Things I’m Liking These Days

Sweet Paul Magazine– Though this magazine and blog have been around for a while, I found the last few issues particularly inspiring.

Sweet Paul Magazine  Sweet Paul Magazine  Sweet Paul Magazine


Ikea Alina Bedspread – I was resistant to this one.  I had selected some bedding from Restoration Hardware or West Elm for our new bedroom.  My husband liked the weight and the price of this one.  My biggest pet peeve about bedding is that king sized duvets rarely fit modern king mattresses with all their added depth.  This one fits perfectly even though it is listed as a queen/king (which is normally a really bad thing).

ALINA Bedspread and 2 cushion covers IKEA Quilted bedspread and cushion cover; extra soft.

Land’s End Sweaters – I have long had a preference for J Crew, but I find these sweaters, especially the cardigans, of as good or better quality.  Best news; you can always find a few colors on great sale.

While you are on their website, look around.  There are some other gems.

I haven’t tried their pants.  I am very leery that they might turn into mom jeans.  They are really trying to hip up their styling, they aren’t quite there yet, but I am the huge fan of their basics to work in with more stylish pieces.

This recipe.  I am constantly looking for great meatless entrees.  We are far from vegetarian, but there are some weeks where I lose the meat and potatoes battle.  Recipes like this one are my savior.

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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