living room design

High/Low Living Room: Artful Modern

I’m using the term “artful modern” again to describe today’s high/low look but this time it’s in the living room. It is a simple term but it sums up how I strive to make each piece special by looking for unique silhouettes and shapes in furniture so that the pieces of the room become like sculptures themselves. This dreamy living room board is full of those and along with a bit of whimsy, it is seriously high on style.

modern artful living roomm- luxe // sarah sherman samuelI have been gaga for that egg collective sofa from the first time I saw it and I’m pretty sure I’ve pinned it multiple times. The clean lines and the geometric shapes hit all the right notes. This room is basically the collection of some of my all time favorite pieces, like that and the pink chair, which I will probably never afford, but love from afar nonetheless.

Luxe Look Sources: lamp // painting // sofa // side table // armchair // magazine folder // coffee table // rug // pillows 

modern artful living room- for less // sarah sherman samuelFinding unique silhouettes and thoughtfully designed shapes for this type of style is not as easy to come by when you are working within more of a realistic budget but when I laid my eyes on that sofa from urban outfitters I knew I had to make it mine, and I did, literally… I just put it in my living room (living room makeover to come). It reminded me a bit of the egg collective sofa with the special arm detailing and I happened to snag it during one of their furniture sales, so for $1000 it was much more reasonable. The pink chair isn’t a total steal by any means, but it is so similar to the dream room’s (and a third of the price) I couldn’t not include it. If you are loving that style but not married to the pink there are even less expensive options that are great here and here.

Look For Less Sources: lamp // painting (left) // painting (right) // sofa // side table (tall) // side table (low) // armchair // magazine folder // coffee table // rug // pillows

If you’d like to see more high/low rooms, check here. 

desert modern living room

desert modern, living room // sarah sherman samuelI’ve been working with a client in Palm Springs to furnish a newly renovated house and we are coming up on the final install so I thought I’d share the design board for the living area. She had a few pieces already in place, like the sofa and the butterfly chair, so jumping off from there I created this modern/warm/boho living space. It’s a second home/will be a rental home, so we kept things neutral in the main space, layering up on natural textures for a tranquil easy on the eyes vibe. We were also restricted to pieces that could be purchased online and easily delivered since the owner and I have both been working remotely other than a couple quick site visits. Oh and don’t worry there is color going into the rest of the home which I will share soon!

get the look:
sofa // wallpaper // credenza is an ikea diy // floor lamp // coffee table // rug // print // butterfly chair // side table // baskets (collected – find example here) // planter // bench // credenza // brass birds (vintage found on etsy) // cactus print by Linda Benziger //  runner