Changes are brewing, summer to autumn. Patio’s, picnics and falling into piles of leaves. Who’s ready for fall! We’re here to equip you with the right tools to make the best of this coming season: Luscious apothecary to keep your skin soft and smooth, whimsical baskets, rings for yo’ finga’s and salts for the soaking. Plus a ton of sage and incense for those late night incantations. Continue reading Fall Essentials and the Brands You Should Know
Whimsical and broody, moody and a bold statement. Dark walls are a force to be reckoned with. Been thinking of going dark but afraid you can’t pull off the trend? Done right, dark walls can make any space covetable.
While there’s an inherant masculinity, dark walls can be so much more. We’ve reached out to a few ladies that have used dark walls in their own homes to create spaces that thousands swoon over on the daily, over on Instagram.
Shavonda Gardner’s Instagram feed is full of dark wall inspiration. Her light sofa, rug and art are a bold and beautiful contrast with the dark paint. We asked Shavonda to chime in on living with dark walls, and she has no regrets. “I love the way the deep walls really play up the coziness of our little bungalow.” We couldn’t agree more!
If you’re looking for courage to go dark, check out Nadia’s home (@Artynads), she took it a step further with 24k gold duct tape. Definitely ups the glam factor!
Nadia’s dining room is just as stunning with her wood dining table, assortment of dark pillows and art. She proves you can go all in with dark colors and still pull off a gorgeous space. We asked Nadia why she chose to go with dark walls in her house: “I love dark walls because contrary to what people think, it’s not depressing and enclosing. It has a kind of infinity as well as a cozy welcoming feel. I team my dark colors with metallics, especially gold to give the rooms a lift and a bit of sparkle. Dark colors behind shelving makes your pieces of art work really pop, its a dramatic back drop.”
Another wildly popular dark accent wall can be seen in Liz Kamarul’s Portland pad. We asked Liz about her killer black 3 dimensional wall art to which she replied she had cut the triangles out of a thin piece of wood, painted and then nailed them to the wall (hello DIY goals!). Liz’s space is all about the texture, plants and boho vibes and we love how the dark wall gives off that cool girl aura.
Could dark walls help you sleep better? “I find that one area people are more comfortable with dark walls is in a bedroom. It creates an intimate and soothing feeling and is a great place to test out this trend.” –Jaclyn Joslin of Coveted Home
Have a dark wall you want to share with us? Use our hashtag #MyCovetedHome and Nadia’s #StyleItDark. We would absolutely love to see how you’ve embraced this movement.
As always, we are here to help you design your life.
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.
Meditation, retreat area
5 Tips for Making Pattern Work in Any Space: Can be as simple as adding a rug or art
Color 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
Not long ago it was said with declarative force that wallpaper was a thing of the past. Was outdated. A faux pa. A designers worst nightmare; more associated with mauve flashbacks to the 70’s than high art. Oh but the times have changed as we fawn over gorgeous wallpapered flats in NYC, in the trendiest L.A studios and, yes, even accenting the walls of Coveted Home!
We’ve rounded up a few favorite producers of all American made wall coverings. These artists are trailblazing a rich path to prove once and for all that wallpaper is back, and better than ever. Continue reading On Trend: Art Inspired Wallpaper | Coveted Home Blog