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from the weekend: oscars and oh joy brunch

oh joy for target // brunch // sarah sherman samuelThis weekend I celebrated the upcoming launch of Oh Joy’s collaboration with Target at a brunch with creative friends and inspiring women, like Joy herself. The line is just as adorable as you think it would be (I call dibs on the bud vases! :)), and it launches march 16th! On Sunday Rupe and I did a major re-organization and cleaning marathon of the house, and since we both were completely out of clean clothes, towels, and underwear… we watched most of the Oscar’s at the laundromat!

Happy Monday!

Images by my via Instagram (I’m @sarahshermansamuel)

smitten studio top 10 posts in 2013

2013 has been a wild ride! Here’s a round-up of Smitten Studio’s top 10 posts this year.

A Sunny Afternoon // Napkins & Serving Boards1. The launch of my line A Sunny Afternoon definitely takes the cake as one of the top moments of the year. See the original post here.

open shelving // cabin kitchen // smitten studio2. We finished work on the cabin (well, for now at least) that we slowly renovated ourselves, where the kitchen went from this, to this.

New Zealand Road Trip // Smitten Studio3. Rupert and I spent my birthday in New Zealand where we road tripped around the north island in a vintage Kombi. It was the trip of a lifetime (see part 1 & par 2).

DIY Garment Rack // Smitten Studio4. One of the top DIY projects from this year was this garment rack. (see all the DIY’s posts here)

stop-smell-the-roses-print15. My “Stop and Smell the Roses” print was featured in Glamour Magazine. I also spotted it in the home of Anika & Ken Yael Natori in Lonny Magazine, and in Julia Engel’s abode.

ikea tarva dresser DIY // smitten studio6. The other top Smitten Studio DIY of the year was this simple Ikea hack.

Style at Home // Sarah Sherman Samuel // Smitten Studio7. A big change in 2013 was with the selling of our home and the buying and moving into a fixer upper. Glitter Guide sent over a photographer for a Style at Home feature just weeks before we moved out. It was the perfect way to say goodbye to the first place Rupert and I owned together.

living room styling // smitten studio8. In the new house we started renovating by refinishing the floors, knocking down a few walls, and painting so that right now at least the living room is livable.

A Sunny Afternoon // Napkins & Serving Boards9. We sold out of the first collection of A Sunny Afternoon products much quicker then anticipated so I added new designs, stocked up on some of the favorites, and launched the winter collection with a pancake brunch with friends.

kitchen cabinets // smitten studio10. And finally, we started on the kitchen in the new house by completely gutting it and putting in new cabinets and countertops.

Happy Friday, and here’s to a happy 2014 to you all!

xo sarah

from the weekend: nesting & quality time

11.24.13weekendLast week we got our Semihandmade cabinet doors and drawer fronts all painted and ready to hang (see a sneak peek here), so Saturday Rupe and I had an all day DIY date with our kitchen. When Sunday came around we took a break and did an exact repeat of last weekend with a lazy brunch and a long walk by the water in the early evening.

p.s. how is it Thanksgiving week already! Yikes.

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

A Sunny Afternoon Brunch & Shop Update!

A Sunny Afternoon Brunch - shop update  // Smitten Studio I am thrilled to share that we just launched a big A Sunny Afternoon shop update where I not only re-stocked some of the most popular and ongoing items, but I released new designs along with a tasty new lookbook.

What better way to mark a new collection then a pancake brunch?

A Sunny Afternoon Brunch - shop update  // Smitten StudioI have to say it was TORTURE a little difficult not eating all the hotcakes before shoot time, but somehow we managed. :)

A Sunny Afternoon Brunch - shop update // Smitten StudioI hope you guys find something you like! You can see the new boards here (including the most requested, a large hexagon), along with the new tea towels, and napkins.

Check out the lookbook here and some more images from the day after the jump…

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from the weekend: girls brunch & new bike

10.22-weekendI made my way back from the cabin on Friday, just in time for a lovely weekend back home in LA. I had a really great brunch on Saturday with some talented & creative ladies (Anna, Kendra, Amanda & Lauren… were so much fun). Then we all met up again at the Rifle Paper event at Urbanic, which was also a hoot. And finally, on Sunday I got my husband a new bike so that we could enjoy the sunshine (his last one was swiped).

Images from my iPhone & instagram feed. (I’m @sarahshermansamuel)