We’re Staging a Coup

Yesterday, Raina from IfTheLampshadeFits and I had lunch and a mini-shopping date yesterday.  We started at a mediocre consignment store, which just happened to be across the street from Roche Bobois.  Both of us are very familiar with their line, but neither had been into the store, so we decided to stop in.  The furniture was lovely, the sales people weird and the merchandising horrific (complete with 80’s neon). I didn’t take any photos of the actual showroom because we were the only people in the probably 30,000 square foot store and didn’t want to be too conspicuous.  Let’s just say it didn’t look like any of the photos below.

Raina’s favorite – “A female figure tied to a ball shaped ottoman symbolizing the shackles that keep women subjugated” according the the B&B Italia website – whoa, heavy.  It certainly was fun to fondle.

Raina and I need to take this place over and make it the Euro-chic mecca it could be in Denver.  We’re plotting!

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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 We’re Staging a Coup

  1. Raina says:

    Damn, I still love that chair and its tethered ottoman. It’s so much bigger than it photographs.

    Their description is killing me!

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