Just Thinkin’

For those of you that don’t know, CB2 is the cheaper, hipper sister company of Crate and Barrel.  They have a similar design aesthetic to Ikea.  They have opened a few store locations.  While admiring their selection today, I was thinking…wouldn’t it be smart to open a CB2 store in Denver, to gain a following from tons of ikea-starved fans.  I am sure they could open a small store front in less time than the reported 18-20 months left before we are finally released from design purgatory and given our Scandinavian flat-pack mega-store.  Please, oh please, CB2, give us our inexpensive funky design fix early!

Here are a few of my favorite CB2 items.  Clicking on the photo will take you to the item on their website.  I am hoping an influx of Denver purchases will help my cause!


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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One Response to Just Thinkin’

  1. Raina says:

    Hey, there’s my red chair! I should have pulled back the plastic when you were over helping me wallpaper so you could give it a spin.

    I fully support the notion of a Denver CB2. I would happily have it replace either of the Cherry Creek or Park Meadows locations of Crate and Barrel.

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