Justina grew up in Berkeley, California where her colorful, soulful, multi-culti upbringing had her obsessed with international travel, flea markets, plants, and textiles from an early age. She then moved to Los Angeles to study World Arts and Cultures at UCLA and upon graduation, Justina set off to travel the globe. She made it across the Atlantic but then somehow found herself living, studying design and then working in Italy for the better half of her twenties.
Now, back in Los Angeles, Justina runs her award-winning lifestyle blog TheJungalow.com and designs surface patterns and products for her homewares brand, Justina Blakeney Home.
Justina is consistently tapped as “a top designer to follow” by publications including Vogue, the Los Angeles Times, Forbes, The Washington Post, Glamour, Refinery29 and more. Her first decor book, The New Bohemians: Cool and Collected Homes, was a New York Times Best-Seller.
Justina lives in Los Angeles with her husband Jason, young daughter Ida, kitty Luda, and 52 indoor plants.