Entries from July 18th, 2018

Trullbrook Powder Bath

powder bath // marble wallpaper // sarah sherman samuelRemember Client Trullbrook? I was able shoot a few of the finished spaced before we left for Michigan and am excited to share a little before and after snack with their powder room reveal. The perfectly blush marbled walls, thanks to Rebecca Atwood, are everything. The concrete sink which we rolled the dice on, buying it off of Etsy, turned out beautifully and the brass Restoration Hardware fixtures are my favorite in the house. And what powder bath is complete without a booty vase? None!

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And now to remind you what we started with…



powder bath // marble wallpaper // sarah sherman samuelWe traded the one overhead light fixture for two sconces because in my opinion, it is always preferable to have the lighting flank the mirror, if you have the space for it. I also had the floating shelf/vanity custom made and opted for a decorative octagon shaped mirror. Together the concrete and wood, with their earthy/rugged feel, balance out the blush feminine wallpaper and gold metallic accents by contrast to create that mix of masculine/feminine and earthy/glam that I love. And I can say with confidence, I definitely won’t miss the red.

To see more from the Trullbrook Residence, check here.

Wallpaper custom color of Rebecca Atwood’s Marble Stripe // Octagon Mirror // Sconces // Faucet by Restoration Hardware  // Vase by Jonathan Adler // Concrete Sink // Toilet by Toto // Hand Towel // Hook // Brass Toilet Paper Holder // Floor Tile by Arto

Client Mad Sugar Ranch Kitchen Reveal

sarah sherman samuel // semi-handmade // client madsugarranch kitchen reveal I’ve got a real cobbler with no shoes situation going on over here, I’m just an interior designer with no kitchen and no furniture (wah). The good news is, we made it to our new (old) Michigan house, the bad news is, our stuff has not… yet (hopefully soon). The other good news is I have my latest finished renovation project to share with you and it is giving me life. It is also giving me all the heart eyes. It is the first finished residential kitchen where I got to use my signature cabinet door line with SemiHandmade and my hardware collection with Park Studio!

My client, Eden Passante of Sugar and Charm and her husband Zan worked with architect Greg Coleman (who I love and worked with when we thought we might add a second floor to our LA house) to rework a cramped and dated kitchen to open it up into a spacious kitchen and dining room. They added square footage along with re-working the entire layout. Eden then brought me on board to design the new kitchen and dining room and I couldn’t be more excited with how it turned out.

sarah sherman samuel // semi-handmade // client madsugarranch kitchen reveal We refinished the old solid oak hardwoods to breath new (lighter) life into the space. Fireclay brick tile in Olympic goes all the way from the countertop to ceiling which brings some old charm to the brand new space. Eden’s aesthetic is modern but not without character which is why the line of modern beaded cabinet doors from my line with SemiHandmade was the perfect fit for the space. We used IKEA boxes and then Semihandmade for the fronts – my favorite, and ultimate, IKEA hack.

SemiHandmade also made the custom Oak floating shelves and large farmhouse sink was a score on Overstock. Eden is BIG on entertaining so Caesarstone countertops were a no brainer for their durability and beauty. Her slab is called Statuario Maximus.

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GET THE LOOK: Cabinet Doors by Sarah Sherman Samuel for SemiHandmade in “desert grey” // Faucet // Hardware by Sarah Sherman Samuel for Park Studio // Sconce by Cedar & Moss // Floating Shelves by SemiHandmade // Brick Tile by Fireclay in Olympic // Quartz Countertops by Caesarstone – in “Statuario Maximus” // Black Mixer by Kitchenaid // Leather Counter Stool by Serena & Lily // Sink from Overstock // Vintage Rug // Fruit Bowls from Anthropologie 

Right off the kitchen, the dining room is an extension of the space. We found this stunning vintage rug from Old New House which is a showstopper and makes the room. I also convinced her to spring for my favorite Josef Hoffman dining chairs which are a match made in heaven. Designed in the 1920’s and still SO current, it is amazing to see furniture design like this stand the test of time.

DINING ROOM SOURCES: Chandelier // Dining Table from Article // Print by Kevin Russ from Urban Outfitters  // Dining Chairs from DWR // Rug is vintage from Old New House // Sconces by Cedar & Moss  //

And because the before and after’s are the best part… here is a look at where we started.


A pretty insane overhaul right? The roaming chickens might be my favorite part but the whole project is doing a good job of tiding me over until I get my own dream kitchen.

Read more about the renovation over on My Domaine today!

Photos by Zan Passante 

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