Entries from March 20th, 2014

modern beach guest bedroom

modern beach bedroom // smitten studioI have yet to choose any furnishings or accessories for the bedrooms in my own house, but I’ve been working on a client’s home in Manhattan Beach and thought I would share what I am calling a “modern beach” guest room. Living in a beach town, we wanted to give the room a coastal nod while steering clear of the obvious or traditional seaside decor.  I’ve mixed vintage looking pieces with modern furniture and lighting so that even though all the items are brand new, they still have a collected feel. I also got to put to use one of my favorite wallpapers!

Pendant Lamps by Allied Maker // Wallpaper by Hygge & West  // Beach Print by Antoine Rose // Green Side Table from Target // Acorn Mid-Century Bed by West Elm // Vintage Grainsack Pillows by Jillbent // Sheepskin Rug // Throw Blankets // Hanging Chair by Serena & Lily // Case Study Planters by Modernica // Campaign Dresser by Bungalow 5

smitten travels: wynwood art district – miami

wynwood art district // smitten studioWhen I lived in Miami, this neck of the woods was the old manufacturing district with abandoned warehouses on every corner. Now the big buildings have turned into giant canvases featuring artist’s work from all over the world. Rupe and I spent a day wandering around the streets soaking up all the creativity….

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from the weekend: miami to la

03.16.14 weekendThis weekend we spent a day in Miami touring the Wynwood art district and cramming in some more beautiful beach time before bidding adieu to Florida to get back to our home state of California. Once back we eased back into normal life with a brunch at Gjelina and a hike around Palos Verdes.

Now back to work! Happy Monday. x

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

wallpaper round-up

wallpaper round-up // smitten studioNow that the bedroom is drywalled, I am dreaming of all sorts of pretty wallpaper. Here’s a few of my favorites…

giraffes by jill malek // andanza by laundry // dark floral by ellie cashman // malachite by cole & sons // nuvole by cole & sons // wabi by calico wallpaper // travertino by osbourne & little // ferns by lisa congdon // emerald by mimou // wythe hotel paper by dan funderburgh // tidal by emma hayes // malachite b&w by cole & sons

house update: stucco outside & drywall inside

stucco-exteriorThe trash pile is gone, two out of three coats of stucco done, and the roofing has been approved…

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