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The Coveted Gift Guide 2016

It’s here! Are you ready to unwrap this seasons must-haves and covets? 

Whether you’re battling frosty windows, snowswept streets or beach-side daiquiris (lucky you) everyone enjoys a little somethin’-somethin.’

Spread the holiday cheer with Coveted Home! Continue reading The Coveted Gift Guide 2016

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Gather ‘Round the Table this Thanksgiving

We often hear people say that Thanksgiving is their favorite holiday. Something about the simple pleasure of gathering with friends and family over copious amount of food is so comforting. We had the pleasure of hosting our friends from Porter Teleo in the shop for a little photo shoot of their newly released table linens (just in time for Thanksgiving!), which are gorgeous and hand painted little pieces of art in themselves. We played around with styling some of our table top pieces with their linens and the result was quite lovely. We hope it provides you some inspiration for entertaining this holiday season.

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Thanksgiving Ideas, entertaining, kansas city, kcmo, missouri, decor, interior design

Porter Teleo hand painted linen napkins and placemats available here.

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Feather plates available here and here.

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Functional and beautiful serving pieces: brass servers, fruit bowl, napkins & runner. Add the ambiance with candle light–shop our amazing collection of new and vintage candlesticks here

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Thanksgiving Ideas, entertaining, kansas city, kcmo, missouri, decor, interior design

Last but not least! We’ve received some new linen tea towels and napkins in the shop! They are so soft and we love the colors and patterns created by Jenny Pennywood, made in San Fransisco. 

To shop all of our table & kitchen, click here, and as always–let us help you design your life. 

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Design and Cocktails in Cuba : Movements Blog

Beyond the Mambo, guitar strumming streets of Communism, Cuba hides one of the richest fields of design and interior inspiration. Earth tones merge naturally into bright pastels and woods and metals collide in a look that can only be called organic industrial.

Design elements throughout Cuba infuse native island culture, African sentiments and Spanish colonialism. All this and with a twist of Art Deco. What may appear gaudy on the surface, is far deeper and more charming in its depths and we’ve just begin to plunge into this extraordinary sea. We eagerly await for Cuban/American relations to soothe as more and more of the tiny Caribbean island comes into the spotlight

So pour yourself a Cuba Libre (recipe below) let the tunes flow* and dive into the world of Cuban design.

Continue reading Design and Cocktails in Cuba : Movements Blog

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Styled at Home

Every once in a while I like to take home some Coveted Home inventory and style it in my house. Its fun for me and I hope it helps provide you inspiration for your own home. Over the Memorial Day holiday weekend I cleaned, styled and shot pictures and had a little company over! I’m including an easy recipe that we cooked on the grill.

Jaclyn Joslin living room

If you happened to see the last style post I did at my home you may notice a change in my DwellStudio Silverado sofa. While I love a leather sofa, Simone and I never quite found it cozy for snuggling. I was always laying down blankets to sit on top of (Simone always preferred sitting on top of a blanket as well) so I finally decided to just have the seat cushion recovered in a washable cotton. I also had my upholsterer add feathers, making it more like a down pillow top mattress and it is unbelievably comfortable.

Navarro pillow

I’ve loved the texture and pattern of the smaller accent pillow and had a sneaking suspicion it would fit in perfectly in my living room. I can’t believe there’s still one of the larger animal print pillows left in the shop–this is a gorgeous $260 pillow on sale for $100! Snatch that up, someone please!

Susan Connor Prism throw

I made some big changes to my coffee table! Previously I had a round marble tray in the middle with a grouping of items. I’d been craving to get out some of my design books that were tucked away so decided to ditch the tray, put out some favorite books and add a few items on top. The little vase that the plant is in is vintage from Coveted Home Flea, the lovely handmade bowl is by Isabel Halley and can be found here. I also added the Susan Connor Prism throw to my sofa and I love the pop of indigo it adds.

bar essentials

A fully stocked bar can make quite the impression. We have so many wonderful bar accessories in the shop right now, stay tuned as they will be part of our June promotion! These items are staples at my bar: Coveted Home signature candle, coasters, bottle opener, wine bottle stopper, napkins, bowl (similar). I’ve decided that our Rosa Tote is a must have and we’ve marked it down to 30% off for this post! I’ve used it for groceries, lugging around work samples, my laptop, travel and although I haven’t used it for these purposes, I could see it being used for a workout tote, beach tote or baby bag.

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corn on cobb

Thai street corn on the cobb:

6 ears of corn

1/2 cup coconut milk, full fat

2 tbs. raw sugar

1 tsp ea. cinnamon & cayenne pepper

1/2 tsp. ginger powder

dash of salt

Combine ingredients (except corn) and simmer on stove for 5 minutes.

Strip the husk back but don’t pull it off, and use 2 of the husk blades to tie back the rest and form a handle.

Baste the ears well and place on grill, continue to baste while grilling for 12-15 minutes or blackened.

This was a delicious new way to prepare corn that no one at our party had tried before but everyone loved!

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Setting the bar

What says gracious, classic holiday entertaining like a fully stocked bar cart? If you love the idea of a bar cart but don’t have the space or need for the permanence of a new piece of furniture, may we suggest a temptingly close second? The bar tray is a simple way to get the look without rethinking your entire space for one evening of entertaining, and during the holidays, who doesn’t love ease and convenience? Whether you have a disused pair of decanters, a swizzle stick collection, or are starting fresh, putting together a drinks tray that expresses your look is fun, easy and surprisingly impactful. The first step is selecting your tray, then adding decanters and an ice bucket. While they need not match, its important that they be functional and not too heavy. Decking out your tray with the perfect bottle opener, garnish bowls and cocktail shaker is an opportunity to have some fun with mixing and matching and getting creative. The final step, of course: just add booze and watch your guests become their own mixologist.

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From left: “Good as Gold” hip flask in polished brass, hand-carved bitters bottle, Crystal Cluster decanter, olive wood bowl with Batik inlay (sold as part of a set), Waxing Moon ceramic decanter, Curve medium marble nut bowl, Crest bottle opener, Bumpy vase, all on a Manchester tray in Chestnut finish.

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“Good As Gold” hip flask, $58

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Olive Wood bowl set with bone inlay, $154

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Fort Standard “Crest” bottle opener, $60

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Cranberry Whiskey Sour 

60 0z. (5 Bottles) Mike’s Hard Cranberry Lemonade

10 0z. Jim Beam bourbon

5 oz. simple syrup

1/2 cup fresh cranberries, halved, plus more for garnish

3-4 sprigs fresh rosemary, plus more for garnish

Mix all ingredients in the container or dispenser of your choice, add the herbs and cranberries, and serve neat or over ice.

All available for purchase in-store and online at Coveted Home. As always, thank you for letting us help you design your life.

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Holiday Style // Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and we’ve got you covered for all your entertaining and holiday decor needs. Whether you’re looking for votive holders, salad servers, the perfect bottle opener, or games for entertaining your guests, we have a unique selection of items for the holidays and beyond. We also carry many items that would make any hostess feel appreciated.Thanksgiving Ideas

We’re here to help you make this Thanksgiving an extra special occasion. Stop by the shop for ideas or ask one of our associates for suggestions.

Shop our Thanksgiving Entertaining picks:

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Gold Antler Bowl $100

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Artifact Votive Holder $12

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Marble Cheese Plate with Knife $95

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Olive Wood Serving Set $24

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Nila Mix Napkin Set $52

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Charades $12

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We’d love to see and share your holiday style on Instagram! Use #CovetedHomeForTheHolidays

Most items shown above are available to purchase through Coveted Home in Kansas City and are also available to view through their corresponding links. As always, let us help you design your life.

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Dining Al fresco

Late summer is the perfect time for dining al fresco, preferably in the evening, after the sun has set, and it is nice and cool out. All you need are some friends, drinks (wine or cocktails), a make-ahead appetizer, and a simple meal. The crickets chirping and frogs croaking will provide the background music. You can take advantage of late summer blooms and foliage to add some color and up your fancy factor. Here are some ideas for creating a special space for you and your guest to dine al fresco.

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  1. Clean up your patio or deck area – and make sure you have plenty of table space. You can always take your dining set outside if you need more seating.

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Layford dining table – Available through Coveted Home

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Atlas Bench $3450 – Available through Coveted Home

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Oslo Arm Chair – Available through Coveted Home

2. Proper lighting is important. Candles and string lights make any outdoor gathering special. HexTrio

Assorted Hex Pillar candle holders $22-32 by Convival Production

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Globe String Lights $26

3. Use special serving pieces to showcase your culinary creations. 

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Geometry Fruit Bowl $58

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Aldo Marble Cheese Board $74

4. Relax and have some fun!

 Most items shown above 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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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
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A Dish to Dish On

Who doesn’t love a good recipe? Exactly. It has been 4 months since I decided to omit meat from my diet. A new year’s resolution that has, surprisingly, been very easy. With that being said, becoming a vegetarian has forced me to be creative in the kitchen. I welcome this challenge with open arms and an empty stomach!

This recipe from Pinch of Yum has all of my most favorite of ingredients: corn, carbs, and cilantro. This is officially on the docket for this evening which calls for warmer weather and a lingering sunset. A perfect storm that I will pair with a glass of semi-sparkling white.

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 Ingredients

  • 4-6 ears of fresh sweet corn
  • 1 lb. uncooked fettuccine noodles
  • 3 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1 teaspoon garlic
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup half and half
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup water (the stuff that you boiled the corn in is best)
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt – I used Chobani plain low fat
  • 1 single chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, minced
  • cilantro for serving
Instructions
  1. Corn: bring a large pot of water to boil. Place the ears of sweet corn in the pot, cover, and remove from heat. Let the ears “cook” for a few minutes before taking them out and letting them cool. (This helps partially cook the corn so it’s not so raw, but this step is optional.)
  2. Corn: Cut the corn off the ears. Place the corn kernels in a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat with no oil or butter. Let the corn sit for a few minutes with stirring. Stir once, and let it sit again so that the outside of the corn gets roasty-looking. When the corn is as browned as you want it, remove from the heat.
  3. Pasta: Cook the pasta according to package direction. Keep a little bit of the pasta water.
  4. Sauce: Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium low heat. Add the garlic and saute until soft and fragrant, about 2 minutes. Don’t burn the garlic – it will taste bad. Add the flour and stir for 1 minute. Whisk in the milk, half and half, salt, and corn water until the sauce is smooth. Finally stir in the Greek yogurt and the chipotle pepper. Combine the sauce, pasta, and corn in one large pot. Add extra Greek yogurt or pasta water to get the desired consistency for your sauce. Sprinkle with cilantro for serving. Basil would be nice, too.

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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