lightlab ktichen tour // before & after // design by sarah sherman samuelToday is the day… it’s project Light Lab reveal tour day! And of course I’ve got a couple before and afters for your viewing pleasure because nothing is as satisfying as a good before and after.

lightlab ktichen tour // before & after // design by sarah sherman samuelIf you have been following along you may have seen my post on the design and the progress but in case you didn’t here is a little recap. Anne Sage and Team Woodnote teamed up in a new joint venture they named Light Lab. It is a creative warehouse space for shoots, events, and all sorts of creative happenings. With two extremely different (and I mean basically polar opposite) styles, Anne and Caroline turned to me for the interior design. I wanted to give them both a space they would love which meant giving Anne her sophisticated, muted aesthetic while also catering to Caroline’s vibrant bold vibes.

So without further ado here she is…

lightlab ktichen tour // before & after // design by sarah sherman samuellightlab ktichen tour // before & after // design by sarah sherman samuellightlab ktichen tour // before & after // design by sarah sherman samuellightlab ktichen tour // before & after // design by sarah sherman samuelIn the kitchen I kept things monochromatic, appealing very much to Anne’s style, but also because this will be an event space and I wanted to make sure to have the kitchen be the centerpiece of the space without it dictating the style of an event. The use of black and white and gold lays a classic but modern foundation where the look can be changed dramatically with accessories, florals, etc. To make sure it didn’t go boring I added in special elements like the plywood feature wall, the geometric tiled island, extra extra long floating shelves, matte black cabinets and appliances, the faux marble backsplash, and those incredible gold stools. I also had them paint the entry door in a soft shade of pink, giving Caroline a little hint of color.

Shop the Room:

Fridge, Dishwasher, Oven, Beverage Cooler by Kitchenaid // Backsplash and Solid Suface Countertops (in Artic White) by Formica Corporation  // Cabinet Doors & Drawer fronts and Floating shelves by Semihandmade Cabinets (in black Supermatte) // Pendants by Cedar & Moss 8” lights from Rejuvenation // White wall paint: Nova White by Glidden Paint // Faucet by Brizo // Tile on Island by Fireclay Tile // Gold Stools by  High Fashion Home


light-lab-lounge3light-lab-lounge2light-lab-lounge-sarahshermansamuel In the main lounge area I created the custom prints using some photos I pulled from Caroline’s Instagram feed and Simply Framed printed and framed them for us. Caroline and Jayden’s rug company, Coco Carpets, brought in some color with moroccan rugs and I layered a few to make the extra large lounge space feel laid back and comfortable. Anchoring the area is the extra long sofa that the Light Lab team had custom made using a sofa they found for free as the structure. I just love that channel back. The coffee table was a DIY project made from a piece of remnants Anne picked out from a marble slab yard (more on that soon).

Shop the Room:
Rugs by Coco Carpets // Sofa (custom made) // White chairs by Bernhardt, Upholstered in Crypton Fabric // Floor Pillows by West Elm // Coffee Table DIY // Side Table from CB2 // Leather Chair from West Elm // Floor Lamp from West Elm // Prints by Sarah Sherman Samuel + Team Woodnote Printed by Simply Framed // Pillows from Cb2  lightlab-jeff-mindell-1lightlab-jeff-mindell-2light-lab-lounge4The second seating area is a little more formal and one of my favorite spots yet. It’s simple but with some unique pieces I love.

Shop the room:
Rug from Coco Carpets // Coffee table from West Elm // Bench from West Elm // Chairs from ATG // Mirror from West Elm // Pillows from West Elm and Target // Chair from West Elm

(second seating area photos are by Jeff Mindell)

bathroom tour // before & after // design by sarah sherman samuelbathroom tour // before & after // design by sarah sherman samuelAnd finally… the bathroom!! I had to give Caroline a major color statement somewhere and it ended up being in the powder room and I went all out. I did a custom run of my own wallpaper design (limitless walls printed it for me) and went with a bold black and white pattern Fireclay Tile on the floor. Gold fixtures are the glammy cherry on top.

Shop the room: Sink Duravit from Wayfair // Faucet Kohler from Wayfair // Toilet Duravit Starck 2 from Wayfair // Tile Fireclay Tile // Wallpaper custom design by Sarah Sherman Samuel, printed by Limitless Walls // TP holder and Towel Bar CB2 // Towels from  Yuka from Wayfair //  Mirror CB2 // Lights by Cedar & Moss sconces from Rejuvenation

And here are a few of the before and after’s I promised…

lightlab tour // before & after // design by sarah sherman samuelIt has come a long way right?

lightlab tour // before & after // design by sarah sherman samuelI never did get a good before photo of the bathroom because it was doubling as a storage room while everything was under construction but the vanity says it all anyway.

lightlab tour // before & after // design by sarah sherman samuelI hope you enjoyed following along. Now I need to come up with a new excuse to head to the east side of LA so I can keep up my Light Lab visits. Orrrrr Maybe they won’t notice if I move right in.

Oh and see more about the space today on Design Sponge!

Images by Sarah Sherman Samuel (except where noted by Jeff Mindell)

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