High & Low: Justina Blakeney's Bold Dining Room For Two Budgets

High & Low: Justina Blakeney's Bold Dining Room For Two Budgets

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Cara Gibbs
Oct 2, 2016
(Image credit: Cara Gibbs)

Ok, so we're probably not all as brave as Jungalow queen Justina Blakeney when it comes to pulling a room together based on prints and patterns. For Justina, the art seems effortless: throw multiple unexpected prints together, add a plant and poof! Magic. Take her dining room for instance: the composition is pretty straightforward, but the bold elements come together to reveal a perfect pattern-on-pattern extravaganza! Here's how to get the look for a high and low budget.

The inspiration:

This room would be nothing without Justina's own Aja wallpaper in Aubergine for Hygge & West, but at $190 a roll, it's certainly a splurge. If cloaking the whole room in the wallpaper is just not within your means, try framing large pieces of the wallpaper to hang above the buffet.

For the "high" look—which comes in a little under $5,000—vintage Panton dining chairs are also pricey, but look-a-likes are aplenty in the market for a lower budget (the "low" room adds up to just under $2,000!). The fun and funky accessories, like the vintage pendant light, striped curtains, folk dolls and pompom charms are all relatively affordable and really give life to the space, so they make an appearance in both collages. Overall, this room works because of the tight color palette: warm golds, mustards and browns are balance by bright white furnishings with smatterings of earthy greens.

High

  1. Gold Stripe Window Panel at Ichcha, $75 for pair
  2. Aja in Aubergine by Justina Blakeney at Hygge & West, $190 per roll
  3. Zelda White Sheepskin Stool at Lamps Plus, $192.91 (on sale)
  4. Vintage Swedish Metal Pendant by Before 1971 at Etsy, $71.74
  5. African Folk Art Ceremonial Doll at Chairish, $125
  6. Set of 4 Stackable S Chairs by Verner Panton for Herman Miller, 1973 at 1stdibs, $2,393.85
  7. Lucja Pom Pom Bag Charm at Shopbop, $28
  8. Versa Dining Table at West Elm, $399
  9. Aisha Flat-Weave Rug at Aelfie, $619 for for 5'x8'
  10. Easmor Buffet at Wayfair, $669.99

Total: $4,764.49


Low

  1. Gold Stripe Window Panel at Ichcha, $75 for pair
  2. Aja in Aubergine by Justina Blakeney at Hygge & West, $190 per roll
  3. Zelda White Sheepskin Stool at Lamps Plus, $192.91 (on sale)
  4. Vintage Swedish Metal Pendant by Before 1971 at Etsy, $71.74
  5. African Folk Art Ceremonial Doll at Chairish, $125
  6. Slither Molded White Dining Chair at Lamps Plus, $359.64 for 4 (sold individually)
  7. Lucja Pom Pom Bag Charm at Shopbop, $28
  8. Oak Gilmore Flip Top Table at World Market, $239.99
  9. Marrakech KL07 Hand Tufted Spotted Moroccan Zigzag Shag Rug at Rugs USA, $237 for 5'x8'
  10. Pajaro 3 Drawer Sideboard at Wayfair, $329.99

Total: $1,849.27

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