Social media's favorite maximalist renovates her family's 1,500-square-foot bungalow into a bold expression of her signature "jungalow" style.
Justina Blakeney's 1926 Spanish-style home in Los Angeles is modestly sized. "In many big houses, space is underutilized," she says. "Here, there's not a room that doesn't get some love every day."
The living room is anchored by a tall euphorbia plant, which is similar to a cactus but needs less sunlight. The Fable rug is from Blakeney's collection for Loloi, the curtains are from Ikea and the rods are from Lowe's.
The Moroccan-inspired lounge, which Blakeney has dubbed Bluhemia, is wallpapered with Aja in Teal, one of her designs for Hygge & West. The sectional is from Jonathan Louis, and the faux sheepskin is from Target.
Blakeney bought the vintage Moroccan table at Hotel Figueroa in Los Angeles. She found the suzani textile on the sofa at Istanbul's Grand Bazaar.
Blakeney's Aja wallpaper makes another appearance in the dining room, this time in Aubergine. It's a bold backdrop for furnishings including a set of Verner Panton chairs — hand-me-downs from her grandparents. The vintage Bumling pendant and Turkish kilim were found on eBay.
The wall between the kitchen and dining area is painted in Breakfast Room Green by Farrow & Ball. The Silestone countertop is from Lowe's.
Moroccan clay tiles from Badia Design cover the kitchen backsplash, and the wall is painted in Glidden's Silver Maple.
In the master bedroom, Blakeney designed the curvy headboard with built-in nightstands. The bed is dressed in a Matteo duvet cover and a vintage Moroccan wedding blanket. The rug is by Blakeney for Loloi. The ceramic pendant lamp and artwork are vintage.
The wallpaper in the master bath is Nana, with Cosmic Desert in the bedroom, both by Blakeney for Hygge & West. The mirrored medicine cabinet is by Pottery Barn.
The shower's Adriatic Sea hexagonal tiles are by Fireclay Tile; a niche is inset with a vintage mirror.
Blakeney uses the outdoor dining area for both family meals and dinner parties. She found the vintage Uzbek Suzani tablecloth on eBay.
Blakeney with her husband, Jason Rosencrantz, and daughter, Ida, age 3, stand before the archway of their front door. "This place is a real reflection of all three of us," Blakeney says. "Early on, I tried to do everything myself, but as soon as I invited them into the process, the house got prettier."
This story originally appeared in the July/August 2016 issue of Natipernavigare.