Once Upon A Time

I figured I would share some work that I did for a client, but his needs changed mid-project so this work ended up being un-needed.  Client’s loss, your gain.

My client is a late 30’s bachelor.  He was in the market for a loft, not a loft style condo or townhouse, but a true loft, industrial styling, exposed brick, etc.  Only problem, when he saw a true loft space, he became completely overwhelmed about how to divide and live in the space.  Of course, that is where I stepped in.   We concluded that although the loft style really appealed to him, a more typical divided space was more conducive to his lifestyle.  He had a great budget, but also wanted to get a lot of bang for his buck.  As with every project, I mixed high and low, vintage and new.

Here is the floorplan I developed:

A close up of the entry foyer design and an elevation of a built in entertainment center I designed.

Here is the furniture and accessories selected for the entry:

The master bath needed some further revision, I just space planned it to ensure all the necessities would fit.  Upon further reflection (the kind where you awake with a lightbulb in the middle of the night), I would put the toilet in a water closet and put back to back double vanities instead of the trough sink

So what happened?  This client fell in love and ultimately decided that the loft wasn’t right for their lifestyle together and put his loft back on the market.  Oh well, this design work will inevitably find itself in to my new project for them.  This time a custom built home in the suburbs.

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 Once Upon A Time

  1. Stunning work, Jamie! His loss indeed.

  2. Hi there, nice to meet you. Love the vertical tile, very clever and sort of Sixties modern

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