(Source: Photographed by Nicki Sebastian.)
Sarah Sherman Samuel
Sarah Sherman Samuel is one of our favorite design influencers. As the creator of the popular site Stories, she shares her amazing designs and gives advice to followers around the world.

Samuel began her career by getting a BFA in Graphic Design and starting at an advertising company. However creating brochures for the Kelly Wearstler-designed Viceroy Hotel made her rethink her plan. "I could say it was an aha moment," said Samuel. "A big fat sign saying no silly, this is what you want to do."

After she began designing peoples homes, Samuel knew it was what she had to do. "Cheesy as it may sound, going on that journey with someone, guiding them, and creating a space that makes them feel like their best self is shown through their home is incredibly rewarding," she says.