trullbrook residence

Trullbrook Master Bath Reveal

a serene neutral master bath // sarah sherman samuel

Oh hey, it’s reveal day! For one of my all time favorite bathrooms that I have sat on for over two years now. eh hemm. I have had a busy few years, what can I say? ha The good news is I still love this bathroom as much as the first day and I am thrilled to share it with you in its’ full glory.

a serene neutral master bath // sarah sherman samuel
a serene neutral master bath // sarah sherman samuel
a serene neutral master bath // sarah sherman samuel

This bathroom renovation was close to my heart because, for one, it is the home of a good friend but also because, hello brown wall to wall carpet in the bathroom. EW! I take great pity on anyone that still has to endure the trend in the 80s/90s of carpeting a bathroom. I am happy we got it out of here and even more happy we got our navy shag out of our master bathroom in the #samuelfamilyfixer.

Along with carpet removal we had to bust out about 27 walls (ok more like 5 but close enough). See the design plans here to see how we reconfigured the entire space to give Jaimi and Matt their dream bathroom.

a serene neutral master bath // sarah sherman samuel
a serene neutral master bath // sarah sherman samuel
a serene neutral master bath // sarah sherman samuel

Jaimi wanted a serene, neutral bathroom but one that was still full of visual interest. Nuanced might be her favorite adjective to describe her style (mine too). The monochromatic pattern play from the mix of tiles and the gorgeous taupey marble slab along with the extra long custom double vanity delivered on all accounts.

a serene neutral master bath // sarah sherman samuel
a serene neutral master bath // sarah sherman samuel
a serene neutral master bath // sarah sherman samuel
a serene neutral master bath // sarah sherman samuel
a serene neutral master bath // sarah sherman samuel
a serene neutral master bath // sarah sherman samuel
a serene neutral master bath // sarah sherman samuel

Having a previous career in the beauty business the homeowner Jaimi has a healthy amount of product and creating the custom vanity also opened up the opportunity to give her the truly customized storage. We packed in shallow drawers on each side of the seated vanity so everything is at her fingertips.

a serene neutral master bath // sarah sherman samuel
a serene neutral master bath // sarah sherman samuel

Et voila! A choppy cramped and dated bathroom turned into a spacious zen retreat. Make sure to scope out the before photos here!

and see more spaces from #clienttrullbrooks here.

Matte White Tiles // Archer Pendant Lights // Mirrors // Sinks // Plumbing Fixtures // Vanity is custom // Vanity mirror is custom

Trullbrook Powder Bath

powder bath // marble wallpaper // sarah sherman samuelRemember Client Trullbrook? I was able shoot a few of the finished spaced before we left for Michigan and am excited to share a little before and after snack with their powder room reveal. The perfectly blush marbled walls, thanks to Rebecca Atwood, are everything. The concrete sink which we rolled the dice on, buying it off of Etsy, turned out beautifully and the brass Restoration Hardware fixtures are my favorite in the house. And what powder bath is complete without a booty vase? None!

powder bath // marble wallpaper // sarah sherman samuel powder bath // marble wallpaper // sarah sherman samuel

And now to remind you what we started with…



powder bath // marble wallpaper // sarah sherman samuelWe traded the one overhead light fixture for two sconces because in my opinion, it is always preferable to have the lighting flank the mirror, if you have the space for it. I also had the floating shelf/vanity custom made and opted for a decorative octagon shaped mirror. Together the concrete and wood, with their earthy/rugged feel, balance out the blush feminine wallpaper and gold metallic accents by contrast to create that mix of masculine/feminine and earthy/glam that I love. And I can say with confidence, I definitely won’t miss the red.

To see more from the Trullbrook Residence, check here.

Wallpaper custom color of Rebecca Atwood’s Marble Stripe // Octagon Mirror // Sconces // Faucet by Restoration Hardware  // Vase by Jonathan Adler // Concrete Sink // Toilet by Toto // Hand Towel // Hook // Brass Toilet Paper Holder // Floor Tile by Arto

Trullbrook residence kitchen 90% reveal!

tullbrook residence kitchen renovation // sarah sherman samuelGreen tweed marble, herringbone floors, gold fixtures… these are a few of my favorite things and I’m so thrilled to be able to share the ALMOST finished kitchen of my clients at the Trullbrook residence which has all three and more. We are still waiting on a custom built banquette, which is in the works, but I am impatient and couldn’t wait to share at least a peek at the finished portion of the space. More to come soon!

tullbrook residence kitchen renovation // sarah sherman samueltullbrook residence kitchen renovation // sarah sherman samuelThe Green Tweed marble on the backsplash and countertops kick an all white kitchen up a notch and anchoring it with the dark green floors make it even more special. I added small touches of wood with the butcher block island and the floating shelves as well as the gold Schoolhouse Electric hardware to warm up the cool tones in the rest of the space.

tullbrook residence kitchen renovation // sarah sherman samueltullbrook residence kitchen renovation // sarah sherman samuelThe entire “before” kitchen was demo’ed and we started fresh, first with the new Fireclay brick tile floor and then with the new cabinets. Last time we checked in the floor was just being laid and the cabinet boxes placed and now we are so close to the finish line, with the banquette and new bistro table and chairs being the last addition needed.

You might remember from the original post and before photos that we have now removed the peninsula, removed a double wall oven that also made the room feel tight (replacing it with a 48″ range) and extended the entire footprint of the kitchen (which isn’t seen here yet) but you can get an idea of where the banquette will be in the above photo.

tullbrook residence kitchen renovation // sarah sherman samueltullbrook residence kitchen renovation // sarah sherman samuel tullbrook residence kitchen renovation // sarah sherman samuelThe floating shelves that flank the new pass through window help to open up the space as well and give just enough space to display some favorite items and I still can’t get over the gorgeousness of those floors.

tullbrook residence kitchen renovation // sarah sherman samuelFor all of the progress on the Trullbrook residence so far, check here.

Shop the look:
Cabinet doors and drawer fronts by SemiHandmade on Ikea Cabinets // Brick Tile Floor in “Northwoods” by Fireclay // Pendant Lights by Schoolhouse Electric // Hardware by Schoolhouse Electric // Butcher Block Countertop from Ikea // Marble backsplash and countertop is called Green Tweed  // Oak Floating Shelves by SemiHandmade // Kitchen Faucet by Waterstone // Range by Thermador // Sink from Ikea 

Images by Sarah Sherman Samuel 

Trullbrook Kitchen Progress

full slab // green tweed // sarah sherman samuelI’m checking in with some progress from the Trullbrook Residence and the kitchen is quickly winning in the race to my heart. If you haven’t seen the before photos or the design plan take a peek here first. It is pretty much my dream palette which started with the Fireclay Brick Tile (the color is Northwoods) and soared to the nethersphere with this dreamy slab (called green tweed).

fireclay brick tile // northwoods // sarah sherman samueltile-going-inI popped in on tile day and got so excited to see the brick tile getting installed. Each Fireclay brick is handmade and it has a that stubbly texture like, well, brick, so each tile is slightly different than the next, giving it that subtle perfectly imperfect feel. Once it is in, it’s like it was always there.

tile-to-wood-transitionThey had to cover it up right away so the grout dries evenly and to protect it from all the rest of the work going on, but I came back a few days later and peeled up a corner to get a quick snap. Excuse the dirt but I also wanted to show how we used a brass schluter for the transition from tile to hardwood. YUM!

kitchen-hardwareplanNext was onto the cabinet install. Again, we went with Ikea bases and turned to Semi-Handmade for all the doors and drawer fronts. Their shaker profile is a more refined looking and higher quality version of the Ikea shaker doors and their ability to make extra panels and trim pieces give the look of a custom kitchen for a lot less expense. We chose their white supermatte finish.

cabinets-going-inThen came the day when I stopped in to check on the slab install and got a surprise, but this time not a good one. You may see it in the photo above… there is a seam in maybe the worst place to have a seam. One of the focal points of a kitchen is the range and they put a seam, right at eye level above the range!!! UGH.

slabHere’s a close-up so you can see it a big closer. Now, I was METICULOUS with drawings of the slabs and where I wanted to have the cuts. Because, as you can see, the marble has some very unique markings and I wanted to make sure I had control over where the colored veins fell. And thank God I had it all documented, because in this case it was the fabricators mistake and we had the plans to prove it. Unfortunate for them though because they had to buy an entire new slab (thankfully there was 1 left from the same batch at the slab yard) and re-cut it. So we dodged a bullet that would have probably driven my nuts and all is well in the end.

cabinets-ingreen-slab-white-cabinets-brass-pullsOf course by the time I got over to check it out all together, the kitchen was all covered in plastic while the painters were working on the walls and ceiling. You can get the idea of how the kitchen is coming together though. The island still isn’t in, or the appliances, but under all the covers it is getting close (and already looking so much bigger and brighter than the before photos). I was able to peel up a bit of paper to get this tiny detail shot which is getting me so excited to see it all come together. Green + white + brass = true love.

To see all of the Trullbrook Residence plans and progress so far check here. 

Cabinet boxes by Ikea with Doors & Drawer fronts by Semi-handmade // Brick Tile in “Northwoods” by Fireclay // Drawer Pulls by Schoolhouse Electric

SSS x Cedar & Moss

sarah sherman samuel x cedar and moss pendant // trullbrook residence bathroomHappy Monday guys! My excitement this morning is two-fold because #1 I get to introduce you to another SSS product collaboration and #2 share a sneak peak into the almost finished master bathroom from my “Trullbrook Residence” client. You may remember the before photos and the design plan from this post, and it is all coming together. The custom vanity I designed, the basket weave tile pattern, the gorgeous slab… and probably my most loved items in the room are the pendants I designed along with my favorite lighting company Cedar & Moss.

sarah sherman samuel x cedar and moss pendant // trullbrook residence bathroomsarah sherman samuel x cedar and moss pendant // trullbrook residence bathroomI am always on the hunt for modern mini pendants, which work so well at bathroom vanities, so I wanted to create my own. Cedar and Moss had just come out with their ceramic line and we knew it was a match made in heaven. I worked closely with Michelle, the founder, by passing sketches and going through a first and second prototype before we landed on the final piece that I got to use in my Trullbrook Residence project and that you can purchase through my shop and over on Cedar & Moss now!

If you are familiar with any of my work you will have no doubt seen some Cedar & Moss fixtures. When Michelle first launched her line, I used her Alto Pendants in our kitchen renovation and have become a loyal Cedar & Moss fan from then on. What started as a one woman show has grown in leaps and bounds into a bustling studio, providing the marketplace with modern and midcentury lighting options that are minimal and also affordable and I am SO happy to be able to work with them to create my first light fixture, the Archer pendant.

Sources: Archer Pendants by Sarah Sherman Samuel for Cedar & Moss // Mirror by CB2 // Sink by Kohler // Custom Vanity by Sarah Sherman Samuel // Brass Cabinet Knobs by Kohler // Faucet by California Faucets // 2 x 8 Tile 

Images  by Sarah Sherman Samuel

For more posts on the Trullbrook Residence project check here.

Trullbrook Residence Powder Bath

Trullbrook Residence Powder Bathroom // sarah sherman samuelI’m back at the Trullbrook Residence with their final bathroom design and even though it’s the smallest of the 4, it’s definitely not short on style. For the wallpaper I turned to my fellow marble pattern lover Rebecca Atwood and we created a custom color of one of her patterns.

wallpaper-swatch-rebecca-atwood-sarah-sherman-samuelI chose three pantone colors to create a more natural, terra cotta type color palette and I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. Just wait to see it on the wall! I love the work Rebecca does in wallpapers and textiles, her pattern based goods are perfect for mixing and matching and you know I love a good pattern play.

Click through for the before photos and our plans! READ MORE