sss fall style

It’s been a warm fall this year which means my summer dresses are still going strong but I’ve also been throwing on this pair (and a few others) of paper bag pants with a cropped top. It’s supposed to get cooler this week so I shopped hard for all the warmer cropped sweaters. I rounded up some of my favorites to share with you!

start with the perfect paperbag pant

add a cropped sweater

and if you missed our Gaia House Cafe reveal, head here

check out my other favorite picks here

summer dresses

We all know dresses are my go-to in all seasons. This blue one from Mango got much love this summer and will be coming into fall with me.  I’ve rounded up some other favorites from the summer and ones currently in my cart!

Our Guest Bathroom

I’ve been waiting for this day since we ripped out the old tile flooring in our Samuel Family Fixer over TWO years ago.

The downstairs level of the house took the back seat while we renovated the main floor over the first year of living here, but now the kitchen, two guest rooms, and the bathroom are finally finished!

Guest bathrooms are the perfect place to have a little more fun. I used all Delta Faucet fixtures. Allied Maker lighting, Villa Lagoon tile, my own sss quarterline cabinet doors for Semihandmade (for the major Ikea hack vanity), and my own wood hardware line (I used the appliance pulls for the extra large size) for Park Studio rounded out the design. READ MORE

sss spring style


Happy Spring aka, it’s finally warm enough to wear my jeans without leggings under them!

Remember the jeans I was wearing in our guestroom reveal? I think I got more questions about the jeans than the room, ahah. Well even though Rupert doesn’t love them, I have been living in my 90’s jeans.  I rounded up some similar pieces for you.

shop the look:

add a top:

and in case you missed, you can shop the entire room here.

and shop all my recent picks here.

photo by: Mae Stier

sss is hiring!

We are hiring!

Join the SSS interiors team in Grand Rapids, Michigan location (must be local).

Position: Junior Designer/Studio Manager

Yes, that is two positions rolled into one because we are a small firm that purposefully wants to stay small and treat each project with extra special care. We are all about the end goal of creating great work and not about hierarchy; we all wear many hats and are looking for someone with the same “no job is too small” attitude to join our team in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
We are looking for someone with industry knowledge, at least 2 years working at an Interior Design studio. We are looking for someone that is down-to-earth, a positive thinker, has great communication skills, is extremely organized, detail-oriented, and design-obsessed. This is a part-time contract role with growth potential.

Responsibilities will include (but not limited to)

• Project management, design support and administration during the execution of design concepts assisting senior designer and sarah sherman samuel
• Tracking, ordering, and processing purchase orders.
• Drawing of custom furniture pieces
• Organizing and managing sample library
• Work closely with senior designer and sarah sherman samuel on all phases of design through installment, including CAD drawings, sourcing, procurement, and scheduling.
• attend on-site, and video call meetings, taking notes
• communicating with clients and vendors
•Developing technical documents, including specification packages and finish, fixtures, equipment, hardware, and plumbing schedules.
• Work with the team to create presentation boards

• 2+ years of Interior Design Experience
• Bachelors degree in Interior Design or related field
• Proficient in AutoCad, SketchUp, and Adobe Suite
• Knowledge of design requirements, construction methods, and materials for high-end residential projects.
• ability to multi-task
• did I mention you need to be extremely organized
• must be great at follow through

To apply, please email and include your resume, portfolio.


lets move in: London

Ok, this time we are going across the pond to the UK. This one is very different than the Topanga dream but equally dreamy! Who wants to buy the skinniest house in London?

Do you die of the charm of this tiny blue sliver of a house? I do.