Well, this post is a little different. I’m heading back to my ‘decor’ roots today. I’m loving the sounds of ‘Feature Fridays’ where I can write about anything from decor to beauty to actually having ‘features’ on products or people. We’ll see if this sticks.

Many of you know that I am currently enrolled in an Interior Design Course. I’m LOVING IT! Right now I’m learning all about the different types of design styles and how to apply them so I thought… why not share some knowledge.

Below, I’ve created some E-Design/Mood Boards for each style. My favourite is ‘Shabby Chic’ (If I’m choosing from these three but I’m normally a ‘Traditional Style’ girl) . What’s yours? Let me know in the comments below.

  1. Shabby Chic

    In this mood board you’ll notice the pastel colours which make the room more feminine. There are white walls and a white floor which is a common theme of the ‘British’ Shabby Chic look. The white distressed furniture is an element of Rache Ashwell’s Shabby Chic Style that was established in the 80s. With this design style it is common for a number of vintage items to be on display. One of my favourite things about this look is the vintage chandelier. I have pulled some fabric samples that I think go great with the Design Style and with the colour palette of the room.

    Shabby Chic Mood Board

2. Swedish Style

In this next style I have used mixmatched items that bring a lot of colour to the space. You can see that this is a small space that has been used to the fullest. The small tables can be used as stools, side tables or placed together as a coffee table. I love the array of textiles and the pops of colour. The room may seem cluttered but as the Swedish style suggests; it’s a collection of interesting objects.

Swedish Style

3. Classic Contemporary

Classic Contemporary is different than ‘Contemporary’ because there is less colour contrast, more curved lines and a softer colour scheme. In this mood board you’ll notice that the art work on the wall is emphasized. This is a common feature in Classic Contemporary Designs. Of course there are curved lines on the furniture and minimal colour contrast. I chose blue, yellow and beige tones for this room and I think the colours really compliment each other. You’ll notice that the room looks clean. This is also common in ‘Contemporary’ Rooms.

Classic Contemporary


Did you like this post? I’ve got about 13 more Design Styles to create so let me know if you’d like to see more by commenting below.


Until next time,

Jackie xo



After weeks of picking pillows, returning carpets and searching for the perfect piece of art… here it is:

Welcome to my living room!

Living Room 2

I love the contrast between the pillows. The touch of silver sparkle picks up the sparkle from the Swan Artwork above the sofa.  It also helps to pop the Tiger Eye Pattern on the other pillow. I think the contrast provides the perfect texture for this room. I also love that the pillows incorporate the monochromatic colour scheme I was going for. You’ll find that the room encompasses a palette from dark greige (a grey/beige colour) to very light white.

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With our new house just a few months away I am SOOO excited to start decorating. Every morning when I wake up, every day when I drive into work and every night before I go to sleep I dream up decor ideas. I decided that I would try to make an inspiration board so that I could get a better idea of what I wanted for each room. Here’s my first attempt at an inspiration board for our living room.

This is what our living room looks like right now:

Jaclyn Colville Living Room


These are the colours, textures and pieces I would like to add.

Jaclyn Colville Living Room Pinspiration


I’m in love with grey tufted couches. They may not be extremely comfortable but that’s why you add stacks of pillows haha. I just love the look of tufting. It’s elegant and classy. The carpet in the picture above is from Joss and Main. It’s soo pretty! I have two wingback chairs that were my grandfather’s. I’m going to get them reupholstered in white. Mirrored touches are so my style. Oh, and lastly, the stormy painting above the couch is to die for. I hope I can find something like it for our living room. Can’t wait to see how it all comes together.

Here’s a rough floor plan of our new living room/dining room I created on photoshop:

Jaclyn Colville Living Room Floorplan


Stay tuned for more house updates. I’m going to finish my current house tour and I’ll have videos of our new home over the next few months.

Until next time,

Jackie xo