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Back to School: Apartment & Dorm Decor

The summer is coming to a close and I am getting ready to back to head back to school.  Though I am more than upset to leave Coveted Home, I decided to focus on the sweeter side of the bittersweet end and use the knowledge I’ve gained here at the shop to create a rough, but helpful, Back to School interior guide.  I took queues from the simple and tasteful style that has (hopefully) rubbed off on me during my time here, thanks to Mel and Jaclyn, and combined it with the lessons I’ve already learned about small-dorm/apartment living.

What I have learned from years of dorm living is everything (if possible) should have more than one purpose.  I have chosen the wire stackable storage for it’s thin frame and versatility. Multiple can be stacked on top of each other  for maximum storage, but it is short enough on it’s own to be stacked on top of a dresser if you find that you are rapidly running out of floor space. The baskets can be used as intended or turned upside down if you’re in a pinch for table space.

The nesting tables are perhaps the most versatile and space-efficient pieces (as well as some of the most stylin). They can be used all around an apartment or dorm. When your done they slide right up under one another, making them useful and space efficient.

I have chosen a stool for similar reasons. The stool can be used in place of a desk chair or as extra seating when friends come to visit with out taking up an entire corner of your room. (Also, another table surface in a pinch!)

Additional, indispensable forms of storage, for me, are trunks and built-in bed drawers.  The trunk pictured below is lightweight but big enough for things you want to hide. The bed is white with side drawers making it useful and easy to decorate with colorful pillows and throws, as opposed to committing to one duvet and pillow color scheme for who-knows-how-long.  Keeping large pieces like the bed and bedding simple allows for customizability based on personal style changes and trends.  Don’t wanna get stuck with a coral chevron duvet for all for years of college (We’ve all been there).

Remember when I said everything should have more than one use? Check out that bangin headboard.  It’s actually a rug! Invest in a good rug that will last you all through college. Rugs always make a school dorm or apartment feel like home whatever way they are being used!

Lastly, accessorize with small personal touches and it will make all the difference. When it comes to small dorm/apartment spaces personal style is easily expressed through the accessories since the large pieces typically need to fit a budget and double as storage. That being said, I think we’ve done a pretty solid job of finding stylish pieces big and small to fit the college student budget while staying stylish.

Good luck to all students on the upcoming semester! Stop by the shop and we will hook you up with your dream dorm/apartment decor on a budget.

Happy decorating!

Dorm&Apt

 

Two Story storage – CB2 | Surplus Stool – CB2 | Sari Pillow – CB2 | Flower Cushion – Ikea | Purple Cushion – Ikea | Diamond Rug – Dash and Albert | Woven Hanging Tapestry – Etsy | Stowaway Bed – CB2 | Storage Bench – Ikea | Baskets – Ikea | Cedarwood and Vanilla Candle – Sydney Hale Co. | Aloe Vera Plant – Ikea | Nesting Tables – CB2

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Back to School: Apartment & Dorm Decor

The summer is coming to a close and I am getting ready to back to head back to school.  Though I am more than upset to leave Coveted Home, I decided to focus on the sweeter side of the bittersweet end and use the knowledge I’ve gained here at the shop to create a rough, but helpful, Back to School interior guide.  I took queues from the simple and tasteful style that has (hopefully) rubbed off on me during my time here, thanks to Mel and Jaclyn, and combined it with the lessons I’ve already learned about small-dorm/apartment living.

What I have learned from years of dorm living is everything (if possible) should have more than one purpose.  I have chosen the wire stackable storage for it’s thin frame and versatility. Multiple can be stacked on top of each other  for maximum storage, but it is short enough on it’s own to be stacked on top of a dresser if you find that you are rapidly running out of floor space. The baskets can be used as intended or turned upside down if you’re in a pinch for table space.

The nesting tables are perhaps the most versatile and space-efficient pieces (as well as some of the most stylin). They can be used all around an apartment or dorm. When your done they slide right up under one another, making them useful and space efficient.

I have chosen a stool for similar reasons. The stool can be used in place of a desk chair or as extra seating when friends come to visit with out taking up an entire corner of your room. (Also, another table surface in a pinch!)

Additional, indispensable forms of storage, for me, are trunks and built-in bed drawers.  The trunk pictured below is lightweight but big enough for things you want to hide. The bed is white with side drawers making it useful and easy to decorate with colorful pillows and throws, as opposed to committing to one duvet and pillow color scheme for who-knows-how-long.  Keeping large pieces like the bed and bedding simple allows for customizability based on personal style changes and trends.  Don’t wanna get stuck with a coral chevron duvet for all for years of college (We’ve all been there).

Remember when I said everything should have more than one use? Check out that bangin headboard.  It’s actually a rug! Invest in a good rug that will last you all through college. Rugs always make a school dorm or apartment feel like home whatever way they are being used!

Lastly, accessorize with small personal touches and it will make all the difference. When it comes to small dorm/apartment spaces personal style is easily expressed through the accessories since the large pieces typically need to fit a budget and double as storage. That being said, I think we’ve done a pretty solid job of finding stylish pieces big and small to fit the college student budget while staying stylish.

Good luck to all students on the upcoming semester! Stop by the shop and we will hook you up with your dream dorm/apartment decor on a budget.

Happy decorating!

Dorm&Apt

 

Two Story storage – CB2 | Surplus Stool – CB2 | Sari Pillow – CB2 | Flower Cushion – Ikea | Purple Cushion – Ikea | Diamond Rug – Dash and Albert | Woven Hanging Tapestry – Etsy | Stowaway Bed – CB2 | Storage Bench – Ikea | Baskets – Ikea | Cedarwood and Vanilla Candle – Sydney Hale Co. | Aloe Vera Plant – Ikea | Nesting Tables – CB2

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Made For The Outdoors

Patio weather is just around the corner and we are all ready to get comfortable outdoors! It seems like we have been hibernating underneath layers of wool socks and down comforters for months itching for warm weather cookouts, welcoming conversations with neighbors over fences, and an area to lounge where temps aren’t determined by a thermostat on the wall. This time of year makes us all want to makeover our patio or porch. Below are some shop favorites (all of which are specifically made for outdoor use) that are sure to instantaneously turn your space from drab to fab!

MahkeenacLoveseat_White[16091] CatamaranNavy[14938] Made-Goods-Winona-Coffee-Table-550x470CleoCement2x3[18171] MingledTangerineWhite[15081] detail_Made-Goods-Cole_stoolSnapPumpkinPouf[18034]From top: 1) Mahkeenac Outdoor Loveseat – all weather teak frame w/ Sunbrella cushions $1910  2) Catamaran Stripe Navy Rug Ottoman – 100% polypropylene w/ turned wood leg $1025  3) Winona Coffee Table – 24″ diameter hand-painted ceramic (price upon request)   4) Cleo Grey Indoor/Outdoor Rug – Bunny Williams Collection from $130  5) Mingled Tangerine Indoor/Outdoor Pillow – 22″x22″ $58  6) Cole Stool – crackled gold (price upon request) 7) Snap Pumpkin Indoor/Outdoor Pouf – 100% polypropylene $275

 The Cleo Rug, Mingled Pillow, and the Snap Pouf are available to purchase through Coveted Home.

Happy Shopping!

featured photo courtesy of Jason Hanna Photography

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Look! What’s New.

Okay. So the stars haven’t necessarily aligned for us to enjoy an early spring, but I would go ahead and count them as lucky with our latest additions to the shop!  We have just received a shipment from MARGINS, a California-based print studio, whose works “draw on the natural world and numerous spiritual traditions”.  We are featuring their fascinating Moon Calendars in a variety of colors, all of which are custom framed.

We have also been graced with the presence of Jules, a gorgeous polished brass and glass dining table from the Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams spring collection. She is part of a vast collection of similar occasional pieces, all of which are available to order through Coveted Home. Lastly, we are restocked on our ever-popular Dash & Albert rugs in both woven cotton and indoor/outdoor polypropylene. We have a difficult time keeping these guys in, so stop by the shop today to snag a coveted 2×3 that have arrived in springlike shades of coral and blue.

 

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From top: Moon Calendars 14×26 in Indigo, Black, and Night Sky $60. Seed Sound $50. Moon Surface 8×15 $50

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 Jules Dining Table (available with 42″, 50″ or 60″ glass) Starting at $1640.

 

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Our woven cotton and indoor/outdoor polypropylene 2×3 rugs range from $32-$83 and are available to order in larger sizes at the shop. Happy Daylight Savings Time!

Featured image via Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams

 

 

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Lumberjack Fantasies

Baby, it’s cold outside. This single digit temperature streak we are experiencing right now in the Midwest has caused all of us to daydream in flannel and fur. To be clear, I am not complaining one bit. In fact, I am fully embracing the “Brawny Man” mentality. My home currently smells of evergreen and is thick with layers of plaid and woodland inspired holiday decor. If you are searching for the perfect stocking stuffer for him or you desire to add some “Lumberjack Chic” to your home and wardrobe, our featured picks will be sure to please.

VintagePendletonAdLove this vintage Pendleton ad. “His & Hers” matching plaid robes for Christmas morning? Yes, please! Image via Pinterest.

FallonPlaidInspirationThis may be the epitome of “Lumberjack Chic” and all of which is on Fallon’s wishlist right now.

JCrewScarfThe go-to accessory this season! Vintage or new, a plaid wool scarf (this one from J. Crew) will transform an ordinary ensemble into a rugged one.

FilsonShirtFilson’s Alaskan Guide Shirt is best worn for hunting, shooting, or sipping hot cocoa while gazing at Christmas lights on The Plaza. Made of 100% cotton with a stylish, flattering fit.

JcrewIPhoneCaseWhat better way to showcase your smartphone than in wood grain? Don’t worry. This iPhone case from J. Crew is made of rubber so splinters will not be an issue.

PendletonThrowPendleton’s Yakima Camp Blanket was designed to meet the rigorous demands of the wilderness. I like to think it was designed to keep my toes warm as I watch White Christmas with the family.

StanleyOne of my favorite collections to gift during the holidays. I grew up watching my dad tote around his Stanley thermos in the classic green, but the company has since expanded their color options.

LumberjackSoapThe cedar wood oil in this soap is extracted from actual tree bark and makes a fantastic stocking stuffer for the bearded, axe-wielding men in your life.

Plaid Deer AntlersSarah Ives, the owner of Upscale Downhome, dresses up vintage deer antler mounts with a touch of plaid to each. She is a part-time teacher with a passion for design and a downright winner in my mind.

wood_knivesI imagine that our boxed set of Stag Horn Steak Knives would make a meat-eating man, or woman, very happy this Christmas.

TattersallRugThe Tattersall Collection from Dash & Albert available at the shop would be the ultimate woodsy addition to an entryway or kitchen floor.

silver_candlestickWe can’t get enough of our Polished Antler Candlesticks that are currently featured in the shop. If this isn’t “Lumberjack Chic”, then what is?

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Interior designer, Scot Meacham Wood has an area of his home designed entirely for entertaining. What does he use most? Tartan and tons of texture.

Happy Holidays!

 

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The Comforts of Fall

This week, we pulled out the ol’ black (Spanx) tights, slews of sweaters and our tried-and-true Frye’s. Fall is here. There is a certain sense of surprise and comfort in the returning of cold weather, not unlike running into an old childhood friend at the market. We want to feel cozy in the fall; we want the familiar. Rightly so, we’re craving good books, rich home fragrances, delicious food and good music. Here’s a small selection of what we’re into as of late…

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Our Nest Tahitian candles are the perfect accomplice to a cozy evening at home. They’re so warm and yummy… we’re a little obsessed. As always, they make great gifts!

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In terms of books, we’re really looking forward to Helen Fielding’s newest installment in the Bridget Jones series, Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy.

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The boutique has been receiving lots of new fall goodies lately, and (while we hate to play favorites!) our Dash & Albert striped throws are wonderful. They feel like a favorite knit top, and would look great on nearly every sofa.

What are you bringing into your home for fall?

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Fall For Our Added Bonus

Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams recently launched their Special Order Fall Event and we couldn’t be more excited! Now through October 7th, their whole line (excluding Love Programs as well as Stock Options Plus) is 20% off. Now is the perfect time for you to order that coveted piece like the Vega Cocktail Table or the stunning Claudette Sofa, their newest take on the always classic Chesterfield. But wait, there is more! Keep reading…

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VegaCocktailTableADDED BONUS!!! Not only is the Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams sale going on at The Coveted Home, we have extended the promotion over to our other fabulous lines. Stop by the store today and start shopping!!!

20% off ALL special orders (any line carried at Coveted Home) over $500 now through October 7th.  

(No minimum required on MG+BW orders)

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Making a Wishlist a Reality

When it comes to moving, most people would say it is the worst. I beg to differ. Although packing does feel like a chore (we move in a week and I have barely filled up a shoe box), I feel like this has given me the opportunity to start fresh with design (just one inspiring space shown above). I have been dreaming of our new home for weeks. I have completely envisioned the layout of first floor, down to the oddities displayed above the fireplace mantel. Although I come prepared in most areas of home furnishings, I have made a list of items that I would love to acquire in order to complete our future abode.

1. Area Rug for dining room (underneath our “found” brass and octagon shaped glass top dining table)

Dash & Albert Diamond Indoor/Outdoor Rug (available at Coveted Home)

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2. Pull up side table for living room (next to a rattan loveseat with upholstered chambray cushion)

Donm Palm Kenyan Baskets (available at Coveted Home)

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3. A collected assortment of throw pillows

From Left: Stone Textile’s The Arrow Pillow, Turkish Kilim Pillow from TRIO, Turkish Kilim Pillow from TRIO

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4. Vintage arc lamp near the sofa (preferably brass)

Vintage Three Arm Brass Arc Lamp

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5. Decorative lamp finial (for existing natural rattan table lamp in the dining room)

Dorothy Malachite Lamp Finial by Hillary Thomas Designs (available at Coveted Home)

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For the Love of Dogs

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For being in the middle of “the dog days of summer”, we have had it made. At this time last year, I was planning my escape to cooler climates near much larger bodies of water to avoid what was left of one of the hottest summers I have ever experienced in Kansas City. Luckily, my Husky/Weimaraner rescue dog, Hazel, couldn’t care less about the weather as long as she is outside with space to meander and squirrels to chase. She lives for the outdoors, but she also loves to lounge. I cannot wait to get her one of our new Dash & Albert Indoor/Outdoor Woufs.

Dash & Albert has done it again with their new Fresh American Striped Indoor/Outdoor Poufs and Woufs. Made from nearly indestructible zipper-free 100% polypropylene, they can be used anywhere for anything. All are filled with polystyrene beads that make these Poufs and Woufs comfortable for dogs and humans alike. Dash & Albert has made it so easy to care for their indoor/outdoor products which also includes rugs and pillows. All are washable, most are bleachable, and can be used on porches, playrooms, or even boats! Just hose them down and let them air-dry. Come into Coveted Home today and our “Store Greeter”, Simone, would love to demonstrate how fantastic Dash & Albert’s Woufs are!

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