get the look: the palihouse

get the look, palihouse // sarah sherman samuelI don’t think I’ll even get my fill of this dark leafy green (at least I hope not since I’ve used a similar shade in so many of my own spaces over the years. Like my bedroom and our a-frame kitchen) and the gorgeous courtyard restaurant, Mardi, in the Palihouse West Hollywood, has it in spades.

get the look, palihouse // sarah sherman samuelget the look, palihouse // sarah sherman samuelget the look, palihouse // sarah sherman samuelI love coming here for brunch just to take in all the leafy goodness and feel like I’ve been transported to a European cafe, so I’ve rounded up some pieces so you can bring the vibe into your own home.

get the look, palihouse // sarah sherman samuel


Green Tile | Pillows | Floor Lamp | Throw 1 | Throw 2 | Bistro Chair | Farmhouse Table | Wood Cafe Chairs (more affordable option here) | Black & White Ceramic Tile (vinyl version here) | Rug | Terracotta Pot

For a paint color try “hunter green” by Benjamin Moore.

Images by Sarah Sherman Samuel

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Black and White Rug Round Up

living room renovation // before & after // sarah sherman samuelI find myself constantly sourcing black and white rugs for spaces, they are incredibly versatile and can bring a modern tailored look to a room. After posting our A-frame Living room reveal and getting a bazillion of questions on where I found that top rug (found it on ebay) I thought I would share my favorite monochromatic beauties that are on the internet right now.

black and white rug round up // sarah sherman samuel When possible I like to source vintage or one of a kind rugs for unique spaces and Ebay and Etsy are two of my favorite sites to scour and to hopefully find a deal. I’ve got a few of those mixed in above as well as other go-to big box sites and lesser known sites for black and whites that haven’t been used a million times before. Happy Shopping!

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Trullbrook residence kitchen 90% reveal!

tullbrook residence kitchen renovation // sarah sherman samuelGreen tweed marble, herringbone floors, gold fixtures… these are a few of my favorite things and I’m so thrilled to be able to share the ALMOST finished kitchen of my clients at the Trullbrook residence which has all three and more. We are still waiting on a custom built banquette, which is in the works, but I am impatient and couldn’t wait to share at least a peek at the finished portion of the space. More to come soon!

tullbrook residence kitchen renovation // sarah sherman samueltullbrook residence kitchen renovation // sarah sherman samuelThe Green Tweed marble on the backsplash and countertops kick an all white kitchen up a notch and anchoring it with the dark green floors make it even more special. I added small touches of wood with the butcher block island and the floating shelves as well as the gold Schoolhouse Electric hardware to warm up the cool tones in the rest of the space.

tullbrook residence kitchen renovation // sarah sherman samueltullbrook residence kitchen renovation // sarah sherman samuelThe entire “before” kitchen was demo’ed and we started fresh, first with the new Fireclay brick tile floor and then with the new cabinets. Last time we checked in the floor was just being laid and the cabinet boxes placed and now we are so close to the finish line, with the banquette and new bistro table and chairs being the last addition needed.

You might remember from the original post and before photos that we have now removed the peninsula, removed a double wall oven that also made the room feel tight (replacing it with a 48″ range) and extended the entire footprint of the kitchen (which isn’t seen here yet) but you can get an idea of where the banquette will be in the above photo.

tullbrook residence kitchen renovation // sarah sherman samueltullbrook residence kitchen renovation // sarah sherman samuel tullbrook residence kitchen renovation // sarah sherman samuelThe floating shelves that flank the new pass through window help to open up the space as well and give just enough space to display some favorite items and I still can’t get over the gorgeousness of those floors.

tullbrook residence kitchen renovation // sarah sherman samuelFor all of the progress on the Trullbrook residence so far, check here.

Shop the look:
Cabinet doors and drawer fronts by SemiHandmade on Ikea Cabinets // Brick Tile Floor in “Northwoods” by Fireclay // Pendant Lights by Schoolhouse Electric // Hardware by Schoolhouse Electric // Butcher Block Countertop from Ikea // Marble backsplash and countertop is called Green Tweed  // Oak Floating Shelves by SemiHandmade // Kitchen Faucet by Waterstone // Range by Thermador // Sink from Ikea 

Images by Sarah Sherman Samuel 

DIY faux wood paneling

bedroom nook - DIY wood paneling We are working our way through the A-frame putting final touches on all the rooms (if you missed the finished living room check here!) and now I’ve got a peek into the finished guestroom nook. When we first bought it, this space was SO dark and had a crumbling basketweave texture on the walls and ceiling which matched the ceiling in the entryway/dining room. The ceiling was in OK shape and we painted the gold material white to match the rest of the house and to clean it up. We were hoping it would be enough to save the walls which were looking pretty rough but paint couldn’t rescue them. The texture was coming off in places and there were holes that just looked really bad no matter what, so we decided to cover them up with a DIY faux wood paneling.

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high/low dining room

I dream of the day I can have an extra long dining table for friends and family to gather around. Currently we have a round one which can maybe fit 6 if we squeeze in real tight.

This stunning one from egg collective hits all my dream table spots except the price tag so I thought it would be a great jumping off point for another high/low room design.

Also how stunning is that yummy leather sideboard, I love mixing light wood with just a few black accents, warm leather and of course a couple touches of gold.

Luxe Look Sources: Chandelier // Mirror // Buffet Sideboard // Rug // Dining Table // Dining Chairs // Serving Bowl // Planter // Dinnerware

In the more budget friendly option I found a similar style table but it was much shorter so by butting two up to each other it comes out to about the same size as the large version. And if you are real handy I bet you could figure out a way to remove one set of legs in the middle and seam them together to create the one long table.

So 45k vs 4K without that huge of a sacrifice, I even like dinnerwear and the planter of the less expensive room a little better!

Look for Less Sources: Chandelier // Mirror // Buffet Sideboard // Rug // Dining Table // Dining Chairs // Serving Bowl // Planter // Dinnerwear

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