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modern country – living room

modern country // living room & entry // sarah sherman samuelRecently, I have been working on a living room design for Eden of Sugar and Charm and it is allllmost finished, so I thought I would share the design board I created for her with my initial furniture selects for the space. Eden’s style is “rustic modern” which was a fun twist on my usual aesthetic. Her house is in an idyllic neighborhood outside of LA that I didn’t even know existed. When I arrived at her place I felt like I pulled up to the neighborhood I grew up in, in the mid-west! So to match the location, Eden’s style and the style of the house…this is my take on a “modern country” living space.

Her living room is similar to mine in that it is a living room & entryway all in one space, so there were a few different furniture clusters to address. An entry/console table and mirror for the entry, as well as a bench and gallery wall that serves as a place to pull on and off shoes, and the main seating area with accent chairs, sofa, and coffee table. I balanced the two different styles by making sure there were several elements of both modern and country (or rustic). The rustic entry bench is offset by the modern frames and the sleek console table. The modern shaped sofa is balanced by the more traditional cozy silhouette of the yellow chair, etc. etc. And as always, I like to layer in natural patterns and textures like the fur on the chair (love the unexpected combination of the fur on such a traditional chair), the cow hide pillow, wood grain, plants, woven baskets, and that mirror… which is made to look like porcupine quills!

I can’t wait to show you how the space turns out!

Sources: Porcupine Quill Mirror // Zahra Table Lamp // Tribeca Console Table // Woven Storage Baskets // Fur Occasional Chair // Floor Lamp // Sofa // Cow Pillow // Faux Fur Pillow // Yellow Chair // Casablanca Rug // Coffee table // Brass Side Table // Bench

home progress: mixing modern & vintage in the bathroom

vintage & modern mix // bathroom round-up // smitten studioSInce the new bathroom is beginning to take shape, I’m getting into some major retail therapy by ordering all the fun finishes.

I love mixing old and new, so when it came to designing our little loo I wanted to find the perfect modern vintage mix. I did this by combining sleek new pieces, like the gold Kohler Purist faucets and the clean round mirror, with timeless finishes, like the classic subway tile for the shower walls, and the white hex tile for the floors, as well as adding in some vintage pieces like this walnut credenza. The plan there is to retrofit the credenza into a bathroom vanity that will hold two of the square vessel sinks (fingers crossed all goes well). I also stayed with a monochromatic color palette which allows me to play up all the different patterns and textures. Now just to wait for the walls.

Product Sources: Kohler Purist Shower Head // Spotted Candles & Ceramics by Oui // Hexagon Towel Rack // Handmade Horn Comb // Vessel Sink // Kohler Purist Faucet // Tissue Holder // Ferm Wire Hamper // Merola White Hex Tiles // Natural Sea Sponge // Vintage Credenza // Round Mirror // Daltile White Subway Tiles // Pendant Lamp // Black Tea Soap