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What They Covet / Karrie Kaneda from Happy Habitat

This week we sit down for a chat with Karrie Kaneda, owner and designer of Happy Habitat:  a line of eco-friendly throw blankets. We absolutely adore her work, both as an environmentalist and a fellow Midwest designer (Karrie is a local Kansas Citian!).

We hope you enjoy our conversation as much as we have.  

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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.

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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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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.

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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.”

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“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.”

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“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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What They Covet with Allison Harlow

Welcome to our final What They Covet installment of 2015! We are pleased to have e-designer, Allison Harlow of Curio Design Studio as our guest for December. Allison’s modern take on design and forward thinking approach to her business model (she switched to virtual design only, after a move overseas) is a great reminder to be flexible and keep doors and possibilities open for the new year ahead. We absolutely love the room she chose as the inspiration behind what she covets.

Allison Harlow is an interior designer originally from Michigan who currently lives abroad with her husband and son in Germany.  She is the founder and head designer at Curio Design Studio, a virtual interior design studio that delivers fully detailed & customized design plans for residential and commercial clients all around the world! Allison is passionate about creating functional and affordable interiors that are a true reflection of those that use the space. She believes that great design can have a profound positive impact on the occupant and that it should be accessible to all regardless of their budget.  Her personal style is an eclectic mix of things that reflect her love for travel and culture + a generous dose of animal print, fur, tassels and mixed metals in an “everything works if you make it” approach.

 

Allison: As soon as I saw this image from Apparatus Studio featuring the Strata Study Wall paper by   Zak + Fox I was obssesed. It has so many things going on that hit the design nail right on the head.  There is the perfect amount of texture and contrast of elements, making the space feel like an effortlessly curated snapshot of the owners personality. I love the opposing styles of the furniture–sleek and modern metal and glass table juxtaposed with the more ornate and traditional elements of the sideboard and small writing desk.   The balance of light vs. dark elements help draw your eye into the space and creates a beautiful and inviting color scheme.   

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Allison: You can’t go wrong with the gray and white combo on this Barbara Cosgrove Ivory Scaled lamp from Coveted Home. The finely detailed scallop texture adds visual interest while still keeping the overall lamp simple and chic. The touch of gold on the base is a perfectly understated finish!

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AllisonI am generally obsessed with all things gold. This flatware from DwellStudio is no exception. Don’t save it for a special occasion! Make it your everyday stuff –because literally everything tastes better when eaten with gold flatware right?!

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Allison: I have been stalking this table from Grey Furniture for well over a year now. The sculptural base is simple yet extremely interesting. I envision it sitting in front of a dark blue velvet chesterfield layered with an eclectic mix of bright pillows.  The best part about this table is that it can be customized in size, finish and top material.

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Allison: I absolutely adore upholstery from Ballard Designs. The black and white dots are the more subtle and easy-going version of an animal print, making it a bit easier to use with a variety of patterns and styles.  I love the contrast the modern print gives to the traditional wood legs when used on this Simone bench.

WTCAllisonHarlow2Thank you for sharing Allison! We love the sleek modern vibe you created with a touch of warmth from the bench.

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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What They Covet with Kevin O’Gara

We recently connected with Kevin through Instagram, where our interest was piqued by his warm personality and stunning interior images. This lead us to his blog, Thou Swell, and the deal was sealed–we wanted to be friends with this talented design aficionado who will surely be gracing the glossy pages of major magazines one day (he’s already been featured on Design*Sponge). Kevin’s innate ability to mix styles and periods in an effortlessly chic way is downright impressive. Did we mention that he is still in high school? Put him on your list as one to watch.

 

DSC_01231About: Kevin O’Gara is editor and founder of Thou Swell. He’s inspired by a mix of traditional and contemporary design, and loves dogs, dinner parties, and big windows. Kevin is the brother of two sisters and the best friend of one spunky wired-hair fox terrier. After voraciously pinning and reblogging interiors throughout his early teens, Kevin decided to write and produce his own content. In 2013, he created Thou Swell, named after the famous jazz standard and inspired by the song’s spirit and nostalgia. In just a few years Thou Swell has become a destination for interior lovers and entertaining enthusiasts. Sharing home and garden, decor, food and entertaining, and a little of his hometown Atlanta, Kevin shares his fresh eye for design and passion for sophisticated style.

 

Kevin’s style is contemporary, with an appreciation for historical details and a contrast of mixed styles. He believes that interiors are an extension of the soul, as so wisely put by Coco Chanel. Kevin is applying to several universities this year with design programs that will help prepare him for a career in this area. With a passion for history, english and design, he is most interested in the area where the built world and social and environmental impact overlap.

 

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Kevin: The understated drama in this gracious Italian apartment recently captured my eye. The simplicity of each room places emphasis on the ornate architecture and elegant forms of each piece of furniture. The subtle texture in these red walls with the modern painted white floors is breathtaking.

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Kevin: These crystal decanters are simple but unique, with a brilliant natural crystal stopper. The perfect piece for entertaining in an elegant room!

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Kevin: I’ve always loved the whimsical shape of Jonathan Adler’s Maxime daybed. The brass skeleton is sparse but feminine, with graceful curves and nimble feet.

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Kevin: I’ve always thought Anthropologie’s mural collection was magical. This water-lily wallpaper is stunning with a textured gold background. Muted greens and pops of coral bring a sophisticated palette to the pattern!

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Kevin: The Saarinen tulip table is a mid-century classic, but my favorite form of this table is its oval shape that would be smashing in a traditional rectangular dining room. Pair this table with leather chairs for a chic look.

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Thank you for sharing Kevin! We love the way you mixed the traditional style wallpaper with the modern tulip table and daybed, so on point.

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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What They Covet with Amanda Steiner

This is a very special What They Covet, as our guest is my sister! Amanda helped me open my first store and design studio back in 2008 and worked with me as our Creative Director until she and her husband moved to Portland in 2013. Amanda has impeccable taste, is well traveled and wickedly funny. I deeply miss having her near but am so excited for the launch of her new design business, congratulations sis!

Amanda Steiner Bio: Amanda is an interior designer based in Portland, Oregon and has recently launched her own design business, Amanda Steiner Design. Amanda loves creating layered and inviting interiors that are a blend of different styles and eras. She is also the former Creative Director of Coveted Home!

Amanda’s style: I’m typically drawn to classic architecture, with a mix of traditional and modern furnishings and decorative elements. I’m attracted to items with a handmade quality, interesting textiles such as vintage rugs and global fabrics, and moody color palates. Above all else, I believe rooms should feel collected and speak to the owner’s lifestory.

 website: www.amandasteinerdesign.com

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Amanda’s room pick: A breathtaking sunroom of a 1920s English Tudor, designed by Jessica Helgerson Interior Design. (above and top photo by Lincoln Barbour for Lonny)

I’ve been a long time fan of Jessica Helgerson and her team’s work. I love how she is able to create a sense of modernity while honoring the original architecture and historic elements of the spaces that she designs. This entire home is absolutely stunning, but the sunroom with it’s dramatic art, plant collection, and antique writing desk seems like the perfect little sanctuary. It’s a serious “wow” moment in the home.

What Amanda covets:

The Neechi Rug from Dwell Studio would be the perfect starting point to recreate this look. I love the persimmon and navy blue combination.
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Matte black planters add a modern element to the space, especially when filled with sculptural plants like fiddle leaf fig trees and interesting ferns. And just in case you don’t have a green thumb, this one offers a built-in watering system — brilliant!
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I adore these simple and classic wall sconces by School House Electric.The hand-rubbed brass adds just the right amount of modern sophistication.
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The tini  table from Coveted Home would be a great little side table next to a reading chair, or could double as a plant stand. I could honestly think of a hundred placed for it! It’s classy lines and dark metal finish would fit in perfectly.
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This beautiful lounging bench by John Derian would be a welcome additional to an English sunroom look. While inspired by antique furniture, it’s crisp linen and modern tufting keeps it feeling current.
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Thank you, Amanda for sharing your current covet list with us!
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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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What They Covet with Emily Brewer

Emily Brewer and her twin sister, Elizabeth, are local fashion bloggers. Their blog, Fashion Column Twins, features fashion tips, recipes, hair style ideas, interior inspiration, and more. They are lovely ladies and give great fashion tips – who knew one could wear a maternity dress to a wedding even while not pregnant and look adorable! Emily and her husband recently purchased their first home, and we’re looking forward to seeing how she decorates her space. Emily is coveting wool, feathers, and velvet – some of our favorite materials!

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Emily Brewer: “I am currently a freelance copywriter, and I also have a fashion blog, Fashion Column twins, that I share with my twin sister, Elizabeth. We blog about everything from fashion to home decor. I’m really passionate about creativity and incorporating that into my lifestyle. I’m a very creative person which is why my sister and I started our blog so that we could always have that outlet to share and hopefully inspire others.”

Emily’s Style: “I wouldn’t say I have a specific style that I stick to because I’m always up for experimenting with different styles. However, I’m typically more drawn to the eclectic California style rather than something more traditional. Right now I’m really into rooms that have a laid back and fun feel to them with interesting pieces and color combinations.”

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Emily’s room pick: Living room of designer, Emily Henderson

“I’m obsessed with Emily Henderson’s style because she has this way of combining unexpected colors while still make a room look put together. She’s also not afraid to incorporate unique conversation pieces into her design. Her living room is light and airy with a hint of masculinity. I love the way she worked color into this room from the rug to the wall art to the natural elements.”

Emily’s Favorites:

RugSouk Wool Rug ($199-$1299)

“This rug is neutral but has a cool eclectic vibe to it. I would throw this on my living room floor and add in color through my sofa/chairs and wall art. ”

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“Now this is a conversation piece that I would love to have! I would use this truly unique piece as a focal point in a room and to add some serious texture!”

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“Navy is one of my favorite colors so I can never say no to a velvet tufted navy sofa. This one is on my living room wish list!”

Thanks for sharing, Emily!

 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 info@covetedhome.com for details about how to participate.

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What They Covet with Fallon Hogerty

Fallon Hogerty is the founder and editor of A Lovely Being. Fallon has great taste and shares fascinating images and tidbits about style and design on her blog. If you are weary of seeing the same design blog posts over and over again, you must visit A Lovely Being. Reading her blog is like receiving a letter (snail mail) from your most stylish, interesting friend. But it isn’t just any old letter- she has included a sweet note on vintage floral stationery, magazine clippings of posh and unusual interiors, a bird feather, and a handwritten recipe for Salade Niçoise. Everyone has one of those effortless cool and quirky friends, right?

Fallon has rounded up a fab collection for this month’s installment of “What They Covet”!

About Fallon: “From a very young age, Fallon Hogerty knew she wanted to be in the world of design. As a little girl, her favorite activities included real estate shopping and reading House & Garden magazine. She currently resides in Kansas City and is in the midst of design school. In her free time, she blogs at A Lovely Being and stalks local thrift stores.”

Fallon’s Style: “My style in both interiors and fashion is a nod to the past with a modern twist. Think Madewell overalls paired with your grandmother’s Hermes scarf, or big rooms with intricate crown molding and worn parquet floors paired with sleek Saarinen-inspired furniture. I’m of the opinion that purchasing an entire look for home or body from a big box store is criminal.”

Fallon’s Room Pick: the fictional French hotel suite in Wes Anderson’s “Hotel Chevalier”.

“Wes Anderson’s legendary set design is nothing short of genius. Of all his films, the suite in his “Hotel Chevalier” short is my favorite. The yellow room is warm, the furniture and the bedding is oh-so-french. Though over the top and not meant for real life, I find this space inspiring.”hotel chevalierImage via

Fallon Covets:

Gold Wall Mirror $375 “With it’s curved lines, this gold mirror is perfect for Hotel Chevalier’s rococo-influenced suite. It’s a piece that would look beautiful in any space, from a flat in France to Coveted Home’s cozy Plaza showroom.”mirror

 1930s Butterfly, Moth and Dragonfly Collection $1,500 “The butterfly taxidermy in the hotel suite adds texture, color and whimsy to the space. I’m pro-taxidermy, but ONLY if it’s vintage. This set from the ‘30s is too good. I think it would look fabulous in any room.”

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Long French-style Upholstered Bench $2,200 “Marie Antoinette would have loved this Rococo-style bench. Painted cream with gold accents, upholstered in floral silk and SIX cabriole legs. It’s perfect for the suite.”

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No.05 Perfume Oil $57 “Natalie Portman’s character would most certainly wear this jasmine and tuberose perfume oil. Sexy and a little edgy, but classic.”

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Thanks for sharing, Fallon!

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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 info@covetedhome.com for details about how to participate.

Also see Tobe Reed’s “What They Covet”

 

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What They Covet with Tobe Reed

We love Tobe Reed’s style and her “awesome” blog, and we’re thrilled to share some of her favorite design finds with you! Tobe is a creative Jane of all trades. By day, she is the managing Editor of Hallmark’s Think.Make.Share blog. By night, she is mommy to her 2-year-old daughter, Ava; a vintage goods vendor for One Kings Lane, and a sometimes shelter blogger of 5 years.

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Tobe’s style: “I’ve often described my aesthetic as a “hot mess” of styles. I love all design genres, from super buttoned up traditional to California cool to relaxed Bohemian. No matter the specific style of decor, it’s always a collected look with a little bit of whimsy that draws my eye. Something that feels really personal with items that have a story to tell.”  Tobe, we totally get and love that!

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Tobe’s room pick: The eclectic home of an L.A. Design Writer on One Kings Lane

“I am beyond inspired by the home of writer Christine Lennon. With tips from greats like Kelly Wearstler and Peter Dunham, this space was destined for nothing short of greatness. Despite the cool hues, this collected room feels totally warm and welcoming. I love that the blues and greens are used so liberally that they almost become a neutral. There are so many great elements in this room!”

 

Geometry Fruit Bowl ($58) “I love the touch a modern, geometric decorative accessory or accent piece can add to a space. Make it a crisp white like this Convival Production beauty from Coveted Home and you have a piece that can live in any space, serving a multitude of purposes.”
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Midcentury Barrel-Back Chair ($695) “Any time you come across an interesting accent chair, you. must. buy. it. I love the touch of whimsy the peach chair brings to Christine’s living room. It both clashes with and complements the blue and green hues beautifully, which says that she doesn’t take this space — and probably herself — too seriously. This mid century barrel chair via One Kings Lane touts a gorgeous shape, and is just begging for a chic makeover!”
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Cedarhurst Rug ($2,300) “I am a sucker for a good vintage rug. Persians are typically my style, but anything that offers a splash of color in an otherwise neutral room will do. I love the selection at Bellwether Rugs. Thanks so much for having me today!”
Thank you Tobe! We love your desire to mix styles and the room you picked is right up our ally.
 
 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 info@covetedhome.com for details about how to participate.