Behind the design

Our signature Justina Blakeney and Jungalow designs begin with sketches, doodles and watercolor paintings by Justina. Our collections are deeply inspired by Mother Nature and so you'll notice lots of botanical motifs and earthly symbols that represent the human/nature connection.

To create our wallpaper and textiles, Justina's artwork is scanned and digitally organized into repeating pattterns or motifs. For our ceramics, our design concepts are sketched out by hand and then brought to life by our artisan partners, who often handpaint the details onto the ceramics to bring them to life.

Justina first learned about repeating patterns in elementary school in a math lesson about artist MC Escher. In that class she learned to create tessellations with construciton paper and has been creating repeating patterns ever since.