furniture round-up

Daybed Round-up

 

 

daybed round-up // sarah sherman samuelI found myself sourcing daybeds for a few projects lately and I have always loved the versatility of the piece, so I thought I would gather a big ole round-up of  my favorites that are in the marketplace right now. They are great for delineating space in a large open floorplan living area, can be perfect for a multi-purpose spare room or office (to double as guest sleeping quarters), or create an instant window seat. So here you have 22 beauties to choose from.

Aren //  Casey // Willow // Chase // Como Rosewater //  Irving Place // Indra // Broderick //  London // Boho // Pari // Crashpad // Maxime // Black & White // Hambleton // Minnelli // Sylva // Turn // Cleopatra // Layden // Mckinzie // Safari

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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!

SHOP THE RUGS:
One // Two // Three // Four // Five // Six // Seven // Eight // Nine // Ten // Eleven // Twelve // Thirteen // Fourteen // Fifteen // Sixteen // Seventeen // Eighteen // Nineteen // Twenty // TwentyOne // TwentyTwo // TwentyThree // TwentyFour

a-frame kitchen progress + hardware round-up

kitchen-progress3 I’ve got some A-frame progress you guys(!), some very construction dust filled progress, but we are one step closer to a finished kitchen, so I will take it. If you’ve been following along, you already know that we went with Ikea cabinet bases but then chose Semi-handmade doors and drawer fronts for our A-frame kitchen. I love their DIY options (which we also used in our LA kitchen) because they come unfinished and ready for paint which means you get to pick any color your hearts desire. I painted ours months ago now, but we finally got them in! Well, at least the bottom ones. But yay green! You can read about my color choice and the painting process here. And now it is time to choose the hardware…best wood, brass, leather, concrete cabinet pulls knobs My original idea for the door hardware was to cut holes in the doors with my drill press to use as finger pulls but with a million other things on my to-do list, I completely forgot! Since the panels are already painted, and in Palm Springs, I am not about to bring them back to my workshop here, and I don’t trust a hand drill for a job like that, so on to plan B we go. I started searching for some more unique hardware options than my go to brass pulls and pulled together (no pun intended) my favorites from wood, to leather, to concrete.

I am loving wood hardware lately but with the wood countertops, I’m thinking leather or concrete might be the way to go.

HARDWARE SOURCES

Wood:
Stealth // Meacham // Mid-Century Modern // Reedsport // Kaboom // Half Moon Rounds

Leather:
Leather Loop // Salamanca Knob // Kennaston Pull // Leather Recessed // Multi Leather Pulls // Leather Bin Pull // Leather Pull // Leather Drawer Pull // XL Leather Pulls

Concrete:
Concrete Knobs // Betty Concrete // Cement Disk // Yoko Knobs // Cement Pillars // The Bunker 

 

kitchen-progressOh and it feels so good to have our appliances in and I delight in a thing called an undercounter fridge. You might remember we did the same thing with our cabin in Michigan and I didn’t miss having a full sized fridge once. Being a vacation home, we aren’t stock piling away groceries for the long haul, so by moving it to below the counter it frees up much needed visual space and adds more work surface area. My other favorite thing about this fridge is that we went with a “panel ready” option, so we had Semi-Handmade make a door front to match the rest of the cabinets and it blends in seamlessly (err, it will be seamless once we level the fridge that is, right now the unit is a bit crooked and covered with dust, but do you see how good it will be, do you see?! If you squint and imagine it all clean it helps, I swear by it).

kitchen-progress2 We still have quite a list of things to do, more painting, lights, skim coating the far wall, figuring out doors for the spice cabinet, toe kicks etc, but I couldn’t wait to share how it is looking with the base cabinets in and the floating shelf up! I also couldn’t help but take a look back at the before photo to see how far we’ve come.

kitchen-BEFORESlowly but surely we are bringing this dark and dated gem of a place into this century. Now if only we could stop running into silly problems that keep eating up our budget like new roofs, and septic systems and such. Septic schmeptic, I want my leather sling chairs!

Catch up on all the A-frame progress here.

Additional Sources:
Tile by Fireclay Tile (2×6 in Calcite) // Faucet from Homary // Cabinet doors and drawer fronts by Semi-Handmade (DIY slab style) // Range and self circulating range hood by Ikea // Countertops from Ikea  // Floating Shelf from Semi-Handmade // Sink from Ikea  //

12 perfect planters

planters-round-up-2

Let’s face it, I want ALL the plants (and all the planters), the more plants the better right? Especially for those of you in parts of the country where it is starting to get cooler and you’re settling in for the fall which then turns into winter, which can drag on a little too long. I am from Michigan, I remember. So now is the time to start collecting houseplants to make your home a lush green haven which will no doubt carry you all the way through to spring. I’ve rounded up a few of my current faves…

HIP HAVEN // BRASS HEXAGON // CASE STUDY // TAPERED LEG // DUNDEE FLOOR // RIDGED STONE // CLAY STRIPE COLUMN // ROZ SMALL PINK // ROBERT PLANTER // HELENA PLANTER // IRIS PLANTER // MODA CEMENT

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.

CUSHIONED // HEMI // DIXON DOWEL // RAFT // REX LOZENGE // CAFE // STYLE // NOONAN // CONSTANTINE // MILKING STOOL // FLINT // MILO STYLE VINTAGE

 

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