Entries from February 18th, 2013

From the weekend: Auckland & Waiheke Island

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We made it into Auckland this weekend and started our New Zealand tour exploring the city and then Waiheke Island. So far so great!

Image from my Instagram feed (I’m @sarahshermansamuel)

heading out

new-zealandWe’re off to New Zealand today! I have a few fun things planned over here while I am away… including the announcement of a charity pet project that I’m working on with Sarah Yates (she mentioned it in her Lovely Lady interview over on Emmadime).

As for now, I have a loooong flight ahead of me and I can’t wait to be road tripping around the north island of NZ! Thanks to everyone for all of the great recommendations!

Image by Sarah Sherman Samuel

Happy Valentine’s Day

i heart your heart // smitten studioHappy Valentine’s day friends!

I made this print for my main squeeze Rupert, but you can pick one up for you and yours in my Society6 Shop here. It would make a pretty cute pillow too!

Image by Sarah Sherman Samuel

my photo & room in hgtv magazine

hgtv mag smitten studiohgtv mag smitten studio2So happy to have the photo I took of our bedroom nook tucked inside the pages of the March issue of HGTV magazine. Can’t wait to dig into the rest of it!

Image by Sarah Sherman Samuel

from the weekend: downtown & shopping

from the weekendThis weekend we did a little shopping for our upcoming trip, made a trip downtown and had a yummy meal at Eat Drink Americano, and went to Hollywood for a Clare Vivier event at the Steven Alan shop on La Brea.

Images by me via Instagram. (I’m @sarahshermansamuel)

searching for a new chair

smitten studio chair guideLike I said last week, I am now on the hunt for a new chair to sit along side our new blue sofa. Here’s a round up of some of my favorite upholstered options that are out right now.

The new chair will be heading for that empty spot between the TV console and the chaise side of the sofa (where we used to have the two yellow ones).

living room blue sofa // smitten studioI have it narrowed down to my top two or three options but haven’t pulled the trigger yet. Which one is your fave?

1: Modern Chair from Urban Outfitters // 2: Everett Chair from West Elm // 3: Jensen Chair by Dwell Studio // 4: Louis Chair by Room & Board // 5: Rhys Chair from Anthropologie // 6: Pollino Chair by Dwell Studio // 7: Hans Chair by Dwell Studio // 8: Nina Chair by World Market  // Kennedy Chair from Thrive Furniture

Living room image by Sarah Sherman Samuel