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Trend: The X

“It was first spotted at the Highpoint European Show and has since been making its way down the trend ladder to almost every trend seeking home in America.”

And if you are in Hickory, NC – the Habitat for Humanity has an interesting set for a steal. (A Coffee Table and two End tables with a scrolly X shape base. Pretty sure that “scrolly” is the technical term… and they have 3 of the Crate & Barrell Jardin chairs in the back room. I’m just saying – you might wanna go over there on your lunch break!!)

X-bench, Jonathan Adler

the estate of things chooses x bench

Channing desk, Jonathan Adler

the estate of things chooses channing desk

Montmarte cocktail table, Jonathan Adler

the estate of things chooses montmarte table

X-bench, Ballard Designs

the estate of things chooses x bench

An x-bench in a Sletvoll interior via VT Interiors

the estate of things chooses sletvoll

Desi Stool, Weego Home

the estate of things chooses desi ceramic stool

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Trend: Yellow and Grey

It’s pretty apparent that yellow and grey is a fantastic combination.
What’s more fabulous….orange and grey?

96dpi

the estate of things chooses 96 dpi

The Estate of Things chooses Antropologie Home

Kitchen at Sheila Bridges’ guest house

the estate of things chooses sheila bridges

Image via Desire to Inspire

the estate of things chooses desire to inspire

Chicken Stock

the estate of things chooses chicken stock

Wedding Invite by Bella Figura

the estate of things chooses bella figura

the estate of things chooses yellow and grey bedroom

the estate of things chooses anthropologie

the almost played out yellow/grey bedroom from Domino

the estate of things chooses domino

Calendar pillow from June Prints

the estate of things chooses june prints

i heart linen flickr, i heart linen’s pretty blog about getting crafty

the estate of things chooses i heart linen

Zinzy

the estate of things chooses zinzy

This combo also seems to be a wedding color trend

the estate of things chooses the perfect palette

Dwell

the estate of things chooses dwell

Abby Goes Design Scouting via Desire to Inspire via The Rug Company (how about that for search)

the estate of things chooses the rug company

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The Cottage Company & Pocket Neighborhoods

the estate of things chooses danielson grove

Sitting inside on a rainy Saturday in North Carolina, I turned to one of my favorite sources for renovation inspiration, The Cottage Company.

Environmentally conscious development is just one of the goals the Cottage Company pursues in each project.  The Cottage Company enlists several different building concepts in their projects including sustainable living, the idea of the not so big house and efficiency in their use of every nook and cranny in the structure.

the estate of things chooses chico beach community

“These small houses are nostalgic in appearance only – in concept they are another

step in the growth of new urbanism.”

– Metropolitan Home Magazine

All of the communities that the Cottage Company has developed are in Washington state.  A list of all of the communities:

 

  • Connover Commons
  • Chico Beach
  • Danielson Grove
  • Ericksen Cottages
  • Greenwood Avenue Cottages
  • Backyard Neighborhood
  • Third Street Cottages

The main concept behind the Cottage Company’s projects is the idea of pocket neighborhoods. Pocket neighborhoods are a series of single-family dwellings that are compact and detached yet close. The idea is to make creative, efficient use of the land but maintain privacy and the ability to closely connect with your neighbors.  Pocket neighborhoods typically have a common area or courtyard in the center of all of the homes.

the estate of things chooses danielson

the estate of things chooses connover commons

the estate of things chooses danielson grove

the estate of things chooses danielson grove

the estate of things chooses ericksen cottages

the estate of things chooses greenwood cottages

the estate of things chooses greenwood

the estate of things chooses backyard neighborhood

the estate of things chooses backyard neighborhood

the estate of things chooses backyard neighborhood

the estate of things chooses third street cottages

the estate of things chooses third street cottages

the estate of things chooses third street cottages

the estate of things chooses third street cottages

 

 

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Trend Balloon

I love trends. Trendy Trendy Trends. I love them until I hate them. Here’s one that I don’t hate yet. Balloons!

The Estate of Things chooses A Cup of Jo
A Cup of Jo’s Personalized Save the Date Card is a cutie

The Estate of Things chooses Balloon Lamp by Kyouei Design

The makers of the Liquid Lamp now bring us the balloon lamp.
From Kyouei Design (by way of sub-studio.com)

The Estate of Things chooses Dior Balloon Ad

Pretty sure this is what started it! Thanks Dior!

The Estate of Things chooses Rockstar Diaries

This is from RockStar Diaries which I learned about via Black*Eiffel which I learned about via Twig & Thistle. That’ll keep ya busy for a hot minute!!

The Estate of Things chooses Photographer Lyndon Wade

Oh ya, and this is from photographer Lyndon Wade

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