ikea hack rocking sheep diy

DIY rocking horse (sheep) ikea hack // sarah sherman samuelDIY rocking horse (sheep) ikea hack // sarah sherman samuelI am no stranger to an IKEA HACK and when I saw this moose (which is pretty cute on it’s own), I got to thinking… the red doesn’t match my color scheme and I wasn’t a fan of the piercing, but what if… And this furry rocking sheep was the result.

DIY rocking horse (sheep) ikea hack // sarah sherman samuelDIY rocking horse (sheep) ikea hack // sarah sherman samuelKeep reading for the how-to…

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bedroom e-design giveaway

master bedroom e-design giveaway // sarah sherman samuelWell we are fast approaching Archer’s first birthday so I figured it was time to remove the bassinet (sniffle sniffle). I am still in search of the perfect bench or stools for the base of the bed to fill the void in my heart room from where the cradle was, but I’ve added a couple new additions, of the accessory kind, like these loomgoods pillows and this blanket that I am obsessed with (it’s from Anthro but I am sorry to say it is sold out).

Anywayyyy, the real reason for this post is to share that in honor of hitting 100,000 followers on Instagram, I am giving away a free bedroom E-design! Despite the negativity around social media, I have found instagram to still be a wonderful source of inspiration, community, and a beautiful lifeline to the outside world while being a (sometimes) hermit who often works alone. Some of my best “in real life” friendships have come out of initially connecting through Instagram, true story!

master-bedroom-sarahshermansamuel4640master bedroom e-design giveaway // sarah sherman samuel07bedroom-sarahshermansamuel 04bedroom-sarahshermansamuelmaster-bedroom-sarahshermansamuel3So what does an E-design entail you might ask, well it is me designing your space remotely. I send you a questionnaire and get down to the nitty gritty of your style and you send me pictures and measurements of the room, we chat, you tell me your hopes and dreams (for the space, that is) then I do the space planning, and furniture and accessory selections.  Your takeaway is a floorplan outlining the new layout, a final design board (something like this) and links to find/purchase each item prescribed.

To enter just… 1. Instagram the top photo from this post (or find it in my IG feed to regram) or post an image of a dream bedroom, or your own bedroom.
2. Tag me in the caption @sarahshermansamuel and feel free to tell me why you need a room makeover
3. Hashtag it with #sarahdesignmyroom #contest

That’s it! see you over on Instagram x

Product Sources: Duvet Cover set by Parachute // Blanket from Anthro (old) // Nightstands by West Elm // Curtains DIY dyed, from Ikea // Curtain Rod from West Elm // Sconces by Cedar & Moss // Flower Print by Debbie Carlos  // Rug from Esalerugs.com // Pendant Lamp from a vintage shop, find new: Octo Pendant by Secto // Bed from West Elm (I re-upholstered it, DIY here) // Paint color is Snowfall by Behr // Pillows from Loongoods // Dresser is Vintage from Sunbeam Vintage // Hexagon plant stand from One Kings Lane // Mouse Print from Mini & Maximus //Jewelry Boxes from West Elm

Images by sarah sherman samuel

Main Bath Tour Before & After

bathroom renovation // before & after // sarah sherman samuelIt’s my favorite kind of post day… a final tour and before & afters! Here we are in the main bath, where we turned a ‘three different shades of pink palace‘ into a ‘soothing modern mini spa’.

bathroom renovation // before & after // sarah sherman samuelbathroom renovation // before & after // sarah sherman samuelbathroom renovation // before & after // sarah sherman samuel To recap… about a year ago we gutted the entire space and started from scratch. I ordered every single item from the sink, to the tile, to the tub, right down to the toilet, online and in one evening (when I was 8 months pregnant). We removed the shower, rejigged the plumbing so there would be an in-bath shower instead of a separate (teeny tiny) one and made that space into a linen closet instead (pictured above with the new addition of those delish hex cabinet knobs). And then we tiled the whole darn room. :)

bathroom renovation // before & after // sarah sherman samuelbathroom renovation // before & after // sarah sherman samuelA few new additions like this brass wall shelf, the rugtoilet paper holder, and the shower curtain and rod finished off the space.

bathroom renovation // before & after // sarah sherman samuelbathroom renovation // before & after // sarah sherman samuelbathroom-12bathroom renovation // before & after // sarah sherman samuelbathroom renovation // before & after // sarah sherman samuelThe shower curtain/rod situation is what held us up the longest. What they don’t show you online in any of the images of the curtain, is at the top of the curtain has big chrome grommets! Which was a bummer when it came to fitting into this bathroom. So, I cut the strip of grommets off and had small reinforced buttonholes sewn in so I could uses these pretty hooks. Much better.

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style stories: faux fur ftw

style stories // faux fur ftwstyle stories // faux fur ftwstyle stories // faux fur ftw style stories // faux fur ftwMy favorite winter piece this year has been this faux fur green beaut of a jacket…

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family photo time

arch-beach6Let’s talk family photos, shall we? Being the overzealous avid picture taker, I figured I would have tons of photos of Archer growing up, which of course I do on my iPhone but I have only taken out my good camera to shoot him a total of three times. PATHETIC! The iPhone is obviously super convenient and probably way better quality photos than I had of myself growing up but this year, I am making the resolution to take more quality photos of A and try and capture a few more moments/faces like this one…

arch-beachBecause let’s face it, the days can be slow but the years fly by and already he has changed so much since this mini family session we had last month…  READ MORE

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