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What I Want Etsy

Our Etsy Picks

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This round up from Etsy is making us all wanty.     Riven Studio Maple Serving Board/Moroccan Tribal Moroccan Cotton throw blanket/ Yao Cheng Tea Towel/ Blue Moon Lights industrial sconce/  Bazaarbayar multi-color rug/ Knot and Bow jumbo confetti balloon/ Emily Jeffords print “Sundown”/  

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This or That?

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The Oly Studio Serena drum chandelier is really stunning, it can elevate a room,   Oly Studio Serena pendant BUT, if you can’t afford the 2k price tag and you just have to have that look and sometimes you gotta have it, consider the PB Teen’s Piper pendant as the alternative, PB Teen, Piper pendant

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2014 Trends in Review

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I’ve spent the past week going through old posts and trying to reorganize The Estate of Things into a website where new visitors can more easily dig into the past 6 years of content that we’ve produced. It’s been nice reflecting on the past as I prepare the blog for its future. One of the highlights was taking a look at the trends that we loved in 2014… Boy, did we love blue last year! So, let’s hear it. Is this shiz still hot – or not? Personally, I think al it’s all still jammin’  Patterned Tile  I  Mexican Fiesta Dress  I  Macrame  I  Shibori  I  Spatter Paint  I  Neon Signs  

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All I Want for Christmas

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AlI I want for Christmas are these totally reasonable things. What’s on your list? That dude looks like so much fun, I can barely breathe. Some River Front Relaxation in 2015 will be perfect, hopefully we’ll settle up on the New River in NC. Which leads me to some hangtime with this Bae. Also… I’ll take some vaulted ceilings in my stocking, pretty please! And while you’re loading up the sled, please don’t forget my vintage camper & epic tree combo!

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What We talk about Everyday

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Betsy and I talk about this literally everyday. When Betsy first told me about it a few weeks ago she said “I’ve got to tell you about something that is right up your alley, it’s a podcast but who ever got excited about a podcast!” This one is different. It is a story presented week by week about a 1999 murder of a bright and lovely high school girl named Hae Min Lee. It is a compelling story and at many times disheartening, sad and frustrating to say the least. Some say Serial is revolutionary in it’s presentation and format. What’s even more compelling for me is that I was the same age as the kids tangled in this tragedy, I went to high school in the late 1990s, I too listened to KC & JoJo and my journal was filled with roller coaster emotions. I love him the most—I hate…

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A Kitchen Faucet Roundup

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I recently embarked on a faucet finding mission for my Atlanta clients. I explored all of the usual sources but learned about some new ones and unlocked the mystery of the source of that tall faucet with the long spray attachment pictured in these beautiful kitchens. And here’s the roundup, 1 Waterstone Gantry 2 Waterstone Towson 3 Waterstone Pulldown 4 Waterworks Julia 5 Rocky Mountain Hardware 6 Whitehaus Vintage III 7 Waterworks Easton The matte brass finish on the Rocky Mountain faucet (#5) looks really exceptional but my favorite find was the Waterstone pulldown, here it is in action, Salt Lake Magazine

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Considering a Kilim Covered Custom Sofa

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So, I lost the Topanga Mountain Getaway of my dreams, but that hasn’t slowed me down from decorating it in my head after all. I was trying to envision the perfect sofa for that space. When all of this just suddenly developed within me. Last night watching Orphan Black, the bohemian style of Sarah Manning’s foster home made me wanty. It’s a warm cozy space that really does make you feel like you are home… it’s your mom’s or maybe even your grandma’s place. It’s inviting, your childhood collection of journals are upstairs in the attic ready for your trip down memory lane, and there is some sweet mint tea and buttermilk biscuits already out on the counter waiting for you. You can see yourself disrupt the dust in the air as you pass through the sunshine that pours through the old sheer curtains. You fall onto the traditional sofa and think to…

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A Day in the Life of Victoria Richter Design Milk

Behind the Scenes – Design Milk Designer Daily for Victoria of Jaxon Home

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Waaaaaaay back in December I had the pleasure of hanging with Victoria of Jaxon Home for the day, and voyeuristically observing as I captured it all on film for a Design Milk feature that launched today! So I geared up with my Google Glass and Sony Nex3 and headed over to her home at an hour of day that usually doesn’t see me out of a bed if even out of a robe, desperately clutching coffee. She was already way into go mode. We laugh now, because we were new friends and it was my first time to her house, and I was greeted at the door with an escaping puppy. It was such a fun start to crazy day. Admittedly, Victoria’s day was WAY more inspiring than my meager photography skills could really capture. It was such an cool experience for me to visit with her clients and see all of her…

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Doin’ Things… with Bourbon and Goose

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I reunited with an old friend, Marissa of Bourbon and Goose to join in on some Happy Hour Club fun this past Friday. Marissa, a fellow blogger who I worked with at The Design People has recently rented a studio at The Unique Space. She’s giving it a go as FULL TIME entrepreneur lady who blogs and brands and designs and strategizes. She’s a smart girl and she’s doing super cool things… (like launching a national branding campaign for a coconut water brand for example and renting her space out on the weekends so that the chick from the Naked and Famous can get some headshots and getting all kinds of lovin for her meticulously cool Instagram work.) Needless to say, I was excited to reconnect. I got into the quick tour that she gave me and it was actually pretty trippy to see The Unique Space with my real eyes, since I…

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Sarah’s Office Do-Over

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This weekend’s post about Sheen Murphy and her moody blue/green walls got us thinking about Sarah’s office do-over, so I thought we should check in on the latest progress. Last I heard the Benjamin Moore BLUE NOTE paint was on the wall and there was still a new pendant light of some sort to be purchased, and maybe even a piece of art or two left to be framed and hung… but in the collage below you can see a mix of accomplishment, intention, some corners that have come together and a DIY project that didn’t make the final cut… It’s being used by a co-worker. Sarah ended up springing for the same reproduction Eames Aluminum Office chair that I sit in daily too. It’s coming together nicely!  

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Sheena Murphy and Benjamin Moore Newburg Green

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The glimpse into Sheena Murphy’s layered Brooklyn apartment featured on House Beautiful has been on my mind. I’ve been digging dark moody walls more and more lately, and really have been wondering if something this blue and bold would be good for the Heffe House dining room. Maybe I’ll have to hold onto dreams of this much wall color for the next hizzy. For now, I’ll live vicariously through Sheena’s apartment pics that feature Benjamin Moore’s Newburg Green, a nuanced navy that tends to come play between the blue and green hues depending on the light. Enjoy! Photo Credit: Kelly Stuart

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Jaxon MINI

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That’s my all-star niece Madeline, my brother Chris’ little girl. She’s hamming it up! (She gets that honest from both her mom and her dad.) For the past month or so I’ve been working with a team of folks to bring a creative pursuit to life, and here we are – at the launch date of Jaxon MINI, a kid’s line designed by Victoria Richter! Jaxon Home is a brick and mortar home furnishing shop in downtown Culver City. My group came on board to help Jaxon Home build a website and we’ve fallen so madly in love with the business and it’s owner Victoria, that I’m honored to say this venture is now something that is part mine to make a success. And it’s new to the web! Not many people outside of LA know about Jaxon yet. I’ve been an observant consumer as brands of all shapes and…

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