furniture

8 best pink sofas

8 best pink sofasAfter living with my pink sofa in the studio for a while now I thought mayyyybe I would get over it, but I haven’t. It still makes me smile on the daily, and now I’ve been seeing pink sofas all over the place so I’ve rounded up my current faves so you can get the look.

01 The Mayor Sofa // 01 The Rest Sofa // 03 Wegner Sofa // 04 The Marryn Sofa // o5 The Hold Sofa // 06 The Oslo Sofa // 07 The Billie Sofa // 08 No. 5 Series Sofa by Kalon

home progress: dresser found!

vintage dresser, bedroom update // smitten studiovintage dresser, bedroom update // smitten studiovintage dresser, bedroom update // smitten studiovintage dresser, bedroom update // smitten studiovintage dresser, bedroom update // smitten studioMy search for the perfect dresser ended with a big heeeeeell yes! Quality dressers are SO expensive and even not so great quality dressers usually cost more than I wanted to spend and when I find myself in that predicament (which I much too often do) I turned my search to vintage.

I started googling like a crazy person until I found this listing on craigslist and I swear I heard angels sing (well maybe not but I’m sure they were on the verge). We called the craigslister and it turned out that it was from a local vintage shop Sunbeam Vintage. Of course it wasn’t dirt cheap (we got it for $500) but still a lot less expensive then some of the new dressers I was looking at, and I like it EVEN better, so win win! The measurements were perfect, I LOVE the brass detailing and the little wicker inset on the top, and it is in beautiful shape, oh and can we talk about that woodgrain? (hello grogeous walnut!)

So that is all, an entire post dedicated to my new favorite tallboy (move over Rupe). As far as the rest of the bedroom… it is still empty! But hopefully we get to move in soon.

Sources: Dresser (vintage) by Modern by Morris of California from Sunbeam Vintage // Hexagon side table (plant stand) from One Kings Lane, (find similar here) // Jewelry boxes from West Elm // Bracelets from Madewell // Watch by Larsson & Jennings // Ring by K/ller // Candle Holders from West Elm // Art – diy watercolor // Agate Bookends from West Elm // Sheepskin from Ikea // Rug from esalerugs.com (more on that beauty soon, but here’s another preview)

To see the bedroom before, check here
To see all the renovation progress, check here

Images by Sarah Sherman Samuel

Furniture for sale!

neutra dining table for sale // smitten studioOk guys, the time has come for me to part with some of my favorite furniture pieces, tears may shed. I think I’ve mentioned before, the new house has much smaller rooms than our old townhouse. We basically moved from an ultra modern loft-like space to an old “cozy” bungalow (that we are slowly modernizing). So, we ran into the problem that most of our furniture just doesn’t fit. While I wish I could continue hoarding these pieces in my garage, it would be nice to put the money towards new furniture that works in our new space.

There are three items up for grabs starting with this walnut dining table. No matter how hard I tried to shrink it with a “command, T” action, it stubbornly stayed its much too large size. It is a Nuetra Table from Room Service made of walnut and steel. It measure 96″ x 36″ x 30″. We paid $2300 for it a few years ago and are asking $1200.

Credenza for sale // smitten studioSecond up is equally as heart breaking to give up, our credenza. It is also from Room Service, measures 90″ x 20″ x 27.5″ and is macassar and white lacquer. Original price was $2800 we are selling it for $1600.

american leather comfort sleeper  for sale // smitten studioAnd finally, this sofa-bed. When I was using our spare room for my office I had to get rid of the bed but we still wanted a really nice place for guests to come and sleep, so we splurged on this American Leather Comfort Sleeper from H.D. Buttercup (they are also available at Design Within Reach). The thing about this sofa bed is that it feels like a real-deal proper mattress. It is engineered differently then your normal sleeper so that there are no bars or funky springs to poke you while you sleep. You can read more about it here. It folds out to a queen sized bed, closed it measures 68″ x 36″ x 39″. The original price was $3600 and we are asking $1900.

Each item is in great condition. Local pick-up only (los angeles). Post a comment or email me if you are interested! If they don’t sell here I will be putting them on craigslist, but I wanted to give you guys the first chance.

Saturday Shopping on 1st Dibs

1st dibs selects // smitten studio1st Dibs recently asked me to be a part of their “Saturday Shopper” campaign on their site and I jumped at the chance to be able to curate my top picks from their huge selection of extra special pieces.

I put together my dream list of unique items with our new house in mind. Every piece I selected reflects my aesthetic and gives you a peek at the overall look I hope to achieve in the new place! Hop on over to 1st Dibs to get all the product details and to see my full selection.

Happy shopping and happy Saturday!

searching for a new chair

smitten studio chair guideLike I said last week, I am now on the hunt for a new chair to sit along side our new blue sofa. Here’s a round up of some of my favorite upholstered options that are out right now.

The new chair will be heading for that empty spot between the TV console and the chaise side of the sofa (where we used to have the two yellow ones).

living room blue sofa // smitten studioI have it narrowed down to my top two or three options but haven’t pulled the trigger yet. Which one is your fave?

1: Modern Chair from Urban Outfitters // 2: Everett Chair from West Elm // 3: Jensen Chair by Dwell Studio // 4: Louis Chair by Room & Board // 5: Rhys Chair from Anthropologie // 6: Pollino Chair by Dwell Studio // 7: Hans Chair by Dwell Studio // 8: Nina Chair by World Market  // Kennedy Chair from Thrive Furniture

Living room image by Sarah Sherman Samuel