Justina Blakeney is an American designer, grew up in Berkeley, California. Her father is African-American and Native American, and her mother is of Eastern European Jewish descent. She states that this multi-ethnic background and California upbringing influenced her job.
She graduated from UCLA in 2001 with a B.A. in World Arts and Cultures.After receiving her BA, she attended fashion school in Italy and she lived in Italy for seven years.
Justina Blakeney balances color, pattern and plants to create memorable spaces that are lively, homey and a little bit wild!
She believes that good design increases the quality of life and that creativity is the key to having an amazing home. She believes that color has the power to bring joy, that pattern is the spice of design.
Justina Blakeney turned her eclectic, plant-filled style into a hot trend and a booming business with 1.2 million Instagram followers. She started her design blog, Jungalow, in 2009, and since then she’s written a New York Times bestseller, The New Bohemians; launched an online store; and embarked on a number of collaborations with brands such as Anthropologie, Band-Aid, Target, and Loloi Rugs.