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2/19/15Charity design Project Big reveal (Pt. 2!)


Today I am going to share the second part of the charity design project I’ve been worked on with my sister Faith, World Market and Volunteers of America. (If you missed part one you can find it here.) The upstairs of this townhouse was completely renovated, but just like the downstairs the home had zero personality. We were on a very limited budget and used our creativity to make the space look homey on a dime. The upstairs has two bedrooms, one bathroom and a weird little room that was too big for a closet (plus both bedrooms had ample closet space)–so coming up with a good solution for the small awkward room was tricky. But first, my favorite room in the house: the master bedroom…


Faith found these Moroccan lantern at a thrift shop–we used them as a jumping-off place for the design. We got a simple mattress and box-spring and instead on splurging on a headboard we  decided to create the look of a headboard using negative space. The nightstands, reminiscent of Bamileke drum stools, are from World Market.


The bedding and jars on the bedside tables are from Target.




We found this vintage dresser on Craigslist. We created a little mirror gallery wall instead of splurging on a large mirror for above the dresser. I love the way you can see the headboard and accent colors reflected in the mirrors. The honeycomb lamp and shade are from World Market. I like how it ‘speaks’ to the side table with the similar shape and pattern.


And on into the hallway.


We painted the hallway green! So bold, I know–but we wanted to add a little POP! And that mirror? It’s insanely good, right?! And on the right you can see the little awkward room I mentioned before. We turned it into a little play area for the kiddos!


And then there is the kid’s room…This was a real challenge because we didn’t know the ages or genders of the kids–so we went for neutral, but not boring (which is not always easy).


The art was all donated from several artists including my 8-year old niece, Noa who made the origami pinwheels and Sister Golden Shop who donated the lovely framed watercolors, and Andria Green who donated the framed sun print pictured below. The bedding is from Ikea.


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Thank you for your generous donations:
World Market
Chanel Christoff Davis
Pineapple Sol
Small Adventure
Verna Starling
Andria Green
Sister Golden Shop

(Sorry if I missed you, add a comment below or shoot me an email and I will add you here! Not everything was marked so I may have missed a few here! Apologies!)

I hope I get more chances to participate in these types of projects in the future. It has been a real blessing to me and my family to be able to give back in this way.

Thank you for your time Judson, Fabrizio, Danae and Sarah. 

*Design by Faith and Justina Blakeney
*Photography generously donated by Danae Horst.

Justina Blakeney Justina Blakeney

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

17 responses to “Charity design Project Big reveal (Pt. 2!)”

  1. kellyjo says:

    Now we need a DYI “headboard” tutorial. Pretty please!

    • Justina Blakeney says:

      Yes! Sorry I meant to include that here and then somehow left it out! I will do an easy DIY for this in the next little while :)

  2. Janelle says:

    You nailed that master bedroom! I’m not a peach person, but it works in there. You’ve got me thinking about a bold hallway now too…

  3. Andria Green says:

    This is BEAUTIFUL!! I donated the little sunshine and leaves painting that is hanging in the kids’ room :) I am so happy that you were able to use it! And for such an amazing project :) here is my website, which has a link to my etsy for anyone who would like to purchase a print! http://www.andriagreen.com. Thank you!

    Love from Chicago!

    • Justina Blakeney says:

      Thank you so much for both the lovely print and for letting me know your website! I was thinking of you as I wrote the post bummed that I didn’t have your URL! I’m editing the post now…Thank you!!

  4. simone says:

    Love the origami suns! I might need to try those with my origami loving 10 year old!!

  5. allexa says:

    I have fallen head over heels for the painted on head board that really works with the space- i love it!
    Keep Smiling :)

  6. Rebecca Orr says:

    My favorite space is actually the kiddo play area!!

  7. Shavonda says:

    My heavens that green and coral combo is freakin GENIUS good:) You guys killed it. Such a lucky family to get to live in such a beautiful space!

  8. Tish says:

    Oh seeing this makes me sooo happy :)

    Glad to help with such a wonderful project. You rock my dear!

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