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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It’s hard to believe that Ryan and I have already lived in our new house for a few months. Now that we’ve settled and organized our stuff… it’s time for a full house tour. I’m taking you wayyyy back to when we were building our home. First and foremost… click the picture below to see some of my ‘decor plans’ for the house before it was built. I can’t wait to do a comparison when I start sharing our reveals.

Jaclyn Colville New House

Have you ever thought about building a home?

This is our second time building a house and we absolutely love it. There’s nothing better than getting to choose EVERY SINGLE aspect of your house. The floors, the counter tops, cabinets, wall colours and knobs AND it feels amazing to know that no one has ever lived there before. You get to personalize your home without the mess of a renovation… even though I’d love to try out some demolition I think I’ll stick to my DIY Decor projects for now.

Check out our new house tour below:

Jaclyn Colville New House Tour

Coming up over the next few weeks I’ll be revealing some of the rooms in our house now that they’re decorated. Here’s a sneak peak of a few projects.

1) Reupholstered Wing Back Chairs

These chairs were my grandmothers, my mothers and now they’re mine. I LOVE the way they turned out. You’ll have to wait to see the finished product. Here’s what they looked like before. Great bones right!?
Jaclyn Colville Wingback Chair Before

2) Our Kitchen

Here’s our kitchen after we added the island lights and the backsplash. You can see that we were in the process of installing our stove, fridge and hood fan. Stay tuned for updated pictures.

Jaclyn Colville Kitchen Before

3) The Living Room

This is one of the first photos I took of our living room when we got our furniture in place. Since then, I’ve acquired some artwork, a new rug, some plants, pillows and I was able to upcycle our living room table. Remember the post? Not to worry. You can see it here:

Jaclyn Colville Living Room Before

Thanks so much for reading. Remember to check back weekly for updated photos!

Until next time,

Jackie xo