(Source: Photographed by Tessa Neustadt.)
Odd Obstacles
While many renos face challenges, this had some truly unique ones. "We were both pregnant through the entire project," shares Samuel. "There were meetings where we were both snacking our hearts out trying to combat morning sickness."

Another challenge even involved a celeb. "Sarah was in the middle of a major project (Mandy Moore’s house) so she was available to do the design but not the ordering of materials or install — so we agreed that I would take that on," says Brenner. "Chairs were out of stock, wrong mirrors were shipped, installed jewelry shelving fell off the wall… but the end result was worth each and every challenge!"