Design Board

Okay, let me start at the beginning.  Remember a few weeks ago when I posted this?  Well, I found one of my very own…yup, a navy blue chesterfield…for $30.  The leather isn’t of the best quality and isn’t in very good shape.  I will take a photo, but right now we have 2 sofas in our living room, home theater style, only there isn’t room for a home theater.  I am already dreaming of having the sofa reupholstered in a worsted wool, perhaps with a pinstripe, but for now it is pretty full of thirty dollars worth of awesomeness.

This sofa also won’t replace eventually having my upholsterer make us something custom.  Again, this is just a “right now” solution.

As I have said before, I have to treat myself as a design client.  I create a design board to clarify what is there currently, what I don’t love and a direction moving forward.

Here is my “as-is” design board

What stays:

New sofa – for the time being

Newly upholstered danish modern chair – I still owe you an “After” post

Credenza that holds the TV – just love it

Seagrass Rug – if you have dogs or kids, this is a miracle material, hides hair, dirt, mud, etc.

All of the art on the wall

Dining table and tolix chairs

What is on the chopping block –

Ottomans – we use them instead of a coffee table, they at least need to be rupholstered, right now they are in a subtle missoni-esque pattern.  I am considering changing the legs to something shorter so that they will fit under a real coffee table

Leather wingback chairs – with the addition of Mr. Chesterfield, our living room feels a bit leather heavy and very nailhead heavy.  I have loved having wingbacks, perhaps some cool slipcovers will do the trick.

New pillows are required, most definitely this one –

So that is all I know so far.  I will update you with design boards as my ideas progress.  I have promised myself I will finish the master bedroom (which is SO close) before I start on something new.  Since this is just a small detail makeover, I think I can slip it in without changing my master plan.


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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