The Estate of Things

Lupen Grainne’s Photographic Prints

by Sarah on July 30, 2014, 2 comments

Photographer Lupen Grainne captures the often overlooked details of life in her photography. I stumbled on her work two years ago in her Etsy shop and fell in love with the stripes and the sense of summer’s end in her print Fisherman’s Day Off. I enjoy it everyday included as part of our gallery wall in the living room.

boat print


I saw the print again, a larger version, in a color study Amber recently posted,

fisherman's day off print


Maija Lourkari for Marimekko

by Betsy Moyer on February 5, 2014, no comments

I don’t know exactly how Sarah came by this Marimekko print, or even where it may hang in her house these days. I have a feeling it might be in DC’s bedroom. Here it is taking center stage in her bedroom about 3 homes ago.

The Estate of Things Marimekko Majai Louekari bedroom art

I have long admired it. So I set to DIY my own to fill up a blank wall with LARGE art in the Heffe House.

Mine is pretty simple – it’s a shower curtain that I stretched over some canvas stretcher bars from Blick Art Supply. In hindsight, I might have lined it, but all in all, I’m happy with it. It was a super inexpensive way to get some large impact art on our walls!

The Estate of Things Marimekko Majai Louekari livingroom betsy

The final product landed as part of a cluttered vignette, atop the piano. Since I’m now striving to declutter, I’ve moved the piece into the den where the scale matches the room. I think it’ll live here as we work to improve the overall design of the home.

The Estate of Things Marimekko Majai Louekari den art


Kate’s Bedroom Do-Over

by Betsy Moyer on January 16, 2014, one comment

You guys might remember roommate Kate as my beloved apartment mate back at the treehouse. When we agreed to move in together, I had but one stipulation and that was that she allow me to make ALL of the home decor decisions. She agreed. She started out with a shortage of opinions in the design of our apartment, but soon evolved into an active participant in the process. She has since blossomed into a full fledged design lover and an avid home decor blog and shelter magazine consumer just like the best of us.

When she reached out for some help on her design for her new and super cute little cottage of an dwelling in Brentwood, I was happy to oblige. She wants her bedroom to feel feminine and soft… sweet with a bit of bling and she’s totally tired of her previous turquoise color scheme. She’s feeling coral these days. So, I took a crack at an inspiration board. What do you think?


Here are your shopping sources Kate! Holler back and let me know what you like and dislike!

Wallpaper  I  Light Fixture  I  Tufted Headboard  I  Lamps  I  Curtain Rods  I  Peacock Chair  I  Tray Table  I  Etsy Art  I  Peony Art  I  Urchin Sculpture  I  Toss Pillows  I  Flokati Rug


Art on One Kings Lane

by Sarah on November 13, 2013, no comments

I’m of the opinion that the flash sale site One Kings Lane is pretty legit when it comes to offering furnishings and accessories that will make your house spiffy.

I like many of their sales and one of my favorites are the art sales. For the next three days OKL is running a sale called “Beautifully Bohemian” packed with some art that is pretty darn good. The selection of and the purchase of art can and should be very, very personal and I realize that you art snobs out there might turn up your nose at buying art on OKL and I’m ok with that.

Extra 20% off when you enter the code FALLCHEER. Pretty nice. These are some of my picks.

art rorschach

Blue Rorschach 1

art lightning puzzle

Lightning Puzzle

art black flowers

Black Field of Flowers

art hollow hills

Hollow Hills

art tribal

Tribal Points

art horses

Black and White Horse Two

art scout

Detail of Scout

art shadow

Crouching in Shadow

art bird hair

Bird in Hair

art ramRam