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Fall Essentials and the Brands You Should Know

Changes are brewing, summer to autumn. Patio’s, picnics and falling into piles of leaves. Who’s ready for fall! We’re here to equip you with the right tools to make the best of this coming season: Luscious apothecary to keep your skin soft and smooth, whimsical baskets, rings for yo’ finga’s and salts for the soaking. Plus a ton of sage and incense for those late night incantations.  Continue reading Fall Essentials and the Brands You Should Know

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A Feminine Take on “The Cave”

It is safe to say that most of us are familiar with the term “man cave”. It is defined as “a room or other part of a home regarded as a refuge for the man or men of the household”. This designated area is reserved for only the male species to “do as they please” like a caveman. Women find this idea of a segregated space mysterious yet equally as intriguing. Why AND why not? What if we had a similar area of the shared home where men were unable or unwilling to inhabit? As challenging as it may be to envision, we believe our “woman cave” would look something like this. Masculine tones mixed with soft, feminine accents. A place for drink, play, and relaxation. Items not shown: pinball machine (is there a Sex and the City version?), a life size poster of Leonardo DiCaprio and the complete collection of E.L James novels.

WomanCaveLinked1. Spanish Model Oil Painting​ | 2. Ralph Lauren Wicker Chairs​ | 3. 1970’s Expressionist Watercolor​ | 4. Adana Throw in Mint + Gold​ | 5. Eve Sofa | 6. White Pixel Peace Corps Hamper​ | 7. Coral Silk Velvet Pillow 16”x16”​ | 8. Ramiz Pillow 20”x20″ | 9. Hans Wegner “Style” Counter Stools​ | 10. Wabash High Dining Table ​| 11. Bennett Coffee Table

Our inspiration subconsciously stemmed from our recent launch of Coveted Home Flea, a curated collection of vintage and reclaimed home accessories. We are currently coveting Murano glass in jewel tones, Spanish pottery, and all things Danish. Items featured below are available to purchase in-store and online at Coveted Home.

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Interior Design Books: Curated

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At Coveted Home, we are always seeking out new sources for design inspiration. We love discovering and learning about designers, makers, and new blogs and products. A majority of our research takes place online which allows us access to unique resources and to connect with people from around the globe, and while that is a big part of what we do, we also love face-to-face interactions and tangible experiences. We couldn’t operate without touching and feeling in our day-to-day design work. Some of our best-loved inspiration does not come from state-of-the-art technology, but from good ol’ fashioned books. Today, we’re sharing some of our favorite no-tech muses.

Gypset Living by Julia Chaplin ($36 was $45)01ad628c0c3bacafe36682535d1c7e67We love touring the interesting homes and lifestyles that are featured in Gypset Living. In her third book in the Gypset series, Julia Chaplin explores the houses, huts, and caravans of gypsy jet setters. Gypset = an unconventional, bohemian approach to life characterized by a fashionable exoticism and down to earth ease.

The House Book by Terence Conran ($20)

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This comprehensive guide to home design is chock-full of decorating ideas including photographs and illustrations. I love it, but I’ll be the first to admit that parts of this book give me the fantods (e.g., shag carpet, bad lighting, wallpapered ceilings, etc.). The 70s vibe can be a bit much, but if you’re willing to keep an open mind, you may just find some great decorating ideas!

When Art Meets Design by Hunt Slonem ($60 was $75)

962418e42ac608c0ced2dbf1d9e5afb0“I hate leaving a wall bare,” says Hunt Slonem. “It makes me nervous.” When Art Meets Design allows us a glimpse into Hunt’s vibrant homes that are virtually overflowing with antiques and art. While his maximalist style might not be for everyone, this book is sure to keep you entertained and possibly give you a few design ideas.

The Big Book of Chic by Miles Redd ($60 was $75)

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The Big Book of Chic is a lovely large coffee table book with lots of big, beautiful pictures. Miles Redd is known for his quirky brand of cozy glamour. This lavishly illustrated volume features a diverse selection of his unique interiors, an inspiration to anyone interested in spirited, eclectic design.

Roman and Williams Buildings and Interiors: Things We Made by Stephen Alesch ($42)

 

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This book gives us a glimpse into the design studio Roman and Williams Buildings and Interiors. Stephan Alesh and Robin Standefer started out working in Hollywood; they designed the sets in Zoolander! In 2002, they founded Roman and Williams, and in this book they share beautiful examples of their work as well as their design process (drawings and plans). We would love to spend the day with them in their gorgeous Montauk home! Their unpretentious style and utilization of various textures and finishes result in elegant and organic feeling spaces.

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Images above (left to right)

1.The Big Book of Chic by Miles Redd

2. When Art Meets Design by Hunt Slonem

3. Gypset Living by Julia Chaplin

4. Roman and Williams Buildings and Interiors: Things We Made by Stephen Alesch

5. The House Book by Terence Conran

Images via: 1 – Coats Homes 2 –Kravet/Lee Jofa 3 – Boheme 4 – One Kings Lane 5 – Joslyn Taylor

Follow our “Curated” collections on the blog to see some of our favorite interior design and home design trends. Most items are available to purchase through Coveted Home in Kansas City and are also available to view through their appropriate links. As always, let us help you design your life.

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Introducing Young in the Mountains

Mornings that begin with delivery truck greetings are guaranteed to be wonderful days. Like on Christmas, we frantically tear through boxes to reveal highly anticipated new inventory. Instead of Hallmark cards, we read shipping invoices. No bows; just bubble wrap. It’s not fancy, but man, a day that starts out with box cutters and cardboard is a damn good day. Saturday was no exception. 

Meet Mariele Ivy, owner and designer behind Young in the Mountains. Born and raised in Montana; now living in Colorado. Mariele is an uber-talented designer as her handmade wares range from ceramics to handbags to jewelry. Made from recycled sterling silver + reclaimed hardwoods, her jewelry is edgy, fierce, simplistic. Each ceramic piece is hand built with a contrast between stark white porcelain and black graphic patterns that tend to look like modern artifacts. We can’t decide what we love most. And we don’t want to. We’ll take it all!

Although she works in varying mediums, Mariele has been making jewelry since she was 5 years old. “Jewelry communicates status and style. Without speaking you can be striking, powerful or intimidating. You are sharing something about your self when you choose to add something to your body.” – Mariele Ivy 

 

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Welcome Young in the Mountains to Coveted Home! Stop by the shop today to see these beauties in person. Or take one home, but we may fight you for it!