Entries from October 21st, 2013

DIY a Modern Pendant Lamp

DIY pendant lamp // smitten studioThe ladies over at A Beautiful Mess invited me to contribute on their site with a few DIYs. With a blank slate for a house I figured I would have more then enough projects to go around so I’m happy to be able to share a few over there in the coming months.

First up, is this super easy DIY pendant lamp. My friend Lauren came up with the genius idea of creating a light out of this Ikea dish and I brought the idea to life with just a short list of supplies.

DIY Pendant lamp, IKEA bowl // smittenstudioThis DIY really is as easy as 1, 2, 3. Head over to A Beautiful Mess to see the full process.

If you like this, you might also like my garment rack DIY

Images by Sarah Sherman Samuel

from the weekend: outdoor movie night & sunday walks

10.21.13weekendSaturday we celebrated our friend Audrey’s birthday with an outdoor movie night in her backyard. We all got cozy under blankets and watched Breakfast at Tiffany’s while munching on Belgium waffles and mimosas. It was a pretty perfect night.

Sunday we worked some more on the house and took a long stroll by the water, which is becoming a sunday evening ritual that feels like a good way to wind down, clear our heads, and get ready for the new week.

Did you guys do anything out of the ordinary this weekend?

Images by me via instagram (I’m @sarahshermansamuel)

smitten links 02

link-love-octoberMorocco is at the top of my list of places to see and this mini guide almost cured the serious case of wanderlust I’ve got going on right now.

This fashion show is straight out of a dream.

An instagram feed to make your mouth water.

I literally gasped when I came across the work of these Architects.

Happy Friday!

home progress: paint!

living-room-paintedThe guys finished off the new opening from the living room to the family room and just in time to paint! (remember how it looked before, much improved.)

living room - paintedAhhh white paint. It makes everything look better (you can still see that yellow mocking me from the hallway but don’t worry I will fix him soon). I may be bringing in some other colors down the road and maybe some wallpaper, but for now I’m loving the blank slate.

More after the jump…


A Sunny Afternoon on 100 Layer Cake

a sunny afternoon, 100 layer cakea sunny afternoon picnic, 100 layer cakea sunny afternoon, 100 layer cakea sunny afternoon picnic, 100 layer cakeWhen our picnic baskets and serving boards get into the hands of the 100 layer cake ladies you know it’s going to be good, especially when Annie McElwain is behind the camera. I died over the entire shoot and we were tickled to see our pieces being enjoyed by Jillian and her beautiful family. See all of the photos here including a wardrobe change for Jillian into a jaw dropping gold dress and the most darling moments with her little boy.

Photography by Annie McElwain

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