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house update: finished bed & shopping for nightstands

recovered-bedNot a lot has happened in the bedroom since I last checked-in, however we did finish re-upholstering the old bed (more on that in a minute). Now, we are on the hunt for some nightstands. I stole the little plant stand from next to the dresser so I have something to put a glass of water on at night but Rupe still has nowhere to put his Harlequin novels (what’s a man to do!). So, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite nightstand options to try and narrow the search.

nightstand round-up // smitten studioGood nightstands are like the unicorn of home furnishings. So hard to find! I tend to like larger, more dresser sized nightstands like the campaign style or the double drawer, but in this space they might be a bit tight. I also love the look of a simple brass side table like the libby or the hexagon but they don’t offer up any storage. I thought I had found the perfect one when West Elm came out with the Penelope nightstand but they only make the all white version in large and, by george, I wanted the wood one in LARGE. What to do, what to do.

Penelope Nightstand // James Nightstand // Campaign Style // Hexagon Side Table // Catalina Nightstand // Tall Storage Nightstand // Audrey Nightstand // Double Drawer Dresser // Libby Side Table

To see all of the home renovation progress check here.

To get the rundown on how we reupholstered the bed, continue on after the jump!

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in my bag: palos verdes beach day

in my bag // palos verdes // smitten studioEvery weekend we can, we pack up the car and head to one of the beautiful beaches up or down the coast. While we only live within spitting distance from Venice Beach, I love the rocky (and less crazy town) beaches in Palos Verdes and Malibu.  Here’s what I pack for a picture perfect day at the beach.

Beach Umbrella // Maxi Dress by Vix // Sunhat by Eugenia Kim // Sunglasses by Karen Walker  // Iphone case by Jordan Carlyle // Swimsuit by TopShop // Picnic Basket by A Sunny Afternoon // Sandals by Joie a la Plage  // The Perfect Sunscreen  // Kinfolk Magazine // Black and White Beach Towel

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Modern Bed & Bath Accessories

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top picks from target room essentials // smitten studioI have been slowwwwwly collecting accessories and finishing touches for our new bedroom and bath. I have made some headway since my last progress posts here and here (and promise an update soon) but I am still without a lot of the basics like oh, bedding, nightstands, lighting, and basically every possible accessory you would need in the bathroom. So, I was really pleased when Target sent me a link to all of their new Room Essentials products. Above, I picked out a few of may favorite items to help round out a modern bed & bath.

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Desk Lamp // Wire Basket // Jersey Sheet set // Chevron Pillow // Bath Rug // Ottoman 

shopping for a console table & entry update

modern console table round-up // smitten studioI’m in the market for a new console table for our entryway, so I’ve scoured the internet for my favorite modern options. You may remember how the space looked before (below) while we were using an existing piece of furniture for the entry table. While I did love the storage, the proportions weren’t great for the space. It stuck out into a walkway a bit too far (too deep) and we also wish it was a lot longer (too squat).

Strut Console by Blu Dot // Rustic Storage Console by West Elm // Quad Console from Target // George Console from Oly // Frame Console by Crate & Barrel // Brent Console by Worlds Away // Brass X-base Console by Lawson Fenning // Mill Console by CB2

Entryway smitten studioI have since moved the wall hanging to a different spot in the house, repurposed the bar in the spare bedroom, and the gave the rug a new home in the den. So basically, we are starting again from scratch. Below is a peek at how it is coming along and where the console will sit.

entryway progress // smitten studioThe one item I did get so far was this oversized mirror to hang above the console. We had it custom made by a local glass & shower company at the same time that they made our glass shower enclosure (bathroom update soon). We also switched out the door for a more modern wood option (don’t mind the painters tape on the glass we are mid-project on staining and finishing the door). I love how the wood breaks up the white walls. So what do you think? Which long, skinny console would you pick?

To get all the product sources (including the DIY of that wall hanging) in the before photo, check here.
To see the before, before photos check here.
To see all the renovation progress check here.

Sources for bottom photo: Door by AAW (stained with 1 part Light Walnut & 2 parts Provencal by Varathane) // Vintage Hardoy Chair from Surfing Cowboys // Sofa from HD buttercup // Coffee Table is Vintage found at the Long Beach Flea // Rug from The Rug Warehouse // Chandelier by Jonathan Adler // Paint color is Snowfall by Behr

in my bag: michigan (again)

in my bag michigan I’m packing my bag for Michigan again, yee haw! I’m excited to get back to the cabin, the beach, and also to get to work on that Michigan guide idea. So glad you guys are on board! Here’s a few items perfect for any beach getaway. x sarah

Shopping Guide: Taylor Headphones by Frends // The Vacationers by Emma Straub  // Romper by Black Halo // Effel Sandals by Vince Camuto // Zig Zag Tote by Marc by Marc Jacobs  // Swimsuit by Marysia  // Lemon Skort by TopShop // Thea Sandals by Madewell  // Slouchy Jean Shorts by Joes // Weave Top by Boutique 

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in my bag: michigan

in my bag // smitten studioI know we just got back from the cabin but I am already itching to return. In preparation for the next trip I thought I’d do just a little online shopping to get my summer in Michigan wardrobe up to snuff. My suitcase should be packed in 6-10 days ;).

Crochet Tank from TopShop // Indigo Linen Jumpsuit by Madewell // Natural Tote by Bop Basics // Rib Crop Top by TopShop // Acute Ring from Need Supply // Coral Linen Scalloped Shorts by Asos // Toe Ring Sandals by Sam Edelman // Minerva Maillot (swimsuit) by Kore Swim // Wide Brimmed Straw Hat by TopShop // Combined Wedge Shoe by Zara // Cha Cha Cha Cuff Bracelet by Kate Spade

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modern bohemian living & dining room

modern bohemian living/dining room // smitten studioI’ve been working on a project for a client with a bright modern space in the beach town of Encinitas. The first room to tackle was her living & dining area and I wanted to share the round-up of the pieces I selected for her.  She already had a few beautiful items to start with, that white credenza (which is actually a bar), the skull, and the vintage woven basket (sitting on the table). Narrowing in on her style was a fun one because we have such a similar aesthetic (#dreamclient ;)  We decided to call it minimal, modern-bohemian.

She likes clean lines and a lot of open (and white) space, along with a mix of  mid century modern pieces like the tulip table and bar, next to special items with a boho vibe like the skull, rug, and wall hanging. It is a smallish living area so I kept everything bright and light (no bulky furniture allowed) and grounded it with the deep hued rug. I can’t wait to see this room come to life.

Shop the look: Wall Hanging by Himo Art // Palm Photograph by Laure Joliet // Woven Basket (Vintage) find similar here or here // 27″ round Tulip Table  // Cross Back Birch Dining Chairs // Bar (vintage) find similar here // Animal Skull find similar here // Sheepskin Rug // Ottomans/stool from Ikea // Rug from eSaleRugs // Coffee Table from Urban Outfitters // Sofa from West Elm  // Pillow 1 by Caitlin Marr // Pillow 2 by David Bastidas // Side Table/ Record Storage from Urban Outfitters // Ficus