Ideas I Love

Retro cabinet as a bathroom vanity

Another dresser as a vanity.


Bathroom mirrors in front of window, clever use of space.

Pretty much everything about this kitchen, especially the free-edge countertop melding into the taller counter.

A couple stairs up to the breakfast nook, lovely!

A little porthole in the shower, it can be used as the handle as well as to let the steam out. I also love that the bathtub is in the large shower stall. Great idea in case you have a habit of forgetting you are running a bath.

This headboard that hugs the nightstand.

This lamp!

A wetbar in the master bedroom. I would love to have a closet to convert with a fridge, sink and snack storage. Yep, I'm that lazy!

Once I finish going through my inspiration files, I will make another “Ideas I Love” post.  I would love to hear some of your clever ideas you have stored away in your someday file (either in your head or on your computer).


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 Ideas I Love

  1. Each and every one is great. I especially love that bath with the clever glass.

  2. Maryline says:

    These are great ideas. My favorites are the kitchen counter, the bathtub in the shower and the headboard that hugs the bed. My most surprising and creative is the retro cabinet used as a bathroom vanity.
    And that lamp is OH so beautiful! It’s perfect for a Hollywood glam look

    This is my first time on your blog and I’m loving it

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