From the Los Angeles Times
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By Siena Giljum
Oct. 19, 2021 7:01 AM PT
If you have a plant in your home in Los Angeles, you might owe Justina Blakeney a shoutout.
The designer and author is known for her bohemian decorating sense, with a strong emphasis on plants as a living and ever-changing part of the home environment. Forever captivated by Californian living and the indoor-outdoor lifestyle in L.A., Blakeney pioneered and helped make the Los Angeles boho movement mainstream.
Blakeney is the founder of Jungalow, a project that began as a blog and a room full of plants. It’s since grown into a “jungalicious” ecosystem of products for purchase on the Jungalow website — including planters, boho-inspired bedspreads, wall decor and wallpaper — plus a line at Target and fodder for her 2021 book “Jungalow: Decorate Wild.”
If it can be plant centered, in Blakeney’s world, it is plant centered. At the heart of the bohemian identity and style is deep affinity and respect for the natural world that surrounds us. Jungalow’s designs favor the multiculturalism and the love for plants that have been part of its founder’s world her whole life.