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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.

Product Love

Pretty lamps from Remains Lighting         Such great materials, scale and shapes.

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A New Year, A New Job and A New Blog Plan

I realize I am tardy, but Happy New Year!  If you follow me on Instagram, you know I was gifted a technology upgrade at Christmas.  It is taking me a bit longer than expected to figure out the idiosyncrasies of blogging on … Continue reading

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Pre Christmas Craigslist

I’m giving up for this year.  Craigslist again.  I have some tentative new inspiration for the new year.  Right now, this is what you get: Listed as “warm silver”, this might be the coolest finish.  Hard to say – $425 … Continue reading

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I’m not sure why I can’t find time these days to do anything but Craigslist posts these days, but anyway…. $100 $820 $50 $275 Totally use this as a jewelry armoire – $600 $450 $80 $500 $325 $45 $145 $75 … Continue reading

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Quick Craigslist Post

A quick little round up of Chicago Craigslist finds. Fun little chair – $40 I love this stool – $40 Eames Bikini Chairs – $200 each Hard to tell how cool this table is when it the top is babyproofed – $400 … Continue reading

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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.        Ikea Alina Bedspread – I was resistant to this one.  I had selected some bedding from … Continue reading

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Craigslist This Week

A bunch of Craigslist fun: $150 Chair $300 Settee Cool Curved Sofa ready for an upholsterer – $100 Console Table – $50 Fun ottoman – $450 Amazing dresser -$30 Coffee Table – $75 Adorable chair – $40 Barstools also ready for … Continue reading

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