Jaclyn is a designer, a mom and a surfer wife! Her design style is casual and comfortable, yet polished and clean with a coastal influence. She makes a cohesive design story throughout a home that works for the whole family. I love working with Jaclyn and photographing her interior design project. I’m thrilled for you to get to know her better so you can fall in love with her too!
When I was in High School trying to figure out what I should study in college, my mom thought I would be a great fashion merchandiser like Rachel from Friends. I went to school for Fashion Merchandising at the University of Delaware and F.I.T. My various careers in fashion, designing concepts and products, led me to transition my skill set into the interior design space a few years ago. I have always loved fabrics, color, and mixing textures, I now do it for sofas instead of dresses. I used to present collection concepts to various retailers, from high-end to low-end, women to kids. Adaptability has always been imperative, and that hasn’t changed with adapting to each client’s style and needs.
My home has a modern coastal vibe with Southern California influences. After getting married, my husband and I lived in San Diego and fell in love with the lifestyle. I couldn’t imagine not having that relaxed and airy vibe in our home.
My friends would say Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace, but I would have to say a range of neutrals and a soft coral. My daughter and I collect seashells and rocks from the beach in this color range, bringing me peace.
I love Bridget Jones’s Diary.
Ted Lasso, for the second time around, and The Morning Show.
Mac and cheese, for sure!
Reading on the beach or getting a facial.
I am a big jeans lover – Mother, Pistola, and Good American are my go-to brands. I love pairing jeans with a button-up or sweater and booties. There is a fabulous boutique here in Little Silver, Trademark, where I love to shop!
One of my favorite holiday traditions is kicking off Christmas with a party at my house and the entire neighborhood. We call it the “Annual Fence Lighting,” it’s the first time we plug our holiday lights in, Clark Griswold style, but not as crazy! We make 100 hotdogs on the grill, a chili bar, and a hot chocolate station. The kids are all running around and playing, and it’s just a great way to get in the holiday spirit!
Every year, I like to buy some new holiday decor. Last year, I got these amazing icicle ornaments that
make the entire tree sparkle and look so elegant – they are an absolute must in my book now! We have one large Christmas tree in the house that has a mix of homemade ornaments from my daughter and ornaments from various vacations. I like to balance those with collections of similarly colored ornaments to give the tree some consistency, and overall color feel while still being personal and unique.