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sss new cabinet front launch!

The wait is over! Our new “Quarterline” fronts for SemiHandmade are live, you can order them and samples now! I shared our downstairs kitchen yesterday, so if you missed that… hop here to see the first Quarterline install, and today, in honor of the launch, I wanted to share one of my favorite ways I’ve used the collection so far. In Archie’s room!

My first line with SemiHandmade was the “modern beaded” which was my take on the classic beaded style, so as a line extension I designed Quarterline as a fresh take on the traditional shaker cabinets.

We named the new door/drawer front design Quarterline since the stile is a fraction of the size of a traditional shaker, which gives it a clean modern look without taking it all the way to a fully flat slab front. Also, there is a street called Quarterline in the town I was born in which follows suit to naming my hardware after cities that are important to me (I adopted the tradition from my hardware partner Park Studio). And yes, not to be confused with quarantine…we named it pre-COVID so quarantine wasn’t a word we had on our minds at the time. haha

SemiHandmade fronts are made to work with Ikea boxes (their Sektion kitchen boxes, their Godmorgon bathroom vanities, and their Besta storage/media units) so with them, the Ikea hack possibilities are endless. You might be more familiar with seeing SemiHandmade in kitchens. I have used them countless times in my own kitchens and in clients homes (here, here and here are just a few examples). Utilizing SemiHandmade with Ikea gives you the opportunity to create the look of a custom kitchen, or media cabinet, or bathroom vanity without the cost.

Shown here in my signature color “Agave”, the Quarterline collection comes in the same 7 colors as our Modern Beaded so you can use them on their own or even mix and match in a space. Quarterline on the bottom, Modern beaded on top would be a great combination to see in a kitchen.

To create the storage cabinet shown you will need:

1 Besta Frame
2 Packs of Hinges
1 Pack of legs

2 Quarterline Doors for Besta in size 23 5/8″ x 25 1/4″

Then add hardware of your choice. The hardware shown here is from my upcoming wood line that I designed for Park Studio and will be launching V soon!

I truly CAN NOT wait to see what you guys come up with in your homes with these doors. Head over to Semihandmade to order samples or start an order!

Additional sources for Archies room:
Tiger rug by Justina Blakeney for Loloi // Chair from Lulu & Georgia // Giraffe from The Counting House // Lamp from CB2 // Painting by Archie, framed by Framebridge // Paint color is Oakmoss by Sherwin Williams // Roman Shades in Dark Green Velvet from The Shade Store

P.S. The first photo in the post is in our main kitchen. We simply swapped my white Modern Beaded fronts (also from my collection with SemiHandmade) with the new Quarterline for the photo shoot. We only swapped these side cabinets so I have since switched them back but I do love both looks. It also illustrates how easily you can update or change the whole look of an existing Ikea kitchen but simply swapping out the fronts for a new design. Shown in the kitchen photo is Quarterline in Desert Grey.  See more of our kitchen and all of the sources, here

SSS x Tribe Alive for CAUSEBOX

sss x tribe alive for causebox // block printed table runnerI’m thrilled to share another product collaboration that has just come to fruition! You may remember from my own line when I used to carry table runners in the patterns I created for my napkins and tea towels. I haven’t had them in the shop for a while now so I was thrilled when Tribe Alive contacted me to design one for their involvement in this winter’s CAUSEBOX!

sss x tribe alive for causebox // block printed table runnerIf you aren’t familiar with CAUSEBOX, they are a subscription based company where every season they curate a collection of products that gives back and makes the world better. Their curations include everything from homewares and accessories to skincare and jewelry.

Tribe Alive is a brand that partners with woman all over the world, in this case India, to employ impoverished women at fair-trade wages empowering them to raise themselves out of poverty. Their studios create safe work environments, dependable income, and the power to determine their own future. Their clothing and accessories are also well designed and right in line with my personal aesthetic (like, can I have this bag please?). So, I couldn’t be happier to lend my design hands to these two companies.

In honor of the collaboration, CAUSEBOX dropped by my studio to get a glimpse at my design process and to see the final SSS x Tribe Alive block printed table runner. When designing, I usually start out with some hand drawn sketches to get some ideas flowing and then I take it to the computer to explore shapes and patterns further. For this collaboration I came up with a couple different designs and after narrowing down colors and options, we finally landed on the one you see here!

I was able to use it this year for our thanksgiving table which I failed to get many photos of because I did have a week old newborn at the time, but it also works great as a wall hanging when you aren’t entertaining. I simple used a wooden dowel, folded the runner over the dowel and tied yarn to each end and done!

Find out more about the winter CAUSEBOX with the SSS x Tribe Alive table runner here.

Photos by Michael Newsted


wall hanging sarah sherman samuel x wkndlaI’m thrilled to add another exclusive SSS collaboration to my shop, just in time for the holidays, and even more excited that it is with local LA artist Cindy Zell of WKNDLA. We worked together to create two wall hangings using the materials she incorporates into her work on a regular basis and I couldn’t be happier with the result. Natural fibers, wood, and brass = all the yeses.

I first came across Cindy’s work when a friend gifted me one of her pieces, and then I continued to see her work around town at some of my favorite spaces… Consort, and then finally again in the Parachute Hotel. In addition to creating small scale home decor pieces she also makes wearable art (aka, necklaces, earrings, pins) as well as large scale installation pieces like the one I am obsessed with at Parachute (below).

Parachute Hotel Photos by Nicki Sebastian

Cindy left her job as senior display coordinator at Anthropolgie in 2015 to put her immense talent into her own line WKNDLA and it has been so wonderful to watch her work evolve over the last couple years.  Her sculptural pieces explore gravity’s influence on form and all her work is inspired by elemental forms, shapes, and colors collected from the work of pioneering artists, design movements, architecture, and nature. The result is a stunning body of work that is clean, modern, and geometric, making it a perfect fit for an SSS collaboration.

wall hanging sarah sherman samuel x wkndlawall hanging sarah sherman samuel x wkndlawall hanging sarah sherman samuel x wkndlawall hanging sarah sherman samuel x wkndlaWe created two sizes, one with ivory tassels and one with blush. Both incorporate walnut wooden beads and brass tubing that is hand cut, bent, soldered & polished. The ivory wall hanging also features a half moon made of spalted maple. Purchase the limited edition wall hangings in the shop now!

Ivory Wall Hanging // Blush Wall Hanging

To read more about all of our SSS collaborations check here.

SSS x SemiHandmade Cabinet Doors!

sarah sherman samuel kitchen cabinet doors for SemiHandmade for IKEAIt’s here, it’s here! Today is launch day for my signature line of cabinet doors I designed for SemiHandmade. If you’ve read my blog for any length of time you probably are not a stranger to SemiHandmade either. I used them in my own kitchen in LA and our A-frame kitchen. As well as some clients kitchens. They create high quality doors to fit on Ikea cabinetry so you can get the look of a custom kitchen without having to pay the price of a custom kitchen and you can use them on some of their bath and media cabinets as well.

sarah sherman samuel kitchen cabinet doors for SemiHandmade for IKEA sarah sherman samuel kitchen cabinet doors for SemiHandmade for IKEAAbout a year ago I was designing a kitchen for a client that wanted to use Semihandmade in their kitchen and that is when I came up with the idea of designing my own front and proposed the idea to John (Semihandmade founder) with some drawings and a rendering. I proposed the modern take on the classic bead board and John and his team produced it exactly as I imagined. 

sarah sherman samuel kitchen cabinet doors for SemiHandmade for IKEA Why a modern beadboard? I wanted to bring my modern version of the beadboard to market because of its clean design and its versatility. It can easily fit into a farmhouse style home paired with an apron sink and more traditional hardware while still giving the space an updated look. And it works equally as well in a very modern space with cleaner lines and paired down details. The simple geometry of the vertical lines convey a clean foundation without a ton of decoration but just enough detail to add some texture and simple pattern to the room. They have the ability to fit into kitchens of a range of styles depending on what they are paired with. 

sarah sherman samuel kitchen cabinet doors for SemiHandmade for IKEA sarah sherman samuel kitchen cabinet doors for SemiHandmade for IKEA For the collection we came up with 8 custom colors. A few of the colors I knew I had to have as they turn up in my client work and my own home so much, like the blush pink (blush) and the dark green (juniper), so I specified those. From there I of course wanted to make sure we had to all the basics, white, black, off-white etc and then I worked closely with Semihandmade to chose the rest of the colors from thermafoil samples. There is a warm grey (desert grey) which is close to a khaki color and another favorite is Agave (shown directly above) which is similar to my original cabinet color but reads more blue. 

And now to share how these doors can work in the living room as well!…

sarah sherman samuel for Semihandmade // Cabinet doors for Ikea cabinetry For this 75″ credenza shown above (in 4 of the 8 colors available), this is your shopping list.

Ikea parts
(2) 30″Wx20H” wall cabinet (frame only) Article Number: 102.654.53
(1) 15W”x20H” wall cabinet Article Number: 802.654.59
3 boxes $105

(2) Maximera drawers 30″W x 14 3/4″D Article Number: 802.656.71
2 drawers $90

(3) packs hinges (2 hinges per door)  Article Number: 602.046.45
3 packs hinges $18

(2) packs soft close (use 1 per door)  Article Number: 602.418.22
2 packs soft close $14

Semihandmade parts (available on the website November 20th)

(3) 15″x20″ SSS door $99 each
(2) 30″x10″ SSS drawer front $99 each
Doors/drawers $495

(1) Top white or black 76″ (for 75″ credenza) $199
(1) Frame (hold legs) white/black powder coated $149
(4) Legs- white/black, round or square 6″ high. $75

Appx Total for Ikea and Semi parts is $1150 (hardware not included)

Another piece of furniture you can create with the doors is a sideboard…

To make this 60″ sideboard here is your shopping list:

Ikea parts
(2) 30″Wx30H” wall cabinet (frame only) Article Number: 702.654.69
2 boxes $88

(4) packs hinges (2 hinges per door)  Article Number: 602.046.45
4 packs hinges $24

(2) packs soft close (use 1 per door)  Article Number: 602.418.22
2 packs soft close $14

Semihandmade parts (available on the website November 20th)
(4) 15″x30″ SSS door $129 each
Doors/drawers $516

(1) Top white or black 61″ (for 60″ credenza) $179 Oak top $219

(1) Base white/black powder coated $159

Appx Total for Ikea and Semi parts is $980 (decorative hardware not included)

sarah sherman samuel kitchen cabinet doors for SemiHandmade for IKEA I couldn’t be more excited to see this collaboration come to life and I can’t wait to start seeing these doors turn up in peoples homes!

And if you are eyeing the pretty brass knobs and pulls, that is all from my line of hardware with Park Studio! I designed the half moon shapes specifically to coordinate with my cabinet door design. I wanted something that updated our modern take on the beadboard even more and working from my love of simple geometric shapes the half moon shape was the perfect compliment to the clean vertical lines, especially how they can come together to make a full circle. 

Find out more about the hardware here, And visit Semihandmade for all the info and to start an order on the cabinet doors! x

sss x park studio hardware launch!

sarah sherman samuel x park studio hardware collectionYou may have caught a few sneak peeks on my instagram or instagram stories but today I am beyond thrilled to officially announce the launch of my own cabinet hardware collection created with Park Studio!

You may know Park Studio more for their gorgeous lighting, I first worked with them when I used one of their chandeliers in my studio space. They are a local Los Angeles based husband and wife team who are not only the sweetest people you might ever meet but they are the real deal and fellow designers and makers that share my vintage meets modern aesthetic to a tee! I have been wanting to create a line of cabinet hardware for a long time, specifically the half moon design, which has been on the back burner of my brain and to-do list for years. When Park Studio more recently came out with their line of hardware I knew they were the perfect partners to team up with to help bring the line to life and I have to say pretty much knocked it out of the park.

sarah sherman samuel x park studio hardware collectionsarah sherman samuel x park studio hardware collectionsarah sherman samuel kitchen // hardware collaboration with park studioOriginally I just had the idea for the Half Moon pulls and we met and talked capabilities, Park Studio had prototypes made, we tweaked things a bit from the first prototype and then they suggested we round out the line with bar pulls and a knob, which of course I was stoked they were as excited as me about the line, so I went back to the drawing board and the Mackinaw bar pulls and the Ottawa knob was born. They can all work together as shown above in my kitchen or each can stand alone.

half moon // cabinet pull // sarah sherman samuel x park studio hardware collectionhalf moon // cabinet pull // sarah sherman samuel x park studio hardware collectionmackinaw drawer pull // brass // half moon // cabinet pull // sarah sherman samuel x park studio hardware collectionmackinaw drawer pull // brass // half moon // cabinet pull // sarah sherman samuel x park studio hardware collectionottawa cabinet knob // brass // mackinaw drawer pull // brass // half moon // cabinet pull // sarah sherman samuel x park studio hardware collectionThey come in solid un-lacquered brass, which is a living finish and will patina over time, and matte black will be available soon! The modern geometric shapes can easily update a kitchen, dresser, vanity, or be the inspiration for many of Ikea hacks. Which you know I love. And speaking of Ikea hacks, I designed the hardware to coordinate with my next big product collaboration with Semihandmade… a signature line of cabinet doors that fit on Ikea cabinets!

sarah sherman samuel for semihandmade // cabinet door collection made for ikea cabinetsHere is a sneak peek of the hardware installed on my cabinet door collection which you can now preview on the Semihandmade site here! It will be officially launching November 15th.

And the hardware is available on Park Studio’s site today and you can also find them in my shop, here.
The Half Moons (named after a city in california from one of our favorite road trips we took)
The Mackinaw (named after where Rupert and I were married and the Mackinaw bridge being a destination/pit stop on a million family vacations growing up)
The Ottawa (the county where I grew up in Michigan)

Park Studio Product photos by Ben Kraus
Last photo by Tessa Neustadt for Semihandmade

sss + l&g wallpaper launch party

sarah sherman samuel x lulu georgia wallpaper launch partyLast week we threw a little party to kick off the launch of my wallpaper line with Lulu and Georgia and I truly felt like the belle of the ball. I have so many plates spinning at the moment that it felt really nice to pause, gather some friends and fellow female entrepreneurs and celebrate a project that has been on my bucket list for a long time now.  READ MORE