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Stay Gold with Coveted Home

It’s autumn! In Kansas City, the trees are still green, but soon, they will turn red, brown, and gold. It’s a magical time of year! The changing colors, falling leaves, sweater weather, fires, and pumpkin spice; it’s easy to see why fall is America’s favorite season.

Each new season is an opportunity to reevaluate our homes and make practical and aesthetic changes. In the summer, I put away my rugs and extra textiles, it seems to help the house feel cooler and more relaxing. In the fall, I bring out my textiles, so we have them on hand in case we get chilly. Many people like to celebrate autumn by changing their home accessories. But, you don’t have to go pumpkin crazy or hang up scarecrows and skeletons to honor the harvest season. Adding a few gold accents can help bring the fall spirit indoors. Gold can make your home feel warm and cozy (a must, on those chilly fall evenings). Whatever your style, we carry a range of gold home accessories that can give your home an autumnal vibe.

 

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  1. Vine Gold Leaf Dish 205.00
  2. Hataguchi Stationery – Gold Dots 22.00
  3. Tom Dixon Mirror Ball 490.00
  4. Devore Metallic Gold on Beige Cowhide Rug 599.00
  5. Lewitt Gold Objet 60.0
  6. Rosemary Nesting Tables 2550.00 
  7. Spirit Object 125.00
  8. Cowhide Pillow – Gold Accents 120.00
  9. Starburst Sculptures 50.00-93.00
  10. Gold Bistro Chair 75.00

Stay Gold with Coveted Home.  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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Introducing: Susan Connor New York

We are pleased to announce a tactile, textural and covetable addition to Coveted Home’s product offering. Susan Connor New York, launched in early 2014, is an artisanal textile, pillow and decor line based in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Committed to ethical and local sourcing, the line is proudly American-made. Combining the founder’s relaxed and comfortable aesthetic with traditional technique and a truly artistic creative process, the line is a seamless addition to the shop, with muted and understated color ways and luxurious materials like linen. In addition, the hand-crafted, small-batch nature of Susan’s designs aligns perfectly with our mission of stocking well-made and beautiful home decor unique to Kansas City. Her featherweight and intricately detailed linen throws, in particular, are already a shop favorite.

 

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Above: Susan Connor’s ‘Totem‘ and ‘Patch‘ cushions

Below: the ‘Mara’ throw (56″x72″), all available in-store or online at CovetedHome.com

Bottom: ‘Ponti‘ Cushion in Ivory and Indigo

 

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Ode to Throw Pillows

Throw Pillows. A constant comfort for both mind and body: Throw Pillows.  For me, they satisfy my almost bi-annual compulsion to change everything.  I’ve finally found that if I just change the vibe of my throw pillows, that dangerous and expensive compulsion is satisfied.

The beauty of throw pillows is the amount of customizability.  Your personal style can be perfectly reflected in varying styles and patterns of pillows arranged, (or thrown) around the bed and the house.  Throw pillows are so easily interchangeable come season or style change.

Below are some of my throw pillow picks from the shop and others!

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Customizable Navajo Pillow – Zazzle

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Burlap Ikat Pillow – Etsy

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Corfis Pepper Pillow – Coveted Home

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Octopus Pillow – Etsy

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Tibetan Wool Pillow – Coveted Home

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Maya Pillow – Coveted Home

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Square Layers Pillow – Coveted Home

 

Mix, match, and arrange till you drop!

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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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Connecting You To What’s New

We are all suffering from “spring fever”. I think it shows when you see our latest arrivals at the shop. Fresh pillows showcased in citrine. New jewelry from Takara (based out of Portland). A few of our favorites from local jewelry designer, Jennifer Janesko. And a restock of The Object Enthusiast’s beloved ceramic vessels and ring dishes. Stop by the shop to say hello and catch up on all that we are currently coveting. And beware, this fever is contagious. All items are available through our online boutique if you wish to stay indoors.

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WhiteCopperBallVase RedOrangeVase HexRingDish BlackCopperVaseFrom top: Ball Vase $42, Red Orange Teardrop $36, Ring Dish $22, Brushstroke Vase $32

JaneskoBarNecklace JaneskoJetwayEarrings MoKanSilver1From top: Runway Necklace $80, Jetway Studs $45, MO/KS Necklace $66

Happy Shopping!

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Go Back To Bed

Sometimes even the simplest things, like getting the mail, can slowly dissipate from your everyday routine. Remembering to incorporate this near effortless task at the shop has been somewhat of a challenge for me. It is really not that bad. I am being a bit dramatic, but checking the mail on a regular basis IS on my list for 2014’s new year’s resolutions. Believe! I bring this up because Jaclyn checked the mail today (since I had forgotten to do so) and we had received the Spring 2014 catalog from John Robshaw Textiles!

On a cold, quiet day like today, Robshaw’s rich color choices and bold patterns were just what I needed to get inspired. His bedding, in particular, can make even the most enthusiastic morning person want to crawl back under the covers. The Celi Bedding is neutral in color but powerful in pattern. The Nikolo Bedding has a sweet quality showcased in magenta and coral. Both of these collections could be the perfect backdrop for any of our John Robshaw decorative pillows that we have at the shop! Shown below.

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Clockwise from top left: John Robshaw Puffer Pillow, Poppy Indigo Pillow, Tambu Abaca Pillow. All of which are available for purchase at the shop. Happy new year!

Featured image via John Robshaw

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Lumberjack Fantasies

Baby, it’s cold outside. This single digit temperature streak we are experiencing right now in the Midwest has caused all of us to daydream in flannel and fur. To be clear, I am not complaining one bit. In fact, I am fully embracing the “Brawny Man” mentality. My home currently smells of evergreen and is thick with layers of plaid and woodland inspired holiday decor. If you are searching for the perfect stocking stuffer for him or you desire to add some “Lumberjack Chic” to your home and wardrobe, our featured picks will be sure to please.

VintagePendletonAdLove this vintage Pendleton ad. “His & Hers” matching plaid robes for Christmas morning? Yes, please! Image via Pinterest.

FallonPlaidInspirationThis may be the epitome of “Lumberjack Chic” and all of which is on Fallon’s wishlist right now.

JCrewScarfThe go-to accessory this season! Vintage or new, a plaid wool scarf (this one from J. Crew) will transform an ordinary ensemble into a rugged one.

FilsonShirtFilson’s Alaskan Guide Shirt is best worn for hunting, shooting, or sipping hot cocoa while gazing at Christmas lights on The Plaza. Made of 100% cotton with a stylish, flattering fit.

JcrewIPhoneCaseWhat better way to showcase your smartphone than in wood grain? Don’t worry. This iPhone case from J. Crew is made of rubber so splinters will not be an issue.

PendletonThrowPendleton’s Yakima Camp Blanket was designed to meet the rigorous demands of the wilderness. I like to think it was designed to keep my toes warm as I watch White Christmas with the family.

StanleyOne of my favorite collections to gift during the holidays. I grew up watching my dad tote around his Stanley thermos in the classic green, but the company has since expanded their color options.

LumberjackSoapThe cedar wood oil in this soap is extracted from actual tree bark and makes a fantastic stocking stuffer for the bearded, axe-wielding men in your life.

Plaid Deer AntlersSarah Ives, the owner of Upscale Downhome, dresses up vintage deer antler mounts with a touch of plaid to each. She is a part-time teacher with a passion for design and a downright winner in my mind.

wood_knivesI imagine that our boxed set of Stag Horn Steak Knives would make a meat-eating man, or woman, very happy this Christmas.

TattersallRugThe Tattersall Collection from Dash & Albert available at the shop would be the ultimate woodsy addition to an entryway or kitchen floor.

silver_candlestickWe can’t get enough of our Polished Antler Candlesticks that are currently featured in the shop. If this isn’t “Lumberjack Chic”, then what is?

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Interior designer, Scot Meacham Wood has an area of his home designed entirely for entertaining. What does he use most? Tartan and tons of texture.

Happy Holidays!

 

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Wining Allowed

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With transitioning into the colder months ahead, it is hard to resist the urge to spice up your home with warmer, cozier shades of cranberry, plum, and wine. Rich jewel tones, especially reds, can evoke an inviting yet glamorous quality in any space. We found such inspiration in Sea of Shoes’ blogger, Jane Aldridge’s Dallas, Texas home. She is only 21, but her collected style is one for the ages. In her bedroom, there are swanky layers of softness like fur, cotton, and velvet. That merlot faux fur throw is top notch!

Our love for the color wine (and wine in general) has trickled into the shop. You can find us drooling over this Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams London Chaise Lounge in amethyst any day of the week. We are also loving John Robshaw’s Tudela Decorative Pillow. Made of 100% Abaca, this pillow would make a punchy yet durable addition to any ultra lived-in space. With Madeline Wenrib’s one-of-a-kind Vintage Moroccan Rug showcased in a deliciously saturated plum, how could go wrong with incorporating a little wine into your home. Go ahead. Just say yes. If you are of age, of course. All of the items below are available to order through Coveted Home.

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Mud Cloth Trending

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I recently saw a post about decorating with mud  cloth on Apartment Therapy (full post here). We happen to have a few pillows made with mud cloth in the shop and now I am trying to get my hands on some more of it so I can do something custom like upholster a chair or use as a wall hanging or something else creative and fun.

Bogolanfini, referred to as mud cloth is a handmade Malian cotton fabric that is traditionally dyed with fermented mud. According to Wikipedia, traditionally the men weave the fabric and the women dye it. The dyeing process is apparently cumbersome and long as the cloth is soaked in a dye bath made from mashed and boiled, or soaked, leaves of the n’gallama tree. Then the cloth is sun-dried and painted with designs using a piece of metal or wood. The paint, carefully and repeatedly applied to outline the intricate motifs, is a special mud, collected from riverbeds and fermented for up to a year in a clay jar. Thanks to a chemical reaction between the mud and the dyed cloth, the brown color remains after the mud is washed off. Finally, the yellow n’gallama dye is removed from the unpainted parts of the cloth by applying soap or bleach. [info via Wikipedia]

Quite the process, right?! I am constantly amazed by the techniques that go into making textile products such as this. Techniques that are easy for us to take advantage of here and not even consider the source or what went into making such a beautiful creation.

Mixing modern and contemporary furnishings with global textiles and art is hugely popular right now in interiors and demonstrated pretty well in these two photos from the Apartment Therapy post.

 

 

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 Here in the shop we have one of our mud cloth pillows on this mid century style leather sofa, paired with a vintage brass table and modern task lamp.

 

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 To some mixing the mud cloth pillow with this hand carved chair upholstered in gold mohair with nailhead would be a stretch. I happen to love unexpected combos like this.

 

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 Up close shot of the 2 pillows we have in the shop.