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Designer Spotlights

Welcome to the Jungalow: Justina Blakeney's Deep Blue Master Bath

By Kali |

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All images: Justina Blakeney

Designer, artist and creator of The Junaglow, Justina Blakeney has a style that is distinctly her own, so we were beyond excited when she chose to use our tile for her masterbath. Inspired by deep blue hues and the baths of Istanbul, Justina chose our color Adriatic Sea in two shapes, 8" Hexagons and Mini Star and Cross for the floor. Her LA home was recently featured in House Beautiful and her appreciation of color, pattern and texture is evident throughout the space; this masterbath may be small at 4x6, but what it lacks in size it more than makes up for in style.

Continue on to see more of this truly unforgettable space, installation details and wise words from this amazing designer, but if you want more Jungalow-inspiration, head to our Pinterest Board. You can also shop Justina's top tile picks (shown below) and get more design tips here

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Tile Shown: Each Justina Blakeney Sample Pack comes with a color sample of Adriatic Sea, Venetian Green, Spruce Gloss, Tidewater, Mustard Seed, Nutmeg, Antique and Claypot

This is Justina: 

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Image: Portrait of Justina by Danae Horst

A bit about Justina:

My style can be described as... Jungalicious!
My design philosophy is… Feel free, have fun, decorate wild!
I got my start…by decorating (and redecorating!) my own home and documenting that process on my blog.
I find inspiration in…Nature, my daughter, and travel
My best design advice would be…follow your heart, not the trends.

Can you tell me about the space? What did it look like before? What did you change?
Before the bathroom was very (very!) tiny, just a standard 1-person shower and a toilet, all plastic, and then outside the bathroom, in the master bedroom, was the vanity. The plan for the bathroom was to enclose the vanity into one the bathroom, and make the shower bigger. We knew we wanted tile to be the main design feature in the new bathroom. 

Here's the before:

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Image: See more of the before and in-progress images by visiting Justina's blog!

Here's the rendering of the 4x6 space that her architect created:

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Image: Justina Blakeney

As part of our design services, complimentary digital renderings are available from us for projects 75 sq/ft and above.

What type of look or aesthetic were you going for? 
We wanted the bathroom to have a hammam-like feel. I love the idea of going to the spa every morning -- so this is kinda the next best thing.

And here is the after (view from the bedroom):

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And here is the shower in all its glory (wowza!):

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Tile Shown: 8" Hexagons in Adriatic Sea and Mini Star & Cross in Adriatic Sea.

How did you come up with your color scheme and design?
We went through a lot of color samples and ideas. In the end we agreed on blue -- it just felt right for a bathroom--a place we wanted to feel relaxing and calming.

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Why did you choose your color and shapes?
I've been dreaming of a blue hex tile for ages (see inspiration photo below). The first time I saw a deep blue hex I knew that I wanted that look somewhere in my home. We decided to create some contrast on the floor with the Mini Star & Cross tile, and then used my Nana wallpaper design to really go all jungalicious in there. 

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Image: Justina Blakeney

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Tile Shown: Justina chose our Mini Star & Cross in Adriatic Sea for the bathroom flooring.

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Tile Shown: 8" Hexagons in Adriatic Sea and Mini Star & Cross in Adriatic Sea.

Justina designed the wallpaper featured in the bathroom! We love how it pairs with the rich blue of Adriatic Sea.

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Tile Shown: 8" Hexagons in Adriatic Sea and Mini Star & Cross in Adriatic Sea.
Wallpaper: Nana in Blue

Here's another view from the bedroom:

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How did the installation process go? Did you face any challenges?
The installation process went pretty smoothly. Our main challenge was that we hadn't calculated for 'glazed edge' tiles on the niches that we made -- so we ran out of the tiles with the glazed edges before we had finished the project. Faced with a tight deadline we had to pivot and decided to use clay-colored grout so that the clay edges on the tile would look seamless with the grout color. In the end, it looks perfect, but at the time we were like "Oh sh&t!!" 

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Tile shown: 8" Hexagons in Adriatic Sea; (how great is that hexagon mirror that they installed?!)

Do you love Justina's Jungalow style bathroom? Shop Justina's Story now. Need some help? Simply call, chat, or fill out our Design Assistance Form and one of our talented Design Consultants will get back to you shortly.
 

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