Design & Style
A kind of ‘Island Time’ writ large reveals itself in many of the designs of Sheryll Jackman’s creations. Whether it is transforming older homes on Coronado with an elegant refurbishment, enlivening the historical perspective with the vibrancy of contemporary living or starting from scratch, Jackman clearly has a compelling touch. Founding the Jackman Group in 1978, she weaves various multi-disciplinary parts into an historic and organic whole that includes planning, design and construction.
And while it is history that seems catalytic in energizing Sheryll’s accomplishments, it is her demonstrable talent for a kind of casual elegance that does not confine itself to any particular design style. Rather, with Sheryll shepherding the Jackman Group she instead focuses on delivering impeccable historical preservations as the home or client selects. Further facilitating this acumen: the Construction Team headed by Harry Jackman, the recently converged retail side of the home furnishings as evidence in Seaside Homes of La Jolla, and Seaside Papery - a lively stationary and accessory boutique in Coronado she shares with daughter.
So many home designs cast a sense of light while being successfully anchored with darker accents to root the historical perspective with today’s casual elegance. Through this technique, Jackman’s design team style spans decades and a century or two as light stone and rich dark woods often mingle, serving both comfort and artistic expression of each era.
Additionally, the designs may incorporate varying cultural styles as well. One might find lovely Asian, African or European accents in wall hangings or a well-placed couch, side table or chair alongside the quintessential American sofa, bed or settee. Somehow, the global perspective of casual comfort fused with the richness of America’s coastal history and current lifestyles effectively display equal parts energy and relaxation.
Keeping with Sheryll Jackman’s sense of history, the Jackman Group opened Seaside Home in 1996 as a way to offer gorgeous retail furnishings along with the design services they so stunningly create for clients in the San Diego area. In the fall of 2010, Jackman opened the ideal historical venue, merging their Rancho Santa Fe and Girard Avenue locations into a larger venue; she found a landmark building to house the expansive 32,000-plus square footage – the former Saks Fifth Avenue space located at Wall Street and Herschel Avenue in La Jolla.
“What typifies Seaside Home,” said Jackman, “is the convergence of an elegantly classic ensemble of elite names in design and home décor showcased in delightful and architecturally detailed lifestyle vignettes.” Furniture lines include the prestigious Oscar de la Renta, Baker Furniture, Ralph Lauren Home, McGuire and Stickley; in addition, Henredon and Barbara Barry are represented. Tabletop vendors include William Yeoward Crystal and Juliska, Michael Aram and L’Objet. Bed and bath lines include Ann Gish’s washable silks, SDH, Sferra Bedding, Peacock Alley and Anali.
Without a doubt, as Director of Design for Seaside Home and the Coronado-based Jackman Group, Sheryll Jackman and husband, Harry Jackman, VP of Construction Management, are design and retail forces that amply represent the finest in San Diego’s past, present and future residential and commercial culture: a design destination all their own.