high vs. low

High/Low: Guest Bedroom

My love for cane furniture is still going strong and there have been so many cane bed options popping up, I thought it would be a perfect jumping off point for another high/low room design. For the lower priced design we used two twin beds together to make one but this bed is also a great mid-range option. And you won’t believe the nightstands I found on Amazon…

Shop High Bedroom: Cane Bed From Clickon Furniture // Navy Nightstand From Anthropologie // Artwork By Claire Oswalt// Circle Sconces From Chiara Colombini // Throw Pillows From The Citizenry // Pink Velvet Desk Chair From Benchmark // Vintage Oak Wood Desk From First Dibs // Brass Wall Hanging From The Citizenry // Wool Rug From Pampa //

 

Sourcing from Ikea, Target, and Amazon never looked so good.

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Shop Low Bedroom: Cane Headboard From IKEA // Indigo Nightstand Table From Amazon // Artwork By Tracie Andrews // Circle Sconces From From Etsy // Throw Pillow From Target // Pink Velvet Desk Chair From Amazon // Natural Wood Desk From IKEA // Brass Wall Hanging From Target // Natural Area Rug From Rug Savings

 

high/low guest bedroom

After designing several guest bedrooms recently (like my most recent one for Mandy Moore) this often undervalued space has been on my brain. It’s the space we extend to family and close friends as a place to unwind after long and often hectic travels. Going into this high/low board, I knew wanted to use natural materials and a neutral color palette to create a room where guests can kick off their shoes and feel at home. So we really did go all neutral, as in mostly just shades of white and ivory.

The jumping off piece for this entire board started with that armoire, which could just as easily go on a more affordable board but I love the lines of it so much that it’s living here amongst some really high end pieces. I’ve been loving the modern uses of caning, and this piece in particular strikes a rare balance between laid-back and high end. The neutral color palette also created an opportunity to incorporate one of my favorite pieces of art by Serena Mitnik-Miller. The subtle watercolor hues and minimalist pattern is absolute perfection.

Luxe Look Sources: nightstand // bedframe // bench // rug // pendant // art // art hanger // dresser // accent chair // side table

Guest Bedroom high/lowThere are so many pieces in here that I’ve had my eye on for months, and was happy to be able to compile them into a design plan for you all! Starting with that tufted geometric rug, it creates a statement without being too loud and overpowering and continuing the ivory hues with the Anthropologie reading chair, the room starts to feel as cozy as it is light and refreshing. Win-win!

Look for Less Sources: nightstand // bedframe // bench // rug // pendant // art // art hanger //  dresser // accent chair // side table

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High/Low Living Room: Artful Modern

I’m using the term “artful modern” again to describe today’s high/low look but this time it’s in the living room. It is a simple term but it sums up how I strive to make each piece special by looking for unique silhouettes and shapes in furniture so that the pieces of the room become like sculptures themselves. This dreamy living room board is full of those and along with a bit of whimsy, it is seriously high on style.

modern artful living roomm- luxe // sarah sherman samuelI have been gaga for that egg collective sofa from the first time I saw it and I’m pretty sure I’ve pinned it multiple times. The clean lines and the geometric shapes hit all the right notes. This room is basically the collection of some of my all time favorite pieces, like that and the pink chair, which I will probably never afford, but love from afar nonetheless.

Luxe Look Sources: lamp // painting // sofa // side table // armchair // magazine folder // coffee table // rug // pillows 

modern artful living room- for less // sarah sherman samuelFinding unique silhouettes and thoughtfully designed shapes for this type of style is not as easy to come by when you are working within more of a realistic budget but when I laid my eyes on that sofa from urban outfitters I knew I had to make it mine, and I did, literally… I just put it in my living room (living room makeover to come). It reminded me a bit of the egg collective sofa with the special arm detailing and I happened to snag it during one of their furniture sales, so for $1000 it was much more reasonable. The pink chair isn’t a total steal by any means, but it is so similar to the dream room’s (and a third of the price) I couldn’t not include it. If you are loving that style but not married to the pink there are even less expensive options that are great here and here.

Look For Less Sources: lamp // painting (left) // painting (right) // sofa // side table (tall) // side table (low) // armchair // magazine folder // coffee table // rug // pillows

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high/low entryway

Today’s high/low look is all about the entryway. This space is often overlooked which is so sad because it is the first thing guests see on arrival. Even if you’re small on space you can find a few special things to make your entry high on style.

entry way - high/lowSO many people ask me about my front door (which I got locally, its by AAW) so I wanted to share a couple different options which look very similar. Also… THAT BENCH. I loved this bench which I found on one of my favorite local furniture shops Empiric Studio and then when I saw Urban Outfitters came out with a version (which I secretly like even more because of the wood) I almost fell over. I don’t have a place for it right now but I want to buy it just because it is so good.

Luxe Look Sources: door // pendant light // mirror // bench // rug // hardware // basket

entry way - high/lowThe door hardware is another opportunity to turn the style factor up a notch and the new brass door knobs from Schoolhouse are a great lower cost version.

Looks for Less Sources: door // pendant light // mirror // bench // rug // hardware // basket

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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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