What’s New?

I have been meaning to post this for awhile, photography was my stumbling block.  I’ll get to that later.

What is new around the Sanctuary Home?

Ummm, hello buttery yellow gorgeousness!

I have only used this baby once, but it is pretty much life changing.  I am dying to whip up some cookies or a cake – the only problem is then I will eat those cookies or that cake.  Gotta wait for an occasion.

I received two Tolix chairs for an anniversary present last month.  Yep, my husband is full of awesomeness!  Now, I am on the hunt for at least two (maybe 4) more.

A few months ago, I finally banished the matching sofa and loveseat look in my living room look by replacing the loveseat with of a pair of these chairs.  This post has been waiting a long time for the above photo, these chairs are quite possibly the hardest thing I have ever photographed.  Granted, I am not a particularly good or studied photographer.  I tried at several times of day with my iphone, the wing on the left hand side always ended up with a crazy white glare from the wood blinds (which are on my list for replacement…one thing at a time).  The weird light you see on the right side is the doggy door.  I will never be a professional photographer, that is for sure.

Anyway, this is the look I am going for:

Next, I am banishing the sofa.

I had always hoped it would look like this, and the denim has faded, but it just looks seriously sloppy.  I have an email out to a CL option (shhh, don’t tell my husband, the post contains the words french, antique and velvet, I can’t imagine he is going to be excited about that option).

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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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