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Inspiration

Mustache, YourStache?

It appears the mustache craze isn’t letting up and I wish I were a dude so I could participate – but since I’m not, perhaps I’ll settle for one of these more graphic options:
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The Estate of Things chooses Etsy Seller BreadandBadger

The Esttate of Things chooses Etsy Seller benfloeter

The Estate of Things chooses Etsy Seller neawear

The Estate of Things chooses Etsy Seller PartyBots

The Estate of Things chooses Etsy seller somethingshidinghere

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Wall Finishes

I’ve painted my long living room bright white and now it is in desperate need of a chair rail, some wall frames, ceiling beams, and other trim work.

This room from Bravo’s Season One Top Design Winner sticks in my mind. Check the scale on the height of the wainscoting. (if you can see it). Its quite low and I’m in love. Sarah mentioned that I might not want to add architecture that is non-traditional. Any thoughts?

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Commitment Issues

I thought for a hot minute that I might want to wallpaper the downstairs bathroom at Bungalow 404 with this Blackbird by Cavern, via Walnut Wallpaper

Cavern Wallpaper

It’s a small space and it would be above white wainscoting. Just a touch. But I can’t do it, I can’t commit to wallpaper.

Should I?

I fear my love for wallpaper is fleeting. I think wallpaper and I would have a long and fruitless engagement, I will never marry.

cavern wallpaper Blackbird-installation-shot

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The Winner of Sweetshorn’s Vintage Shop item….

HUGE THANKS to everyone that played with us! We received some really great inspirational TV shows and Movies from you guys over there at the MAD MEN DECOR GIVEAWAY post. It was hard to decide who should receive Alia’s sweet Etched Number Glasses.

The Estate of Things chooses Etsy Seller Sweetshorn VintageThe Estate of Things chooses Etsy Seller Sweetshorn

So, I went on some image hunts and did some reading and googling for each entry and I think the most extensive inspiration was Stranger Than Fiction, nominated by Bliss. Bliss is a fellow Etsy seller of the shop SewBlissSew. Thank you Bliss, congratulations!

The movie Stranger than Fiction inspires me both visually and creatively. I too loved the modern eclectic mix of Maggie Gyllenhaal’s character. I was just thinking last night about a design reference to the word “Bohemian” and all of its funny derivitives (BoHoMo, BoHoChic, etc.) and how its been used to characterize some design choices that I can identify with……… Ms. Pascal’s apartment fits under this term for sure.

The lamp that Bliss referred to – that hangs over Ms. Pascal’s dining room table, appears (fuzzily) in the movie still below. Tracking this Stain Glass chandelier down was a topic of cultish debate over at the Apartment Therapy site in 2006. I’ll save you from reading the 39 comments. No one found it – its a one of a kind. The best identification they could come up with was that it is a Moroccan Hanging Lantern.

Those HIGH ladder back chairs in that image are INSANE too. Wow! Bliss – thank you!!

The Estate of Things chooses Stranger Than Fiction Stain Glass Chandelier

PS: I HAVE to give a shout out to Anna’s selection – Revolution Road! It was really tough for me to choose between these two. As it turns out – Set Decorator FORD WHEELER worked on both.

 

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