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Bea-utility: Tasteful Organization

Small spaces make for large organizational challenges. Utilizing every square inch of your floor plan is vital. Not sacrificing taste, so crucial. I am currently moving from a house to an apartment and I can’t stop thinking about how all of my prized possessions are going to fit in my beautiful but small one bedroom apartment. And if anyone knows me, they are well aware of how much I have acquired over my short years. Too much, actually. So I am taking this opportunity to pare down, get back to basics. But even if I am left with a fraction of what I own now, it is still a bit frightening.

So, organization is a priority here.

I am on a tight budget going forward with this downsize, but my dream would be to have a Storage Platform Bed. That beauty would work wonders!! Since this is not in my near future, I will definitely utilize the space underneath my bed with raisers & storage bins. That should do the trick. As far as shelving goes, taller is better. I want to take advantage of any vertical space available without sacrificing good design. I love the idea of this Adjustable Shelving Unit as well as these Mounted Wall ShelvesI am not sure I will have enough room to jump on the bar-cart bandwagon, so I may opt for a Mounted Wine Rack with personality. I will definitely buy my fair share of Baskets including this stylish Hamper. And I think I need these Wall Hooks just because they are amazing!! You can never have too many baskets or wall hooks, right? Right?

Two more weeks until it’s officially moving day!

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 Featured images via Pinterest. Wish me luck!

 

 

 

 

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Black + White is Right

Nothing says timeless like black and white. It’s classic, versatile nature is so appealing especially when it comes to design. However, adding some timeless pieces to your home doesn’t mean they have to be stuffy. Here are a few of our favorite classic pieces that have just the right amount of edge. All featured items are available to purchase at Coveted Home and most are available at CovetedHome.com. Let us help you design your life!

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 New York designer Tamara Magel nails it with this Hamptons bedroom retreat. Fresh white painted brick up against that bold black focal wall with minimal accents and oversized art. With the addition of a few natural textures, this room’s appeal is black and white!

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 Newly upholstered T-back occasional chairs have a perfect amount of the unexpected. Featured in a black and cream stripe, black finish on the legs, with chrome ferrels on the front two legs. A daring addition to any space! ($799 per chair)

 

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This Higashi Console by Bungalow 5 finished in black lacquer would be a gorgeous staple in any home. The perfect way to add some class to an entryway. ($1690)

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Hand loomed, flat weave in durable 100% cotton, we love how this Tattersall Runner is lightweight, reversible and affordable.  2′ x 3′ ($33)

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The perfect pull-up table featured in the unexpected. High gloss, white finish. 19.5″ x 16″ diameter ($575)

 

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Little Miss Tuffet – Round Hair on Hide by Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams. Fun yet versatile, these tuffets are a great way to add some texture and pattern to your home. Easy to move from room to room for additional seating when needed. ($1145)

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Because our furry friends deserve a great design as well, we are all about this 1″ Nice Grill Leash by See Scout Sleep. Stylish, and functional, this leash consists of hemp webbing and solid brass hardware. ($36)

 

 

 

Featured image via The D Pages. Designer: Tamara Magel

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Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Fall Event

The Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Fall Event is going on now at the Coveted Home. Come visit us in the shop and enjoy 20% off your special order including upholstery and furniture. We have all Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams’ fabric & leather choices in-store for your convenience. The promotion ends Sunday October 5th, so make sure to come see us before then! Let us help you design your life. Here are a few of the pieces we are currently coveting…

Hunter Sofa–  Long, low and modern sofa. Polished aluminum or wood legs. We love how comfortable, yet luxe this sofa is. Available in fabric or leather.

90” starting price – $1976, 100” starting price $2072


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Ansel Chair– This Scandinavian style metal Windsor chair in soft Tibetan lambs wool is a piece that is sure to add character to your space. Available in brass or satin black finish.

Special- $1632

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Harlowe Bed– A bit of Modern English in the wraparound wings and deep diamond tufting of the headboard. Come see this gorgeous bed in the shop, paired perfectly with the Super Luxe Mattress.

Queen starting price- $2688, King starting price- $2888

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Banks 24” Side Table– Another favorite available in the shop. The Banks Side Table is the perfect companion for your bed or couch. We are all about the simple, yet rich design of this piece.

Special- $796

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Mila Table Lamp– This beautiful lamp covered in hand applied gold finish with a touch of ombre is nothing short of show stoping.

Special- $316

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Dash Rug– This graphic two-tone pattern rug offers just the right amount of sheen for your space and the high-low construction adds some nice graphic pop.

Special- $1516 (8×10)

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Introducing: Polivka Furniture Design

We are thrilled to announce the arrival of yet another local maker to our showroom! We now house several stunning pieces from Polivka Furniture’s Crossroads collection, all of which are available to purchase at the shop. David Polivka, founder and head craftsman behind Polivka Furniture Design, has been in the woodworking business for over thirty years. All of Polivka’s craftsman possess a concentrated passion to create furniture and cabinetry that will ultimately enhance the living experience. The idea that “only the best will do” is not only reflected in their work, but also in the materials that they use to work with. It is truly a labor of love.

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 Owner and founder, David Polivka, in his workshop located in the historic River Market.

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A beautiful moment in the Polivka studio featuring the Crossroads Square Coffee Table: kerei wood top + walnut legs. Available at Coveted Home.

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This may be one of our favorite pieces showcased in their studio. Those leather drawer pulls are ridiculous! This piece is not available at Coveted Home.

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The Crossroads Tall Circle Table: spalted hackberry top + walnut legs. The marbling in the wood is actually caused by a fungus; highly prized by craftsmen. Available at Coveted Home.

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 The Crossroads Tall Square Table w/ Slipper Foot: spalted hackberry top + walnut legs. It’s all in the details. Available at Coveted Home.

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What is better than this? Please stop by Coveted Home to check out Polivka’s fine work as well as other local talents. Let us help you design your life.

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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!

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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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Interiors by Coveted Home

I’ve been working with some fun and stylish new clients on their media room and some other finishing details throughout their lovely home. Jill has very chic sensibilites– loves velvet, touches of gold, natural textures and a neutral palatte. So pretty much a dream client. I will admit that I am used to working with more color but I happily accepted the challenge of enforcing restraint when it came to the fabric and finish selections.

Inspiration Room // Interior by Coveted Home

This was our inspiration room. From designer & architect, Donald Romualdez’s flawless NY apartment.

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Here is the new floor plan…

{They currently have an old ginormous sectional in the room and pretty much nothing else}

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and the mood board I presented yesterday. We are making a few minor adjustments, but overall they loved it. Looking forward to sharing the outcome of this.

Sources/shop the board:

(most items available through Coveted Home)

Sofa | Black & White Pillows | Leopard Print Pillows | Bar Cart | Lamp on Bar Cart | Floor lamp | Side Table | Cocktail Table | Slipcovered Chairs | Black Leather Barrel Chairs

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Serious Furniture

I just got back from a week spent in California between Los Angeles and San Diego. It was a fantastic trip filled with delicious food, fun, inspiration and relaxation. The purpose of our venture to San Diego was to visit my good friend Jacqui who moved there about a year ago to take the position of Operations Manager for a custom furniture company called  Seventh & 7th.

John Cortese is the man behind the beautiful furniture of Seventh & 7th. Cortese hails from Brooklyn and apprenticed under a Japanese woodworker  where he learned the fine art of using hand tools, which he still uses today. From tables to chairs to beds there isn’t much they don’t make, but the stamp he leaves on his furniture is visible in every piece. The attention to detail, the solid foundation, the artistic & custom approach to fine woodworking–such a refreshing sight in this age of our desire for fast, cheap design.

I did an impromptu photo shoot of the workshop and their studio/showroom which also acts as John’s home.

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In John’s words: Modernism at its finest. Serious Furniture.

A big thank you for letting us visit your amazing space!

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A Tribute to the Weekend

Summer is officially beginning! Those dreams of sitting poolside, grilling out with friends and family, concocting refreshing adult beverages…they are all about to come true. It is Memorial Day Weekend, the kickoff to warmer months and longer evenings. It is an American tradition. A time to honor the past and celebrate the future. It is the weekend of large gatherings in the park, barbecue stained shirts, fireworks, and neighborhood pools openings. It is the weekend for red, white, and blue. In lieu of this, we have compiled a group of shop favorites that when combine, make for one heck of a patriotic tribute. Have a safe and wonderful weekend, everyone!

Here’s to the red:

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Taboret Stool/Side Table in red lacquer finish $338, Marco Red Jute Soumak Woven Rug $137-$3079

The white:

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 Ming Console in White Lacquer + Polished Stainless $930, Lola Side Table $575, Mini Foo Dog Lamps $575/pair

And the blue:

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 Tansu 3 Drawer Side Table in navy blue lacquer $1325, Adam Armchair $688, Kahina Indigo Hand Knotted Rug $159-$3649

All items featured are available for special order through Coveted Home. Let us help you design your life!

Happy Memorial Day!

featured image via Kansas City Symphony

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Major News: Spring Event Extended!

Have you been thinking about a new sofa for the family room? Were you wanting to replace an occasional chair or maybe incorporate an upholstered cocktail table into your space? The time is now! Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams have extended their annual Spring Event thru May 18th! In honor of the “Major News”, we have decided to show off MGBW’s beloved Major Collection.

This armless seating group is mid-century in style, featuring a sleek metal base (polished-stainless or satin-brass) and grid-tufting. The clean lines and streamlined shapes of each Major piece make them good options for small spaces. And the best part? You can snatch up a Major Chair, Loveseat, or Ottoman for 20% off while the Spring Event is going on! Hurry into Coveted Home….we have over 350 fabrics and leathers in-store to choose from so you can make Major reflect YOUR style. Happy Shopping!

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The Major Chair: promotional prices start from $1272 in fabric and $1864 in leather

The Major Loveseat: promotional prices start from $2208 in fabric and $3408 in leather

The Major Ottomans: promotional prices start from $784 in fabric and $1104 in leather