Sunset and New Avenue Inc. present The New Backyard Cottage

Watch our progress as we build Celebration Weekend’s feature exhibit!

Our Backyard Cottage exhibit features new ideas for decorating and landscaping a guest house. Inside, you’ll find stylish ways to get a lot of impact and use out of a small space. Outside, the landscaping will show you how to blend a backyard structure with your home’s style.

Backyard Cottage presented by New Avenue Inc.

New Avenue is a comprehensive resource for homeowners who want to remodel their home or build a new one. The New Avenue platform provides anyone a private project page that improves communication across their entire team, standardizes proposals, and then optimizes the design and construction process.

Interior Design by Orlando Soria, Homepolish

Inspiration: For the showcase cottage at Sunset Celebration Weekend, I wanted to do something that referenced California, our landscape, and our color palette. Starting from the red staircase, I created a warm space invoking the sunshine that makes our region such a lovely place to live. Because it's a guest house, I wanted to make it something you'd be proud to put your family in, so I added some glamour and excitement with metallics, wallpaper, and inventive tile patterns.

Landscape design by Johanna Silver and Lauren Dunec Hoang, Sunset garden editors

Inspiration: Low water, high style
We invite you to immerse yourself in this calming retreat. Drawing inspiration from Zen gardens and our dry Mediterranean climate, you’ll find hidden seating nooks, meditative walkways, and lush, unthirsty plantings.

Sponsors:
Belgard Hardscapes
GMC
New Avenue
Sunbrella Fabrics

Contributors: The New Backyard Cottage
Counter Tops: MS International, Inc.
Counter Top Manufacture and Installation: United Marble & Granite, Inc.
Tile: Fireclay Tile
Tile Installation: Wishart Tile Co.
Wall Paper: Juju Papers
Wall Paper Installation: Steven L. Shlee Wallcovering Installation Specialist
Flooring:
Rugworks (Sonoma, CA)
Independence Hardwood
Floor Installation: Slaughterbeck Floors, Inc.
Painting: Simpson Company Painting Contractors
Plumbing Fixtures and Trim: Plumbed Elegance
Plumbing Installation: Valley of the Moon Plumbing
Kitchen Cabinets: Justin Long Custom Cabinets & Furniture
Doors and Windows: Andersen Windows 100 Series
Door and Window Installation: Pak Builders, llC
Lumber—Fencing and Decking: Golden State Lumber
Cushions and Awning: Sunbrella
Cushions and Awning Manufacturing: In Stitches Design Solutions
Deck Installation and Design: Friendly Fences & Decks Inc
Interior Furniture and Accessories:
Rugs - Rugs USA
Bed - LAX Series
Mattress - Casper
Pottery/Accessories - Ben Medansky Ceramics
Artwork - Erika Lawrence Gragg
Accent Pillows - Barn & Willow
Linens - COYUCHI

Contributors: Cottage Garden
Landscape Materials: Lyngsø Garden Materials, Inc.
Steel Planters: Steel Geisha Designs
Plant Material:
Monrovia
Sunset Western Garden Collection
Tree Movers/A to Z Specimen Tree Nursery

Bonsai: Gardens at Lake Merritt Bonsai
Kokedama: The Sill
Containers:
Pottery Merchant
Potted Store
Furniture:
Bend Goods
Boxhill
Garden Installation: C. Ramos Landscaping
Project Management: O'donnell lane, llC

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