About Me

Recovering control freak who loves beautiful rooms, Jesus, sunny days, and a neutral pump.  After losing my job in 2011 and facing unemployment for a year, I spent my days looking at beautiful rooms, furniture and event decor. In the midst of the stress of “what’s next?”, the hours I spent diving into the world of design was a sanctuary for me.  This blog is a way to capture what I'm learning and, even better, the tidbits of inspiration and pretty things I come across in my daily finds. 

My Hood
New Jersey

Favorite Cocktail
A nice meal and a good wine is
 my definition of a good time

Guilty Pleasure
Reality TV...you name it, I watch it.

Can't live without
My Omega juicer, Mac's Mineralize Foundation 
and bubblegum pink nail polish

Shops I love
Zara and Homegoods

Lauryn Hill with a little bit of 
classic rock and jazz

Perfect Man
Found Him!

Kelly Wearstler, Tracee Ellis Ross, Dorothy Draper

Please note: Every effort is made to properly credit photo sources.  However, in the event that I cannot find the original source, I do not include any credit.  If I have incorrectly credited a source, please email designsanctuaryblog@gmail.com and I will gladly correct the error.