Entries from August 13th, 2014

pattern spy: moon prints

pattern spy moons // smitten studioIn honor of the supermoon we saw last weekend, I’ve put together a little lunar pattern spy for you.

iphone case // bathing suit // pillow

from the weekend: beach days & shark week nights

santa monica palms // smitten studioHappy Monday, I hope your week is off to a good start. I’m slowly coming around from a relaxing weekend filled with beach time, a sunday hike, the supermoon, and the kick off to shark week! Rupe says it is mandatory viewing and I was hooked at Colossus.

Image by me via iphone/instagram (I’m @sarahshermansamuel)

house update: finished bed & shopping for nightstands

recovered-bedNot a lot has happened in the bedroom since I last checked-in, however we did finish re-upholstering the old bed (more on that in a minute). Now, we are on the hunt for some nightstands. I stole the little plant stand from next to the dresser so I have something to put a glass of water on at night but Rupe still has nowhere to put his Harlequin novels (what’s a man to do!). So, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite nightstand options to try and narrow the search.

nightstand round-up // smitten studioGood nightstands are like the unicorn of home furnishings. So hard to find! I tend to like larger, more dresser sized nightstands like the campaign style or the double drawer, but in this space they might be a bit tight. I also love the look of a simple brass side table like the libby or the hexagon but they don’t offer up any storage. I thought I had found the perfect one when West Elm came out with the Penelope nightstand but they only make the all white version in large and, by george, I wanted the wood one in LARGE. What to do, what to do.

Penelope Nightstand // James Nightstand // Campaign Style // Hexagon Side Table // Catalina Nightstand // Tall Storage Nightstand // Audrey Nightstand // Double Drawer Dresser // Libby Side Table

To see all of the home renovation progress check here.

To get the rundown on how we reupholstered the bed, continue on after the jump!

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in my bag: palos verdes beach day

in my bag // palos verdes // smitten studioEvery weekend we can, we pack up the car and head to one of the beautiful beaches up or down the coast. While we only live within spitting distance from Venice Beach, I love the rocky (and less crazy town) beaches in Palos Verdes and Malibu.  Here’s what I pack for a picture perfect day at the beach.

Beach Umbrella // Maxi Dress by Vix // Sunhat by Eugenia Kim // Sunglasses by Karen Walker  // Iphone case by Jordan Carlyle // Swimsuit by TopShop // Picnic Basket by A Sunny Afternoon // Sandals by Joie a la Plage  // The Perfect Sunscreen  // Kinfolk Magazine // Black and White Beach Towel

To see more of the series “in my bag” check here.

from the weekend: pink sky california

pink sky california // smitten studioThis weekend we tinkered around the house some more, had a date night at our local sushi place, and finished it off with our favorite hike around Will Rogers State Park. It was cloudy most of the time but that made for a pretty beautiful rosy sky Sunday evening. Who needs silver linings when you can have pink!? ;)

Image by me via iphone/instagram (I’m @sarahshermansamuel)