 ;)

*Photos by J. Blakeney
*Amanda’s home makeover is being created in partnership with World Market. Thank you for your continued support of the brands that I love, and that love me back. Also, all thoughts, experiences, photos, words, and kickassness are my own.

Alternative Text Justina Blakeney

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

18 responses to “My Body is a temple…Con’t”

  1. You look absolutely stunning! Well done! And what a brilliant trade off! Would that I could find a personal trainer like yours!

  2. Leah says:

    you look fantastic! I know you must be putting in some hard work, so you should be proud. the room is beautiful also! love the bedspread.

  3. Lisa says:

    you look great!!!!

    i’m taking my before picture this weekend and i hope to do it with a smile ;-)

  4. Haley says:

    Just found your blog and your post pregnancy posts feel so true to how I feel about my body (momma to a 5 month old). Keep up the good work.

    ps. where did you get your pants? I love them.

    • Justina Blakeney says:

      aww thanks mama. It gets easier (and better!!) My pants are from Free People (link above where it says ‘my favorite jeans ever)!)

  5. 1. You look amazing–keep up the good work! :)
    2. How fabulous is that bedroom— and yes, that lantern is from India–the embroidery on it is called “pipli work”, from Orissa.

    Can’t wait to see the next installment in the series!

    • Justina Blakeney says:

      Oh thank you Gagan for confirming my guess! I love knowing the name of the embroidery, too! Thank you!!

  6. You and the room are gorgeous. Barter is definitely better, right? I’m obsessed with suzanis and handiras right now. I’d also love to have a pair of jeans like that!


  7. Elana says:

    Congratulations Justina, as a mom to two young children I am face-to-face with the same issue of how to feel like myself and have enough energy to be the kind of mom I want to be. I would imagine that even beyond the amazing results you are creating the discipline and commitment you made to yourself is also having you stand up a little taller with pride in yourself. Thank you for your very authentic inspiration, you inspire us with gorgeous interiors for both homes and your own spirit. Much gratitude…

  8. corlie says:

    Love those pants!! They are very cool. Well done for going down a jeans size, it’s not easy to lose weight… I’ve been trying all year but despite the running and al that the scale is not budging.
    I’m telling myself its muscle i gained hehe, muscle weighs more than fat right?
    That bead spread is also just amazing. Love love love this room you’re creating!

  9. Claire says:

    You look fantastic! Those jeans look hawt lady!!

    And what a great trade-off you’ve got going. Skillz, mad skillz.

  10. Jen Harr says:

    oh seriously!?! you hot momma! ….and I’m loving all of the design details!

  11. dervla says:

    you’re looking gorgeous, Justina! I love this barter arrangement. I’m expecting a new bed from world market next week, and i can’t wait!

  12. Sonja says:

    Both you and the bedroom look amazing so far! :) I am really curious to see the room when its finished and your new dress for new year’s as well!

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