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5 Steps That Will Turn Your Home Into A Gorgeous Jungle

by BUST Magazine

Design queen Justina Blakeney shares her tips for getting your own wild style at home

Justina Blakeney isn’t afraid of color. Or patterns. Or going DIY on a space to bring it to life. The L.A.-based designer and author of the home décor book The New Bohemians has turned her “jungalow” aesthetic (a mix of cozy bungalow vibes and wild, plant-heavy details) into a movement. Here she tells us how to bring her signature look home. 

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1. “Breathe life into your bedroom (without making an impact on the footprint of your room) by planting up wall alcoves and built-in shelves, or our favorite, a bay window plant collection that lets in coveted natural light.”

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2. “Get a vintage apothecary or library card catalog and give it a fresh update by reserving a handful of drawers for planting. For smaller spaces, you can achieve a similar look by repurposing an old drawer as a wall shelf (or on a side table) for tiny potted succulents.”

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3. “I enhanced my kitchen’s simple color palette of green and white by using a variety of visual textures: shiny tile backsplash, wall paint, dishes, dishtowels, and of course, PLANTS!”

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4. “Maximize the impact plants can make in a room with strategic placement of mirrors, giving the appearance of double the green power.”

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5. “If you don’t have a green thumb (or have little natural light), use ?plantastic prints on your walls and place large statement leaves in vases around the room.”

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By Lisa Butterworth
Photographed by Kat Borchart


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