Justina Blakeney is a California designer and artist who celebrates the joy in bold color, pattern and nature in her brand, Jungalow. The author of the best seller “The New Bohemians”, Blakeney believes in self-expression and creativity, and the magic of plants. Her latest book coming out in April is called “Jungalow: Decorate Wild” and it will show how personal items from your own life can inspire a unique style. It’s okay to break the rules, Blakeney says, in order to come up with your own layered look based on your heritage and travels. Blakeney lives in Los Angeles with her husband, daughter and 52 houseplants - at last count.

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