SSS x SemiHandmade for Ikea Besta!

I have the best(a) news! SemiHandmade who is known mostly for customizing Ikea kitchens with their quality doors is now making doors that are compatible with Ikea’s Besta units and that includes my line of sss x semihandmade modern beaded doors! So, that means all the floating credenza’s, DIY units, and media cabinets just got SO much better. Just before we packed up our LA house, they sent me some of the new SSS doors for the Besta unit I already had in my living room and I gave it a super quick facelift by just swapping out the doors.

To make this unit I bought the “BESTÅ TV unit frame” (no doors) W70⅞×D15¾×H15″ which is $99 from Ikea. I mounted it to the wall with the included hardware and cut a piece of plywood down for the top. I then used wood screws to secure the top to the cabinet coming up from the inside of the cabinet. You’ll also need 3 packs of hinges (one pack of two for each door in your unit) from Ikea and then the doors you purchase from SemiHandmade. All of the signature SSS colors are available and I love how the Desert Grey and my beaded fronts bring a little dimension and warmth to what I had there previously.

Shop the Look  Cabinet Doors in “Desert Grey” by Sarah Sherman Samuel for Semi Handmade // Besta Cabinet box from IKEA // Rejuvenation Sliding Barn Doors // Rejuvenation Sliding Barn Door Hardware // Jonathan Adler Chandelier // Frances Loom Rug // Green Vase from Anthropologie // Pointed Metal Object from CB2 (old) see similar here // Pyramid Object from Zara (old) see similar here & here // White 3 Tier Candle From Zara (old) // Ceramic Bowl from Zara (old) see similar here //  White Vases from West Elm // Interiors AM Book //Minimum Book // Kinfolk Home Book // Wall Color “Snowfall” by behr

But wait… there’s more. ;) To illustrate how easy it is to change up the whole look of the space with just a few quick edits, I swapped the SSS x SemiHandmade doors to pink, switched up the rug, art and a few of the accessories. Boom, we have a fresh new room!

I am personally excited about all the new possibilities using the SemiHandmade doors on the Besta storage units and I also can’t wait to see what you guys do with them. Endless Ikea hacks! P.s. Are you team Blush or team Desert Grey?

Shop the Look: Cabinet Doors in “Blush” by Sarah Sherman Samuel for SemiHandmade // Besta Cabinet box from IKEA // Rejuvenation Sliding Barn Doors // Rejuvenation Sliding Barn Door Hardware // Samsung The Frame  Smart TV // Coordinating Wood Frame for TV // Jonathan Adler Chandelier // Frances Loom Rug // White 3 Tier Candle From Zara (old) // Ceramic Bowl from Zara (old) see similar here //  White Vases from West Elm // Interiors AM Book //Minimum Book // Kinfolk Home Book //  Wall Color “Snowfall” by behr

See more about my line of SSS x SemiHandmade doors here.
See the rest of our LA home here.

Halloween Front Porch Decor

Happy Halloween! And how about our black house?! I couldn’t love it more and it couldn’t be any more perfect of a backdrop for today’s holiday. More on the house and the paint job soon but I wanted to share our halloween decor because, it was too much fun dressing up our new porch, how could I not?

 

Bats, and feather wreaths, fog machines and skeletons, we’ve got Halloween covered over here. I got everything on Amazon… my middle name is amazon prime and I wouldn’t have it any other way. ha

Shop the Look // Hanging Bats // Human Skeletons // Cat Skeleton // Black Feather Wreath //Chairs // Metal Table // Thermos // Gold Skull Napkins // Marble Fruit Bowl // Fog Machine //

forever summer powder bath reveal

The first, and only (lord help us), room we have renovated in our Michigan fixer (aka #samuelfamilyfixer) is finished! Well, relatively anyway. We still need to remove the baseboard heater and install some new lighting and that will be happening once we start the main phase of construction. Before we even left LA we teamed up with Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery to re-design this tiny powder room and take it from a dated downer to a summer inspired, modern loo.  If you missed the inspiration post check here!

It is a tiny closet of a space so I love how open the DXV sink console is so it doesn’t take up too much visual space, especially in comparison to the deep heavy cabinet that was in the room before. The whimsical wallpaper packs in a ton of personality. Light wood and concrete terrazzo floors bring in the beachy inspiration and a little bit of greenery is the perfect final touch. Oh and I feel all grown up with a toilet tank lever that matches the faucets. ha I often work with Ferguson when designing kitchens and baths because they are so helpful in tracking down all the different plumbing pieces you need for a space and it saves me SO much time. I usually start by picking a faucet I love (this also is how it went down in Mandy’s kitchen and the Oh Joy office kitchen) and then the sales rep corrals all the coordinating pieces. Drain, p-trap, towel bar, toilet tank lever… check, check check.

Now for a look back at where we started…

BEFORE

AFTER

One room down… 42 to go (ok maybe not 42 but in it’s current state and a whole lot of square footage to touch it kind of feels that way!). Wish us luck and follow along our renovation stories on IG! Construction is finally due to start next month so I will be sharing all the plans, room by room and progress (GAH I HOPE TO SHARE SOME PROGRESS SOON!).

Sources: DXV Wash Stand/Sink Console from Ferguson //  DXV Sink from Ferguson // DXV Faucet from Ferguson // DXV Toilet from Ferguson // Round Mirror from Ferguson // Wallpaper from MuralsWallpaper  // Terrazzo Tile from Concrete Collaborative // Vase // Faux Monstera Leaves  // Soap Dish // Soap

Oh Joy Main Office

It has been a minute since we checked in with the Oh Joy office. She revealed the main office while we were road tripping across the country, so I didn’t get a chance to share over here but this past weekend it was featured in the LA Times (woot!) which reminded me to get it up so you have the full tour! You might remember her Office Kitchen and the Executive Office Reveal, so now we have the final space, the main office… the Oh Joy bullpen, if you will.

We used a mix of pastels and bold colors and a whole lot of white to create a whimsical palette that reflects the Oh Joy brand and is as functional as it is inspiring to work in. We used large Ikea cabinets for tons of closed storage, even the large eye-sore of a printer gets tucked away. Joy worked was working with Ikea for this portion of the office so the challenge was that every purchase for the new space needed to come from Ikea. Outside of Ikea, we reused her teams existing desks but I designed a custom wall mural to tie two desks together by running up the wall and down the front of the desks which gives them a built-in feel. I also had custom inspiration boards created so each workstation has it’s own extra large canvas to pin up moodboards or their current work. It’s been such a joy (eh hmmm) to work on this office and can’t wait to see all the great work that Joy and her team will be turning out of it.

BEFORE

AFTER

Ikea Tall Cabinets/Wardrobe, Ikea Tall Cabinet Doors (similar), IkeaTall Cabinet Shelves, Ikea Tall Cabinet Drawers, Ikea Tall Cabinet Handles (similar), Ikea Short Lanterns, Ikea Tall Lanterns,  Ikea Conference Table, Ikea Pink Chairs, Ikea Floating Wall Shelf, Oh Happy Day! teardrops.

My Jumpsuit from Madewell, Shoes are Vintage // And honest to God we didn’t even coordinate our clothing on purpose, but I did wear most saturated colored outfit I own just for her. :)

Design & Styling / Sarah Sherman Samuel
Photography / Jeff Mindell

get the look: great white venice

One of my favorite breakfast spots in LA is the relatively new, Great White in Venice. It has a beautiful rustic beach shack vibe with white plaster built-ins, rattan lamps, wood seating, loads of plants and then the addition of modern art and gorgeous marble accents add some polish. Oh and the food!… just as tasty as the interiors (I love the harvest bowl). Now back to the design… see how you can get a bit of this Cali vibe into our house, below.

Shop the Look: Headlands Grass Pendant // Cement Planter // Artwork //Daisy Side Table // Marble Coaster Set // Dark Green Bench // Reclaimed Wood Floating Shelves  // Wood Bar Stools // Green Marble Side Table // Antique Grey Pine Wood Flooring // Wooden Bowl // wooden bowl set

 

The Great White Venice Designed by Owners  Sam Trude and Sam Cooper

To see more of my GET THE LOOK check here.

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