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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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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.’

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Top 10 Halloween Decorations | Step Away from the Cliche

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Top 10 Halloween Decorations

This year, step away from the cliche, with these thoughtfully curated accessories and yes, that does include a crystal ball! By mixing traditional Halloween decorations with these items, you can get away with a less theatrical and more elegant feel. Keeping the palette to a simple black and white (with the exception of pumpkins of course!) makes things easy. Stretch out a cobweb here, a cobweb there, whip up your finest witches brew and let the good haunts roll!

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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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New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home

Spend less time on Netflix. Eat healthier. Most New Year’s resolutions are made in the spirit of improving your health and quality of life. While personal New Year resolutions are wonderful, New Year’s resolutions for your home are also a great idea. Creating a more peaceful and organized external environment can help you stay strong while you’re working on making those internal changes. We’re sharing our top 5 New Year’s resolutions to keep your house safe, healthy, and beautiful.

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Be more grateful for your abode – It’s easy to focus on your home’s flaws and imperfections. It’s easy to lose sight of what “home” really means. Your guests aren’t going to be complaining about the scratches on your table, they are going to be enjoying the delicious meal you cooked and the delightful after-dinner conversation. When they grow up, your kids aren’t going to remember the ugly tile in the bathtub, they will remember you washing their hair every night. This year, try to focus more on the positive things about your home.

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Be more mindful of your home – We often take our homes for granted. If something is not broken, we forget that it’s functioning. This is the perfect time of year to create a seasonal maintenance plan for your home. You can schedule HVAC maintenance or gutter cleaning on your phone and set alerts to remind you when it’s seasonally appropriate. If you don’t own your home, this might involve setting reminders to contact your landlord to change the air filters or schedule a carpet cleaning. This year, try to make regular maintenance a priority.

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Be more organized – Your home should be a sanctuary. It’s hard to feel relaxed and comfortable when your home is in disarray. Get rid of what you don’t need and designate places for the things you need to keep. Just make sure you put things back where they go. Being organized isn’t a one time event, it’s a lifestyle.

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Create a safer home – One of the most important things you can do this year is to make sure your home is safe. You might need to change the batteries in your smoke alarms or carbon monoxide alarms. If you have a fireplace, make sure to have that maintained as well. If you have children, you might need to put locks on cabinets or padding on the edges of tables. Creating a safer home will help make 2016 a wonderful year.

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Be open to change – Don’t be afraid to try new things this year. Very few home upgrades can’t be undone. Don’t let fear stop you from making changes to your home. There’s no reason to live with blank walls or old, worn furniture. You can always fill nail holes if you make a mistake hanging your artwork, and you’ll probably love your new sofa for many years to come.

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Coveted Home for the Holidays

Happy Holidays! Maybe you are one of the few who have your decorations picture perfect, your cookies baked, and your presents expertly, beautifully wrapped. But, if you’re like us, you still have a lot to do before December 25th. Do you need some inspiration? We want to share with you some of our favorite Christmas scenes, recipes, and decor ideas from our Pinterest board “Coveted Home for the Holidays”ChristmasPins

  1. Modern Christmas Tree // 2. Mantle Styling  // 3. Tablescape  // 4. Mini Gingerbread Cake // 5. Fireplace Stylying // 6. Rosemary Holiday Cocktail // 7. Porcelain Tree // 8. Garland Swag // 9. Gift Wrap ideas

Interior design inspiration can come from anywhere, and we think Pinterest is a wonderful source of creativity. Follow us on Pinterest as we share with you some of our favorite  finds. Some items are available to purchase through Coveted Home in Kansas City, our online shop and are also available to view through their appropriate links. As always, let us help you design your life.

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Gifts for Him

Globetrotter and author Nicholas Andriani has compiled a list of holiday “gifts for him” from Coveted Home for the special man (or men) in your life. If you’ve been searching for an unexpected stocking stuffer for him or a unique gift that he will cherish for years to come, you’re sure to find something on Nicholas’ gift guide.  He has gift ideas for the “Well Traveled Gentleman” and the “Modern man”.  What guy wouldn’t like finding Herbivore Botanicals Beard Tonic, Compartes Whiskey and Dark Chocolate, or a pair of real horn tumblers from Rose & Fitzgerald under the tree on Christmas morning?

 Here are a few of his picks:
VetiverBeard Tonic “For that guy who participated in Movember and got carried away.”

GAM020_PokerSet_ChipsCards_Visual_HI__57734.1442409023.500.659Poker Set “This set of cards and heavy duty chips are a great base pack for years of games to come. A must for every gentleman.”

Rose_Fitzgerald_DarkHornWhiskyTumblersHorn Tumbler Set “Bring the green hills of Africa to your home bar. If Hemingway did it…”

Click here to check out the full gift guide.

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Thanks for putting together this fun guide of gifts for him, Nicholas!

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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 Catalog

We’re so happy to show you Coveted Home’s first ever holiday catalog! Whether you are entertaining and want your home to look fabulous or you are seeking for that rare and unique gift for a loved one, we are here to help you design your life.

You can view our holiday catalog online. For months, we’ve been searching high and low for the best holiday decor and gift items for you. We’re excited to share some fabulous products from our newest lines that we carry.  Our new lines range from Rose & Fitzgerald‘s horn and brass pieces to Ted Baker‘s leather and enamel goods. Coveted Home’s holiday catalog has a bit of something for everyone. We hope you enjoy perusing our catalog!