#1 Accomplished

I discussed here my plans to do 36 new things in 2012.  Today, I accomplished #1, I visited the Clyfford Still museum.  It was coolness and completely with incident.  As is typical for me, I took zero photos.  I know that is very bad blogger form, but I really try to live my life absorbed in the experience and not looking for “blogable moments”, so you’re gonna have to settle for photos from the internets.

The brutalist architecture is stunning.  Cast in place concrete walls, soft limed wood floors, really unique skylights that illuminate the galleries in the the most lovely way.

The art was absolutely lovely.  I much preferred his abstract works

to the figurative pieces from his early career

To make this visit all the more fabulous, it was a Designerds outing where I got to spend some lovely time with the much missed blogger friend, Raina. We rounded out the day with a trip to West Elm, Nordstrom Bistro, Anthropology, J Crew and MAC.  Aahhh, consumerism at its best!

Stay tuned as I tick some more items of my New Years list and for some more Designerd outings.

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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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