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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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Christmas: Auditory Aesthetics

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I’ve been a fan of the band Low for many years, but somehow, I missed their 1999 Christmas album. I heard one of their Christmas songs on the radio last year and immediately recognized Mimi Parker’s unique vocals. The album, aptly titled Christmas has quickly became one of my holiday favorites. The album contains more original songs than covers, which is refreshing. The first song, “Just Like Christmas” (an original) is my favorite song on the album. It has a wonderful retro, lo-fi feel and is the poppiest track on the album. One of the classic songs they cover is Blue Christmas (Elvis Presley), and it is the most despondent sounding version that you could ever imagine. It’s not the type of Christmas album that you’d want to play a party, but it is perfect for listening to on quiet nights, while sitting around the fire, drinking toddies. The traditional yet slightly unconventional feel of the album as well as the references to Sweden in the song “Just like Christmas” helped inspire this Auditory Aesthetic collection.XmasLarge You can find Low’s Christmas album on Spotify or YouTube. We hope you enjoy listening to it while you shop this Auditory Aesthetics post.

A.  Dean Mitchell Early Snow painting $8,500  // B. Saint Lucia Ornaments $22 // C. Crystal Snowflake Chandelier $3,500 // D. Walden Sofa $999 (available through Coveted Home) // E. Nordic Star Rug $91- $1,167 (available through Coveted Home) // F. Gold Antler Bowl $100 // G. Fort Standard Bottle Opener $44 // H. Black Stripe Reverse Blanket $195  // I. Puff Balls Organic Throw $205 // J. Gnome Ornament $11 // K. Vienna Twig Tree $40  // L. Brass Starburst Ornaments (trio) $10.50

Interior design inspiration can come from anywhere, and we think music is a wonderful source of creativity. Follow our “Auditory Aesthetics” series on the blog as we share with you some of our favorite albums and home decor finds. Most items are available to purchase through Coveted Home in Kansas City, our online shop and are also available to view through their appropriate links. As always, let us help you design your life.

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Gifts for Him

Globetrotter and author Nicholas Andriani has compiled a list of holiday “gifts for him” from Coveted Home for the special man (or men) in your life. If you’ve been searching for an unexpected stocking stuffer for him or a unique gift that he will cherish for years to come, you’re sure to find something on Nicholas’ gift guide.  He has gift ideas for the “Well Traveled Gentleman” and the “Modern man”.  What guy wouldn’t like finding Herbivore Botanicals Beard Tonic, Compartes Whiskey and Dark Chocolate, or a pair of real horn tumblers from Rose & Fitzgerald under the tree on Christmas morning?

 Here are a few of his picks:
VetiverBeard Tonic “For that guy who participated in Movember and got carried away.”

GAM020_PokerSet_ChipsCards_Visual_HI__57734.1442409023.500.659Poker Set “This set of cards and heavy duty chips are a great base pack for years of games to come. A must for every gentleman.”

Rose_Fitzgerald_DarkHornWhiskyTumblersHorn Tumbler Set “Bring the green hills of Africa to your home bar. If Hemingway did it…”

Click here to check out the full gift guide.

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Image via nicholasandriani.com

Thanks for putting together this fun guide of gifts for him, Nicholas!