Entries from October 25th, 2017

A-frame Master Bedroom Before & After

master bedroom reveal // before & after // sarah sherman samuelExcited to share the reveal of our A-frame master bedroom! We kept things minimal and let the bed take center stage, grounded it with a large vintage rug to soften the tile floors and added my own cactus prints to continue the desert vibes on this inside.

master bedroom reveal // before & after // sarah sherman samuelmaster bedroom reveal // before & after // sarah sherman samuel

Parachute bedding and a DIY pillow (which you can find here) keep things simple and bright.

master bedroom reveal // before & after // sarah sherman samuelmaster bedroom reveal // before & after // sarah sherman samuelThe main thing we did in here was rip out the carpet, paint (polar bear by Behr), and install the tile flooring. You might remember that for the longest time this space served as a storage/dumping ground during construction so I am happier than ever to have this clutter free resting place, perfect for our relaxing getaway from the city.

And now for the side by side before and after.

master bedroom reveal // before & after // sarah sherman samuelInsert me right here, right now please!

Shop the Look:
Bed from Anthropologie // Rug is vintage from Frances Loom // Lumbar pillow is a DIY (see post here) // Bedding is by Parachute // Throw Pillows from Loom Goods // Gold Curtain Rod // Curtains from Ikea // Side tables from High Fashion Home // Cactus prints (by me, one day I will get my prints in the shop) // Pendant light (can’t find exact but similar here and here)

Photos by Sarah Sherman Samuel

For more on our A-frame renovation check here. 

Fall Decor Update

daybed // sarah sherman samuelBringing personal touches into a home is always high on my priority list when designing spaces for myself and for others. One of my favorite ways to do this is to incorporate artwork created from memories or photos that mean something to me and Shutterfly makes it super easy. Whether you are looking to get your house ready for the holidays or are wanting to put a personal touch in your space as a fall update, they have so many options.

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Mandy Moore Guest Bathroom plans & design

mandy moore guest bath progess and design plans // Sarah Sherman Samuel

I probably say this with every new space but this might go down as one of my all time favorite bathrooms I’ve designed. The color palette, the fixtures and the extra special floor, I just can’t wait for it to all come to life. So many little details went into this room and a little finish selection like shown above only scratches the surface of what awent into a bathroom design but it really is the cherry on top and gives you a great glimpse into how this space is going to turn out.

But before we get into the details… let’s take a look back at where we started.

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Bump Style – Cocoon Dress

maternity style // cocoon dress // sarah sherman samuel I’m pretty sure a cocoon dress might be the most comfortable and surprisingly flattering maternity silhouette out there. I have basically been rotating 3 cocoon dresses throughout the entire pregnancy and the best part is it is completely flattering without a bump as well. Somehow Miranda Bennett has figured out such a magic shape perfectly and I’ve rounded up a few of my other favorites at the bottom of the post.

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Nursery Design 2.0

You’re probably thinking, that looks nothing like a nursery and you are right because this was/is our family room/Archie’s playroom. We have a two bedroom house (i.e. small) and sleep is VERY important to me so I am not into the toddler sharing a room with a baby thing so we are planning to convert this “bonus room” into a nursery.

family room to nursery // sarah sherman samuel

THE PLAN

If you follow me on instagram you might have seen some of the work already being done through my stories. So far we wallpapered a wall, sold that sofa, and the nursery furniture has started rolling in. I am planning to make the space where the TV is into a changing table, use the storage beneath for clothes and diapers and things, add a daybed, black out curtains and a crib and rocker. This room also opens up into the living room with a 6 foot open passageway so we are planning to add some sliding barn doors so that we can close the space off into it’s own room.

And now for the fun part, the design board of what will be going into the space…

sarah sherman samuel nursery // neutral girl nursery // With the flow of our house, this nursery will be front and center and with the barn doors open it will still feel very much like part of the main living space so I want to keep it neutral and both kid and parent friendly (which I would plan to do either way but now it feels even more important). Basically I don’t want it to look too far off of the rest of the house. The wallpaper from Lulu & Georgia is a big statement that has such a pretty color palette, I will be keeping the rest of the space neutral.

I knew I wanted to find a rattan daybed so that we can tag team sleeping in there while baby girl is a newbie (like we did for Archie) because a daybed still feels like a piece of furniture that can go in a living room and not scream bedroom. The one pictures above was from Urban Outfitters and there is also a great one from Anthropolgie but I found mine, a vintage French daybed, from a go-to vintage shop, Elsie Green. She has some unique stunning options that are always coming in like this one.

I also knew I wanted a green rocker and how beautiful is this color green velvet from West Elm (“forest” in worn velvet)? Those two pieces were my starting points and I built the rest of the room from there.

Wayfair, as usual, was a big help to rounding out the room with the crib, pillows & accessories, foot stool and blankets etc. I also found an outdoor playhouse on Wayfair (I have been IG storying the process of building it over the last couple days), which I will be posting about in a separate post, to give Archie a place to play since we are turning his current playroom into baby girl’s room.

I can’t wait to see how this will all come together in the end and here is hoping baby girl will grow to love it too.

Shop the post:
NURSERY: Crib from Wayfair // Pillow from Wayfair // Foot Stool from Wayfair // Blanket from Wayfair // Swan by Tamar Mogendorff // Wallpaper by Lulu & Georgia // Vintage Daybed from Elsie Green // Unicorn // Wood Rattle  // Rug from Esalerugs  // Velvet Rocking Chair from West Elm 

LIVING ROOM SET UP:
Side Table from Lulu & Georgia // Gold Urchins from Lulu & Georgia // Ceramic Stool from Lulu & Georgia // Shaggy Patterned Pillow from Lulu & Georgia // White Fur Pillows from Lulu & Georgia // Floor Pillows from Lulu & Georgia // Chairs are vintage (newly reupholstered) // Rug // Coffee Table is Vintage // Sofa // Lamp // Hanging images are family photos framed by Framebridge // Wall hanging is a DIY (see it here) // Paint Color is Snowfall by Behr // Sofa from West Elm

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