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Top Design Trends 2017: Decor and Home

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We’ve done our research, scrolled through countless resources and crunched the numbers:

2017, What’s in. What’s out. 

Patterns: Go bold or go home. Don’t be afraid to mix patterns. But don’t go overboard. There is an art to the craft of mixing patterns into a room. We find patterns more crucial than ever, especially with rooms trending towards a whitewashed finish — patterns will keep your space from looking sterile or like an Emergency Room…

*For further pattern inspiration check out Jaclyn’s full write up in Darling Magazine “5 Tips for Making Patterns Work in Any Room”

Color: Gone are whitewashed, solemn interiors. Replaced by energetic greens (see Pantone’s color pick “Greenery” for design envy!) blues and tropical hues. 

Cork: Floors, walls, wine bottles and all. We can’t be sure how long this one will last but it’s an oldie/goodie situation.  

Handmade (Move Over DIY): Artisanal, handcrafted pieces are in. We’ve certainly seen this with the popularity of our lines of ceramics by Helen Levi and Convivial Productions in our shop. Our Pottery Collection is full of handmade pieces from artists across the world. 

Meditation Area: Everyone needs a little retreat, right? Now’s the time to create a space within your home where you can go to reflect. This can be a separate room or a little nook, such as the Meditation Corner interior designer, Jaclyn Joslin placed in this recent project.

Art Inspired Wallpaper: It’s not like we dedicated an entire blog post to this movement, oh wait… we have! Art Inspired Wallpaper.

 

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5 Tips for Making Pattern Work in Any Space: Can be as simple as adding a rug or art

colorful inspiration interior design trends 2017Color adds a renewed vibrancy, an absolutely fabulous surge of energy!

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What to Avoid in 2017

Subway Tiles: One of the easiest traps to fall head first. We still adore the look, but enough is enough. 

Fiddle Leaf Figs: Not only are these gorgeous trees among the easiest to kill, they’re also falling out of style… maybe it’s their finicky nature. If you’ve adapted and manage to have raised one well, keep on keeping on, but if you missed this one, let it go!

We’d love to hear your thoughts. What’s in? What’s out?

Be Sure to join us on Instagram, where the magic really happens, sharing images from the shop, current projects and featured content. Enough to get the creative juices flowing! See you lovelies there. 

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

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On Trend: Pencil Reed Bamboo

Recalling the work of famed Italian designer Gabriella Crespi, pencil reed bamboo decor adds just the right amount of organic glamour to almost anywhere in your home. While the material was a staple of 1970s and ’80s  design, it is being re-discovered and utilized in every kind of interior and aesthetic, from streamlined midcentury, to Scandinavian minimalism, to an eclectic boho mix of all styles. The warm caramel color is versatile, and adds subtle texture to your space. As with many relics of that era,  these pieces are ripe for a comeback, and it’s easy to see why.

We happen to have a few pencil reed pieces as part of our Coveted Home Flea inventory, both in impeccable condition.

 

A 1970's pencil reed bamboo table lamp, available at Coveted Home.A 1970’s pencil reed bamboo table lamp with brass base, generously sized and clean-lined enough to fit in anywhere. $149 (Shade sold separately) available at the Coveted Home

 

A beautiful pencil reed bamboo side or accent table, c. 1970s, $795, also available at Coveted Home

Pencil Reed Bamboo Side Table || Shop the look here

Trend: Pencil Reed Bamboo Furniture makes a comeback in modern, eclectic, bohemian style home interiors. Get the scoop on applying this trend in your home.

Trend: Pencil Reed Bamboo Furniture makes a comeback in modern, eclectic, bohemian style home interiors. Get the scoop on applying this trend in your home.

While we can picture it in any number of applications, this knockout pendant would look incredible over a breakfast nook or in a dining room. Midcentury pencil reed bamboo pendant lamp, $750, available at Jayson Home.

Rosie Case Living Room

Fellow Instagram friend, Rosie Case, boasts these amazing pencil reed chairs in her living room and we could not be coveting them more. The warmth and texture they bring into the room is spot on. Tell us where you would use pencil reed furniture in your home, we’d love to hear from you!

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How to Mix Metallic Finishes

Why should you learn how to mix metallic finishes? Mixing metallic finishes in your home is a great way to add depth and interest to any room. You can add warm or cool accents to create a well-rounded environment. Many people believe that mixing metals is faux pas. However, we are here to tell you that it’s ok to mix it up. In fact, mixing metals in your home is encouraged. We’re not alone in our love for mixed metallic finishes. Many designers and homeowners also embrace the mix!

There aren’t any hard and fast rules to mixing metallic finishes

Designers will often advise homeowners to choose a dominate metallic finish and supplement it with smaller pieces from a different metal family. In the modern room pictured below, there isn’t a dominate metal, and that’s ok. There is a polished chrome side table, a steel coffee table, and a brass bar cart. The incorporation of other materials, textures, and colors distract from the fact that three metallic finishes are intermingling in this room. Each metal piece holds its own and adds its unique qualities to the finished room.

Sara Kerens, Being Elliott Home

If you’ve found yourself stuck with all brass or all chrome accessories or furniture, don’t fret. It’s easy to begin incorporating other metals. Below, you can see how we added a brass lamp and candle snuffer to the marble and chrome side table. It really starts with a change in attitude. The rest is easy! Once you’ve discovered the joys of mixed metals, you’ll never go back.

Being Elliott Home + Coveted Home. Photo by Sara Kerens

One way for beginners or non-believers can enter into the world of mixing metals is to purchase a piece that contains more than one metallic finish. Think of it as a transition piece.  In the room below, a basket filled with decorative balls in different metallic finishes creates a unified and interesting look. Plus, the silvered mirror armoire with gold accents is also a great metallic transition piece.

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This  kitchen remodel by Sarah Sherman proves that mixing metallic finishes can be cool, unpretentious, and totally beautiful! We love how she has used (almost)  every metallic finish known to man to create an organic and stylish finished kitchen. This might be making some of you metallic purists cringe, but let’s face it – it’s gorgeous! Mixed metallic finishes in the kitchen

We love how the Makerista chose to mix metallic finishes in her bathroom. She stuck to gold, silver, and polished nickel accents. The fixtures are all finished in polished nickel while the accents are a mixture of metallic finishes.

Mixed Metal Interiors

 

Now that you know how to mix metallic finishes in your home, what’s stopping you? Try out a few different textures and finishes. Matchy-matchy is boring. Step outside of your comfort zone and discover the world of mixed metals. Stop by the shop if you need more ideas or tips for mixing metals.

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Astrid Insieme / What They Covet

coveted home headshot 1-3Astrid Insieme is truly a global designer. She’s worked and travelled around the world which has distinctly influenced her interior design aesthetic. She is currently living in the US and is an interior decorator and founder of Insieme House. One of her most popular projects is the A-frame cabin that she and her husband remodelled. They took an adorable but neglected A-frame cabin and turned it into a tiny, magical dream home. They are currently working on an addition to the A-frame cabin. Be sure to follow Astrid Insieme on Instagram to see her lovely home and eclectic design work. Astrid keeps busy with her own projects and client work, but she also offers some of her fun, eclectic finds for sale on her Chairish shop, Insieme House. When she’s not decorating interiors or working on her modified A-frame, Astrid can be found “spending time with loved ones, traveling whenever possible, cooking in general (but especially spicy, unorthodox fare…the more bizarre, the better!)”.

 

Astrid describes her style as “global and eclectic, with a subdued, chic flair.”  We think this room she covets is a great representation of Astrid’s style.

What Astrid Insieme Covets

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Astrid: This incredible living room belongs to Los Angeles-based designer, Kim Salmela, and speaks to most everything I appreciate in design. It is worldly, irreverent, sophisticated and yet invitingly unfussy. All while maintaining a subtle adherence to traditional form. With its unexpected mix of gorgeous colors and myriad styles, it feels perfectly lively and effortlessly well-curated. Not an easy feat, but accomplished with intoxicating panache in this glorious space!

Here are a few pieces that Astrid is coveting. We think these would look fantastic in the new addition to her A-frame.

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Astrid: Seriously loving the asymmetrical graphic on this Moroccan-inspired, woolen rug from Coveted Home…it feels loose and tribal and would make an ideal, neutral grounding for any room.Settee Coveted Astrid

Astrid: I absolutely adore this settee from Madeline Weinrib, with its classical lines and boldly exotic upholstery. A perfectly sumptuous embodiment of “haute-boheme”.

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Astrid: Could this trio of Chinese baskets from Coveted Home be any more covetable? Such beautiful patina resulting from age-old craftsmanship, and those multi-hued tassels are absolutely darling. They would add so much personality and texture to any surface, whether it be a tabletop or shelf.

Gold Mirror by Astrid Insieme

Astird: Gilded, unabashedly opulent, and Napoleonic… if you want a statement-making mirror, this antique beauty from 1st Dibs is as good as it gets!

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Gold Mirror WTC Astrid: Poufs are always a winning addition to any space for their duality of providing beauty and function, and this elegantly ethnic Moroccan pouf from Coveted Home is truly superlative, with its muted, desert-toned palette.

Thanks for sharing what you covet with us, Astrid! We’re looking forward to seeing more of your professional work and progress on your own home.

What do you “covet”? That is the question Coveted Home is asking our favorite makers and tastemakers for our  blog feature called “What They Covet”. Want to share what you covet with our readers? Send us an email at hello@covetedhome.com for details about how to participate.

 

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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.

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Another Way to Shop Coveted Home

Do you ever find yourself drooling over our Instagram photos and wishing you could get first dibs on our one-of-a-kind items? Well, we’ve just made shopping online easier for you! We’ve created a special Instagram account so you can shop Coveted Home’s unique inventory from your mobile device. We’re posting a few select items from Coveted Home Flea and discounted new inventory on our new account @shop_covetedhome. Simply leave your email in the comment section of the product image and we will email you an invoice. Pay within 1 hour of receipt and we will ship your item within 48 hours. One-of-a-kind items will be updated with SOLD in the description when no longer available. We hope this makes it easier for you to make your online purchases with us! You can also visit our online store to shop a variety of  Coveted Home and Coveted Home Flea items. Join us for our next Flash Sale on 6/26.

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See it. Love it. Buy it.Shop Coveted Home Flea

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Negronis on the Plaza

Celebrate Negroni Week (June 6-12) with negronis on the Plaza or whip some up on a vintage bar cart with barware and bar accessories from Coveted Home! The Negroni is a classic cocktail that contains equal parts Campari, gin, and sweet vermouth.  It’s served with an orange peel as a garnish. Campari is a bit of an acquired taste, and Negorni Week is your perfect opportunity to develop a taste for this classic aperitif. We’re celebrating Negroni Week by mixing up some of these delicious aperitifs Coveted Home style. And this month, we’re offering 25% off any new bar accessory from Coveted Home. BrassBarCart

DIY Negroni

1 ounce gin

1 ounce sweet vermouth

1 ounce Campari

Orange twist, for garnishing

Mix in a cocktail shaker with ice and/or serve in a chilled old fashioned glass over ice.

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We have a variety of fabulous new and vintage barware and accessories that will help you keep your bar cart game strong. AND all of our new barware is 25% off this month!

Barware at Coveted Home

Imbibe Magazine and Campari are teaming up with these venues on the Plaza and thousands of other venues across the world to celebrate the negroni and give back to their communities. $1 from every negroni that is sold during Negroni Week will be donated to each venue’s charity of choice. Also, Campari will donate $10,000 to the highest grossing venue’s charity. Woohoo. Drink negronis this week for a good cause!Visit a participating Negroni Week venue on the Country Club Plaza

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Shelfie Help!

We have all seen this new fangled word popping up on social media: shelfie. Shelves not only have their own vocabulary, they have and are currently the “must need” to showcase meticulously curated vintage collections mixed delicately with plants and/or books. We are suckers for a good shelfie!! The best part about collecting is being able to beautifully display whatever suits your fancy, right? We have rounded up a variety of shelfies from our Pinterest Board and picked out some of our favorite corresponding accessories in our Shop that would effortlessly fit into each inspiring shot. Which one is your favorite?

Natural + Organic: Focus on a neutral palette with hints of muted color. Using natural materials like wood and stone can really build up the texture. The organic nature of hand built accessories is key to this shelfie.

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Shop Accessories: (1) Large Ceramic Vase (2) Kohinoor Rosewood Candlesticks (3) Studio Pottery Wall Mirror

Bold + Balanced: With a mostly white palate, bold patterns and bright green plants just pop from the setting. Incorporate a few handwoven accessories plus a structured pottery piece or two to brake up a great book collection.

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Shop Accessories: (1) Acacia Planter w/ Dish (2) Italian Martino Vase (3) Handwoven Zig Zag Planter

Color Blocked + Quirky Collectables: With a heavy focus on geometric patterns and bold color combinations, this shelfie is fun and full of eye candy. Casually throw in an unusual figurine or two with your hand built pottery pieces. Like a banana for instance?

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Shop Accessories: (1) Handmade Folk Art Owl (2) Striped Bubble Vases (3) Kenji Fujita Coffee Carafe

Functional + Rustic: With heavy repetition of functional pieces, open shelving in a kitchen or bath can look clean and collected. Stoneware and zinc are rustic materials, but look crisp when combined with clean lines and mindful styling.

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Shop Accessories: (1) Marble Nut Bowls (2) Farmhouse Stripe Napkins (3) Outer Banks Sand Bell

All products featured can be purchased in-store or at CovetedHome.com 

Shoutouts for inspiring shelfies: (1) via Design Sponge (2) Amber Interiors (3) Jonathan Adler via AD (4) Eat Boutique

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What they Covet with Arielle Goldman

We met Arielle Goldman, like many of our other new design friends, on Instagram. Arielle’s Instagram feed (@ariellesgoldman) is full of lovely snapshots of good food, good drinks, and good design. The images of her library that she shared in #mycovetedhome caught our attention, and we’ve been fans of her work since! Her blog Scotch & Nonsense is a further extension of her impeccable taste and fab design skills. We’ve asked Arielle to share with us what she’s been coveting, and we just love what she has chosen.

Arielle Scotch & Nonsense

 

About Arielle: “I’m a designer at an architecture firm, and in my free time I explore my adopted city of Richmond, try out for new (and old) whiskey drinks, and work on our newly acquired 150 year old home with my husband. And, of course, write about it all at Scotch and Nonsense. I’d say that my taste veers toward the bold and masculine, but that’s subject to change. What never changes is my passion for design with a strong point of view and that respects and complements its space.”

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What Arielle is Coveting: “I just adore the shot of this Melbourne home. The moody, rich colors, statement furniture, and slightly offbeat yet totally perfect painting are all speaking to me. It’s my favorite combination of old elements with a modern sensibility. And I’m pretty sure those are the prettiest drooping tulips I ever saw.”

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“This leather arm chair from One Kings Lane is too good. I love a leather sling chair, and this one stands out with its luxurious gray leather. It’s got that classic modern shape, but it’s a bit more inviting than some modern pieces can be.”

CH Kohinoor candlesticks

“How great are these Kohinoor rosewood candlesticks from Coveted Home? I love the quality of the wood and their shape. A perfect dose of warmth and personality.”

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“So this one is a bit of a cheat. I’m no longer coveting this Grandville print from Triple Stamp Press because I recently picked up a pair for myself. Saturated color, an old world look, and just the right oddball vibe. It’s my own personal trifecta.”

CH Bonne Etoile Calendar

“I’m a wee bit obsessed with this Bonne Etoile calendar from Coveted Home. The design is a little whimsical and totally lovely. Much more so than my google calendar. In fact, I’m positive I’d be better with deadlines if I had one of these to keep my desk company. Maybe 2016 is the year of the grown-up calendar.”

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“I’m a total sucker for good color, which isn’t as easy to find as you’d think. Lately I’ve been vibing dark paints, but this Stone Blue shade from Farrow and Ball manages to be rich, moody and airy all at once.”

Thanks for sharing what you’ve been coveting, Arielle! We look forward to seeing more good design and delicious food and drinks on you IG account and blog!

What do you “covet”? That is the question Coveted Home is asking our favorite makers and tastemakers for our newest blog feature called “What They Covet”. Want to share what you covet with our readers? Send us an email at hello@covetedhome.com for details about how to participate.

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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!