427  //  house update: talking wood floors, paint colors, & chaos

house update, stuccoOk guys, sorry for the lack of house updates. There hasn’t been anything too exciting going on and everything is still so not pretty, it isn’t very inspiring to take photos of, or look at, really. Thankfully the end is getting near(ish) and most of the major stuff is done! I can’t wait for the day that we can clean everything out of there and start over with a brand new blank slate. A status update on all the rooms and, as promised, a bit of the reality of living through a renovation, after the jump…

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426  //  shopping for a modern chandelier

chandelier shopping // smitten studioRemember when our house looked like this. It was after phase one of the kitchen renovation and when we were still trying to make the house look like it wasn’t all under construction (and before we gave up that pipe dream in our third month of the major renovation). You will be able to see how we’ve been living lately in the next post, but I wanted to take a look at this for my chandelier shopping needs.

I am sure we all can agree that lighting makes such a difference in a house. I have a real weakness for beautiful modern chandeliers. I could lose hours (and I already have) happily shopping for the perfect one. Here are my top picks!

modern chandeliers - round up // smitten studioLucky for me (not so lucky for the pocketbook) I have places for THREE different chandeliers! Two you’ll see in the photo above, one over the dining table and one to replace the ceiling fan, and the third will be in the master bedroom.

Zanadoo Chandelier // Kalmar Dome Ceiling Light // Thirteen Arm Vintage Chandelier // Agnes Chandelier // Meurice by Jonathan Adler // Satellite Chandelier by DWR

 

modern chandeliers - round up // smitten studioOne of my favorite sources for lighting is 1st Dibs, they have so many amazing vintage lamps. Of course most are way out of my budget, but it still helps to narrow down the style I want and it also makes me think doing a DIY like this one or this one, might also be a great option.
Which ones are your favorites?

Twelve Light VIntage Chandelier // Priti Chandelier // Satellite Six Chandelier // Stilnovo Vintage Chandelier // Black Cord Chandelier by Brendan Ravenhill // Half Dome Pendant by Allied Maker

For more product round-ups look here.
For all the product sources in the top photo look here.

424  //  A Sunny Afternoon + One Kings Lane!

sarah sherman samuel // one kings lane - artisanal sale // a sunny afternoonHappy Friday guys. I wanted to share some exciting news!

I’ve partnered up with One Kings Lane to do an A Sunny Afternooon Artisanal sale! I’ve been a big fan of One Kings Lane for quite some time, so when they approached me to sell my own products I about jumped out of my chair. They have partnered with so many top designers, tastemakers, and all around amazing creatives (I mean have you seen the “Paris with Kelly Wearstler” sale going on right now?) and I am seriously chuffed to be a small part of what they are doing.

The sale starts this Monday (the 31st) at 6pm, it will be packed with my A Sunny Afternoon goods, including a few new pieces, and be up for the week! Check out the preview here.

Image by Nicole LaMotte for One Kings Lane

423  //  my style: travel basics & anthropologie giveaway (closed)

pilcro pant // smitten studio for anthropologiepilcro pant // smitten studio for anthropologiepilcro pant // smitten studio for anthropologiepilcro pant // smitten studio for anthropologiepilcro pant // smitten studio for anthropologiepilcro pant // smitten studio for anthropologiepilcro pant // smitten studio for anthropologieAnthropologie sent me these beautiful pants from their colorful line of Hyphen Chinos just in time for our trip to Miami and they quickly became a staple in my travel wardrobe. I picked the “candied ginger” colorway, which happens to be my latest hue obsession. You may also recognize it from my new studio floors… CAN NOT get enough of that color in my life.

Check out the other four lovely bloggers that Anthro teamed up with and what style they picked here.

And don’t forget to enter below for your chance to win a pair in the color of your choice!

Here’s the giveaway details…
To win a pair of the Hyphen Chinos:
1. leave a comment below saying which colorway is your favorite, and…
2. follow Anthropologie (@anthropologie) and myself (@sarahshermansamuel) on instagram

One Smitten Studio reader will be chosen at random and will be gifted their preferred Hyphen style. Good luck!

Shop the Look: Hyphen Chino from Anthropologie by Pilcro // White Blouse by Zara // Hat from Forever 21 // Gladiator Sandals by Sam Edelman (old) find similar here.

UPDATE: The giveaway is now closed. Thank you for entering and congratulations to Phoebe for winning the Pilcro Chinos!

Images by Smitten Studio for Anthropologie 

421  //  from the weekend: the good, the bad, and the really ugly

03.23.14-weekendThe good: Saturday we drove downtown to check out the Parachute Market, a beautifully curated design fair and then stopped by the equally beautiful Ace on the way back for a little snack.

The bad: On the drive home I started not feeling so well.

The really ugly: We arrived home to a freshly varnished hallway which I immediately had to put my personal stamp (ie footprints) in, while running to the bathroom where I became violently ill and stayed for the remainder of the night. (tmi? probably).

I should also note that it was NOT the Ace’s food that poisoned my system. I am pretty sure a late night taco truck run the evening before was the culprit. Ew. I hope your weekend was better then mine!

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

420  //  modern beach guest bedroom

modern beach bedroom // smitten studioI have yet to choose any furnishings or accessories for the bedrooms in my own house, but I’ve been working on a client’s home in Manhattan Beach and thought I would share what I am calling a “modern beach” guest room. Living in a beach town, we wanted to give the room a coastal nod while steering clear of the obvious or traditional seaside decor.  I’ve mixed vintage looking pieces with modern furniture and lighting so that even though all the items are brand new, they still have a collected feel. I also got to put to use one of my favorite wallpapers!

Pendant Lamps by Allied Maker // Wallpaper by Hygge & West  // Beach Print by Antoine Rose // Green Side Table from Target // Acorn Mid-Century Bed by West Elm // Vintage Grainsack Pillows by Jillbent // Sheepskin Rug // Throw Blankets // Hanging Chair by Serena & Lily // Case Study Planters by Modernica // Campaign Dresser by Bungalow 5