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The New Lulu And Georgia x Sarah Sherman Samuel Collection Will Give You Butterflies

5 years. That’s how long the new Sarah Sherman Samuel x Lulu and Georgia collection has been in the works and BOY was it worth the wait. I’ve always wondered how long it takes to develop lines like this –– the answer is that there’s a massive range of time (especially if you’re doing furniture vs textiles vs decor…obviously furniture takes the longest) but a collection this big also has to have massive thought put into it and how it all flows together.

After reading the interview Lulu and Georgia did with Sarah about the collection, it’s VERY clear that this was thoroughly thought out. Sarah describes the collection as being “collected” but not “matchy-matchy.” So, a lot of the pieces will have similar frames but different finishes. Things to make your space feel cohesive, but not like a store-bought set (love that). Also, something Sarah is known for that you can expect to see in the collection: curves and lots of ’em. There’s something that’s always so fun and eye-catching about Sarah’s designs and this line is truly no different. Alright enough jabber, we’ve picked 10 of our favorites so you can see for yourself:

Rise Daybed

It’s already getting hot and heavy. Look at the lines on this beauty! That pretty scalloped detail paired with those skinny iron legs tied together (almost literally) with that smokeshow pillow & strap detail. I mean, I’m turned on. I love the scallop furniture trend that’s happening SO much, and this piece totally reminds me of this UO sofa I’ve had my eye on for an eternity (only reason I haven’t bought either of these is because I have nowhere to put them).

Hyvaa Bed

This bed made me question everything I’ve ever known. THOSE BONES. I’m weirdly specific with how I like a bed. It’s gotta be upholstered (check), it must have legs to store stuff under it (check), and it also must have a headboard tall enough where if you sit up in bed your back has enough room to rest on the headboard and not the cold wall (also check). So it’s perfect? Yup. Plus I love a chubby upholstered leg and this one has FOUR.

James Accent Chair

I mean this is basically design porn at this point!! If you didn’t feel your heart pound by looking at this photo then I don’t know how we could be friends anymore (I’m just kidding, obviously, I know people have varying design styles but this one is exactly my taste). Look how chunky, fun but still comfy!! This collection is giving us the best of every single world and universe and I’m about ready to sell everything I own and refurnish with exclusively this!!!

Cloud Coffee Table

Now for a baby chunky-legged coffee table. IMHO you can never have too many chunky legs on furniture pieces. Plus look at the texture on this boy. If I could fit a coffee table, you would be mine.

Checkerboard Bolster Pillow

Checkerboard is back and better than ever in this collection (well according to gen-z design trends it’s been back for a hot minute) but think of this as your cool mom’s checkerboard. The irregularity in the pattern makes it more elevated plus the color choices are so sophisticated.

Ripple Accent Chair

Ah, the chair everyone has been asking about since Sarah’s guest bathroom makeover came out…now it can finally be ours! I love how little and cute it is, plus more fun scallop detail! Yay!

Merrit Sideboard

Okay, I just wrote a post about how everyone is trying to get the fluted trend for cheaper by using this weird DIY product, but if you are ready to commit to buying a dope piece that won’t go out of style (in my opinion) then here is your gal. The quality on Lulu and Georgia pieces is so good and will truly last, so going for a neutral but textured piece like this is a longevity piece! Plus the curved sides and that hardware is making my heart pound it’s SO pretty.

Irregular Checkerboard Rug

More fun checkered patterns!!! There’s also a cool wallpaper version of this pattern that I’m in love with (and would look so cool with the sideboard above). A note Em once wrote in a post that I think about constantly is that she likes having pattern on the floor because when it’s at eye level (ie: a wallpaper) it can often get too loud & you can get sick of it faster. After she said that, I constantly think about how it’s fun to put pattern and color into a rug because you’ll probably be able to live with it longer & bring your space to life without going pattern overboard (if you’re worried about too much pattern like me).

Lena Sofa

Four MORE upholstered chunky legs!! This collection makes me so giddy. Plus I LOVE velvet in almost anything (here’s a case for it being the best and most durable material for your sofa that made me think the fabric in a new way too). I never ever want velvet to go out of style and I have a good feeling it won’t go anywhere anytime soon 🙂

Whit Dining Chair

Oh, do I love a sculptural dining chair. I think dining chairs are the most underrated pieces of furniture and people usually opt for more traditional/boring ones because of three reasons: cost, comfort, and availability. While these are certainly a splurge (so no, they don’t check the ‘cost’ box), they do have an upholstered seat and what seems like comfortable dimensions (I haven’t sat in it but from the looks of it, I bet these seats are very comfortable). Lastly, they’re not hard to find because if you’re reading this now they are right here! I always have a difficult time finding a stand-out dining chair that starts a conversation and isn’t generic, so if you have this problem too, take a gander at these. And lastly, you can mix and match dining chairs! Put these at the ends of your table and fill in the middle with some more cost-effective chairs if that’s an option for you. Just things to think about when sprucing up your dining space 🙂

So whaddya think? Do you like this collection as much as we do? Would love to chat about your favorite pieces in the comments. See ya down there! xx

Opening Image Credit: Design by Sarah Sherman Samuel and Lulu and Georgia | via Lulu and Georgia

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Sue K
2 months ago

I love the scalloped details on the daybed and the Ripple Accent chair! It is a traditional but very modern look.

Caroline
2 months ago

Beautiful pieces, but so over the white boucle fabric trend. Is just not practical for doggie lovers in Texas.

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Lulu
2 months ago
Reply to  Caroline

Whippet?

Michelle
2 months ago
Reply to  Lulu

My guess is Italian greyhound.

Jose
2 months ago

Too trendy, overall. While some of the pieces are fun, they will look dated very quickly. To me, that James accent chair is just ridiculous.

lauren
2 months ago

Very pretty, but I echo another commenter: too trendy and will date quickly.

Patti
2 months ago

The only one I really love is the Rise Daybed but I would love it more if it wasn’t scalloped. I get the whimsy and all but think it would look more elegant with a straight line.

Dena
2 months ago

I love it! So fun!! And it really fits her style! While some of it could be considered trendy, lots of furniture and decor is. And then it goes out and comes back in! Buying a piece or two could really fit so many styles!

Dee
2 months ago

No, no don’t care for the chunky furniture at all. Reminds me of the 80’s. Nothing elegant about the pieces.

Donna
2 months ago

Past trends that are now considered iconic (Eames, Thonet, Saarinen, Arne Jacobsen, Wegner, Mies Van der Rohe, etc) challenged the current zeitgeist and pushed design forward. It is why they are now classics. I don’t see how these designs do that. Not to say these aren’t fun, especially the Whit chair, but I don’t see how they are unique enough to stand the test of time. I’m not ready to invest in them as I think they are now (white boucle) or will be dated. But who knows, I could be wrong :).

Elaine
2 months ago

Disappointing. Although if Karl Springer’s Dowelwood lounge chair and Jean Gillon’s Italma Wood Art chairs had a baby and then asked a tik-tok’er to dress it in bouclé, it would be called James, the accent chair!

And while I love me some brutalism and MCM, some of the inspiration behind this collection is too literal for my taste. To wit…

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Jeannine520
2 months ago

Besides the checkerboard rug I’m not really a fan at all, of the pieces or the hyperbole.

Heidi
2 months ago

Unique statement pieces for sure! However, the aesthetic feels impractical and too trendy.

kiki
2 months ago

ooooohhhhh interesting! like someone stripped all the color out of Memphis!

Jeffrey C
2 months ago

Love a lot of the looks, but question how long they will be in style. I sense they will feel dated very quickly, particularly this overuse of boucle which already is feeling quite tiresome.

Ann
2 months ago

That sofa is definitely made for a very young person who doesn’t need lumbar support, or arms to push up from a seated position. Armchairs look comfy.

hickenack
2 months ago

There is literally not one piece shown here that I think is even slightly attractive. It’s caricature furniture. Caricafurnicature. None of these ideas will be defensible in 50-100 years.

Lindsay
2 months ago

Wow, I thought I was the only one who was lukewarm on the collection. Clearly not! The daybed is adorable, and I would use the dining chairs as accent chairs in a corner for sure. But otherwise I’d pass. I wonder if it is a generational thing? My husband’s first couch purchase was a big 80’s poufy beauty, when the “Miami vice” vibe was in. These pieces, if paired with pinkish and aqua pillows feel very similar. I will say, however, that we loved that couch and spent many a happy hour watching 80s sitcoms, playing cards, and doing whatever we did before the internet:)
So if you you youngsters out there love it, then go for it!

A.B.
2 months ago

Love that she has a recognizable design touch and while it’s not all for me, the scallop chair is perfect.

Anna
2 months ago

Ooooof. Hard pass. Too try hard.

emily jane
2 months ago

I adore the quirky personality inherent in just about every piece in this collection ; )

Susannah
2 months ago

When furniture has upholstery right down to the floor, especially light colored, it’s going to show dirt and not wear well over time. Same w headboard upholstery that will discolor where our heads rest. A removable slipcover kind of solution for the headboard means you could remove it and wash it. As is though upholstered legs/headboards are pretty impractical and unsustainable or at least mean fussy housekeeping.

Amy
2 months ago

I don’t understand the boucle trend…it is just so impractical! Even if you just had something as a “for show” accent piece, it’s going to collect dust in the fuzz and look dingy within a year. And if you actually use it, it will become matted and dirty and gross even sooner. I don’t know about you, but I want to actually get real-life use out of my furniture and don’t want to stress about how dirty it will look in 6 months. Just my opinion. Maybe some people on here who have this fabric on an upholstered piece and they have owned it and used it for over a year can weigh in on how it holds up over time. Does it still look brand new and fluffy white like the day you bought it?

Amanda
2 months ago
Reply to  Amy

totally, i think you have to have the mind-set that EVERYTHING you own is going to wear down if you seriously use it and either embrace it or get more sturdy materials ! I like a little ding on my stuff actually

Roberta Davis
2 months ago

This post doesn’t identify the author, but I’m guessing Caitlin? 🙂 So much enthusiasm! I like looking at these pieces here, but as I went through them thinking about whether I would want any in my house, each was a “no”. I don’t think these will stand the test of time- we will be cringing at many of these a few years from now. I could be wrong- probably am- but that’s how these struck me. The style is great for a very particular kind of house, but wouldn’t meld into a lot of houses. I’m just an old lady who must be starting to dislike change! 🙂

Irene
2 months ago
Reply to  Roberta Davis

I believe Mallory wrote it, because she says “I just wrote a post about … the fluted trend” in the paragraph about the Merrit sideboard.

🥰 Rusty
2 months ago

Ugh. Sorry, but I don’t like any of it, except the rug.
It reeks of trend-for-a-hot-second, 90s regurgitated.
Nothing actually ‘new’ there.
Not saying the designs weren’t creative (espin their origin in the 90s) or well-built; for me, it’s passe, like an ear-worm song.

🥰 Rusty
2 months ago
Reply to  🥰 Rusty

K, I stand corrected: 80s.

BW
2 months ago

This will probably be removed for being too critical, but I would really prefer roundups like these (and the Target one from a few days ago) if y’all could possibly get your hands on some of the pieces IRL and style them yourselves. I realized with the current supply chain issues that this might not always be possible, but it really just feels like I’m scrolling through a catalog. The commentary is fun, but, if I want just want to look at pretty pictures of this new collection, I can go directly to the Lulu & Georgia website. I also feel like many readers would have a different impression of the collection styled by some of you vs. styled by the creator.

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