10/19/16Little 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…
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!!
I’ve been adding tiny details like this old handmade box I found on eBay. I love tattered and funky it is.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.