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March #mycovetedhome round up: New Friends and Familiar Faces

It’s one thing making friends with so many great and inspiring accounts on Instagram. It’s another to watch them grow and blossom into their own successful lives and projects.

That’s why this month we’re focusing our attention on New Friends and Familiar Faces. Checking in with those who have been inspiring us since the beginning and those who are new to the scene. 

Here are some of our favorites (all tagged #mycovetedhome in the month of March) listed in chronological order of us connecting on Instagram, from oldest to newest. The variety of styles is what we love most about this roundup, from trad to mod to glam and add a dash of boho, there’s a little bit of everything. 

And as always, remember to tag us at #mycovetedhome for a chance to be featured!










Thanks to everyone who tagged us. We look forward to seeing what comes next. 



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#MyCovetedHome August 2017 Roundup


August came with a sweeping arrangement of styles, each more diverse than the last.  From midcentury to traditional, take a look at what caught our eyes this month. 

We hope this month’s featured accounts inspire and fuel your own creativity. If you don’t already follow these talented individuals on Instagram, be sure to check them out–each description is linked to their page. 

You can follow us on Instagram (@covetedhome) and use the hashtag #mycovetedhome for a chance to be featured! 


A stunning display of Traditional design by @vicentewolfdesigns

Taking on Eclectic and nailing it,  @hotelette

The darling of Global Bohemian, @carlaypage

Mid Century with those desert vibes by @atomic_furnishing



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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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#MyCovetedHome roundup || February

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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Natural Inspiration

We are always finding interior decorating inspiration in the most unusual  places. Our Pinterest  board “Prints and Patterns” is a fun hodgepodge of inspiring images of prints and patterns from around the web. The images that we pin are usually abstract but always beautiful. We are drawn to unique colors and textures. Nature and art are always major sources of decorating inspiration for us. Here are some of our favorite natural images from our Prints + Patterns board on Pinterest.

61f7f3892ac89f26a15eb788d3a65102Feathers / A stunning color combination of browns and grays. The soft texture goes so well with the colors! Image via Heimelig

304.nicole.matt$!x900Cactus / A big contrast from the first image but equally as lovely. Image via Style Me Pretty

dc199f749390404ac5ea768a24102531Wood / Wood is one of our favorite natural elements, and the texture and pattern in this image are so fabulous! The wood looks soft and almost delicate. Image via Flickr


Water / This image captures the depth and beauty of water. Maybe it was photoshopped, but the colors and reflective quality are so wonderful. Image via Goldie London


Foliage / Brilliant emerald green fronds dusted with snow. Image via Thisispaper

f101e4707f18dbbd5461b593fbc23711Lichen / We could see this ochre and gray combination being used on textiles. The rough texture is so gorgeous. Image via Flickr

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Coveted Home is an interior design and home decor boutique. Whether working on a home remodel or searching for the perfect accessory to perch on your mantel, we are here to help you design your life. Our current passion is finding small, well crafted, American-made accessory lines to mix into the boutique’s collection of new and vintage furniture. This is a story we love to tell and wholeheartedly believe in. Smaller is better. 


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What They Covet with Kevin O’Gara

We recently connected with Kevin through Instagram, where our interest was piqued by his warm personality and stunning interior images. This lead us to his blog, Thou Swell, and the deal was sealed–we wanted to be friends with this talented design aficionado who will surely be gracing the glossy pages of major magazines one day (he’s already been featured on Design*Sponge). Kevin’s innate ability to mix styles and periods in an effortlessly chic way is downright impressive. Did we mention that he is still in high school? Put him on your list as one to watch.


DSC_01231About: Kevin O’Gara is editor and founder of Thou Swell. He’s inspired by a mix of traditional and contemporary design, and loves dogs, dinner parties, and big windows. Kevin is the brother of two sisters and the best friend of one spunky wired-hair fox terrier. After voraciously pinning and reblogging interiors throughout his early teens, Kevin decided to write and produce his own content. In 2013, he created Thou Swell, named after the famous jazz standard and inspired by the song’s spirit and nostalgia. In just a few years Thou Swell has become a destination for interior lovers and entertaining enthusiasts. Sharing home and garden, decor, food and entertaining, and a little of his hometown Atlanta, Kevin shares his fresh eye for design and passion for sophisticated style.


Kevin’s style is contemporary, with an appreciation for historical details and a contrast of mixed styles. He believes that interiors are an extension of the soul, as so wisely put by Coco Chanel. Kevin is applying to several universities this year with design programs that will help prepare him for a career in this area. With a passion for history, english and design, he is most interested in the area where the built world and social and environmental impact overlap.


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Kevin: The understated drama in this gracious Italian apartment recently captured my eye. The simplicity of each room places emphasis on the ornate architecture and elegant forms of each piece of furniture. The subtle texture in these red walls with the modern painted white floors is breathtaking.


Kevin: These crystal decanters are simple but unique, with a brilliant natural crystal stopper. The perfect piece for entertaining in an elegant room!

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Kevin: I’ve always loved the whimsical shape of Jonathan Adler’s Maxime daybed. The brass skeleton is sparse but feminine, with graceful curves and nimble feet.

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Kevin: I’ve always thought Anthropologie’s mural collection was magical. This water-lily wallpaper is stunning with a textured gold background. Muted greens and pops of coral bring a sophisticated palette to the pattern!

Tulip Oval Dining Table_White Carrera Marble

Kevin: The Saarinen tulip table is a mid-century classic, but my favorite form of this table is its oval shape that would be smashing in a traditional rectangular dining room. Pair this table with leather chairs for a chic look.

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Thank you for sharing Kevin! We love the way you mixed the traditional style wallpaper with the modern tulip table and daybed, so on point.

What do you “covet”? That is the question Coveted Home is asking our favorite makers and tastemakers for our newest blog feature called “What They Covet”. Want to share what you covet with our readers? Send us an email at for details about how to participate.




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Covetable Workspaces

Today, we’re sharing some home office inspiration from our Pinterest board, Covetable Workspaces.

When I work from home, I often sit in my living room on my lounge chair with my feet up on an ottoman (I’m currently typing on my laptop in this reclined position). I’m sure an ergonomics expert (or anyone passing by for that matter) would say that my posture is all wrong and that I will give myself carpal tunnel syndrome (or worse) if I spend too much time working like this. The weird part is, I have a little home office with an expensive desk and a nice desktop computer, yet I choose to sit here and use my laptop instead.

The problem with many  home offices is that they are not very comfortable or inspiring spaces. The desk might have a pile of old mail and magazines. The artwork might be tired or uninspiring. We’re here to help inspire your home office makeover with Coveted Home’s Pinterest board, Covetable Workspaces. It features lovely office spaces and lots of ideas for turning a drab home office into a beautiful and organized, productive hub.

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Coveted Home is an interior design and home decor boutique. Whether working on a home remodel or searching for the perfect accessory to perch on your mantel, we are here to help you design your life. Our current passion is finding small, well crafted, American made accessory lines to mix in to the boutique’s collection of new and vintage furniture. This is a story we love to tell and wholeheartedly believe in. Smaller is better. 

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Stripe Tease | Interior Design Kansas City


Now that the holidays are over (can’t imagine that I speak only for myself when I say that I couldn’t be more pleased…) and the new year is fast approaching, I’m looking for fresh ways to liven up my little studio apartment. I think black and white cabana stripes could be the answer. Something about this classic print makes everything around it look clean and new and incredibly stylish. If I could, I’d totally recover my modern lounge chair in black + white stripe upholstery fabric (see last image). Until I can do so, I settled for a few stripe throw pillows : ) How do you incorporate stripes into your home?