Retired designer Jacqualin Davies was the owner and creative force of Jacqualin Interiors. Her Virginia home reflects her personal tastes and interests after growing up with a father in the merchant marines.
|Wyland's striptych "Hawaii" is viewable |
from multiple floors.
|Vintage rope fender lamp was|
found in the bargain section
of a consignment shop.
|Custom lamp made from antique|
round bottom soda bottles rests
upon a wine-barrel end table.
The only custom-made pieces shown are the cocktail table and the wine-barrel end table. They are both one-of-a-kind commissioned or created by the owner. The rope fender lamp was found, sporting a shade with orange-ball fringe, in the greatly reduced section of a consignment shop in Rancho Mirage, CA.
I asked Jacqualin a few specific questions:
What are your favorite items in your home?
“It is difficult to choose favorites. I love my Chelsea clock. The bell strike sound has been with me for a while. Recently I had the clock serviced. I not only missed its appearance, but its marking the hours with its chime. The one sextant always reminds me of my godfather. I think of him each time I dust it.”
|A carved dolphin with pup swims |
above a driftwood base.
“Don't limit coastal decor to the beach. When I began working on this look in my home, I was living in the desert. Many people there were using the Santa Fe southwestern theme. I embrace being different. Don't get cutesy with it. There is nothing interesting about fifty little resin lighthouses. Buy quality pieces that somehow speak to you and blend them with other things you love.”
Take a 360 X 180 degree virtual tour of Jacqualin Davies Blue Ridge Farm house. http://www.viewva360.com/farm.html . Interior photos and virtual tour by Allen B. Graves.
Visit Skipjack Nautical Wares & Marine Gallery virtual tours @ http://www.skipjackmarinegallery.com/
Visit the Schooner "Spirit of Independence" virtual tour @ http://www.viewva360.com/bridge.html
Click here to go to Skipjack's Nautical Living home page.