• Hello FEARLESS home!
  • May 18, 2014



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    I came upon talented stylist/author/designer Justina Blakeney a few weeks ago on Instagram, being amazed by her amazing photos of flowers and fruit styled like faces or in cool arrangements. So happy I hopped over to visit her site to find that her home is just as creative as she is.

    A fearless home generally has a a fearless family or person living in it.  People who know what they love and have no fear of expressing who they are in their personal space.  Justina’s bohemian California “Jungalow” is such a fun creative space!

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    All images by Justina Blakeney.

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    Here are one of her amazingly styled floral faces! You can follow her here to see more.

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  • March 11, 2014



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    If you’re an avid blog reader you have probably seen this home make the rounds. If you have not, you’re in luck!

    Christine Dovey of the beautiful blog Bijou & Boheme is a talented designer, stylist and artist with her very own uber cool vibe.  Her home if a perfect visual expression of living like you. This house makes me want to pour a glass of pink champagne and never leave!

    The colors are mostly muted pale pinks, metals and natural hues but there’s nothing muted about this space.

    Hello FEARLESS home!

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    Girlie glam kitchen dining area.

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    Irresistible kitchen.

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    Relaxed and cozy yet uber cool.

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    Wouldn’t you feel so chic doing laundry in here?

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    A little girl’s dream room.

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  • March 11, 2013



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    Following your heart has been high on my priority list the last few days.  I’m so excited to know we’re about to make big changes to our lives that’s truly taking steps toward following our dreams.  It’s not always easy to stay true to yourself and what you really want, since responsibilities, commitments  and the security of the “known” is a strong gravitational pull.  I appreciate all of you who commented here and Facebook more than you know – so inspiring! I’d LOVE to hear more about what you are doing. As soon as more things get sorted out I’ll share more of our details.

    So posting my Swedish friend fashion stylist and journalist Jennifer Jansch charming soul filled house in Sweden fits right in.  I’ve been waiting to put this on the blog, but had to wait for it to come out in Lonny this past weekend!  (You saw their amazing Stockholm apartment on the blog here and at met her at a shoot here.) She moved with her family to NYC to pursue their dream of living in Manhattan. But summers are spent at heir dreamy Swedish summer house.

    Can’t wait to visit!

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    Husband, wife and three cute daughters.

    Swedish whites with kilims.

    (Hey Jennifer I NEED that mirror!)

    Living room.

    Pretty Celeste.

    How cozy are those beds?

    Nothing beats Swedish summers. Really nothing.

    Pippi Longstocking inspired generations of Swedish women to live free spirited lives in charming old wood houses, where fun and imagination is part of the daily deal. It’s been etched in to our souls!

    Love the closet!

    Margaux in the window.

    Kid’s room.

    Great for chilly Swedish nights.

    Celeste, Margaux and Cappi having fun.

    Jennifer launched the adorable Swedish company Bag-All yesterday. Don’t miss to check it out. You can buy pretty fabric bags instead of wasting another tree on wrapping paper!!

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  • February 25, 2013



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    The main reason I started Live Like You was to inspire people to decorate their homes in a way that truly reflected themselves. I saw too many depressing, non nondescript, lifeless interiors without imagination that made me depressed. Often with people living in them having NO I clue how negatively it impacted their lives. Yes it’s true, it affects you more than you think! I’m curious…do you agree, or disagree?

    Creating a home that truly reflects you is of course not always going to be popular. It’s a space you that is there to make only YOU happy.  It’s not there to impress your guests or look like a museum. Whatever it is that makes YOU happy is fine with me, as long as you do SOMETHING!

    This home done by a Swedish stylist/designer for her family on the ocean in Southern Sweden is definitely a fearless home.

    A blank white canvas with lots of imagination and playing with scale.

    A serious mixture of items to love.

    Home made chandelier. (It looks like personal notes?)

    A place for the soul?

    Re purposed antiques.

    Love the yellow pants!

    Expressive art.

    Just cool.

    I hope this post inspires you to look around your home and see what you can do to make it personal and a place you love.

    I’ve said it a million times, changing your home is not about money, it’s about imagination and effort.

    And seriously life is simply too short not to.

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