Because of all that, you don't feel at home in your own house. It's full of a mishmash of stuff that doesn't reflect you.
The problem: You don't have a plan.
It's okay, you're not alone. Most people think shopping for furniture and home decor is going to be nothing but fun. That they'll know what they like when they see it. That it'll be easy and quick to finish room after room.
Yes, you've made some decorating mistakes (we all have), but...
There is another way. Read on for the solution.
Imagine walking through the front door of your home and thinking, “This is me and I love it!”
Imagine shopping without second-guessing yourself and only bringing home what you love.
Imagine being able to confidently choose the finishing pieces like rugs, art, and accessories to pull the whole look together in your unique style.
I thought shopping for home decor would be the best part of being a homeowner. I was wrong. It was so disappointing to find something cute at the store that didn't work once I got it home, or that I didn't like anymore after a few weeks.
I spent my first five years as a homeowner struggling to figure out what actually looked good together and what I even wanted for my home.
Instead of picking a style, I created my own, and my home finally started to feel more like me. Now, shopping for my home is simple and straightforward. I know exactly what I like and what I don't.
As a result, everything was different when we moved into this house.
In this house, we have not repainted a single wall, regretted a furniture or decor purchase, or redecorated a room. Instead of second-guessing ourselves, we spend our time enjoying our home. We still love every decorating decision we've made in the last seven years.
Now I teach women how to decorate for themselves. I've worked with 150 clients and over 700 students.
Define Your Style Lab is my proven method for mixing up your one-of-a-kind decorating style so you can put an end to your decorating indecision and get UNstuck in your home.
The small amount of time you invest in this program now will pay off for decades.
It's a mistake to think you can find your decorating style in a magazine or a book, by browsing Pinterest, or by copying a designer you like.
Your true style is a unique mix of all the elements you love from a variety of different decorating styles. It’s not cookie cutter. Your exact style can’t be found in one store. It's unlike anybody else's.
Whether you know it or not, your style is already inside of you.
I'll show you how to pull it out and make it fit you perfectly.
"I worried that home design was something that I would never be able to pull off on my own. Since Define Your Style, I learned so much about myself and design in general and things are coming together so easily and quickly! I wish I had been able to do this years ago because it would have saved me not only time and money, but also the lack of confidence in myself and my style."
"I used to feel so defeated with my handmedown furniture and dorm-room aesthetic, even though I'm in my 30s! Now I know what pieces I need to buy next and I have a plan. I learned how to finally start choosing items that are keepers, and won't be thrown away in a couple of years. My home is beginning to feel cohesive and fitting me. I was even able to buy a sofa without agonizing over the color!"
"I love this course. Jackie is always available for feedback and everything is easy to understand. Like Jackie, I'm science-minded and the decorating thing was a challenge until I found Define Your Style Lab. It made me really think about every aspect of what I wanted my home to say."
In this self-paced online course you'll go through a unique self-discovery process designed to reveal your true decorating style and show you how to apply it in your home.
PART 1. DECOMPOSE
You'll forget everything you thought you knew about your decorating style so you can return to the basics and uncover what you like and don't like on an elemental level.
The capstone exercise in Part 1 is The Mystery Styles Exercise which will help you look past generic style labels. It’s an eye-opening experiment to find the truth about your style preferences and aversions. A style student favorite!
By the end of the first week, you’ll develop better shopping habits and become more discerning about what you bring into your home.
PART 2: DISTILL
You'll learn how to evaluate the style elements you uncovered in Part 1 to extract the true meaning of your style preferences and how you want them to show up in your home.
You’ll learn how to identify the 17 most common decorating styles so you can better recognize what makes a style unique from another style and how to describe the elements you prefer for your own style.
PART 3. REFINE
It's time to make your style unmistakably you. THIS is my favorite part of the lab!
By the end of week three, you won’t be able to help but decorate with intention—making your style more meaningful and memorable every step of the way.
PART 4. SYNTHESIZE
You'll learn how to pull all your style elements together create your signature style.
You’ll name your style and build your comprehensive style guide. Then, I’ll teach you how to turn it into a style filter—-a decision-making tool to help you pick things for your home that fit your style.
You’ll also make your style switch plan - I’ll give you checklists and ideas to transition to your new style on any budget.
With instant, lifetime access to the course you can take it at your own pace. Plus, it's 100% mobile-friendly so you can read the lessons and view the worksheets from any device.
"I wanted to make my home a space for my whole family to relax and enjoy, but each time I would start decorating, I never liked what I chose - everything seemed disconnected. When I started taking classes with Jackie, she explained things in a way that I could understand and taught me how to choose what's best for me and my family. Now I have confidence with decorating and I'm so excited about transforming my home!"
"I liked my home decor before but felt it should be something different, more trendy, more current. Define Your Style Lab helped me discover and refine "my" decor style. It was so helpful to know it is unique and personal to me. Now I love it and appreciate that the look is all mine, that it will change and develop 😀. My shopping habits were refined too, in that now there is a clearer, more defined scope of what I look for. I am more appreciative of my home because of Jackie's directions and encouragement."
"Putting a name on my style, in surprising and subtle ways, gave me confidence not only in home decorating, but in other areas as well. It helped me to realize that really, I do know what my style is, but in certain places "settled" for cheaper things, or good enough. Editing those items out helped me to be truer to what really makes my style shine, allowing me to "splurge" in the right places, and save where it doesn't matter as much.
I am learning that home decorating is so SO much more than just decorating. It's an extension of knowing yourself, your spouse, your family and not only accepting that but celebrating it! I am learning that there really aren't "mistakes" in decorating, but that it takes the courage and confidence to find and bring to life your preferences without apologies.
Fleshing out MY style has really transformed my house from just a box I live in to my HOME."
Get your style questions answered in the private Facebook group led by Jackie for Define Your Style students only.
This is your place to get personalized style feedback, ask Jackie questions directly, and share your style discoveries with your fellow students. (Participation in the Facebook group is optional and not required to complete the course.)
A $200 value.
Is the decorating honeymoon over? Don't divide up the house just yet...
When you join today you’ll also get The Couple's Guide to Combining Styles bonus section. It covers the five style mixing mistakes to avoid and how to write a style treaty—that’s an agreement on how to blend your individual styles so you’re both represented in your home.
With your style treaty in hand, you’ll build a combined style application guide so you know exactly where to use each style element. This bonus will help you reach a decorating truce, so you can create a home you both love.
A $50 value.
"One of my biggest aha moments was realizing there were things I liked and appreciated but did not necessarily want for my own home. It also gave me great tools encouragement and guidance to combine my husbands style with mine easily."
"I am not sure what I expected the process to be like, but defining my style involved a lot of soul searching for me. Going in, I expected that my style would be some version of modern, but was quite shocked when I found out it really wasn't.
In the process of choosing my style, I was choosing how I define myself in a way or at least the feeling I want to have in my home and the feeling that I want my guests to have when they visit. Now that I have defined my style Honest Charm, I feel very confident in moving forward with decorating our home. Thank you so much for your encouragement and guidance!"
"Define Your Style is just what I needed and I thoroughly enjoyed it! The exercises you took us through were enlightening. As a mom working from home with three kids I wondered if this would be do-able. It certainly was and very worth my time and money!! You have restored my confidence to “go forth and decorate.” Thank you!!!"
This is PURE GOLD!
A $100 value
As a style student, you’ll create:
Along the way you’ll also create some really helpful tools:
"I struggled at the beginning of Define Your Style Lab when looking at the photos of commonly defined styles. Nothing fit! Everything fit! Realizing that being perplexed was the point of the exercise and trusting in the process I continued. The entire DYSL process was introspective, interesting, and enjoyable. The results are fantastic! Having chosen a unique name for my decorating style is helping on an on-going basis. When shopping it is now so easy to look at an item and determine if it supports my individual style."
"My favorite part of Define Your Style Lab was The Mystery Styles exercises - to study the elements of various design styles without the negative bias of what the style name was. I was able to learn about different styles and which elements I wanted to add or remove in my decorating. I've been able to stop buying items that were a "good deal", especially if it didn't fit my personalized design style and/or colors. The few items I've invested in, I can see using in my home for a long time."
"Before this course when I needed to go shopping for something I would focus on that one thing and buy what I liked. Then when I would get it home and live with it a few weeks, I would realize that it just added to my hodge podge of different styles and colors. I struggled to see the bigger picture.
The most eye opening experience of Define Your Style Lab was the Mystery Styles exercise. It really helped me see more specifically what my style was and wasn't. It opened my eyes to my tastes, interests and even my personality. I now evaluate everything to determine if I love it or just appreciate it. If I am looking at any inspiration pictures I ask myself what it is I really like about it. Defining my style helped me weed through all those decorating ideas that I liked and focus more on what I love.
Now I am learning to see my house as a whole unit and I am better able to visualize how I want it to look as a whole room or home rather than compartmentalizing it to a couch, a wall color, a lamp, etc. I now think about my purchases and how they will flow with the other items in the house. I love having a style name now. I evaluate all my decor items by it and if it doesn't fit then it stays in the store. I think before I act a lot more now :)"
"I really enjoyed the process of thinking about why I like the things I do and pulling them together into a short description of my style. It has helped me to realize that just because I like something in the store, if it doesn't fit into the decorating style of my home, it isn't worth buying anyway to try and make it fit. Knowing this has helped me avoid several unnecessary purchases. Define Your Style helped me understand why some of the things I like work in my home and some don't, and gave me some basic tools to see immediate results in terms of how I use my existing decor."
"The 'style-naming' was not only fun, but in my case, a truly necessary exercise to help separate 'likes' from 'loves'. Define Your Style Lab taught me to slow down, and not to 'settle'. I used to buy on impulse. Now I carefully consider EVERY item before I buy it...the placement (where it will 'live') and, most importantly, how it 'fits' into the existing decor style. Now I know there's no point buying something just because I like it — it also needs to be purposeful."
No matter how long you've lived in your home, if it doesn't feel like you, then it's time to set it right. Don't worry, you won't have to start all over. Define Your Style Lab will help you start with small tweaks to make your home a better reflection of you. And when you're ready, you'll have the confidence to purchase new things to continue to bring out your style.
Just because you rent doesn't mean your place shouldn't feel like home. It's natural to feel limited by your landlord's restrictions (not being able to paint, for one). But you should know that your signature style goes far beyond color on your walls. Define Your Style Lab will also show you how to bring out your style through your choice of furniture styles, layout, the overall feeling of your space, and personalizing your accessories. You can have style inside a white box.
It's never too early to get style clarity. Now is the perfect time to define your style so you can start out in your new place with confidence and a clear strategy to make it home. Define Your Style Lab is the best first step to make the rest of the decorating process easier.
I know this process works so I back Define Your Style Lab with a 30-day money-back guarantee. I want you to feel confident in your decision to join the lab, so I invite you to go through the whole course 100% risk-free. If you’re not satisfied with this thorough step-by-step process for defining your signature style, I’ll give you a full refund. No questions asked.
"I discovered that I have a wild style and love color. Define Your Style Lab helped me to be more free and less cautious with what I believed should go in my home. Prior to DYSL I was bored and disappointed with how our home looked. Now, most of my rooms are a delight to my eyes and to those who come in. I am no longer afraid of color, pattern or my deep love for them. I have two rooms left to complete and I cannot wait to do them."
"I had a wonderful time taking the Define your Style Class. Through Jackie’s lessons I was able to hone my style and finally give it a name, Worldly Modern. I have been excited to use my new found skills as I choose items for my home and come to realize what will really work and what I really just appreciate. Thanks for the great class!"
"It was fun every step of the way. What I loved about this course is that Jackie is self-taught and is so passionate about what she does. It was great taking the class with others and seeing various style preferences throughout."
"I liked too many things before, without an overall picture of what I wanted to live with versus what I just admire when I see it. It's much easier now to admire things without wanting to buy them all. The rooms I've changed are already more "together." When I started Define Your Style Lab I was in the process of a renovation. I was lucky to be working with a designer, but DYSL made it easier for me to say yes to some options and no to others."
You can do this and I'll be with you every step of the way. I hope to see you inside the lab.