get the look: australian magic

whiitng architects // get the look // sarah sherman samuel Be still my heart… this room! I came across this space in Australia designed by Whiting Architects (shot by Sharyn Cairns) recently and about had a heart attack from all the good going on in there. The neutral color palette with that gorgeous shade of green (so close to the green of my kitchen!), the laid back vibe and the big black built-in window seat bringing the drama. I wouldn’t mind taking up residence on that sofa, no sir. But in the meantime, I’ve pulled together pieces so you can steal the look…

laid back neutral // get the look // sarah sherman samuelPaint Colors! Farrow & Ball Pigeon // Snowfall by Behr // Off Black by Farrow & Ball

Georg Stool by DWR // Arc Lamp (or similar here) // Stump // Round Rug // Daybed (if you don’t happen to have that awesome built in window seat thing) // Coffee Table // Chairs // Leather Drawer Pulls // Linen Sofa 

style story: culottes

culottes-crop-top8I finally found the culottes of my dreams and have been wearing the heck out of them ever since…  READ MORE

real talk real moms: education

real-talk-educationWe are back with another installment from the “real mom series“. I have to admit I am more excited to read the other mama’s input on this topic than I am to write it… you see, Archer is 15 months old and we have just begun putting plans together for his education and boy can it be overwhelming. I am in no rush to send him off to school but living in LA, it is like so many of the comedic scenes you see on TV where to get into your preferred preschool you have to start applying basically when they are born or shortly after. I have two applications sitting on my desk as I type. I had to sign up on a wait list just to take a tour! On the flip side, I am thankful to have so many good schools available, so many preschools that foster play based learning and other important aspects like time outdoors. Through touring different pre-schools in the area, regio inspired, waldorf, montessouri… etc. etc. I have been able to narrow down the things that are important to me and here is hoping Archer get’s into one that checks off the most important boxes to me.


12 backless stools

12 backless stools // sarah sherman samuel Sometimes a space just calls for backless stools… when you have a pretty bar that you don’t want hidden or when you are going for a minimal look with clean sight lines, they can be the answer. I’ve been searching for some recently and have rounded up a few of my favorites out there right now.



farrow & ball party

mood-boardLast week I had the pleasure of co-hosting an opening party for one of my favorite paint brands, Farrow & Ball. They have just opened a new showroom in Pasadena and along with the event, they asked me to create an IRL “city palette” moodboard inspired by the city, to showcase at the party. I had so much fun bouncing around Pasadena, hitting up my favorite spots (the best part was getting a complete stranger to take the photo of me (shown below) at the gardens. I am still laughing at the conversation) and sharing them in an instagram takeover on their IG. While I was gathering photos I made sure to pay extra attention to the colors.


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