bedroom

DIY woven headboard

DIY headboard // Guest Room // Sarah Sherman SamuelWell, I’ve switched some things up a bit… there’s a bedroom in our studio! We have family coming in for the holidays so I’ve temporarily converted the studio to a guesthouse. When Archie arrived we transformed our only guest room to his nursery, which left us with no space for family to stay, other than crashing in the living room. Once we built-out the new studio space my parents were able to stay there when they visited but we didn’t have that great of a set up. My mom would sleep on the sofa and my dad on an air mattress.

This year I wanted to welcome them with a much more comfortable space, so I set out to create a beautiful bedroom on a budget that would also be easy to convert back and forth from my studio to a guest room when we do and don’t have house guests. I had most things on hand but the design started to come together when I saw this rug and a DIY headboard idea was born.

DIY headboard // Guest Room // Sarah Sherman SamuelDIY WOVEN HEADBOARD

Supplies Needed:
Hammer
Small Finish Nails
6 x Placemats
2 x Rug

DIY headboard // Guest Room // Sarah Sherman SamuelDIY headboard // Guest Room // Sarah Sherman SamuelI wanted a headboard to frame out the bed and make it feel like a proper bedroom and all I did was purchase 6 of these table mats and 2 of these rugs and secure them to the wall with tiny finish nails. Five minutes later… instant headboard!

Another great thing about this DIY is that I can repurpose the placemats for a table setting while they aren’t in use as a headboard.

DIY headboard // Guest Room // Sarah Sherman SamuelOn a side note… I love seeing how my wallpaper works in a bedroom setting, which has me really excited for when I can start selling it (I’ll keep you posted but it should be available early 1017!).

DIY headboard // Guest Room // Sarah Sherman SamuelDIY headboard // Guest Room // Sarah Sherman SamuelI bought this simple bed frame which has legs that screw off easily so we can store it without taking up too much space when we don’t have guests and I topped it all off with my favorite Parachute bedding. Next I added some ottomans as night stands, and a grounded it all with a Frances Loom vintage rug, from my ever growing rug obsession collection.

I am not sure how having a bed in the studio over the next month or so will affect my productivity. It is pretty naptime tempting after all, but I am sure my visiting family will appreciate it.

Take a tour of my Studio (in it’s usual configuration) here.
See our Home Renovation posts here.

Shop the post:
Bed Frame // Headboard DIY (see supplies above) // Vintage Rug from Frances Loom // Ottomans from The Vintage Rug Shop // Wallpaper by Sarah Sherman Samuel (coming soon) // Bedding by Parachute (this is the Venice Set in White) // Jute Rug

Images by Sarah Sherman Samuel

bedroom sharing with boys

bedroom with baby // sarah sherman samuelEww! Kidding, it’s pretty OK with my two. I’m sharing a peek back into how our bedroom shaped up after baby’s arrival and how some more masculine bedding squeaked its way in there, giving the room a little re-fresh avec Target Style and their new line, Brooklyn & Bond.

bedroom headboard // sarah sherman samuelbedroom // sarah sherman samuelThe design process around our house usually goes like this… I go in search of a piece, find a few options I like, and then ask Rupert which one he likes best. Most of the time he picks my favorite one, I am then reassured we were meant to be, and the times he doesn’t I just explain why my one is so much better. Luckily this time around we both chose the same bedding. I liked it because it reminded me of men’s shirting and the bedroom could use a touch of masculinity now that I am outnumbered in the house and Rupe liked it for the color and the little red zig zag trim.

bedroom with baby a // sarah sherman samuelbedroom with bassinet // sarah sherman samuelAnother thing we had no qualms over was that gorgeous bassinet. Archie hasn’t slept in it for months now, because somehow, little me grew a HUGE baby, but I can’t seem to put it away just yet, and what type of blogger would I be if I didn’t at least take photos of it in the space and properly document such a fleeting moment in time.

Duvet Cover set by Brooklyn & Bond at Target // Bassinet by Land of Nod // Pom Pom Blanket (unknown) find similar here // Nightstands by West Elm // Curtains DIY dyed, from Ikea // Curtain Rod from West Elm // Sconces by Cedar & Moss // Flower Print by Debbie Carlos  // Rug from Esalerugs.com // Pendant Lamp from a vintage shop, find new: Octo Pendant by Secto // Bed from West Elm (I re-upholstered it, DIY here) // Paint color is Snowfall by Behr

To see the progress of our bedroom renovation take a look here.

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home progress: bedroom tour

bedroom tour // sarah sherman samuelSince the little one arrived, I have been spending a whole lot of extra time in the bedroom, nursing, napping, recovering… and thought it was about time I give a proper tour of the space. I made a couple changes since the last update, and lord knows it has come a long way from the hole in our backyard. I finally found the perfect nightstands, and I hung those dip-dyed indigo curtains that I made, during my indigo dye-fest a while back. Hope you enjoy the space!

bedroom tour // sarah sherman samuelbedroom tour // sarah sherman samuelI couldn’t be happier with how the curtains turned out, they really warm up the space and add a bit of color without being too overwhelming. Oh and P.S. I used Ikea curtains!

bedroom tour // sarah sherman samuelbedroom tour // sarah sherman samuelbedroom tour // sarah sherman samuel05bedroom-sarahshermansamuelThe nightstands are from West Elm and happened to have the exact measurements that I was looking for. I also love the delicate look of the gold and glass which off sets the darker wood of the sconces and the dresser. I know they aren’t exactly kid friendly but in the master bedroom I think that is allowed, for now at least. :)

bedroom tour // sarah sherman samuelCracker always finds a way to sneak into any photo shoot but what home is complete without a pet or two photo bombing anyway? Below are all the sources! xo

To see all of our home renovation progress, check here
To see more of the bedroom progress, check here

Nightstands by West Elm // Curtains DIY dyed, from Ikea // Curtain Rod from West Elm // Sconces by Cedar & Moss // Flower Print by Debbie Carlos  // Rug from Esalerugs.com // Pendant Lamp from a vintage shop, find new: Octo Pendant by Secto // Bedding by Parachute // Bed from West Elm (I re-upholstered it, DIY here) // Dresser is Vintage from Sunbeam Vintage // Hexagon plant stand from One Kings Lane // Mouse Print from Mini & Maximus // Jewelry Boxes from West Elm // Paint color is Snowfall by Behr

Images by Sarah Sherman Samuel

home update: in the bedroom

master bedroom // smitten studioSince my last bedroom post, we hung a Debbie Carlos print and installed some new Cedar & Moss sconces. Although the new bedroom has been coming along slowly (building it from the ground up didn’t speed up the process. :), it has been so great filling it only with items I love (a practice in editing, for sure) and knowing the designers and artist behind pieces like the print and lights makes each one even more special.

master bedroom // smitten studiomaster bedroom // smitten studiomaster bedroom // smitten studiomaster-bedroom-smittenstudio6master bedroom // smitten studioIn last bedroom update I was also on the search for the perfect nightstand and as I mentioned then, finding a good nightstand is a difficult feat. Well, finding a good one that has a very specific measurement… even harder. Turns out 24″ – 26″ wide nightstands aren’t the norm so I started looking for alternatives. I may eventually end up making my own but as soon as I saw this vintage chair and the measurements were dead on, I had to have it. I have always loved the casual look of a side chair as a nightstand (a couple great examples here and here). Now I just need to find it a mate for Rupe’s side.

Product Sources: Sconces by Cedar & Moss // Flower Print by Debbie Carlos // Wicker Chair (vintage) from Venice Vintage Paradise // Rug from Esalerugs.com // Pendant Lamp from a vintage shop, find new: Octo Pendant by Secto // Bedding by Parachute  // Ombre Throw Blanket from Terrain // Bed from West Elm (I re-upholstered it, DIY here)

To see all of the home renovation progress check here.
To see the “before” home tour check here.

Images by Sarah Sherman Samuel

an ode to the ottoman

stool as end-table // smitten studioOne can never have enough stools, poufs or ottomans in his or her life. Used as a footstool, a resting place for your bum, or as a side table, these little workhorses are as beautiful as they are versatile. Target sent me the stool I picked out from their new Room Essentials line last week and I’ve styled it in three different settings to illustrate the handiness of this piece. Ottomans forever!

stools as end of bed seating // smitten studiobathroom stool // smitten studioI’ve decided to keep this one as you see it here, in the bathroom. It’s nice to have the extra surface in a small space. Now I’m on the lookout for a few more ottoman options for the foot of the bed and for that spot above, in the living room. Wish me happy hunting. x

Sources for Image 1: Stool/Ottoman from Target // Sofa from HD Buttercup // Flower Poster by Debbie Carlos // Rug from The Rug Warehouse // Tea Cup & Saucer from Heath Ceramics // Vase is vintage

Sources for Image 2: See this bedroom post // throw blanket from Terrain
Sources for Image 3: See this bathroom post

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Images by Sarah Sherman Samuel
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