Brené with Justina Blakeney
on Creating Space to Reflect Our Stories
In this episode, I talk with Justina Blakeney, designer, artist, and New York Times best-selling author about how we can create spaces to tell our stories. We talk about how color, pattern, plants, and windy paths can be personalized to help express our individuality, and how connecting with both our unique roots and adventures allows us to not only look at objects and space differently, but also to see ourselves and our worlds in new ways.
Justina Blakeney is a designer, artist, and New York Times best-selling author of The New Bohemians and The New Bohemians Handbook. Her new book, Jungalow: Decorate Wild, is available now. With a passion for color, pattern and plants, Justina and her award-winning design blog and shop, Jungalow®, have quickly become the go-to sources for bohemian design inspiration. For Justina, decorating is about feeling free, having fun and getting a little wild!
As one of the leading design personalities on the web, Justina has over two million followers online and has been named a top designer to follow on Instagram by Harper’s Bazaar, New York Magazine and Lonny magazine. Justina’s eponymous lifestyle brand, Justina Blakeney™, includes a wide range of lifestyle and home products including furniture, case goods, rugs, pillows, wallpaper, bedding and stationery. All Justina Blakeney goodies are available in Jungalow’s online shop.
Justina lives in Los Angeles with her husband Jason, young daughter Ida, kitty Cous Cous and 52 houseplants.
Jungalow: Decorate Wild by Justina Blakeney is the ultimate guide to designing wildly creative interiors that are free-spirited, layered, and deeply personal. Blakeney’s new book is her biggest, boldest, and most beautiful volume yet, filled with irresistible style, original patterns, and artwork—lushly photographed by Dabito. In each chapter, Justina shares her distinctive point of view on everything design fans want to know—how to make bold choices with color and pattern, how to take cues from nature, how to authentically glean inspiration from their heritage and travels, how to break rules, and all the other paths to truly begin to decorate wild. Along the way, Justina also shares personal narratives, practical advice, and nuanced insight into how she lives in her own space—how she reconnects with nature, how she plays and stays inspired, how she gives herself permission to feel free and wild, and how readers can do the same.
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