From blogger and artist to businesswoman and entrepreneur, Justina Blakeney is one of the hardest-working women in design. The Jungalow founder—who’s known for her colorful, no-holds-barred style—releases her third book, aptly named Jungalow: Decorate Wild (Abrams), this spring. Consisting of tips on how to cultivate your own style and break design rules, along with personal narratives on her upbringing and staying inspired, it’s the L.A. resident’s most personal tome yet. “Design can help increase the beauty and functionality of a home, but it can do more than that too,” she says. “It can help support goals, dreams and well-being. This book aims to help readers cultivate a home to thrive in—to create space for growing and blossoming.” Blakeney, who recently moved to a new home with her family, is staying busy with renovations and a slew of upcoming launches. Right in time for warmer weather, the plant-loving multihyphenate shares the outdoor decor items on her wish list.
Justina Blakeney’s third book, Jungalow: Decorate Wild (Abrams), comes out in April.
“My Quinn fabric from Calico brings the perfect pop of pattern to an outdoor sofa or ottoman.” Justina Blakeney Quinn fabric, calicocorners.com
“I love to get things moving when I’m outdoors. This swing is as fun as it is chic.” Iota outdoor saddle swing in Ginger, 1stdibs.com
“Meyer lemons make everything taste better, and their blossoms smell incredible.” Meyer lemon tree, shopterrain.com
“A statement chair can go a very long way on a balcony or patio.” Arne Jacobsen Paris exterior chair in natural, chairish.com
“I live for a vintagestyle umbrella moment. Bring on the fringe trim!” Business & Pleasure The Patio Umbrella in Lauren’s Navy Stripe, businessandpleasureco.com
“A good rug is paramount in giving the outdoors a cozy vibe. This one has a lot of personality but plays nicely with others.” Loloi Mika rug in red, loloi.com
Photography by: PORTRAIT BY CLAUDIA LUCIA; BOOK COVER PHOTO COURTESY OF ABRAMS; PRODUCT PHOTOS COURTESY OF BRANDS