Good Stuff I Saw On Blogs This Week

 Really Pretty House – Here

 Stunning Architecture – Here

 Drooling over these – Here

 Really cool house on a conservative budget – Here

 Some great photography tips.  I am strictly a point and shoot girl (most of the time with my iPhone), but I appreciate these kinds of tips – Here

 Cement tiles that are to die for – Here

 Some really cool art for your favorite bookworm – Here

 A great roundup of holiday gift ideas – Here

 Love this craft project – Here

 Not for those of us in Colorado, but a great idea and a great grandpa – Here

Hope you enjoyed these links.  The next two weeks are crazy for me.  I will try to blog when I can.  Hope your holiday to do list is a lot shorter than mine!

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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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