Wouldn’t We All?

I recently met with a fun new client.  A newly married couple looking for design help for their first condo.  They wanted the flavor of Carrie and Big’s apartment in Sex and The City 2.  Yeah, wouldn’t we all?  They have a nice budget, but not unlimited.

In developing my preliminary presentation, I ,of course, had to do a bit of research

Now for my interpretation –

I selected a dramatic wallpaper for the entry way, similar to the movie.  Instead of a bold repeating pattern, I selected a malachite paper.  It will be YUMMY!  As with the other rooms in this project, the accessories still need to be fleshed out, but I put enough in so the client (and you) can get the idea.

The sofa in the living room is an investment piece, all others are more reasonable, including CB2, William Sonoma Home and a bold rug from Surya that mimics the more expensive one used in the movie.

The master bedroom uses my favorite kind of bed, a mixture of wood and upholstery.  The lamps are a knock off of a beautiful Murano glass lamp from Donghia at a fraction of the price.  The side table for the chaise is hard to see here but is inspired by the cool ottoman in the key final scene in the movie.

Finally, the dining room.  I selected reasonably priced chairs from Pottery Barn.  The back of the chairs will be hand painted with a monogram.  The faux bois rug is intended to create a subtle pattern on the floor.  The art is from 20×200 among other affordable accessories.

There are more rooms to be addressed.  The office consists of mostly built ins, I won’t bore you with shop drawings.  The guest room will be the last room designed.  We are waiting to see how the budget for the rest of the project goes before designing that room.  It will probably be an interesting mix of reused and low budget items.

I hope you enjoyed my preview of this project.  We are plowing full steam ahead.  I just need to find some time to have it photographed!


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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5 Responses to Wouldn’t We All?

  1. keri says:

    This looks like a very fun project! I like the rug for the living room (among many other things of course!)

  2. LZ says:

    Love the ideas, where is the gold chandelier from?
    Thanks xxoo

  3. read raina’s blog and came over to visit. WOW! you indeed scored a home run; love your selections. would you mind sharing info on the faux bois rug, is it martha stewart?


  4. Fine Life says:

    Thanks to Raina for the recommendation. This is going to be absolutely stunning. I am impressed with your blog and your design!

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