Welcome to the Sanctuary Home blog. I am an interior designer based in Denver, Colorado dedicated to helping clients define and create their personal sanctuary. I will be posting information about what is currently inspiring me, events around Denver, field trips, resources, links to other great blogs and sometimes a bit of fashion might sneak in! Here is the design philosophy of my company, Jamie Foley Interiors, to help you understand the way I approach design.
While these are my general design philosophies, the most important philosophy is finding what resonates with the client. A beautiful house isn’t a home unless it speaks to its occupants and fits their lifestyle in appropriate and unique ways.
I believe that design can be approached in two ways. The first is from the gut, what feels right. The second is from a logical methodical perspective. I design using the second approach. I feel that having a reason why a piece is selected, having similar elements in the room or throughout the home makes it feel unified even if the similarities are not obvious to the casual observer. It makes a home feel special and contemplative.
Building the interior of a home is a process. I create a plan for investment pieces that will last a lifetime, filling in with less expensive, less important pieces that can be replaced when they wear out or look dated with additional investment pieces or of the moment trendy items that update the home.
Using vintage or antique pieces with new grounds a home. If everything in a home is new, it feels like a model home, it has no soul. If you use all old pieces, if feels like you live in a garage sale. The beauty is in the mix.
Creating timeless interiors involves using pieces from all design styles. It gives the home a layered look and allows a home to look as if the pieces have been acquired over time. Using furniture from all one style or period makes a home look fussy and intimidating.
I look forward to working with clients with all budgets and design aesthetics to create a home that special to their family. I encourage clients to express their individuality throughout the entire design process, this ensures your home fits your needs and will delight you every time you walk through the door.