Things I love – Part 1

First, let me say I want my readers to be able to subscribe to this blog.  I have my tech guy (husband) on the job.  I will post again when the subscribe box on the upper right side of the screen is working.  Now on with the “designy” stuff.

There are elements of interior design that resonate with me and I look forward to finding a way to use them in my own home.  The first of these is the Tolix Chair.  I find this chair both timeless and fresh.  It has been used on the decks of an aircraft carrier and is a staple in sidewalk cafes.  Today you can find this chair in the offices of Anna Wintour, Editor in Chief of Vogue.   These chairs are stackable and can be used indoors or out.  I can’t wait until my current dining chairs are ready for an upgrade to these.  New or vintage, indoors or out, colored or plain steel, this is where I want to have a seat.

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If you like these chairs as well, you can purchase them at these places:

Design Within Reach – http://www.dwr.com/category/outdoor/collections/marais.do

Sundance Catalog – http://www.sundancecatalog.com/PRODUCT/For+the+Home/Dining/Seating/41061.html

and Antiquaire – http://www.antiquaireonline.com/?cat=77

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About sanctuaryhome

The Sanctuary Home blog was created in May 2009 to augment my interior design business, Jamie Foley Interiors. Below is the design philosophy that guides my business and this blog. 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.
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