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Jungalow Pop Up – The Making of…

Generally, as a artistic, you sense issues. You’ll be able to see, really feel, hear issues that others could not. It’s a part of the magic and the battle of creativity to deliver these issues into actuality in a means that others can see, really feel, hear, odor, and style them too. For these of you who’ve been right here for some time, you recognize that Jungalow is a model born from a weblog. Whereas Jungalow has been a digital-first model from day one, I’ve at all times dreamt of bringing Jungalow into the actual (offline) world.  I imagined an area the place we might join as a neighborhood and create collectively, encourage each other, and hug one another (particularly after experiencing the isolation of the pandemic). For years, I’ve been looking out for a bodily location for a Jungalow IRL area. Then, in late 2022, I talked to my brother, Shai, who’s a co-owner of Backside Bunk, positioned on Melrose Ave in West Hollywood. I requested him what Backside Bunk was doing on the second ground (their retailer is positioned on the primary ground) and he stated they sometimes rented it out for occasions. Often, huh? My wheels began turning! That was the primary second I envisioned a Jungalow Pop Up in Los Angeles, on the “prime bunk” (haha!) of my brother’s enterprise. We had our first assembly with the opposite co-owners of Backside Bunk in February, ironed out the main points in just a few weeks, and began development in Could!

We labored with Jeff, Sue, and the unbelievable staff at FTB Design on the construct out. FTB has numerous expertise in set design, so they’re used to tremendous fast TV manufacturing schedules and weren’t intimidated by what we thought was an bold timeline (get within the area on Could 15 and full development by early June).

We additionally labored with my sister, Religion Blakeney, who’s an unbelievable inside designer with an consideration to element like no different! Collectively, we created temper boards, picked paint colours and flooring, thought by way of totally different architectural particulars we might add to the area to provide it some dimension, and truthfully, FTB executed our imaginative and prescient superbly! And enjoyable reality, Religion additionally designed Backside Bunk!!! So it’s actually a household affair over right here!

Since we’re on the second ground, we knew we wished to attract people in as quickly as they opened the door to the pop up. It’s solely been just a few days since we launched, however this stair case that includes our Tigris print (in a bigger scale) appears to be a crowd favourite on social (thanks to everybody for all of the #jungalowpopup love!!!).

Can also we discuss these stripes? And this trellis?! Kinda residing for this heavenly latticed gentle second!!

We additionally requested our candy landlord, Serge of Whole Graphics if he might hook us up with some signage for the home windows. Love seeing the our brand on this large scale peek by way of the home windows on the pop up.

One other favourite of mine: this unbelievable show and shelving unit that FTB created for us. You all helped to create it too! Bear in mind once we requested you which of them terracotta paint coloration we should always go along with? Nicely Baked Clay received by a landslide, however we determined to go along with Spicy Hue for the within of the shelving unit to create some depth and visible curiosity. What do you suppose?


The pop up area is paying homage to a loft residence in Brooklyn that I lived in after I was in my 20s — with a brilliant open ground plan and never a ton of architectural element. So we thought it will be cool to design the lavatory with an elevated ground, and classic checkered flooring to set it aside from the remainder of the area.

This Kohler Artifacts bathtub in Peachblow, is having her second!! I just lately visited the Kohler headquarters in Wisconsin and I used to be SO impressed seeing the attractive, timeless designs and colours of their newest collections. They just lately introduced again a few of their heritage colours (Spring Inexperienced & Peachblow) to rejoice their a hundred and fiftieth anniversary and I’m right here for the classic vibes!

This attractive pedestal sink and faucet are additionally from Kohler and work so properly with the checkered ground and cosmic desert wallpaper. The brushed trendy brass end on the tap speaks so superbly to the gold accents within the wallpaper. 

Sure, lady!!! Showcase these cute lil ft! 😉

I would simply transfer in!!!!!


I’ve been impressed by artwork deco particulars these days and discover myself referencing them in numerous my latest designs. This “stepped” element within the bed room space is one among my favourite design parts within the area. It creates a crown-like impact over the mattress. Who doesn’t need to really feel like a queen in her bed room?

In our lounge space, we now have books, pillows, candles, and a lot extra to find. It’s a vibrant, cozy place to relax and be impressed (and curious).

You know the way when you could have individuals over, they at all times find yourself within the kitchen? Nicely, that’s kinda true of our bar space. Everybody at all times finally ends up hanging out round right here – most likely as a result of it’s acquired the vibes!!! We used our Phoenix Naturale wallpaper on this space and FTB constructed this bar from scratch!! We painted in Kale Inexperienced and Bay Leaf and truthfully, it’s attractive AF!


We will’t wait to share this artistic area with you this summer season! Go to our web site or IG for upcoming pop up occasions and promos and hours of operation. We will’t wait to satisfy you IRL!

Jungalow Popup!
7521 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046.
Second Ground
(Stair entry solely)

Photograph credit score Dabito


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