Justina Blakeney’s New Wallpaper Line Is a Maximalist’s Dream
Color and pattern collide.
Published Jun 1, 2019 7:00 AM
If you’ve ever tried to channel Justina Blakeney’s signature color-saturated style at home and found it difficult, you’re in luck. The multi-hyphenate just released her first-ever solo wallpaper collection—and the six-piece line is the easiest way to bring a bit of Blakeney’s playful bohemian vibe home.
“My style is wild; it’s all about injecting color, pattern, and life into the home, and I think that wallpaper is one of the best ways to do that,” explains the designer, who credits her love of wallpaper to a fourth-grade lesson in pattern-repeating based on the works of artist M.C. Escher. “We created tessellations in that class, and ever since then, I’ve been quite obsessed with creating repeating patterns. For me, it’s almost a meditative practice.”
In fact, each piece in the collection started as a sketch or painting in Blakeney’s notebook. The nature-inspired line will help turn even the smallest of rental apartments into a maximalist jungle: Colorful botanical prints, various tree drawings, and heaps of color make their way into almost every pattern. And while it’s hard to pick a favorite, there’s one paper we find ourselves most drawn to: Tigris features prints of tigers, and we can’t help but notice that this big-cat trend has been cropping up increasingly in the design world.
First came the Gucci-esque tigers, emblazoned on everything from tables to throw blankets. Then tiger rugs started becoming more and more pervasive; Cold Picnic even dedicated an entire collection to animal-print rugs. Blakeney is a fan of tiger decor, so it’s only natural that the jungle cat crept its way into her newest collection, too.
“I love them because they have a fierce beauty about them,” she says. “The color of their coat, rust, is also having a moment in design, as are animal motifs in general.”
Bring a bit of the wild side home by picking up Tigris (or any one of the other gorgeous patterns in the collection) today. Each paper is removable, making it a great way to inject style into a rental apartment without alarming your landlord. We could definitely see the eucalyptus tree–inspired Eucalif in a powder room, or the palm tree–variety print Phoenix used as a living room accent—though the beauty of a collection like this is that it brings the perfect amount of bohemian eclecticism to any space. Customize as needed.
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