Whether she’s at the helm of a wedding or an interior, Jaclyn Journey won’t tell the same story twice. In part because she draws inspiration from her clients’ family backgrounds, travels, and lifestyles. And also because using unique concepts, eclectic and unexpected pieces, colors of the earth, and a mix of antique and modern pieces, the end result is always distinct. The only difference between her two businesses – Jaclyn Journey Weddings and Journey + Jacobs Design Studio – is that weddings are temporary installations while interiors are permanent. The same amount of heart, inspired design, and hard work go in to both.
Jaclyn’s design ethos focuses on contrasted balance. She creates spaces that feel luxurious yet functional, refined yet comfortable, curated but livable, and one-of-a-kind yet personal.
Her background in merchandising means Jaclyn can’t resist styling shelves with people’s favorite collected items. But it also means she understands the importance of visuals and the flow of a space—be it a tent for a wedding reception, the dining area of a restaurant, or a heavily-trafficked living space. Her skills lie in understanding what will be most impactful and memorable to people as they enter and experience a space.
Known for her love of Pinterest and pulling inspiration together from places near and far, Jaclyn uses the tool to gather images of architecture, flowers, fashion, travel, art, textures, and just about anything that sparks her interest that could somehow fold in to an idea she’s hatching.
Married in Louisville, Kentucky in 2011, Jaclyn and her husband, Chris, welcomed their son Kit to their family five years later. In her free time, you can find her cooking, traveling, and studying wine. She’s trying her hand at gardening and also constantly learning ways to use and waste less on her mission to run a more sustainable home.