Aug 16

Client Reveal: Project Columbine

Client Reveal: Project Columbine | lark & linen


Okay you guys, I worked with my good friend (and wedding photographer!) Will Reid to shoot this project months ago and I’ve had it saved in my back pocket just WAITING for the right time to unleash it. Truth be told, I was originally hoping to get it published in a magazine, but the wait times for such things can be ridiculously long and it was just killing me to not be able to share it right away. I ultimately made the decision to pitch it to my friends at The Haven List instead, and was so thrilled when they agreed to publish it. I’ve been stalking following their site since it launched, and have been blown away by absolutely everything they churn out. Needless to say, it’s an absolute honour to have some of my work featured amongst their pages and I urge you to head over there to check it out, and learn more about this project of mine. It was was a labour of pure love to pull together, and I’m truly thrilled with the results. 


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Like many of my projects, now that I’m on the other side of this one, I’m still feeling the bittersweetness of it. I am legitimately so thrilled with how it all came together, and yet so sad that it’s finished. This one was particularly special as the client and I immediately hit it off the second we met. The deeper I get into this whole interior design world, the more I realize that the success of each project really does depend on the client-designer relationship. Our aesthetics were completely aligned from the very beginning, which is always a bonus. But more importantly, these two trusted me implicitly from the very start, which gave me the courage and confidence to really do my thing. The results? A beautiful, restful space that’s perfect for lounging and entertaining alike. 

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Located in the beaches area of Toronto, it’d be wrong for me to take full credit for the first layer of this home. My client, a vibrant young couple with the sweetest baby girl, had purchased it from the previous homeowners who had just completed their own renovation. And, though this isn’t always the case, they had done an excellent job throughout, which really encouraged me to use the bones of the home as a jumping off point. Fresh, bright, and inviting was the name of our game. And we infused a hint of modern farmhouse flare, you know, for good measure. 

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Their main goal was to bring every room together to create a cozy and approachable home that catered to their infant daughter, yet still felt grown-up and luxurious. As social butterflies, this sweet duo entertains regularly and really wanted their family and friends (of all ages!) to feel like they could sit back, and totally relax from the moment they walked in the door. With layers of performance fabrics, beautiful texture and subtle patterns, not-too-precious vintage rugs, as well as plenty soft spots to land, I feel confident we accomplished just that. 

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Photos: Will Reid


Console table: Made Goods | Lamp: Made Goods | Pendant Light: Hudson Valley | Wood Bowl: Studio Mcgee | Baskets: Studio Mcgee


Couch: Elte in a custom fabric | Ottoman: Serena & Lily | Side Chairs: Crate & Barrel | Toss Cushions: Custom | Window Treatments: Custom | Window Bench: Custom | Window Bench Cushion: Custom |  Vintage Rug: Etsy | Chandelier: Hudson Valley | Side Table: Elte | Bench Hardware: Rejuvenation


Pendant Lights: Hudson Valley | Stools: Serena & Lily | Window Treatments: Custom | Jars: Studio Mcgee 


Table: Pottery Barn | Chairs: Sunpan | Bench: Custom | Bench Cushion: Custom | Chandelier: Hudson Valley | Toss Cushions: Custom | Window Treatments: Custom | Pulls: Rejuvenation


Wallpaper: Candice Olson, purchased at Kravet | Mirror: Elte | Window Treatment: Custom


Bed: Serena & Lily | Pendant Light: Hudson Valley | Rug: Pottery Barn | Nightstands: Elte | Lamps: Elte | Toss Cushions: Custom | Bedding: Brooklinen | Throw: Annie Selke | Window Treatments: Custom

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  1. Laurielulu says:

    Really bright and cozy. So lovely. Serene. Really love it ! 💯💯💯

  2. Christine says:

    Beautiful, full of personality. You accomplish a feeling of freshnest and warmth all at once, love it!

  3. Nicole Cardow says:

    Gorgeous!! What a beautiful space!

  4. Emma says:

    It’s beautiful! Congrats!

  5. Debbie Elliott says:

    Congratulations Jacquelyn! On the completion of this beautiful project and your inclusion in Haven (which I’ll check out immediately!)

  6. Brenda says:

    Absolutely beautiful!

  7. Jackie says:

    It’s gorgeous and very serene! Love, love.

  8. Shal says:

    So well done Jacquelyn! I love it :)

  9. Peg says:

    This is stunning!! You are so incredibly talented!!! xoxo

  10. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! You’re so talented!

  11. Sharon says:

    Where is the artwork above the bed from? I love it!

  12. A says:

    Lovely. Would you please breakdown paint colors/brand for walls, ceiling, trim in each room?
    Thank you!

  13. Jackie Jones says:

    It’s beautiful. Can you tell me about the wall art in the dining room?

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