Not So Beachy Project

Here are preliminary schemes for a project I have been working on.  It has been the most fun project!   The client is capitalizing on the horrible real estate market and buying a vacation/retirement home in Florida.  They are a couple in their mid-thirties and don’t want a typical Floridian beach home (no palm fronds, no wicker, etc.).  They wanted the everything about the home to convey carefree fun.  The clients are really stretching their budget to afford the second home and will be using it as a vacation rental to offset the expense.

The reason I was hired, along with my design point of view, was to minimize the brain damage.  We decided everything for the home would be “off-the-shelf”, no custom, no reupholstery, no antiques or vintage finds. I created a turn-key deisgn, a complete shopping list of furniture, lighting and accessories that could be purchased either on-line or in stores and could be delivered and installed in the simplest/quickest manner.  Basically, they didn’t want to spend months and months accumulating and worrying about furnishing the home, they wanted to get on with enjoying it.

Here are the schemes I created for the project.  I was given a huge amount of freedom with the design because this isn’t the client’s primary home and we are expecting to replace the furniture over the next 30 or so years before the retire and make it their full time home.  The images below don’t include everything for the project, but gives a good idea of the intended look and feel of the home.

The purchasing for this project is currently underway.  Hopefully I will receive installation photos soon and will be able to post them here.

I create these types of concept boards for nearly every project I work on, it helps the client to see everything together all in one place.  Also, it gives an idea of color composition and general mood of the room.  These concept boards also work wonderfully for e-design clients when we aren’t in the same state, but the project scale and budget doesn’t allow for me to travel to the job site.  I am always excited to work with new clients.  Please contact me using the link in the sidebar or at jamie(at)jamiefoleyinteriors(dot)com to inquire about my services.


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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2 Responses to Not So Beachy Project

  1. Raina says:

    Fantastic choices (as if there would be any doubt)!

    Cannot wait to see the installation photos.

  2. Pingback: Field Trip « Sanctuary Home – Jamie Foley Interiors

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