urban outfitters home sale

I woke up this morning to an email saying Urban Outfitters was having a huge home sale so naturally I spent way too much money buying things I don’t really need but will most certainly love and you better believe I used the blog and the fact that “I *might* have a client that this would be perfect for” to justify my full shopping cart. Over the years I have found some real gems of unique pieces that give a lot of bang for your buck from UO… their furniture and accessories and lately I’ve even been loving some of their lighting! So, I’ve rounded up my favorite picks from the sale… some seriously good steals. (links below)

Coffee Table // Vase // Stool/Side Table // Sconce // Velvet pillow // Woven Chair // Candle Holder // Cabinet // Lamp // Chair // Rug // Mirror 

Oh Joy’s Executive Office Reveal

oh joy office design by sarah sherman samuel Just before the holidays (and exactly 1 week before baby Clover arrived) I did the final install and shoot of Joy Cho’s, of Oh Joy, “executive office” and I’m excited to share it with you today! I really enjoy designing workspaces, and I don’t think it is possible to find a more fun office to get to work with than Joy’s colorful and pattern rich brand!

Before the break we revealed the Oh Joy kitchen and I shared a little bit of my design process with the rendered options. This time I am pulling it one step back and sharing the very first step in my process which is the inspiration/mood board I presented to Joy when we had our first meeting about her executive office.


Mandy Moore Master Bathroom Design

mandy moore master bath // sarah sherman samuel

Happy New Year! I’m really excited to share another room design and progress from our Moore project. The house is getting to it’s final stages and this is the last bathroom of the three in the home. It is the master bath, complete with a serious statement marble slab shower, custom vanity area and a bathtub fit for a queen, or rather Mandy Moore… close enough, am I right? ;).

Before we talk about all the beautiful finishes that are going into the space lets take a look back where we started. READ MORE

Best of 2017

I’m taking a moment to look back at the year today and sharing my top 10 highlights of 2017!

1. Travel Stories: Amangiri
In January I shared about our trip to Amangiri, in Utah. It was one of my favorite and most inspiring vacations of all time, inspiring one of my bathroom renovations as well as some artwork that I turned into textile patterns.

Click here to see the full story and here to check out my other recent travel stories

2. Modernism Week: Christopher Kennedy Compound
In February I took part in the Modernism Week Show house in Palm Springs by the Christopher Kennedy Compound where I designed one of the guest rooms and got to use my Agate wallpaper for the first time.

(Click here to see the full story and all the sources)

3. DIY posts
DIY posts are always some of my favorites and when I made this wall hanging for our bedroom you guys loved it as well! A couple other DIY faves were the HEADBOARD I made in the A-frame and the CREDENZA I made in our studio.

(Click here to see the full story and all the sources)

4. Nursery & Master Bedroom Reveal: Max & Margaux WangerOne project I loved was the master bedroom/nursery makeover for Max & Margaux Wanger. They, similarly to what I just went through, have a small two bedroom house and had their second baby on the way so they hired me to help them utilize their master bedroom space to welcome their new babe.

(Click here to see the full story and all the sources.)

5. Trullbrook Residence: Kitchen RevealI have so much more to share on the Trullbrook Residence project in 2018 but I couldn’t wait share the kitchen.

(Click here to see the full story)

6. Bri Emery: Patio & Dining Room RevealThis year we revealed the patio design I did for Bri Emery of Design Love Fest. I shared my dreamy staycation inspiration HERE and the full reveal HERE.

(Click here to see the patio full story and all the sources)

Next I made my way into the house, started on her kitchen, and finished the dining room. I love how this dining space turned out.

(Click here to see the dining room full story and all the sources)

7. Sunset Magazine Cover Story!
This summer we finished the majority of the A-frame renovations (more reveals to come) and I furnished it just in time for a shoot with Sunset Magazine and we landed on the cover of the September issue!

Click here to see the before and after of the living room
Click here
to see the before and after of the outdoor space
Click here to see the before and after of the bathroom
Click here to see the before and after of the master bedroom
Click here to see the before and after of the guest bedroom

8. Oh Joy: Kitchen Reveal
Another fun project, and I mean capital F U N, was designing the Oh Joy offices. We started with the kitchen first and I shared some of the before photos and preliminary designs here and then finally the full reveal here.

(Click here to see the full story and all the sources)

9. Product Collaborations
sss x semihandmade

sss x park studio

sss x lulu & georgia

sarah sherman samuel x cedar and moss pendant // trullbrook residence bathroomsss x cedar & moss

sss x tribe alive for causebox // block printed table runnersss x tribe alive for causebox

wall hanging sarah sherman samuel x wkndlasss x wkndla

This year I’ve gotten to get back into one of my my number one passions of product and surface design and teamed up with some great people to bring my designs to life.

Click here to see my cabinet door collaboration with Semihandmade
Click here to see my hardware collaboration with Park Studio
Click here to see my wallpaper collaboration with Lulu & Georgia
Click here to see my lighting collaboration with Cedar & Moss
click here to see my tribe alive collaboration for Causebox
Click here to see my collaboration with WKNDLA

10. The Moore Residence
mandy moore home renovation // design team // sarah sherman samuel and emily farnhamIn February I introduced you to my mid-century dream house project for Mandy Moore (seriously as I’ve been designing I am living vicariously through Mandy pretending the stunner home is going to be my own). We’ve been working on it all year and construction is wrapping up so stay tuned for loads more progress posts and the full reveal to come soon!

Check here for the before tour
Check here for all the design/progress posts so far

AND last but certainly not least… I haven’t posted on the blog about her yet but I couldn’t go without sharing the best thing I did this year and that is bringing our sweet Clover James into the world.

This girl has won over our hearts and stolen all our sleep, but she completely makes up for it with her cuteness factor.

Click here to see her nursery reveal (but don’t get too attached, I already switched it up a bit. ha photos soon).

And with that I will say Happy New Year to you and I will see you in 2018 which is already shaping up for some great projects that I can’t wait to share. xo

SSS x Tribe Alive for CAUSEBOX

sss x tribe alive for causebox // block printed table runnerI’m thrilled to share another product collaboration that has just come to fruition! You may remember from my own line when I used to carry table runners in the patterns I created for my napkins and tea towels. I haven’t had them in the shop for a while now so I was thrilled when Tribe Alive contacted me to design one for their involvement in this winter’s CAUSEBOX!

sss x tribe alive for causebox // block printed table runnerIf you aren’t familiar with CAUSEBOX, they are a subscription based company where every season they curate a collection of products that gives back and makes the world better. Their curations include everything from homewares and accessories to skincare and jewelry.

Tribe Alive is a brand that partners with woman all over the world, in this case India, to employ impoverished women at fair-trade wages empowering them to raise themselves out of poverty. Their studios create safe work environments, dependable income, and the power to determine their own future. Their clothing and accessories are also well designed and right in line with my personal aesthetic (like, can I have this bag please?). So, I couldn’t be happier to lend my design hands to these two companies.

In honor of the collaboration, CAUSEBOX dropped by my studio to get a glimpse at my design process and to see the final SSS x Tribe Alive block printed table runner. When designing, I usually start out with some hand drawn sketches to get some ideas flowing and then I take it to the computer to explore shapes and patterns further. For this collaboration I came up with a couple different designs and after narrowing down colors and options, we finally landed on the one you see here!

I was able to use it this year for our thanksgiving table which I failed to get many photos of because I did have a week old newborn at the time, but it also works great as a wall hanging when you aren’t entertaining. I simple used a wooden dowel, folded the runner over the dowel and tied yarn to each end and done!

Find out more about the winter CAUSEBOX with the SSS x Tribe Alive table runner here.

Photos by Michael Newsted

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