from the weekend: michigan & california shopping

09.06.13weekendThis weekend I traveled back from Michigan after having the best shopping & eating trip to Grand Rapids with my oldest friend from elementary school and her adorable daughter. She is also in the middle of renovating a house and is living in the attic while redoing the first two floors of her home. We swapped renovation war stories while she showed me around the new creative spaces that didn’t exist in Grand Rapids when I used to kick around in those parts.

Once back in LA, Rupe and I were on a mission to find a perfect rug. After much searching we decided on this gorgeous Khotan Rug from The Rug Warehouse in Culver City (the photo does not even do the rug justice). We are still living in an empty shell so just having a rug down will warm the place up considerably and I think it will be a great jumping off point!

Hope you had a happy weekend!

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


cabin progress: rug search

cabin kitchen rugTagging on to last weeks kitchen update… I am on the search for a rug. Right now I have this floral rug from Urban Outfitters that I picked up long ago and while I do like the colors OK, I think the floral pattern is skewing the space more towards a country kitchen look then I would like. Here are a few rugs that are a bit more of what I am thinking.

rug optionsI thought it would be nice to get a little punch of color in the kitchen with a beautiful rug, however I am not yet completely sold on any of these. While I love #4 it doesn’t come in the right size… Wah wah wahh. I guess the search is still on. Any favorite rug resources?

To see all of the cabin progress go here.

Image by Sarah Sherman Samuel

1. Moroccan rug from rugs USA // 2. rug by Capel Heirs // 3. Boucherouite rug from Beldi  // 4. Vintage Kilim rug by Sukan

pattern spy: scallop


I never saw a scallop pattern I didn’t like and here are a few beauties that I am really loving.

1: Dress from Dorothy Perkins // 2: Rug from Urban Outfitters // 3: Purse from Lisa Stickley