SARAH SHERMAN SAMUEL + LULU & GEORGIA

when sarah sherman samuel + lulu & georgia join forces {you can find their wallpaper in the mStarr southie condo}, the result is usually something pretty awesome. and the new SSS line of rugs + pillows of is no exception.

sarah has an inspiring {and sometimes unexpected} instagram feed, has designed homes for mandy moore and garance doré , has other collaborations including cabinet + drawer fronts and tile, and is a fixture in design blogs and magazines. and lulu & georgia? well you know i’m a fan {see here, here, here etc. etc.}

the rugs and pillow are offered in a gorgeous earth tone palette and really showcase sarah’s eclectic and recognizable style. below are some of my favorite pieces!

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the line doesn’t officially launch until the 29th but you can pre-order now!

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#FARMHOUSEDIALFANO KITCHEN TILE

if you’ve been an instagram follower for awhile, you’ve no doubt seen countless posts + stories where i’ve talked about our desire to add a backsplash to the #farmhousedialfano kitchen. despite our home being from the 1830’s, the kitchen was a more recent addition and therefore we didn’t have to do anything other than some cosmetic and style-related updates. we even kept the paint color {a light blue} + the existing open shelving. but both bill and i always thought something was missing and that my friends, is a killer backsplash. thanks to a partnership with my friends at fireclay tile, it is FINALLY happening. and in just a few weeks! cue the digital fireworks!

i actually feel that backsplash is too small a term because we’ve decided to tile pretty much the entirety of three walls. here’s where we are now here are a few photos that show the areas we’re tiling {excuse the mess but #reallife}. the first photo presented the biggest dilemma when deciding what to tile. the kitchen has a vaulted ceiling with beams {a much-appreciated touch in a house that otherwise has 7 and 8’ tall ceilings}. i went back and forth on whether to follow the natural ceiling line on the sink/fridge wall or to go alllll the way up. in reality it’s only another 40 square feet but ultimately decided to just follow the ceiling line all the way throughout the room. let’s hope i don’t regret the decision but we can always add!

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below you can see what we’re planning for the rest of the kitchen, in total we’re tiling 155 square feet.

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ok so the plan! herringbone. brick. i want a showstopper design but one that’s also timeless and appropriate for our centuries old house. i went back and forth {and back and forth} on what color brick to do…i knew i wanted something neutral to allow for my decorating whims and eventually narrowed it down to klamath and elk. elk being the warmer tone, klamath being the cooler. we {ok i} have decided to go with klamath as the glaze isn’t so heavy that you can’t see the natural variation of the brick and while it’s more of a cooler blue color, it doesn’t feel TOO cool.

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so here you go! a mockup of how it will look! we plan to swap out our existing white open shelving with a more natural wood and no brackets. what do you think?! i can’t tell you how excited i am for this. we’ve talked about doing it for SO long and i can’t believe it’s finally happening! a former colleague of bill + mine now has his own tile company so he’ll be installing!

mStarr design / #farmhousedialfano kitchen tile mockup / fireclay tile

i’ll be sharing peeks and the whole process over on instagram so be sure you’re following along. and do stay tuned because there might be some other big changes

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disclosure / fireclay tile is generously providing the tile for our project. we are covering the installation costs.

 
 

 

mStarr is a lifestyle studio specializing in interiors, creative direction, editorial design and brand partnerships. if you’ve got a project, let us know!