These New Designer Collaborations Will Have You Craving a New Kitchen

published Nov 25, 2017
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Los Angeles-based designer Sarah Sherman Samuel— famous for her airy, California-cool style—has announced two brand new exciting collaborations for the kitchen. Add these to Joy Cho’s recent collaborative creation of playful pastel cement tiles with clé and you’ll want to renovate your kitchen… well, basically yesterday.

First up, Samuel has teamed with popular cabinet door maker Semihandmade. You might call Semihandmade the ultimate IKEA hacker considering the brand manufactures modern cabinet doors with handmade craftsmanship in order to spice up your otherwise standard-issue IKEA kitchen cabinets (and consoles).

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Sarah Sherman Samuel x Semihandmade is a collection of doors in 8 custom colors that play off of Samuel’s signature cool color palette. Included are White, Antique, Agave, Blush, Desert Grey, Juniper, Night Sky, and Black. The Semihandmade website notes that Samuel’s collection has “elevated a timeless classic like beadboard for the modern kitchen.”

The collaboration was a natural fit for the two brands; Samuel renovated and photographed the kitchen of her own Venice Bungalow designed with Semihandmade doors — and the look went viral. Per a message on Samuel’s website, “Sarah has worked with Semihandmade on numerous projects that it was only a matter of time for a collaboration.”

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Samuels second collab is the perfect complement to her Semihandmade collab: a hardware collection. The line of geometric hardware has her teaming up with Los Angeles makers Park Studios, which is run by husband and wife team Jolene and Ben Kraus. Much like her cabinets, Samuel’s hardware collection is simple, modern, and can instantly make a kitchen feel luxe. The line of hardware is brass (though an Instagram post from Park Studio mentions black anodized aluminum is coming soon), and are available in three styles: Half Moon, Ottawa (a solid knob-style pull), and Mackinaw (an oval bar-shaped pull).