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Designer, artist and bestselling author Justina Blakeney has built a career that is built on self-expression. Blakeney is known for her unique style full of colors, patterns and passion for plants. She believes that decorating is about feeling free, having fun, and getting a little wild. In 2009, Blakeney launched her now infamous interior and home blog. Jungalow. T.Here she presented her own personal style and, with over two million online followers, became one of the leading design personalities on the Internet. She developed a dedicated community. Blakeney has been a since then New York Times Bestselling author of The new Bohemia and The New Bohemians Handbook. She also designed their own product line of the same name, which ultimately is the Jungalow Brand. Today Jungalow serves as a one-stop shop for bohemian modern home decor, inspiring interior ideas and goods from all over the world.
Before building the brand, Blakeney started her career as the manager of a boutique in Florence with her sister, where she wrote and published a number of craft books, before finally returning to Los Angeles. Back in LA, she worked as an editor for art, design and cultural publications as well as a graphic designer and consultant for various clients. While her career journey is filled with exciting creative explorations, Blakeney concluded that her unique vision, combined with her technical skills, was exactly what she needed to start her own thing.
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