Entries from October 22nd, 2012

from the weekend: girls brunch & new bike

10.22-weekendI made my way back from the cabin on Friday, just in time for a lovely weekend back home in LA. I had a really great brunch on Saturday with some talented & creative ladies (Anna, Kendra, Amanda & Lauren… were so much fun). Then we all met up again at the Rifle Paper event at Urbanic, which was also a hoot. And finally, on Sunday I got my husband a new bike so that we could enjoy the sunshine (his last one was swiped).

Images from my iPhone & instagram feed. (I’m @sarahshermansamuel)

Design Duel with The Life Styled

the life styled and smitten studioTake a peek over at Pulp Design Studio’s blog today to see a fun little feature that Catherine and I took part in. They had us each create a virtual entry way for the fall season. Here were my picks.

entry-way-roundupI put together my round up with our cabin in mind (if the cabin had room enough for a proper entry way), picking pieces I would LOVE to see really anywhere in my space. To see all the sources, details, and the full feature head over to Pulp Design Studio’s blog here.

reading room: the glass castle

reading-rooms-the-glass-castleI finished (& loved) the last book I read and then passed it on to my husband who now says it is one of his favorite reads (you can get the details here). So now I started re-reading a favorite book of mine for the second time called The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls. If you haven’t already read it, I highly recommend.

Read this book: The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls, in this room found on The Inspired Room from Pottery Barn

from the weekend: fall trip to michigan

10.15-weekend-michigan-fallFriday afternoon we made it to the cabin and we’ve spent the entire weekend reveling in the fall colors and taking long walks in the crisp cool air. I haven’t been able to experience a proper autumn like this in years, so we are soaking up every second of it.

Images from my instagram feed. (@sarahshermansamuel)

cabin progress: in the bedroom

bedroom-bedwallWe are heading back to the cabin this week and I can not wait! Last trip we were finally able to sleep in a real bed instead of on the floor… and better yet, the bedroom no longer functions as a storage room for all of the construction materials. So, here is the current status of the bedroom.

In order to fit a full sized bed in the room we tore out one set of bunk beds (the room previously had two sets of identical bunk beds as shown here) and a closet. We re-built a smaller linen sized closet on that side of the room to fit the new bed.

bedroom-bunkbedsPicking up from where I left off on the last bedroom update (check back here), we have:
1. Mudded (is that a word?), sanded, and painted the drywall (with a little help from our neighbor!).  2. Hung the closet doors 3. Trimmed out the floor, ceiling, & window 4. Re-built one set of bunk beds. 5. Put together the new bed. (Yay!)

Things left to do:
1. Decide on bunk bed color (I am leaning towards painting it white the same as the walls). 2. Install curtain rods & curtains on the bunk beds (train car style). 3. Install the lights shown here and pray that they fit.  4. Wallpaper the wall behind the main bed. 5. Install two mini windows on the bunk bed wall. 6. Make this into a nightstand. 7. Make a ladder for the bunk beds. 8. Find or make art & style the room!

To see how the bedroom looked when we first started look here, and to see all the progress on the cabin so far look here.

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