I meant to post this as a preview of the Sanctuary Home Thanksgiving, but I never sat down long enough today to upload photos and write something semi-intellegent.  It was full of joy and laughter, family and friends.  I don’t know if, at this late hour, I can come up with anything poignant that I didn’t alreaday say here:  I hope your day was as lovely as ours!  Enjoy!

One of our scruffy dogs supervising the neighborhood football game.

The kids table, the brown paper tablecloth and crayons were a lifesaver while the adults where getting settled before grace.

The all important bar.

A close up of the grown up table. I have enjoyed having the burlap tablecloth so much, I am kind of sad to see it go when the more glamorous Christmas decor comes out. At $2.99 a yard, I highly recommend it as a table topper.

Beverages for everyone!

More of the table. It is so fun to get out the nice silver, the wineglasses and set a "fancy" table.

This little guy turned 5 on Tuesday. In one of my favorite moments of the day, he whispered in my ear what he was thankful this year: "Macaroni and Cheese and my Mom". My second favorite moment of the day was during a break from Bananagrams, we tried to get the leftover spoons to stick to our noses. Sometimes acting your age is totally overrated!


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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