Around The House: Updating Base + Case

I’m heading into my fourth year of home-ownership soon, and I think it’s finally safe to say that every inch of my main floor has officially been updated.

Hot on the wings of last week’s bathroom reveal, I’m sharing my final main-floor update: a refresh of my baseboards, doors and casing [check out the process post here with more details of the build].

And before I dive into how good everything looks, I want to take a mo’ to thank Metrie for making and supplying such amazing doors and casing. Initially, I hummed and hawed over whether this update was worth it, but in the end, I can’t imagine going back to my previous hollow doors!

In particular, I got the Masonite Expo Lincoln Park doors (and upgraded them all to Safe n’ Sound) and cased them using their 3-1/2″ True Craft Scene. Instead of mitering the casing and keeping it all simple and square, I got Elite Signature Homes (the crew who installed all this goodness) to cut the top run beyond the sides by 3/4″ which I capped off with an overhanging strip. I then paired it all with square-stock poplar baseboards and these chrome lever handles and I’m super happy with how it all turned out. The casing adds so much character and architectural detail that my home lacked before. Add in my beautiful, new Louise Grey Little Quilt No. 3, and my hallways are pretty darn happy.

x, S






#SabrinasBathroom: The Reveal

At long last, my bathroom renovation is complete.

And before I dive into pretty pictures, I have to give big ups to my patient sponsors: Delta Faucet, Lowe’s Canada, Creekside Tile and Unison Home. (I’ve linked to all products below). If you haven’t followed along so far, take a pause and check out the whole series here first.

If I’m being real, my bathroom has been three years in the making. Upon moving in, this is what my bathroom looked like (above). Right away, I made a mini-update which mainly included stripping the wallpaper and painting. I liked the retro wall tiles, actually—still do—which made removing them bitter-sweet. But some were cracked, some were chipping and an update was inevitable. But I digress! Back to the first update I made: Continue reading

Wake Up

This year I’ve done many important, scary and beautiful things, one of them being a part of creating this film, directed and led by Shawn.

This summer, when he found himself with a spare few days, he set out to create this film piece with help from Nicole Kawalez (the actress), Lauren Ashton (producer), Zak Scholtz (assistant director), Mike Goencz (tech), myself (art direction, styling, design, VO), Sam Compton (makeup) and John Best Challinor (audio mixing and mastering). I hope you all take a minute to watch it.

I took tons of behind-the-scenes photos from set, so find ’em below and let Shawn know what you think.

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Links + Likes: Low Key Slip-Ons, Jessica Chen’s Tattoos, Floral Undies + Labor Day Sales

Be super low key like me and nab these slip-ons for under $20.

Jessica Chen’s tattoos make me want ’em all. That linework though…

I can’t confidently say I need this floral embroidered undies set, but I want it.

Same goes for this crewelwork rug [PS: Right now you can get 40% off all sale items at Anthropologie]!

Loving this polka-dot dress and these embroidered platform heels.


West Elm is having a big sale: Up To 30% Off Sofas + SectionalsUp To 30% Off Bedroom Furniture | Up To 70% Off Markdowns

Moda Operandi: With fashion week(s) around the corner, get $700, $250 OR $100 off your purchase with codes NYFW700NYFW250, and NYFW100

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Wayfair is having a big Labor Day clearance

An Eclectic Rustic Refuge in Ibiza

I can’t get enough of the Ibiza home of designer Nani Marquina and his partner and photographer, Albert Font. Thanks to architects Martínez Lapeña and Elías Torres, what used to be a run-down farm is now a refuge amidst nature.

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