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Before and After : Calypso Maison


When I received an invitation from Calypso St. Barth to come to NYC, restyle their entire Calypso Maison store in SoHo and have my book release party there I thought about it for about 15 seconds before being like, uhhh..hells to the yes. So after flying in on a red eye this week, Dabito, Danae and I got full reign over the entire store and stock room and turned this Maison into a Romantic Bohemian Jungalow! The store looked good already, but as you can see from the above before pic, there are a ton of neutrals.  I wanted to inject a little more color, personality, and (duh!) plants–to give it the boho vibe I love…and here’s how it turned out…

Calypso Maison, Styled by Justina Blakeney, Photography by Dabito.

The first change we made was to swap out the rug.  With a white couch, I wanted to use a rug with more punched up color and pattern to create a vibrant foundation.

Calypso Maison, Styled by Justina Blakeney, Photography by Dabito.


Next, we covered the sofa in the wedding blanket to add some fun texture. I’ve been really into the way blush and botanicals vibe lately so we used a blushy pillow palette and included a furry pillow for added textural mix.

Calypso Maison, Styled by Justina Blakeney, Photography by Dabito.

Next we swapped out the coffee table. What’s missing from botanicals and blush? Yup. Bling. So we brought in these gold tables.

Calypso Maison, Styled by Justina Blakeney, Photography by Dabito.

After that, it was all about accessorizing. I’m obsessed with the framed textile archive of French engraver, painter, and textile artist Paule Marrot. Replacing the mirror with this piece was a game changer and tied all the colors in the space together.

Calypso Maison, Styled by Justina Blakeney, Photography by Dabito.

And then came the plants. Boom. Boom. Boom. We rented them for the occasion but were recently told that everyone at Calypso loves them so much that they are going to STAY! Which really warms my heart. It’s a testament to just how much the plants breath life and positivity into a room.

Stay tuned next week for more before and after images from the Calypso Maison store redo and the pics of our big NYC new boho bash! Have a great weekend friends.

*Photography by Dabito.
*This project was created in partnership with Calypso St. Barth. All opinions, ideas and bomb-ass styling is my own ;)




Alternative Text Justina Blakeney

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

23 responses to “Before and After : Calypso Maison”

  1. Lauren says:

    Lovely! Fresh and serene all at once.

  2. Ethel Di says:

    Wow, this is just beautiful. Justina, you did a brilliant job! Any chance you will be visiting Greece in the near future? hahaha… But seriously, great work. And congrats on the book publication.

  3. Iris says:

    Amazing transformation! I love everything about it.

  4. george says:

    Fabulous -Well done all -Love the Vibrance you’ve conjured up and captured- delicious!! The Paule Marrot textile is fantastic! Hard not to obsess over that piece! Looking forward to reading more next week.

  5. Mutaleni says:

    You never fail to impress! That Paule Marrot piece is a dream…

  6. Jessica says:

    Beautiful! I love the blush!

  7. martha says:

    im obssessed with color and vintage tooo, im surrounded by color cuz im from Brazil, but my stuyle is a mixture of old europe and tropical kkkk xoxo

  8. Ashley says:

    Where did you source the rug? I’m obsessed!

  9. I love it so much. It’s amazing the difference some plants can make, I keep putting leaves everywhere while I am decorating at home at the moment. This also fills me with confidence that my very first design commission is going to look amazing as I’ve used lots of gold colours, a bit of blush and plants. Thanks!


  10. Sue Shattuck says:

    Great job! Kinda drab in. The before pic. Boho glam in makeover! I do not like the color pink, but in this case, it made the room. You rock!

  11. Shavonda says:

    SO SO gorgeous Justina. Im completely obsessed with blush and I love the way you used it here. It lends more toward earthy and refined which is just fabulous!

  12. Marcia says:

    so beautiful! The blush, the textures, the plants, just everything is perfect. They need to keep it this way!

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    love the cowhide chair! who makes that?

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