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Natalie Prass: Auditory Aesthetics

As one of Rolling Stone’s “Ten New Artists You Need To Know” as well as one of Time Magazine’s “15 Artists To Watch in 2015″, Natalie Prass has definitely made an impression on the critics. And on the shop! Songs from her debut album have been sprinkled throughout our shop beats for months now. Her voice is haunting, sharp, and powerful. Yet there is an intimacy to her songs that have a quality similar to Joni Mitchell. The storytelling is spot on and totally relatable. And can we talk about this album cover?! Total bang envy. Aside from the killer hair, the album was an exciting springboard to create a room similar in color and style for our most recent Auditory Aesthetics installment. What do you think? Would Natalie approve of our interior interpretation? We sure hope so….

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Clockwise from top left:

  1. Calvin Chair: Arteriors, brindle leather + antique brass frame
  2. Lavender Silk Velvet Pillow: available through Chairish.com
  3. Paradise Gold Throw: by Happy Habitat, recycled cotton
  4. Paule Marrot Sepia 1: Natural Curiosities, 56″ x 44″ framed
  5. Rimini Floor Lamp: Dwell Studio, hammered brass — more info below
  6. Cuivre Copper Candles: Mine Design Co., available in 4 fragrances
  7. Kravitz Sofa: Dwell Studio, in Reserve Jade — more info below
  8. Graf Coffee Table: Noir Furniture, weathered mahogany
  9. Eaves Four Drawer Side Table: Bungalow5, antiques mirrored wood
  10. Marbled Onyx Table Lamp: available through Chairish.com
  11. Ronan Table: Arteriors, solid brass

 

Sofa

 

The transitional style of the Kravitz Sofa blends classic details with a fashion-forward edge. This sofa features a low profile, generous seat and rolled arms with a chic pleated detail. Designed with relaxation in mind, this sofa has an extra deep seat, three rectangular accent pillows and filled all the cushions with feather and down. Available for Special Order through Coveted Home. As shown: $2299

 

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The Rimini Lamp turns natural beauty into sculptural design. Inspired by Italian 60’s and 70’s design, this floor lamp makes a striking statement and exemplifies a love of botanical themes and luxe materials. Made of solid hammered brass, the leaves reflect a warm, golden light when lit. Both arms include individual dimmers, and both leaves are adjustable. Available to purchase through Coveted Home. $1748

ALL PRODUCTS FEATURED WITH THE EXCEPTION OF BOTH CHAIRISH ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE AT COVETED HOME. BE SURE TO CHECK OUT OUR ONLINE SHOP!

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Chinoiserie: Curated

We love mixing and matching styles, finishes, and patterns; it keeps things interesting! Our goal is to help you design your home in a way that feels organic and natural rather than artificial – forced. Jaclyn’s portfolio and the Coveted Home shop are confirmation of our inclination to choose elements that work in harmony with one another rather than ones that mirror each other. One style that is perfect for adding a little interest to a room is chinoiserie. Chinoiserie style (i.e., art and design that reflects Chinese qualities or motifs) has been popular in Western design for centuries, and it is easy to see why! Lacquer, dragons, bold colors, pagodas, and beautiful depictions of flora and fauna – what is not to love about chinoiserie? We’ve pulled together a few fabulous pieces that have a “Chinese-esque”  feel and style. 

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Tennyson Stool $900

(available through Coveted Home)

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Barbara Cosgrove Foo Dog Table Lamp (Pair) $690

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(Price available upon request through Coveted Home)

Chinese Deco Rug

Chinese Art Deco Rug $4,600

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Asian Dragon Green Stone Lamp Finial $49

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Red Lacquer Butterfly Cabinet, 19th Century $3,600

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Ming Dynasty Horse $200

Chinoiserie in Action

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Images (left to right)  via: 1 – isuwannee.com 2 – Angus McRitchie @ Style at Home 3 – fromental.co.uk 4 – Liz Carroll 5 – Werner Straube

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Client Work: Master Bedroom

Just over a year ago this warm, personable and spunky woman walked into Coveted Home. She expressed how she had been trying to redecorate her and her husbands master bedroom for some time but things weren’t moving fast enough for her and she was ready to get it done. We hit it off and being a woman who means business, she hired me on the spot.

She has a lovely home and at the time was full of antiques and very traditional furniture. Having lived with this style for most of her life, she was ready for a change. We wouldn’t be getting rid of everything, but bringing in modern touches throughout the house was the goal. The master bedroom was a bit of a different story though. The scale of the room is very large and they had been living with a queen size bed and two small antique side tables on either side. We needed to up the ante in this room and I have to say I truly love how this one turned out.

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We kept two of her beautiful antique dressers–one you see here in the photo and the other is on the wall opposite the bed.

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Those custom drapery panels turned out beautifully.

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Sources:

Bed: Helaine Bed by Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams

Side tables: Marie Side Cabinet by Bungalow 5

Lamps: Annika by Mary McDonald for Robert Abbey

Art: Commissioned work by Jennifer Bricker-Pugh

Accent pillows: John Robshaw

Chairs: Lee Industries

Side table: Raul side table by Arteriors Home

Rug: from the Knotty Rug

Paint: Sherwin Williams Opaline

Photography by One Sparrow Creative

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Black + White is Right

Nothing says timeless like black and white. It’s classic, versatile nature is so appealing especially when it comes to design. However, adding some timeless pieces to your home doesn’t mean they have to be stuffy. Here are a few of our favorite classic pieces that have just the right amount of edge. All featured items are available to purchase at Coveted Home and most are available at CovetedHome.com. Let us help you design your life!

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 New York designer Tamara Magel nails it with this Hamptons bedroom retreat. Fresh white painted brick up against that bold black focal wall with minimal accents and oversized art. With the addition of a few natural textures, this room’s appeal is black and white!

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 Newly upholstered T-back occasional chairs have a perfect amount of the unexpected. Featured in a black and cream stripe, black finish on the legs, with chrome ferrels on the front two legs. A daring addition to any space! ($799 per chair)

 

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This Higashi Console by Bungalow 5 finished in black lacquer would be a gorgeous staple in any home. The perfect way to add some class to an entryway. ($1690)

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Hand loomed, flat weave in durable 100% cotton, we love how this Tattersall Runner is lightweight, reversible and affordable.  2′ x 3′ ($33)

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The perfect pull-up table featured in the unexpected. High gloss, white finish. 19.5″ x 16″ diameter ($575)

 

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Little Miss Tuffet – Round Hair on Hide by Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams. Fun yet versatile, these tuffets are a great way to add some texture and pattern to your home. Easy to move from room to room for additional seating when needed. ($1145)

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Because our furry friends deserve a great design as well, we are all about this 1″ Nice Grill Leash by See Scout Sleep. Stylish, and functional, this leash consists of hemp webbing and solid brass hardware. ($36)

 

 

 

Featured image via The D Pages. Designer: Tamara Magel

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A Tribute to the Weekend

Summer is officially beginning! Those dreams of sitting poolside, grilling out with friends and family, concocting refreshing adult beverages…they are all about to come true. It is Memorial Day Weekend, the kickoff to warmer months and longer evenings. It is an American tradition. A time to honor the past and celebrate the future. It is the weekend of large gatherings in the park, barbecue stained shirts, fireworks, and neighborhood pools openings. It is the weekend for red, white, and blue. In lieu of this, we have compiled a group of shop favorites that when combine, make for one heck of a patriotic tribute. Have a safe and wonderful weekend, everyone!

Here’s to the red:

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Taboret Stool/Side Table in red lacquer finish $338, Marco Red Jute Soumak Woven Rug $137-$3079

The white:

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 Ming Console in White Lacquer + Polished Stainless $930, Lola Side Table $575, Mini Foo Dog Lamps $575/pair

And the blue:

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 Tansu 3 Drawer Side Table in navy blue lacquer $1325, Adam Armchair $688, Kahina Indigo Hand Knotted Rug $159-$3649

All items featured are available for special order through Coveted Home. Let us help you design your life!

Happy Memorial Day!

featured image via Kansas City Symphony

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Sunny in Spots

I can’t pinpoint where and how my recent obsession with the color yellow began. All I know is that is came on strong and has established a firm grip on my visual eye. While seeking inspiration in current design publications, I am seriously scanning each featured interior for a flashy hint of yellow. When I find it, I am elated! Yellow is cheery, unexpected, and looks phenomenal against most backdrops like stark white or exposed brick walls. Even in small, calculated measurements (which I tend to appreciate more), yellow can pack a punch that can equally enhance your mood and your living space. I wouldn’t be surprised if this drawn out winter weather had anything to do with my current obsession, but even still, I am fully embracing the impact that yellow has. Bring on the sun!!

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From top: Taboret Stool $338, Lanai – Marigold Fabric $116/yard, Walkin’ on Sunshine Lamp Finial $65, Diamond Canary Indoor/Outdoor Rug from $41-$550

All items featured above are available for purchase at Coveted Home.

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Snow White

This Midwest Winter has been a bitter one. It has been cold. It has been dry. It has been devoid of any major snowfall. Until now. We are currently reside under a thick blanket of snow (finally) which is reminding us that it IS only February and the idea of Spring is still just a pipe dream. I am okay with this. It has been inspiring to see everything covered in white.

White can easily brighten a space, expanding walls and creating comfort. A blank canvas that can, at times, look even more divine, left blank. White can be casual, clean while acting as a springboard for interior creativity by incorporating color and playing with textures. Honestly, it just makes us happy. And a smidge excited for another winter storm.

 

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                               Shades of white, a hint of metallic, and fab view from Jaclyn’s Plaza apartment.

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                  The Mini Foo Dog Lamp from Barbara Cosgrove Lamps (available for special order at the shop).

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                           The Ming Chest shown in White Lacquer (available for special order at the shop).

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            One of our faves! The Major Chair in polished stainless steel (available for special order at the shop).

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Fall For Our Added Bonus

Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams recently launched their Special Order Fall Event and we couldn’t be more excited! Now through October 7th, their whole line (excluding Love Programs as well as Stock Options Plus) is 20% off. Now is the perfect time for you to order that coveted piece like the Vega Cocktail Table or the stunning Claudette Sofa, their newest take on the always classic Chesterfield. But wait, there is more! Keep reading…

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VegaCocktailTableADDED BONUS!!! Not only is the Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams sale going on at The Coveted Home, we have extended the promotion over to our other fabulous lines. Stop by the store today and start shopping!!!

20% off ALL special orders (any line carried at Coveted Home) over $500 now through October 7th.  

(No minimum required on MG+BW orders)