Inside Sarah Sherman Samuel’s Living Room (and Shop the Look!)

From Mandy Moore’s 1950s modern home to Vanessa Carlton’s luxurious bathrooms, our retinas are routinely dilated upon seeing Sarah Sherman Samuel’s work. But it’s not just her interiors that have captured our intrigue, Samuel just released her much-anticipated collection for Lulu & Georgia (on the back of her successful line of rugs and pillows with the brand), and her own SSS Atelier online boutique with wall art, limited-edition furniture design, and vintage. The multidisciplinary designer isn’t afraid to throw out the rule book to conceive hyper creative, contemporary spaces that are brimming with soulful details and inherent beauty. 

To learn more about Samuel’s process, we took a deep dive into one of her favorite spaces at home: her living room. Read on to discover more and shop the look!

Describe this room in 3 words:

Warm, sculptural, tactile.

What was the inspiration behind this room design?

The post-modern house itself and the property it sits on was the main inspiration. There is a large five-foot round skylight that was original to the house and sits high up above the coffee table. The round shape of the skylight inspired the arches and the curved staircase that we brought into the room.

Please share a fun anecdote about the design process?

Before renovations, there was a carpeted half-step stair/ladder up to the loft area that each one of us, at one point, fell off of going up or down. It was not only an eyesore but a safety hazard. Replacing it with the curved staircase remedied the issue while simultaneously creating an incredible focal point.