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Curated Collection: Vintage Africa; Mud Cloth, Pottery, Relics and Textiles

Vintage African Goods: Kuba Cloth, Zulu Shield, Ceramics, Pottery

Our newest hoard of vintage goods hail from the continent of Mama Africa. Actually, they’re more special than any old collection of vintage. These pieces are full of wondrous stories from meaningful places. Kuba Cloth from the Kuba Tribe. Mud cloth from Mali. Along with face-masks, statues and a gorgeous Zulu Shield. 

 

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ZULU SHIELD

 


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Pottery:

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5 Habits of Highly Productive People: And How to Make them Yours

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If you’re human living in the Tech Age then chances are you’ve felt The Struggle. That hopeless feeling of being torn between what you have to do and what you want to do… on that note I wonder if we have any new likes…

Get this: Countless studies have determined that we, the modern people of social media and reality television, have shorter attention spans than goldfish! So let’s do something about it and show them goldfish who’s boss!

5 Habits of Highly Productive People

  1. Set Goals: Create a to-do list. Accomplish your less important goals first, then give yourself 110% to what’s important. This is contradictory to popular tips but just wait until all those little things you put off are actually done. Create your checklist with this in mind.
  2. NO Multitasking: Focus on one thing at a time. By scattering your mind, you may feel productive but you’re offering less of yourself to the task at hand. While you may accomplish more tasks in less time, the results are never as good as they can be with proper attention and care. I curb my tendency to multitask by following my to-do list!
  3. Keep the end in sight: This can be achieved by creating a vision board and displaying it in a prominent place. Dress up a poster board with images and words that will motivate you to reach those wild dreams of yours. 
  4. Stop! Meditate!: It’s super healthy to establish a regular habit of quieting your mind. Take a break from the endless noise of social media, email and work. This may be our most impactful tip. Many people like to sit in front of their vision boards. Others like to close their eyes, cross their legs and perch themselves atop mountains. There’s no wrong way to meditate, simply allow the mind to breathe and go with the flow. By practicing meditation you’re creating a focal point allowing your mind to center on your goals.
  5. Celebrate the little accomplishments: Whether it’s one step along the journey or a mile, rewards are a great way to keep up moral and boost productivity. A piece of chocolate here, a scoop of ice cream there, maybe a new gadget or pair of shoes! Celebrate yo’self! 

Tools for High Productivity

Appointed Goods: You can have all the apps in the world but they will never generate the strength and mind power that goes into handwriting a list, or note taking. It’s science, y’all 😉 

Chocolate for that end-of-day reward <3  

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How do you stay focused? We’d love to hear from you in the comments below!

And as always, we are here to help you design your life. 

 

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#MyCovetedHome Instagram Roundup: May 2017

That’s a wrap! As Gemini steps forth, Taurus recedes and we fall head first into summer. Here’s a round-up of some of our favorite designs featured on Instagram, using the hashtag #MyCovetedHome. They’re light, airy, cozy and the ideal rooms to lounge about after a long day at the pool!

Dig this, #MyCovetedHome has reached over 30,000 posts! How amazing is that! Thank you for all the love and support. We can’t wait to see what you come up with next!

We’re crushing on Manon Naramatisho’s story-wall… and her dreamy account in general- @TheLifeTraveler

 

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If there was one rug to end all rugs, it might be this one! Design by House of Six Interiors

 

That funky sofa, the tigers eye chair, terra cotta tile? Yes, please. Loving the composition on here. 

Design by @Allison.Crawford

 

Loving the the mix of traditional, industrial and modern-chic influences in this design by @Michelle_Janeen

 

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Off the Wall: How to Decorate Vertically

Think you’ve run out of space? Think again! Here’s a great idea – look up and decorate your walls all the way to the ceiling. We’ve put together some of the best ideas for decorating vertically.

If your motto is “more is more,” then you’ll love these ideas for adding even more great decor and artwork to your collection.  Take the elements of design and apply them to your walls…. all the way to ceiling. The sky is the limit!

We have so many things we love but often we run out of room. Instead of keeping decor eye level, try leading the eye up towards the ceiling with tips from these design envy rooms. If done properly, this can make a space seem larger and more interesting. 

Creating gallery walls is one of our favorite ways to decorate vertical wall space. Gallery walls are always chic. Try incorporating 3-D elements that pop, literally.

One of our own team members, @racheldeerhead, has a pretty enviable vertically decorated space. We asked her about how she utilized her vertical space. “Our ranch has a lot of windows but not a lot of open wall space.  I wanted to display as much of our art collection as possible, so I went with a gallery wall that extends to the ceiling. I also built the niches into our dining room wall (far right). The niches were a practical alternative to traditional shelving. We use them to display our favorite pieces, and they don’t disturb the flow of the house by intruding on valuable floor space the way traditional shelving would. “

One large statement piece can be used to elongate a room. Textiles or extra-large paintings are excellent large-format options. Oversized weavings or textile wall hangings can add interesting textures and warmth to a space. We found this stunning room in the #mycovetedhome gallery on instagram by @verysarie

Floor-to-ceiling shelving can be used to create a compelling tower of objects, art, books and mementos. This is especially useful when flanking existing arrangements, i.e. television. Try mixing a variety of textures and elements, you can create a cutting edge look that never grows old. We found a great example of this from @Amiraelgawly and asked her for advice on achieving this look. “Think of your walls as chapters of a story that you’re telling about yourself. Every frame, shelf, book connects to share a unique part of you. Don’t be afraid to get high! The more vertical space you use, the bigger and more airy your space feels.” 

Let us know how you decorate vertically in the comments and be sure to use the hashtag #mycovetedhome for a chance to be featured on our instagram page

 

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Mothers Day Gift Shop Guide

Consider us your one-stop-shop. We’ve collected staff favorites and unique small-batch items that are sure to impress. This is a list for that special someone, be it Mom or your Baby-Mama, you know she’s your world so show her how you truly feel, express your love with these meaningful gifts from Coveted Home. 

 

 

Leather Wood & Faulk Wallet Clutch | Na Nin Incense | Convivial Hexagon Dish | Fringe Keychain

Sierra Winter Earrings | Cowhide Wallet | Na Nin Black Pepper Perfume | Incense Dish | Brass Aleta Cuff

Get the complete look for $614* This Mothers Day Special includes Free Shipping!

Hide Glasses Sleeve | Leather Tote | Appointed Signature Notebook | Coveted Home Gift Card

 

Zig-Zag Basket | Gold Circle Dish |Pink Sapphire Earrings | Hyde Clutch 

Wood Bowl | Horn + Brass Ring | 14k Gold Earrings 

Coveted Home Signature Candles 

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Our newest planter from Convivial Productions is now home to a lovely Olive Tree, this makes a quick grab for one lucky motherlover!

Full Geometric Planter + Olive Tree = $150 (pick up only)

 

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Where to Shop in Kansas City | Racked Feature

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“For those outside the Midwest, Kansas City has a pretty indistinguishable reputation; in most people’s minds, it’s a flyover state, if it’s anything at all. But the rest of the country would be wise to pay attention, because Kansas City has some serious style.

The City of Fountains is made up of distinct districts that reach from the River Market (located on the Missouri River) to the Country Club Plaza, an outdoor shopping space with architecture modeled after Seville, Spain; there’s also the more industrial West and East Bottoms. Each neighborhood has its own character reflected in the eclectic mix of boutiques, shops, and general stores scattered throughout.

Here, we’ve put together a guide that shows off the best stores “Paris of the Plains” has to offer, from homegrown denim brands to vintage emporiums and design stores. Put it to use next time you decide to stay over, instead of just flying over.”

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We were immensely thrilled to have Coveted Home mentioned alongside our favorite Kansas City shops for this awesome writeup (Racked.) Next time you’re in Kansas City, or if you live here and have yet to really get out, please support local. By shopping brands based in KC we can support a healthy and thriving community of unique and diverse business run by your very neighbors. Woman and Men striving to make this a wonderful town to visit and live 

We can’t wait to see you and be sure to check out these other favorite Kansas City brands:

Baldwin |Standard Style |Boomerang |Hammerpress |FineFolk |Birdies |Peggy Noland | Sandlot Goods | Urban Provisions

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Auditory Aesthetics | Johnny Flynn

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Johnny Flynn is the quintessential one-man-band.  The singer-songwriter to end all singer-songwriters, who’s taken the “folk” aesthetic of Simon and Garfunkel and submerged it into a crockpot along with grunge, Brit-pop and English shanties. And like his music, the design scene is experiencing a similar revival — That of Americana — where farmhouse sentiments meet the 21st century — where Folk Art meets Tribal — where Country and Space Age collide… you know what I mean. I think. 

As such no trend feels more appropriate than to pair him alongside the maker movement. Where Rustic farmhouse notes mingle with bops and bits of the modern rhythm. It’s an amazing time to be into design. When people, locals like you and me, have taken the initiative to invest in themselves learning how to make ceramics, furniture, and art, jewelry, food, you name it. Consider this the next renaissance.

It’s time to take the manufacturing of everyday goods int our own hands or support those that do. 

 

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  1. Tapestry
  2. Trouve Magazine: Inspiration more creatives, makers, thinkers. 
  3. Hanging Planter
  4. Airplant Cradle
  5. Black Pepper + Cedarwood Candle
  6. Leather Eyeglasses Sleeve
  7. Ceramic Tumbler
  8. Vintage Moroccan Pouf

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark: Tips on How to Style Dark Walls

Whimsical and broody, moody and a bold statement. Dark walls are a force to be reckoned with. Been thinking of going dark but afraid you can’t pull off the trend? Done right, dark walls can make any space covetable.

While there’s an inherant masculinity, dark walls can be so much more. We’ve reached out to a few ladies that have used dark walls in their own homes to create spaces that thousands swoon over on the daily, over on Instagram. 

sgardenerstyle Whimsical and broody, moody and a hell of a statement. Dark walls are a force to be reckoned with. Done just right, make any space swoon worthy #styleitdark

Shavonda Gardner’s Instagram feed is full of dark wall inspiration. Her light sofa, rug and art are a bold and beautiful contrast with the dark paint. We asked Shavonda to chime in on living with dark walls, and she has no regrets. “I love the way the deep walls really play up the coziness of our little bungalow.” We couldn’t agree more! 

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If you’re looking for courage to go dark, check out Nadia’s home (@Artynads), she took it a step further with 24k gold duct tape. Definitely ups the glam factor! 

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Nadia’s dining room is just as stunning with her wood dining table, assortment of dark pillows and art. She proves you can go all in with dark colors and still pull off a gorgeous space. We asked Nadia why she chose to go with dark walls in her house: “I love dark walls because contrary to what people think, it’s not depressing and enclosing. It has a kind of infinity as well as a cozy welcoming feel. I team my dark colors with metallics, especially gold to give the rooms a lift and a bit of sparkle. Dark colors behind shelving makes your pieces of art work really pop, its a dramatic back drop.” 

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Another wildly popular dark accent wall  can be seen in Liz Kamarul’s Portland pad. We asked Liz about her killer black 3 dimensional wall art to which she replied she had cut the triangles out of a thin piece of wood, painted and then nailed them to the wall (hello DIY goals!). Liz’s space is all about the texture, plants and boho vibes and we love how the dark wall gives off that cool girl aura. 

 

Could dark walls help you sleep better? “I find that one area people are more comfortable with dark walls is in a bedroom. It creates an intimate and soothing feeling and is a great place to test out this trend.”Jaclyn Joslin of Coveted Home 

Have a dark wall you want to share with us? Use our hashtag #MyCovetedHome and Nadia’s #StyleItDark. We would absolutely love to see how you’ve embraced this movement.

As always, we are here to help you design your life. 

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Top Six Instagram Picks: #MyCovetedHome Roundup & Shoutout

Instagram Roundup #mycovetedhome

#MyCovetedHome roundup || February

Every month we ask you, Dearest Coveteurs, to share your homes with us on Instagram. By using the hashtag #MyCovetedHome we’ve collected nearly 20,000 posts of wonderfully inspiring spaces and interiors — how cool is that! — so we’ve decided to share our favorite shots from Jan-Feb with you. 

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Top from Left: undecorated_home /home_and_abroad // sara_lou_c 

Bottom from Left: austincarrier// collectivco // ball_and_claw_vintage

For a chance to be featured in next months roundup, be sure to hashtag your interior pics #MyCovetedHome. We’ll be on the look out! Thank you all so very much for participating and being a part of the Coveted Community!

For additional slices of beautiful inspiration, check out the Instagrammers in this months MyCovetedHome roundup. 

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The Coveted Valentine’s Day: A Gift Guide to Love

This season forget the old tricks, forget Godiva, forget Kay Jewelers — We have you covered with these handcrafted, boutique lovelies. Strive to be original and show these Valentine-e’s what they really mean <3

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