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Shelfie Help!

We have all seen this new fangled word popping up on social media: shelfie. Shelves not only have their own vocabulary, they have and are currently the “must need” to showcase meticulously curated vintage collections mixed delicately with plants and/or books. We are suckers for a good shelfie!! The best part about collecting is being able to beautifully display whatever suits your fancy, right? We have rounded up a variety of shelfies from our Pinterest Board and picked out some of our favorite corresponding accessories in our Shop that would effortlessly fit into each inspiring shot. Which one is your favorite?

Natural + Organic: Focus on a neutral palette with hints of muted color. Using natural materials like wood and stone can really build up the texture. The organic nature of hand built accessories is key to this shelfie.

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Shop Accessories: (1) Large Ceramic Vase (2) Kohinoor Rosewood Candlesticks (3) Studio Pottery Wall Mirror

Bold + Balanced: With a mostly white palate, bold patterns and bright green plants just pop from the setting. Incorporate a few handwoven accessories plus a structured pottery piece or two to brake up a great book collection.

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Shop Accessories: (1) Acacia Planter w/ Dish (2) Italian Martino Vase (3) Handwoven Zig Zag Planter

Color Blocked + Quirky Collectables: With a heavy focus on geometric patterns and bold color combinations, this shelfie is fun and full of eye candy. Casually throw in an unusual figurine or two with your hand built pottery pieces. Like a banana for instance?

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Shop Accessories: (1) Handmade Folk Art Owl (2) Striped Bubble Vases (3) Kenji Fujita Coffee Carafe

Functional + Rustic: With heavy repetition of functional pieces, open shelving in a kitchen or bath can look clean and collected. Stoneware and zinc are rustic materials, but look crisp when combined with clean lines and mindful styling.

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Shop Accessories: (1) Marble Nut Bowls (2) Farmhouse Stripe Napkins (3) Outer Banks Sand Bell

All products featured can be purchased in-store or at CovetedHome.com 

Shoutouts for inspiring shelfies: (1) via Design Sponge (2) Amber Interiors (3) Jonathan Adler via AD (4) Eat Boutique

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A Swoon Worthy Space in the East Village

This New York apartment pulls at our heartstrings to the fullest extent. So many vintage pieces to love in Taylor Fimbrez and Wesley Moon’s 650 square foot home. Seriously, the amount of eye candy is spectacularly overwhelming and equally as inspiring. The fact that nearly everything in the apartment came from a thrift store, eBay or Craigslist is beyond impressive.

Sharing this amazing space is fitting with our recent opening of Coveted Home Flea. By shopping our Flea, your home could also look like a haven for all things vintage. Coveted Home Flea is open every Thursday thru Saturday during regular business hours or you can always shop our vintage finds online.

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Can you believe that the painting in the kitchen came with the apartment? It is perfect. And Taylor and Wes’ textile game is ridiculous with their wall hangings in both the living room as well as their bedroom.

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Taylor & Wes (with dogs Squid & Marbles)

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This home feature was originally posted via Apartment Therapy. Image credits: Nancy Mitchell; Taylor Fimbrez.

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Auditory Aesthetics: Neko Case

Neko Case….what more should be said? She is a rockstar in more ways than one. A talented musician. An advocate for animal rights. A saucy feminist who inspires us all with her songs and unique sense of humor. A Neko Case album favorite? Fox Confessor Brings the Flood released in 2006. With songs like ‘Hold On, Hold On‘, ‘John Saw That Number‘, and ‘That Teenage Feeling‘, Fox Confessor was AND still is a stunning collection of work. Her country twang easily evokes romance and despair with equal amounts of eery in each. She is one of a kind. We would like to think this room inspired by the album cover of Fox Confessor is just that…

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Dark. Industrial with a hint of glam. Slightly romantic. Literal in color and, obviously, the fox. Couldn’t help it. The fox had to be a part of the story. Most pieces shown can be purchased through Coveted Home. Items listed below. Let us help you design your life.

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Clockwise from top left: Ramsey Lamp |  Antique Lake 2 | Mounted Red Fox | 1970’s Sputnik Chandelier | Rumi Rug | Black Leather Dining Chair | Jagger Dining Table | Lucite Handkerchief Bowl | Bookcase Unknown | Stack of Vintage Books

 

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Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

February may be fleeting, but it’s what you do with it that matters. It is the month of groundhogs and gregarious winged babies. Shadow seekers and love makers. Punxsutawney Phil has completed his task of predicting the impossible so now it is onto Valentine’s Day. As much as people like to give St. Valentine a hard time, this holiday can be meaningful, a wonderful reason to be creative in expressing love for your significant other. If help is needed to find the perfect way of saying “I love you”, then we are here to assist.

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas For Her:

  1. Carmen Flap Clutch by Tracey Tanner | 2. Coco Rose Lip Tint from Herbivore Botanicals | 3. Verre Champagne Flutes – A Pair | 4. Bois be Balincourt Perfume Oil by Maison Louis Marie

 

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas For Him:

  1. Stay Gold Hip Flask from Ted Baker | 2. Aboukir Perfume Oil by Maison Louis Marie | 3. Cow Horn Whiskey Tumblers from Rose & Fitzgerald | 4. Well Groomed Manicure Set from Ted Baker

All items are available to purchase online and in-store at Coveted Home.

Let us help you design your life. Happy Valentine’s Day!

 

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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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Natalie Prass: Auditory Aesthetics

As one of Rolling Stone’s “Ten New Artists You Need To Know” as well as one of Time Magazine’s “15 Artists To Watch in 2015″, Natalie Prass has definitely made an impression on the critics. And on the shop! Songs from her debut album have been sprinkled throughout our shop beats for months now. Her voice is haunting, sharp, and powerful. Yet there is an intimacy to her songs that have a quality similar to Joni Mitchell. The storytelling is spot on and totally relatable. And can we talk about this album cover?! Total bang envy. Aside from the killer hair, the album was an exciting springboard to create a room similar in color and style for our most recent Auditory Aesthetics installment. What do you think? Would Natalie approve of our interior interpretation? We sure hope so….

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Clockwise from top left:

  1. Calvin Chair: Arteriors, brindle leather + antique brass frame
  2. Lavender Silk Velvet Pillow: available through Chairish.com
  3. Paradise Gold Throw: by Happy Habitat, recycled cotton
  4. Paule Marrot Sepia 1: Natural Curiosities, 56″ x 44″ framed
  5. Rimini Floor Lamp: Dwell Studio, hammered brass — more info below
  6. Cuivre Copper Candles: Mine Design Co., available in 4 fragrances
  7. Kravitz Sofa: Dwell Studio, in Reserve Jade — more info below
  8. Graf Coffee Table: Noir Furniture, weathered mahogany
  9. Eaves Four Drawer Side Table: Bungalow5, antiques mirrored wood
  10. Marbled Onyx Table Lamp: available through Chairish.com
  11. Ronan Table: Arteriors, solid brass

 

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The transitional style of the Kravitz Sofa blends classic details with a fashion-forward edge. This sofa features a low profile, generous seat and rolled arms with a chic pleated detail. Designed with relaxation in mind, this sofa has an extra deep seat, three rectangular accent pillows and filled all the cushions with feather and down. Available for Special Order through Coveted Home. As shown: $2299

 

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The Rimini Lamp turns natural beauty into sculptural design. Inspired by Italian 60’s and 70’s design, this floor lamp makes a striking statement and exemplifies a love of botanical themes and luxe materials. Made of solid hammered brass, the leaves reflect a warm, golden light when lit. Both arms include individual dimmers, and both leaves are adjustable. Available to purchase through Coveted Home. $1748

ALL PRODUCTS FEATURED WITH THE EXCEPTION OF BOTH CHAIRISH ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE AT COVETED HOME. BE SURE TO CHECK OUT OUR ONLINE SHOP!

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All About the Mix – Eclectic Interiors

“Variety is the spice of life.” You’ve doubtless heard this old saw before, and here at the shop, we are advocates of this philosophy, especially when it comes to putting together a room. Have you ever walked into an otherwise well-designed space, only to be underwhelmed by the visual interest the room conveys? Us too. While the elements of a room can (and should) sing in harmony, you don’t want them all to play the same note. This approach to design not only allows for creativity, it’s also an opportunity for you to let your own aesthetic preferences take front and center. Do you have a cherished piece of furniture or an offbeat but attention-grabbing accessory, but you’re not sure it will ‘work’ in the space? Take a chance. Sometimes, the most seemingly off-kilter piece becomes the focal point and visual punch a room needs to take it from ‘nice enough’ to ‘stunning.’ It’s all about getting the mix right, and while unifying details can add polish to a space, so can a mix of old and new, organic and machined, raw and refined. Above all, choose pieces that make you happy, even if they don’t necessarily ‘go’ together. The finished product will absolutely surprise and delight. Just like the most fascinating conversationalist you know, your rooms should be able to speak to anyone.

 

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Below: A small offering of eclectic but unified lighting and accessories available at Coveted Home;

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Items are available to purchase through Coveted Home in Kansas City and are also available to view through their appropriate links in our online shop. Coveted Home carries furniture and home accessories and offers interior design services. We love creating eclectic interiors with our clients. Let us help you design your life.

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Join Our Team: Seeking Part-Time Associate

Want to join the Coveted Home team? We are hiring for the position of Sales Associate. We are looking to hire someone who will blend right in with us. We like to keep it casual and fun while maintaining a professional atmosphere. This is a part-time position and availability to work weekends is a must. A brief description of the job and expectations for qualified applicants follows:

  • working at least 10+ hours for now and the flexibility to work a little more, if need be.
  • friendly, honest, and accountable.
  • sales experience is required
  • flexible schedule
  • computer savvy, aptness to quickly learn new programs/POS system
  • proactive work ethic
  • superior customer service skills
  • enthusiastic and driven
  • ability to work as a team

Please pass this post on to anyone that you think would be a good fit for an intimate retail working environment.  Oh, and you have to love dogs because Simone comes to work with Jaclyn everyday.

Resumes and all other content can be emailed to: hello@covetedhome.com, Attn: Melanie

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Introducing: Susan Connor New York

We are pleased to announce a tactile, textural and covetable addition to Coveted Home’s product offering. Susan Connor New York, launched in early 2014, is an artisanal textile, pillow and decor line based in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Committed to ethical and local sourcing, the line is proudly American-made. Combining the founder’s relaxed and comfortable aesthetic with traditional technique and a truly artistic creative process, the line is a seamless addition to the shop, with muted and understated color ways and luxurious materials like linen. In addition, the hand-crafted, small-batch nature of Susan’s designs aligns perfectly with our mission of stocking well-made and beautiful home decor unique to Kansas City. Her featherweight and intricately detailed linen throws, in particular, are already a shop favorite.

 

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Above: Susan Connor’s ‘Totem‘ and ‘Patch‘ cushions

Below: the ‘Mara’ throw (56″x72″), all available in-store or online at CovetedHome.com

Bottom: ‘Ponti‘ Cushion in Ivory and Indigo

 

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Coveted Eats: Pine Nut + Feta Cheese Ball

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What says easy, breezy mid-summer entertaining more than a make-ahead appetizer? This cream cheese-based cheese ball melds varying flavors and textures for a fresh, satisfying snack with just a hint of crunch, and is sure to be a hit at your next get-together. It would be equally delicious served with pita chips or your favorite cracker. For best results, wait until cheese ball is firm before rolling in pine nuts, and for a picture-perfect presentation, garnish with a sprig of fresh oregano, rosemary or basil. Share your results with us on Instagram using the hashtag #CovetedEats!
Pine Nut And Feta Cheese Ball

Ingredients

SERVINGS: 8

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 4 ounces feta, crumbled, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons capers
  • 2 tablespoons fresh oregano leaves
  • 2 teaspoons fennel seeds, toasted
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  • Kosher salt
  • ¾ cup pine nuts, toasted, chopped
  • Crackers or pita chips, for serving
Preparation
  • Process cream cheese, feta, and butter in a food processor until smooth. Pulse in capers, oregano, fennel seeds, and lemon zest; season with salt. Scrape into a small plastic wrap–lined bowl; gather up plastic around cheese, shaping into a ball. Chill until firm, 3–12 hours.
  • Unwrap cheese ball and roll in pine nuts just before serving. Serve with crackers
    Courtesy bon appétit magazine