We love to celebrate our friends, and when it comes to our long-time collaborator, Sarah Sherman Samuel, there's always something to celebrate. Her Michigan-woods showhouse might be her most expansive and personal project yet. Everything but the natural scenery comes from her singular vision—designed, built, and filled with the rugs, furniture, textiles, and decor that have made her Lulu and Georgia collection a perennial bestseller.
Bring Sarah's Look Home
Free from client constraints and working with her husband, Rupert, as the builder, this project became a playground for experimentation. Collaborating with Mera Studio Architects, Sarah turned her whimsical visions into a tangible structure with a unique barrelled ceiling, steeping the space in her style.
This house is Sarah from the ground up. Having a project so close to home and a blank slate allowed her to obsess over every detail, from hand-sketching early plans to playing tile artist days before installation. It's not just a house; it's a showcase of design—with each element reflecting Sarah’s unending talent.
Inside, we had our eyes on some familiar favorites. We love how the shapes of pieces like the Ripple accent chair and her lighting collection are echoed in the lines of the house. And it wouldn’t be Sarah Sherman Samuel without some pattern play—from signature bedding to her Painted Stripe wallpaper and custom fabric upholstery. Even the small touches from her collection—mirrors and accent furniture—blend seamlessly into this cohesive interior.
One of the most exciting parts of this project is what it promises for the future. It’s a showcase of so much of her work to date, but it also hints at plenty of bold and new designs to come, and we’re here for all of it—with endless ways to bring her signature style home.
Photography by Daniel Peter