We’re huge fans of Smitten Studio here at Glitter Guide, so we couldn’t contain our excitement at the chance to peek into Sarah Sherman Samuel’s home! Her Los Angeles abode is an intriguing mix of old and new: a sleek, modern foundation with brilliant touches of warmth, color and charm. Sarah’s impeccable décor includes handmade pieces from her newest exciting venture, A Sunny Afternoon—and effortlessly reflects her signature style we’ve all come to adore!
What inspired you to start your blog, Smitten Studio?
Basically, I started Smitten Studio as a creative outlet. My full-time job had become less challenging, so I wanted to use the blog as a way to push and inspire myself and others. I’ve always been really into photography, styling and using my graphic design background and education in different ways, so the blog was a perfect platform to combine those interests and share them with like-minded folks. I had the idea to start it a few years ago and even made a few posts using a template site, but it didn’t feel right at the time, so I shelved it. It wasn’t until last year that I custom-designed the site to reflect my own aesthetic and launched Smitten Studio as it is today, the visual diary of my journey in life and design. This also coincided with my husband and I buying our little fixer cabin in Michigan, and so it became the perfect place to track all of our DIY renovations. Little did I know that after just one year, the blog would take off, giving me the opportunity to take the leap out on my own. I have been sharing my life, work, travels and inspiration ever since.