Ikea Love

Unfortunately, Colorado isn’t getting an Ikea until 2012.  I have been to their locations in Illinois and Florida just to buy some small housewares that could be packed in a suitcase.  Needless to say, I can’t vouch for the quality of all of their pieces, but I love their design aesthetic.  Unfortunately, many of their most awesome pieces can’t be shipped.  Here are some of my favorites.  Anyone up for a roadtrip to their location in Utah?


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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3 Responses to Ikea Love

  1. Raina says:

    Even though we’ve never met, my love for IKEA is so strong that I would join you, a complete stranger, on said road trip.

    P.S. I just had 6 of the Tobias chairs (3rd pic) delivered and they are GORGEOUS!

  2. sanctuaryhome says:

    I thought I had seen those chairs somewhere before, it was your blog in the dining room area, huh? Thanks for being game for the roadtrip.

  3. Mom says:

    I’ll go, maybe we’ll need to get a little trailer to bring stuff back!

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