This weekend included some not so fun stuff; weeding, cleaning out the garage, and ,for my husband, a couple little “fix this” chores.  Keep in mind when looking at the following photo, that this bathroom was never intended to appear on a design blog, in my portfolio or at all on the internets.  We live in suburban hell, NONE of our bathrooms have natural light.  That means that lighting a photo of a bathroom is impossible.  Also, this room is cute, but not remarkable, really not photo worthy.  But I digress, back to the chores.  I have been doing a bit of a mini-makeover on this room and found a super cute little etagere that required moving a towel bar to the opposite wall.  Being the consummate designer and project manager, my husband tends to be a bit micro-managed when it comes to things around the house- whatever.  So I just mentioned that I needed a robe hook and the towel bar re-hung in my bathroom and proceeded with my Sunday blog reading.  An hour or so later this is what I saw…

Yep, that is a full 4 feet between the top of the toilet and the bar.  I couldn’t help but crack up.  Still not sure what he was thinking.  It will be moved down to a reasonable level and picture rails will be installed above it at some point.  He is hoping that this height will grow on me.

On a completely unrelated and non-design note, my husband and I started the Couch to 5K running program.  I don’t expect any of you to give a crap, just figure if I declare it in a public forum, I won’t quit.  Adding reason # 950,320,745 I love my iphone, I just downloaded the C25K app and hit start.  No more remembering whether I am running for another 90 seconds or was it 60, cheating and walking for an extra minute or so, etc.  This is truly mindless running.

I promise this won’t become an exercise blog and I won’t keep you updated with my progress.  Thanks for humoring me with my need for public declaration.

Working on a big beefy, photo heavy post.  Hopefully I will post today or tomorrow.


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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