There is definitely no space for dull moments in Jacqueline’s life. Her love for uncluttered stuff is evident in her totally chic and stylish Mumbai’s apartment, giving away the spirit of being single. ‘My only brief was to make it Parisian shabby chic,’ says the chirpy actress showcasing her love for flowers, music, sunlight, books and pastel palette in her abode.
When she decided to revamp her house, interior designer, Bollywood’s favourite home stylist, Ashiesh Shah decided to take charge, who found the actress’s apartment pretty outstanding as light enters in from all the directions and that it catches the view of the ocean, the city the garden and everything.
‘Jacqueline’s house reflects her personality in every way. We have done up her home predominantly in the shades of white and pastel blue and pink accents. The large floor to ceiling windows adds to the beautiful view of the sea. There are little plants everywhere and vintage elements which marry with her elegant, feminine personality yet having a calming energy overall’, says Ashiesh Shah.
In her bright, sunny living room hangs a monochrome horse painted by Salman Khan, a piece she holds dear, and does she adore her recently acquired single-edition print from Ceylon photographer Lionel Wendt. The art lover is currently scanning works of contemporary artists like Ayesha Sultana and Rana Begum.
Every nook and corner in the house reflects the model-turned-actor’s eclectic interests. Sabyasachi wallpaper is hung in her bedroom, while a poster of Peter Pan, the forever-young mascot adorns the wall. Her dressing room features glamorous chevron wallpaper, which is apt given that her walk-in houses a Carrie Bradshaw-sized collection of Louboutins. And then there is the balcony, in the living room, that is transformed into a cushy daybed, ideal for the BFF huddle and the personal favourite and the coziest corner of the Judwa 2 star.
‘Jacqueline is zestful, well-travelled, into fitness and loves music which explains her private pole-dance studio in the house, her vintage music player and the piano in her living room, the knick-knacks and book she’s collected from over the years,’ praises Shah.
Adding to the hipster-vibes of her house there is a Tiffany-blue typewriter and pots of miniature cacti. Jacqueline doesn’t have a television as she believes it is very time consuming and that she wants to be more constructive with the help of her piano.
Ashiesh created the Persian-chic aesthetics by first segregating Jacqueline’s things that are really important, and are personal to her. Started with the layout and decided according to how she wanted the place to be evocated. It was very important for him to add a band of green at the bottom because, according to him, it creates a lot of depths at the level where one sits because otherwise it just felt like everything was flat.
The designer believes that the best way to add a colour to the room is green because flowers and plants are the best things to have in space when you want colour because they are very changeable and it’s very natural and it’s real.