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Coveted Home for the Holidays

Happy Holidays! Maybe you are one of the few who have your decorations picture perfect, your cookies baked, and your presents expertly, beautifully wrapped. But, if you’re like us, you still have a lot to do before December 25th. Do you need some inspiration? We want to share with you some of our favorite Christmas scenes, recipes, and decor ideas from our Pinterest board “Coveted Home for the Holidays”ChristmasPins

  1. Modern Christmas Tree // 2. Mantle Styling  // 3. Tablescape  // 4. Mini Gingerbread Cake // 5. Fireplace Stylying // 6. Rosemary Holiday Cocktail // 7. Porcelain Tree // 8. Garland Swag // 9. Gift Wrap ideas

Interior design inspiration can come from anywhere, and we think Pinterest is a wonderful source of creativity. Follow us on Pinterest as we share with you some of our favorite  finds. Some 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!

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Setting the bar

What says gracious, classic holiday entertaining like a fully stocked bar cart? If you love the idea of a bar cart but don’t have the space or need for the permanence of a new piece of furniture, may we suggest a temptingly close second? The bar tray is a simple way to get the look without rethinking your entire space for one evening of entertaining, and during the holidays, who doesn’t love ease and convenience? Whether you have a disused pair of decanters, a swizzle stick collection, or are starting fresh, putting together a drinks tray that expresses your look is fun, easy and surprisingly impactful. The first step is selecting your tray, then adding decanters and an ice bucket. While they need not match, its important that they be functional and not too heavy. Decking out your tray with the perfect bottle opener, garnish bowls and cocktail shaker is an opportunity to have some fun with mixing and matching and getting creative. The final step, of course: just add booze and watch your guests become their own mixologist.

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From left: “Good as Gold” hip flask in polished brass, hand-carved bitters bottle, Crystal Cluster decanter, olive wood bowl with Batik inlay (sold as part of a set), Waxing Moon ceramic decanter, Curve medium marble nut bowl, Crest bottle opener, Bumpy vase, all on a Manchester tray in Chestnut finish.

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“Good As Gold” hip flask, $58

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Olive Wood bowl set with bone inlay, $154

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Fort Standard “Crest” bottle opener, $60

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Cranberry Whiskey Sour 

60 0z. (5 Bottles) Mike’s Hard Cranberry Lemonade

10 0z. Jim Beam bourbon

5 oz. simple syrup

1/2 cup fresh cranberries, halved, plus more for garnish

3-4 sprigs fresh rosemary, plus more for garnish

Mix all ingredients in the container or dispenser of your choice, add the herbs and cranberries, and serve neat or over ice.

All available for purchase in-store and online at Coveted Home. As always, thank you for letting us help you design your life.