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Special Order Sale

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It is finally starting to warm up around here and it is time for the Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Spring Special Order Event! Now through May 5th any special order including custom upholstery, coffee tables, side tables, lamps and rugs is 20% off.

We offer free in store consultations on furniture and fabric selections, just bring in some photos of your room. We are here to help you design your life!

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Seeking Qualified Applicants

PLEASE NOTE: THE POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED, THANK YOU!

As much as it saddens me to write this post, the time has come. My sister, Amanda Steiner, who has been with me every step of the way since I opened Urban Dwellings Design back in 2008 is moving and leaving some really big shoes to fill here at Coveted Home. When she and her husband moved to KC four and half years ago they stated their intentions then that they would be here for 3-5 years, but then would be moving. At the time they weren’t sure where they would be going, but they knew they wouldn’t be here for the long haul. True to their word, they have decided upon a new home in the uber hip city of Portland, Oregon (I can’t wait to start visiting!). I couldn’t be where I am today without the help and support of my sister and the shop just won’t be the same without her.

With that being said, I am in need of finding a replacement for her position as Creative Director. Please pass this post on to anyone that you think would be a good fit for an intimate retail working environment.¬† Oh, and you have to love dogs because Simone comes to work with me everyday ūüôā A brief description of the job and my expectations for qualified candidates follows:

The Coveted Home is now hiring for the position of Creative Director. Seeking applicants with strong visual display & merchandising skills. Interior Design background is not required, but must be able to demonstrate knowledge of interior design, current home decor and fashion trends. Position also entails managerial duties such as order entry, social media outreach, scheduling and superior customer service skills. A positive attitude, enthusiasm and dedication to always giving your best is a must. Sales and or management experience is required. Working weekends is to be expected.  Please email resume to: info@covetedhome.com

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Fun with Olioboard

I’ve been using a new website called Olioboard to put together mood boards for clients. Since I have zero skills when it comes to photo shop or any other graphic design program, this site is my new best friend. Previously it was really challenging for me to gather images of specific pieces, inspiration ideas, colors or patterns and play with them together in a simple format online. With Olioboard I can upload my own images, put them in a space and see how they mingle together. You can even build rooms with architectural features, which I have not yet graduated to, but plan on learning soon!

Here is a board I recently put together for a client. She has a dark brown, semi-contemporary leather sofa that needed to be incorporated into the room. However when I spied on her Pinterest page (another great tool I use to get a sense of a clients style), all of the images she had pinned were of light colored, tufted sofas. All of the rooms she seemed to like were light in color and feeling, leaning towards a modern day approach to traditional or classic styles.

My solution was to incorporate dark and light elements throughout the room to play off what we were starting with and her current day preferences. Dark sofa/light chairs. The coffee table selection is perfect: a two tone wood, dark on top/light on bottom (from MG+BW here). Light console & media cabinet/dark lamps on top. Spallittaliving2

The walls were already painted a very pretty, neutral greige (color chip behind the sofa on the left) and I think the color fits perfectly into the design. She also already had a rug that is a beige background with a blue pattern. I picked up the blue in the pillows and the artwork. I love how this turned out and can’t wait to see it come to life!

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Happy New Year!

A heartfelt thank you to all of our customers in 2012. To those of you who stayed with us during the journey of our move and name change, we thank you. To those of you who are new to our brand, we look forward to a lasting relationship and we thank you for welcoming us to our new neighborhood.

Thank you for shopping small and supporting local businesses. Here’s to a comfortable and beautiful 2013!

We will be closed New Years Eve and New Years Day. We will reopen on Jan. 2nd.

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Happy New Year!

A heartfelt thank you to all of our customers in 2012. To those of you who stayed with us during the journey of our move and name change, we thank you. To those of you who are new to our brand, we look forward to a lasting relationship and we thank you for welcoming us to our new neighborhood.

Thank you for shopping small and supporting local businesses. Here’s to a comfortable and beautiful 2013!

We will be closed New Years Eve and New Years Day. We will reopen on Jan. 2nd.

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Catching Up, Part 1

November was a very hectic month for me. Between volunteering for this years DIFFA event, Holidays by Design, appearing on television, having 2 Thanksgiving dinners, hosting an Open House at Coveted Home and going to a really amazing wedding…well lets just say I was pretty taxed.

I have fully recuperated and am ready to tackle the month of December! But first I want to extend a big Thank You to my fabulous employees and family who always take care of me and the shop when I am over extended, you are all so appreciated by me. 

The first event of November was our Holiday Open House with a special trunk show with our friend and featured jewelry artist, Sara Cramer. Sara’s jewelry is handmade and she imports the glass beads from Japan. Her look is modern and unique, with hints of funk and glamour at the same time.

Customers perused the jewelry offerings
Amanda, Sara and myself

Our friend Addie, who tried as many pieces of Sara’s jewelry as she could fit!
My sister Amanda, who is also the Creative Director at Coveted Home happens to be an entertaining maven. She seriously rivals the likes of Martha Stewart. I rely on her to pull these types of parties off without a hitch. She knows just what kind of apps, drinks, flowers, music and entertainment to combine together for a no-fail, good time. 
Amanda’s champagne and pomegranate punch

A heart felt thank you to all of our loyal customers and friends who stopped by to enjoy this day with us! 

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Please Join Us Saturday Nov. 10th!

 

 

Saturday November 10th

10AM – 6PM

Sip, shop and mingle at our kick off to the holiday season. Browse gifts, holiday decor, furniture, and accent pieces to finish off your home before the guests arrive.

Sara Cramer Trunk Show

Get an exclusive look at the popular locally designed jewelry line, Handmade by Sara Cramer.

Sara will be in the shop from 12-5 with a huge selection of her jewelry to show off.

Store Wide Discounts

 Enjoy a 10% discount on any store purchase.

*Sara Cramer jewelry not included

Drinks & Hors d’oeuvres

We will have delicious drinks and bites for your enjoyment all day.

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High Point, Fall 2012

I missed the furniture market in High Point, North Carolina in the spring because it happened the very same weekend we opened the new Coveted Home shop. So I had not been in an whole year…and I missed it! Going this fall was a fantastic reunion trip–I got to see many old friends, meet new ones and the product finds for the store and design clients were off the charts. Following is a small sampling of what I saw…I was there for 5 days so I am really editing the photo selection here so this post doesn’t go on forever!¬†
Although I am not particularly looking for new lighting at the moment I found that I took a TON of photos of light fixturesРbe it lamps, chandeliers or sconces. 
 I love these dramatically scaled floor lamps by Barbara Cosgrove.
 Rad sconce from Noir. Do people still say rad? It seemed to be the perfect description for this.
 Another fixture from Noir, not sure what it is made from but I like it.
 This blown glass bubble chandelier is new from Oly. I always love the dramatic animals they have as a backdrop to the gorgeous furniture.
¬†I didn’t take this photo so much for the lighting as for just how overall beautiful it is.¬†
(Oly showroom again)
 This may have been one of my favorite showrooms. The furniture line is called Central Station. It is beautifully hand crafted wood pieces that I can never get enough of. By themselves they are great, but in my opinion the real magic happened when the lighting by Notre Monde was added. And how adorable is it that this duo is dating?? (He makes the furniture, she the lighting)
 This light installation=spectacular
 This was my favorite setting at the Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams showroom. I loved everything in it and it was all new: a new coffee table and side table collection of mixed wood tones, new rug, new lamps, new sofa and chairs with a full wood frame. 
 A quick snipit from the Cisco Brothers showroom. These pink pendants caught my attention, but seriously I love everything in there. 
¬†And then there was this showroom. Verellen. Flawless. It is expensive stuff but my god it is made to perfection–so increadably comfortable and beautiful.
I spent nearly an entire day looking at rugs. I have a newfound love for them and am happy to say I now have many more rug sources for design projects. But this one..oh my it was a beauty. A “khotan” style rug, I just learned the term at market and found I love this style, a lot. They look vintage because of the more faded appearance. This one was made in Afganistan.¬†

Great center piece for a table.
 Put an orchid or succulent in these and voila, beautiful! 
The last four images are from my friends showroom, Texture. They bring in one of a kind pieces, some old some new but all very rustic with a lot of “texture” to them: ) It is all sourced by the owners, Marietta and Patrick, in Indonesia. The last three images show some of the items I bought from them. These along with some other gorgeous items will be here in the shop very very soon!

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New Pretties!

October has been flying by! Over the past few weeks we have gotten in several new accessory items and I wanted to make a quick update here to showcase the beautiful new inventory.

Mini Foo Dog Lamps by Barbara Cosgrove.

 Bone inlay picture frames
Hand stamped brass vases and jugs
Bone inlay coasters

KS/MO State necklace by Janesko
New Hilary Thomas finials

 Watercolor prints with custom frames

We will be getting some new furniture in over the next few weeks as well. We hope you will come by and visit! Shop local and support small businesses! 
xx-Jaclyn