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Little Updates at the Jungalow


It’s been a minute since I’ve done a post update about our jungalow and that’s mostly because we haven’t done too much to it in the past few months. But even though we’ve haven’t knocked down any walls or installed any new tile, we’re finally settling in to our new home and really making those small tweaks, additions and edits to fit our routines. That having been said, I’m always sharing all of those little updates on Instagram and forgetting to post here so here goes…this is what our home looks like these days…justina-blakeney-dining-room

In the dining room and bedroom, we’ve kept things more or less the same but I’ve gotten a bit bolder about incorporating pieces from my textile collections into these rooms. When we first wallpapered I felt like I wanted to keep everything else kind of muted so as not to compete with the wallpaper — but over the past few months I’ve been experimenting with adding more pattern and (no big surprise here!) I love it! More color, pattern and plants please!!justina-blakeney-home-detail

I’ve been adding tiny details like this old handmade box I found on eBay. I love tattered and funky it is. outdoor-dining-room

We added this pendant lamp to our out door dining room and we ate out here a few times a week this summer. Eating on our patio is one of my favorite things about our new home. I had the cushions reupholstered in a suzani-style fabric that I found at Micheal Levine in DTLA.screen-shot-2016-10-19-at-11-58-58-pm

We haven’t updated the bathroom much (besides the amazing towels I got from Erica Reitman) and we STILL haven’t decided whether or not to add a glass door to the shower. When I shower in here the water does splash outside the shower and get a bit on the bathroom floor. It’s not terrible, but it’s not awesome either. We love the look of the open shower (no door) so much(and those shower doors are very pricey) so for now we’re making do without it. We’ll see if we get fed up with the post-shower puddle or if we keep it as-is.


It’s been a while since we had these custom shelves built for our ‘cabinet’ in the kitchen. It was built for us by our neighbors Treeline Woodworks and I’m obsessed with the un-evenness of the shelves. We’re thinking to do something similar in the living room for books and Tchotchkies. screen-shot-2016-10-19-at-11-54-46-pm

Speaking of the living room, I’m not sure if I ever mentioned that we painted the breakfast bar! We went with (wait for it…) Breakfast Room Green by Farrow and Ball. It provides a nice segue into the greens of the kitchen. screen-shot-2016-10-19-at-11-54-18-pm

Our kitchen is pretty much the same–and I’ve been having lots of fun concocting stuff in here lately. I’ve been killing it on the coconut curry front!screen-shot-2016-10-19-at-11-52-55-pm

Our T.V. room / guest room  is also basically unchanged — but I am trying to think of a solution for the window treatments in this room because most times of day this room is really dark and I love the way the drapes look open, but it doesn’t leave us with enough privacy since this room faces the street. I’m thinking of maybe getting some bigger trees to plant outside the windows — but worried about blocking too much natural light — any thoughts?Justina Blakeney Living Room

And now we’ve added our new Mor chair that we designed for Jonathan Louis to our living room. We’re launching the entire collection at Highpoint Market this week (in fact I’m in North Carolina as I type…) and it will be available for purchase some time in January. Yippee! So those are all of our house updates! Also you may have seen on IG that we just started a new Instagram account (#Can’tStopWon’tStop) for all of our collections and you can follow along at @JustinaBlakeneyHome.

Alternative Text Justina Blakeney

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

22 responses to “Little Updates at the Jungalow”

  1. Wren says:

    So gorgeous! I need to be more bold with my house! It makes it looks so rad!!

  2. It´s looking amazing! I would totally support the idea of the glass door in the bathroom, it will simplify your everyday chores so much. And about the drapes on the TV room, have you thought about getting a double rod? In Chile we typically use it that way, installing drapes and veils, that way you can have them open all day and receive as much light as posible, without sacrificing your privacy.

  3. Malory says:

    I love posts of your home the most. Is there ANY chance you’d post an angle of “Bluhemia” that shows the side of the room with the TV??? I live together with my boyfriend (And his big TV!) in a studio apartment… it feels like a conspiracy amongst all my fav designers to not share the way they style their TVs at home – haha! Either way, love this post. Thanks X

  4. Tish says:

    When we were in Amsterdam I passed by a big glass window with a lovely setting inside. Everything was so
    Beautiful. there was a lady sitting an sipping wine and reading a book and Then I realized it was someone’s home. The Dutch don’t care and share the beauty of their homes. I am sure passers by wont mind getting a quick glimpse of your beautiful room.

  5. solveig says:

    hello, your Rooms look beautiful Decoration ideas.
    a Great style! thank you for sharing.

  6. evy says:

    i’m a fan of no shower door / granted in part because we don’t have room for a door and if we put up a curtain it would be too dark to see what we’re cleaning!

  7. ann marie says:

    free standing lattice panels like a screen in front of the windows (outside) with some cool vines like passionflower on them. my living room windows also face the street and we did this. just enough screening from outside eyes but lets light in.

  8. Gail says:

    It all looks lovely. What’s the cat’s name?

  9. Love the Mor chair- you’re the best chair designer!!! Loving everything I’m seeing here and on Instagram (that hanging chair- in love!). Would love to see that Mor chair in some kind of animal print- leopard is my go to (just so you know for the future, if you’re going to add any new patterns- hee hee!). Also, will you be doing any loveseats, settees, and/or couches? Everything’s as gorgeous and unique as always!

  10. Liz says:

    Hi justina, for your tv room curtain solution, why not make wood room dividetors that are on wheels so you can move them or overlap them. You could easy make them with just a jig-saw with cheap wood then paint them any color, but dark wood would pop in that room.They could mimic the wall paper leaf design even. Skip the curtains start a trend!

  11. Micah says:

    The room in that second picture is just amazing! The colors are so vivid it’s almost surreal

  12. Boho Mountain Woman says:

    Love your blog, and your style! I’m into bright colors and have them all over my small cabin in CO, especially pops of turquoise and red. Nope–no moose, deer, elk décor for this bohemian!

  13. Sarah says:

    oh how i with your furniture was available in Australia! I love your uneven kitchen shelves, totally inspiring me for my kitchen! I think you should try some darker textiles for the dining room curtains, like purple… x :-)

  14. Claire says:

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful home. For privacy when curtains are open have you considered a strip if opaque window film across just tge bottom third of your windows? Privacy when seated. Doesn’t block light and you can stand at your windows and look out. Plus easy to take off if you dislike it. A more expensive option could be plantation shutters or perforated screens along bottom third. The latter can make amazing patterns of light on walls.

  15. Melissa says:

    Given your love of plants, why not consider indoor or outdoor plants with a trellis to cover the windows? (Indoor or outdoor depending on which side of the wall you choose to put them!) They would provide some privacy and let light through and please your green thumb as well. Another alternative would be placing a large indoor plant or small indoor tree in front of the window – maybe on a plant stand, if necessary. That would provide the same shelter.

  16. Bayair says:

    Good one. Thanks for making such a cool post which is really very well written.will be referring a lot of friends about this.Keep blogging.

  17. Francesca says:

    I second the suggestion about frosted window film. We did that for a dark room that looks directly into the neighbor’s windows and it was perfect. It lets in full light while giving privacy. We also hung a mirror on the wall opposite the window to reflect the light around the room. Super easy and the room is so much brighter and enjoyable!

  18. Margot says:

    Im in love with these carpets , specially the kind of white one with geometric forms. Would be amazing if you tell me where can I buy it please ?
    Great work, love what you do !

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