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

serena mitnik-miller on Home

I am thrilled to share that we are starting a new interview series all about “home” and the meaning of the word. Anastasia and I will be talking to our favorite creatives and professionals who work in various industries on the subject of home. For the first one, we sat down with Serena Mitnik-Miller as she shares a peek into her new home she is turning into a dream space.

Anastasia: I can’t visit California without a trip to General Store. The cool Cali, eccentric boutique filled with treasures of vintage clothing, jewelry, and gifts. You might recognize Serena Mitnik-Miller as one of the founders and shop owners. She is, and so much more! She is a mother, artist, author, and designer living and working in California. She splits her time between San Francisco and Los Angeles, combining her days painting, designing, collecting, and collaborating with her local artisan community.

Sarah: Our home in LA was within walking distance of the General Store. There was never a birthday, anniversary, baby shower, etc, that went by where I didn’t pop in for the perfect gift. And, chances are you probably fell in love with Serena’s first house. She shared the renovations over Instagram under #ourtopangahome , which went on to fuel much of an equally covetable book cowrote by, and you guessed it, Serena, called Abode, where they share their tips and tricks on thoughtful living with less. So when it came time to make a list of people we want to hear their philosophies on home, Serena was at the top of it. I hope you enjoy!

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anastasia’s first home

Hi! Anastasia here, contributing editor for The SSS Edit. If you missed Sarah’s introduction to me last month, check it out here.

I am very excited to introduce our new column about my first house! I will be sharing DIY projects and other updates we make to make it HOME.

Somehow my husband and I decided to buy our first house in the craziest market. We jumped in with homes selling days after going on the market and people paying more to win bids. I don’t think we realized how bad it was until we were invested in it. We previously had been renting, living with my parents, and sister to pay off debts. I guess you can say we were anxious to have our own place!

We actually didn’t look at a lot of houses in person. Mainly because our price range brought mostly fixer-uppers, and we knew we wanted a move-in-ready home. Then, this popped up; we looked at it the same day and made an offer a few days later. We beat out 16 bids!

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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

Qualifications:
• 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 jobs@sarahshermansamuel.com 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.

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