Studio Update

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If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve seen a few sneak peeks of some changes in the studio and now I am thrilled to share my new workspace.

studio update // sarah sherman samuel 1While Archer is still so little, I have been working more in the house and less in my studio, so I brought my primary computer and desk into the living room. This way, on the days I don’t have childcare I can fit some work in while he is napping and still be within earshot of his bedroom. The great thing about that is, I was able to set the studio up with photo lighting and a white nook, so I can shoot new products and add them to the new website (I swear it is coming SOON) much more easily.

However, on the days I do have childcare, we have someone come to our house to watch Arch, as working in the living room with that cute face bouncing around next me isn’t the greatest for productivity. Cut to… me making a new smaller workspace in the studio so I can still have the photo set up, but also have a place to work on my laptop. While I was switching things around, Behr invited me to try out their MARQUEE Interior Paint & Primer and I jumped at the excuse to give the studio a new look. I love how painting a new color can change the feel of a room SO much. By adding a big graphic stripe on the wall, I’ve set the stage for a graphic inspiration board and while I really loved the peachy pink floors, this jade color (“dark jade” to be exact) is another favorite.

studio-update-sarahshermansamuel640studio update // sarah sherman samuel2rugFor the walls, I painted a bold accent stripe in “limousine leather“, giving me a light and bright space with just a touch of black… the best of both worlds.

What I love about having painted floors is that you can easily change up the color in one afternoon and match your current color obsession. I picked the “dark jade” for the floor after returning from a bright green Michigan to a very brown LA, and was looking to bring a bit of that green back into my life. Since it was going on the floor, I used BEHR PREMIUM Porch & Patio Floor Paint but had them mix it to match the MARQUEE color.

sarah sherman samuel // workspacesarah sherman samuel // studio updateI went for a slim plexi desk (actually a console table turned desk) so it wouldn’t compete with the bold paint colors and stripe treatment, or take up too much space. Also, how about those copper chairs (insert heart eyed emoticon here) and that beauty of a vintage rug?! OH, and if you look closely, there is also a little sneak peek of the new website I have been working on. I am counting down the days, hours, minutes, and seconds until I can get all the content finished, posts migrated, and get back to posting regularly. Until then, I hope you enjoy the updated studio as much as I do and hope it inspires you to try something new with color.

Sources: Floor Color is Dark Jade by Behr // Black Wall Paint in Limousine Leather by Behr // Console Table/Desk by Cb2 // Copper Brasserie Chairs by Anthropologie // Rug from Frances Loom // Ceiling Light by Schoolhouse Electric // Shelves are DIY (tutorial here)

nordstrom anniversary sale

nordstrom anniversary sale my picks // sarah sherman samuelI don’t get too excited about many sales but the Nordstrom Anniversary sale is all kinds of good. Instead of an end of season sale, the prices are dropped on the new fall items! Now is the time to buy that new pair of shoes, outfit, earrings, bag, oh and home stuff too. ;) Here’s what I’ve got my eye on…

Colorblock Tank // Porcelain Jar // Fatigue Skinnies // Triangle Studs // Wool Waistcoat // Colorblock Pillow // tasa Sandals // Quilted Pillow // Bar Cart // Moscow Mule Mugs 

The Sale is on from July 17th – August 2… Happy Sale Shopping!

Style at Home with Cotton

Advertisementtstyle at home with cotton 10 // sarah sherman samuelOk, I may have gone over board with the crop tops lately but after being pregnant for what is almost an eternity in fashion land and not able to wear them without looking like Buddha, they have quickly become a wardrobe staple.

style at home with cotton 5 // sarah sherman samuelstyle at home with cotton 2 // sarah sherman samuelthegreatromancephoto-115style at home with cotton 6 // sarah sherman samuelCotton recently invited me to share a few of my favorite garments and I had fun taking a peek into my closet and finding so many of the pieces I wear the most are in fact made of cotton and this particular crop top is high on my fave list. Being 100% cotton, it is a stylish mama’s best friend. The ease of care (with mess-ups bound to happen), the natural fibers, soft for mother and babe, and uncompromising on style as one of this season’s must haves.

mom jeans // sarah sherman samuelAnd, of course, what kind of mother would I be if I didn’t immediately go out and buy a pair of “mom jeans”. Right?! I have to say they may not be your mother’s mom jeans but these high waisted beauties are on heavy rotation over here and surprise!… they are made of cotton.

style at home with cotton 7 // sarah sherman samueltstyle at home with cotton 9 // sarah sherman samuelstyle at home with cotton 8 // sarah sherman samuelArcher is also wearing his favorite stylish and oh so baby friendly cotton pieces… his J.Crew camo harem pants and a white onesie.

Thanks to Connie of the Great Romance for snapping these photos of Arch and I.

Shop the look: High Waist Jeans by James Jeans // Mary Meyer Crop Tank // Geometric Cuff from TopShop (old) similar here // White Flats by Madewell // Camo Baby Pants by J.Crew (old) find similar here // Baby Moccasins by Freshly Picked

This post is sponsored by Cotton Incorporated. Find your cotton favorites here.

from the weekendssss

lake michigan bather // sarah sherman samuelHi Hi, sorry for the radio silence over here. We were in Michigan for three weeks and while I intended to take a week off from the blog to fully enjoy the cabin, that week turned into two when my computer went kaput! Nothing like a forced vacation, although it’s not like I minded too too much. I was also hoping to launch a blog/shop/website re-design while I was away but of course that didn’t happen either. Instead we spent a lot of time with family, introduced archer to the wonders of Michigan, and did a lot of what is pictured above. Now we are back in LA, back at it and I hope to get the new site launched ASAP. Stay tuned… x sarah

Oh and PS happy fourth and all that. Hope you guys had a nice holiday while I was away.
Oh and PPS, did you see my Domino Magazine Instagram takeover? Take a peek for more from my trip.

Image by me via Instagram (I’m @sarahshermansamuel)
Swimsuit by Hackwith Design

white nights 3 ways

Advertisementall white - 3 ways // sarah sherman samuelall white - 3 ways // sarah sherman samuelall white - 3 ways // sarah sherman samuelI can’t wear enough white these days. It’s a nice summer compliment to all the black in my wardrobe and while it may be trickier to go all white at night, I’ve teamed up with Target Style to show you how I’d rock the head to toe colorless look three different ways….


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