new wallpaper collection from sarah sherman samuel.

if we’ve seen her work, most of us have been long smitten with designer sarah sherman samuel, of the well-loved blog stories. i’ve personally followed her forever, and have had the fortunate experience of getting to know her as a friend over the years. not only is she talented and beautiful, she’s also one of the kindest humans you’d ever want to meet.... 
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getting kitschy with it.

well, how’s this for cheerful? i thought i’d go to a happy place today and share some rooms where the kitsch level is pretty up there — fun and spunky, no fear of color here. when i was younger i had a pretty intense love of all things kitschy and as i get older it’s mellowed, but i still love a bit of it here and there. a great print like my barkcloth... 
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an italian retreat.

picture yourself surrounded by groves of olive and fruit trees, perched high above the Mediterranean sea. can you imagine yourself here yet? not quite? well, i’m back with yet another holiday retreat you can visit — this time a beautiful home on the amalfi coast — via albeli home rentals. the concept behind albeli’s holiday home rentals is an ‘intellectual... 
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leaving my safe space.

some days, not just mondays you want to bury your head under the covers and just glide under the guise of sleep a while longer — stay in our safe space. i felt like that all weekend. i don’t want to bury my head under the comfort of covers and ignore what’s happening in our country, but at the same time i find myself with a loss for the right words. i don’t... 
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dramatically different.

i’ve had a decor crush on the beautiful bedroom treatment just above for a long while now. there’s just something about the playful mix of pattern and textiles that are so unexpected and chic. i’d love to just use a strip of wallpaper as a kind of headboard like they’ve done here with a Chinoiserie print and a contrasting batik fabric. i love dessin... 
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