Echo Park in Los Angeles attracts many artists looking for refuge from the glittery veneer of Hollywood. So it's no surprise that design consultant Justina Blakeney
found herself (with her fiancée
and her baby-to-be, as she's 18 weeks pregnant) in a post-1940 stand-alone house that she calls in her blog
her "jungalow," a playful mix of "jungle" and "bungalow."
Blakeney is inspired by the jungle's harmony of colors. "I love the way bright colors come together in the jungle in a striking cacophony," she says, "but somehow manage to be completely harmonious."