SHOP LIKE A ROCK STAR!

Twice a year the Sanctuary team piles into my BMW and heads down Route 29 to the High Point Market, the largest home furnishings industry trade show in the world.

 

Can’t imagine it? Think fashion week, but for furniture.

"ROOM RECIPES" CHAPTER ONE: LIVING ROOMS

I was a stay at home Mom for over a decade before I created Sanctuary. My living room was filled with stacks of building blocks, rolling colored pencils, piles of backpacks and coats and gloves that I can’t believe used to fit on my twenty-something childrens' hands.

 

While I have always been one to keep a tidy home, my home has always looked lived-in. There seems to be this notion that a space can either be beautiful or heavily used, and today I want to talk about why that is so not true.

FROM IMBALANCE.... TO HARMONY

I took a day trip to New York City last weekend. It’s important to go and see creative exhibits to keep inspiration flowing, and what better place than the Museum of Modern Art? I was so excited to find a newly-installed exhibition called “How We Live” that focuses in on the needs of a family home, exploring how its needs have changed over time.

CREATING A DREAM, ON ANY BUDGET

I had four young kids by the time I turned thirty six. In the nineties, my family and I lived in an old home in McLean, Virginia right off Chain Bridge Road. My days were full of baby burps, PTA meetings, and cake decorating classes I ran at the local community center. Not the most glamorous of lives, but it was a good life, and it was ours. 

THE ONE HACK TO TRANSFORM YOUR SPACE

The right lighting calms your nervous system. It calms your inner spirit, brings you out of panic mode and into the moment.