Bohemian queen Justina Blakeney has a natural eye for raw, rare beauty.
Blakeney's obsession with colors, plants, travel mementos, and repurposing old and used finds, gives her home (and blog) the sense of walking through an open air bazaar, basking in a Caribbean getaway, or glamping in dazzling Mongolian yurts.
As fluid as her designs, her method focuses on a continuous course of creation. “I don't have a regimented creative process. When I'm feeling creative I just try and follow my instincts and make, make, make!," she says.
Here we take a step into the colorful reverie that is Blakeney's home.
Blakeney’s living room with her upcycled lucite coffee table.
Covered in colorful textiles, Blakeney’s living room exudes her vibrant creative energy.
A custom-made mid-century style wall unit holds books and objects collected over the years from all over the world.
Blakeney's kitchen table is often a multi-functional place for eating and making art.
Inspired by odd-pairings, Blakeney's home is a testing ground for her experiments. "I love mixing botanicals and bling."
Pieces from her pillow collection (Turkish and Moroccan) rest under her Jungalow Hanging Planter.
More pillows and her favorite chandelier. “I like to move things around a lot and place items in different or unusual contexts."
A vertical cubby garden in her entry-way. “My images are meant to evoke a sense of playfulness, warmth and earthiness.”
Decorated to feel like an exotic retreat, her bedroom radiates with island bliss.
Blakeney’s little workstation in her bedroom.
Blakeney’s walls feature painted shapes with matching floating shelves to display her collections.
“I’ve painted this vintage dresser in all kinds of colors—right now it’s turquoise.”
Bright green trim frames the kitchen.
The coziest of reading nooks in Blakeney’s bedroom.