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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


  1. Gina says

    Absolutely love the shabby chic design. I would love to see them all. Please post. Just about to finish our basement. Large open space with a walkout and would love some inspiration. Thank you

  2. jaclyncolville says

    Thanks for the comment Gina. Definitely my favourite style of the three although… I love the look of the Classic Contemporary. I’m not sure I could pull it off in my house ;). I’ll be sure to post the rest.

  3. Keena says

    Love shabby chic. My children are getting older and I would like a more adult feel in my living room and bedroom. Would love to see more posts on the other designs! Thanks ☺️


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