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Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark: Tips on How to Style Dark Walls

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. 

sgardenerstyle Whimsical and broody, moody and a hell of a statement. Dark walls are a force to be reckoned with. Done just right, make any space swoon worthy #styleitdark

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! 

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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! 

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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.” 

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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. 

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Top Six Instagram Picks: #MyCovetedHome Roundup & Shoutout

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Every month we ask you, Dearest Coveteurs, to share your homes with us on Instagram. By using the hashtag #MyCovetedHome we’ve collected nearly 20,000 posts of wonderfully inspiring spaces and interiors — how cool is that! — so we’ve decided to share our favorite shots from Jan-Feb with you. 

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Top from Left: undecorated_home /home_and_abroad // sara_lou_c 

Bottom from Left: austincarrier// collectivco // ball_and_claw_vintage

For a chance to be featured in next months roundup, be sure to hashtag your interior pics #MyCovetedHome. We’ll be on the look out! Thank you all so very much for participating and being a part of the Coveted Community!

For additional slices of beautiful inspiration, check out the Instagrammers in this months MyCovetedHome roundup. 

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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

Continue reading The Coveted Valentine’s Day: A Gift Guide to Love

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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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Our Flea Market is loaded with bespoke, handmade and vintage finds. Shop Here

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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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.  

Continue reading What They Covet / Karrie Kaneda from Happy Habitat

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A Young Family Starts Fresh in a New Build

Welcome to the reveal of one of my favorite projects, referred to as Starting Fresh. After relocating to Kansas City (Prairie Village) from California with their two young children and purchasing a new construction home, these homeowners reached out to me for help with furnishing the interior. We were starting from scratch–they literally had no furniture or accessories that they wanted to use from their previous house, so this project was a complete blank slate–so fun! Having clients that trust in your vision is so nice and always creates the best results. It also helped that the builders, Koenig Building + Restoration, had done a beautiful job on the home and had chosen great materials for the build out. 

All photography by Sarah Sweeney  — she killed it on this one, so many amazing detail shots! 

Living Room

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living room Interior Design for young and modern family

living room Interior Design for young and modern family

living room Interior Design for young and modern family

living room Interior Design for young and modern family

living room Interior Design for young and modern family

living room Interior Design for young and modern family

living room Interior Design for young and modern family

Kitchen

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kitchen Interior Design for young and modern family

kitchen Interior Design for young and modern family

Interior Design for young and modern family dining room

Study

Interior Design for young and modern family

 

Interior Design for young and modern family

Interior Design for young and modern family

Interior Design for young and modern family

Interior Design for young and modern family

Interior Design for young and modern family

Interior Design for young and modern family

Interior Design for young and modern family

Interior Design for young and modern family

Interior Design for young and modern family

Whether your seeking interior designer services or to shop our accessories, we are here to help you design your life

 

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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.’

Spread the holiday cheer with Coveted Home! Continue reading The Coveted Gift Guide 2016

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On Trend: Art Inspired Wallpaper | Coveted Home Blog

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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

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Small Business Saturday with Sierra Winter Jewelry

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If we’re being honest, Black Friday has never appealed to us. The crowds alone are enough for us to want to stay home. But Small Business Saturday is a different story, something we have been celebrating since 2009 and we hope you will come see us this Small Business Saturday, the 26th of November! This is going to be our best SBS ever and here is why:

1: Local jewelry designer, Sierra Winter is going to be at the shop from 12-5 selling her beautiful jewelry AND she is offering 20% off two select pieces, only for those that visit us that day. She tells us it is a rare occasion that she offers discounts like this, so do not miss! She has also just launched a brand new collection, Winter Rose, and we cannot wait to see it in person. 

2: Coveted Home will be offering 20% off our brand new signature candle scents, Santal Noir and Grapefruit Acai–both are so yummy! 

3: Coveted Home will be offering a free gift with purchase on purchases over $75. We will be announcing the details of the gift soon, but trust us, you want one! 

So dearest Coveteurs, if these deals aren’t enticing enough for you, simply swing by and share a drink with us (we’ll be serving up a delicious cocktail that is totally appropriate for day drinking on a Saturday;) because we would love to see your beautiful faces! 

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The sterling silver arrowhead earrings and bluestem cuff will be 20% off for Saturdays event! 

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