02/18/2012 01:05 pm ET Updated Oct 11, 2012

Vibrant Colors And Contrasting Patterns Jazz Up Thrift-store And Market Finds In A West Coast 'jungalow'

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 (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."

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