Jacobean style is a style fit for a King. Specifically, King James I of England, who also ruled as King James VI when in Scotland, aptly ruled both kingdoms during the Jacobean era (Jacob being Hebrew for the English James).
The King was most fond of decorative arts and fancied this style, which was to become one of his most impressive legacies.
Jacobean fabric was produced with the same floral scroll designs as the original crewelwork and used extensively for upholsteries and draperies. Most notably of the Jacobean style is the out of proportion or exaggerated elements that give the patterns a distinct whimsical look.