You know that old question, that stock favorite for an icebreaker, “if you could have dinner with anyone in the world, who would it be?” Well, if someone were to ask me that question right now, I wouldn’t hesitate with my answer: Justina Blakeney. But I wouldn’t just want to go to dinner with her—I’d want to be invited to her house, or, as Blakeney fans know it, The Jungalow.
The Los Angeles-based designer, artist and houseplant guru has a style that feels so distinctly Southern Californian to me. Hers is a world drenched in desert sunshine and draped in green foliage, accented with splashes of metallics and plenty of eclectic textiles. I adore how she brings the outside inside, whether it’s with actual plants (often succulents and cactus) or her nature-inspired, whimsical wallpapers and patterns. It all comes together to create a bright, relaxed, bohemian aesthetic that I can’t get enough of. I may not get a chance to drool over her home’s interior in person anytime soon, so in the meantime, I’ll gawk at photos like these of her design magic—from her kitchen and DIY planters to wallpaper, centerpieces, and stationery.