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Storewide Sale Extended + New Markdowns

We have some exciting news regarding our storewide sale, we have decided to extend it until next Saturday, the 24th!

And this week the sale is bigger than ever with an additional percentage off already marked down redline items. Buy one redline item and receive an additional 10% off, by two redline items and receive an additional 20% off and buy three or more redline items and receive an additional 30% off. Simply said, the more you buy, the more you save : )

We are practically giving some perfectly beautiful items away, you don’t want to miss this sale! Hurry in for the best selection because the goods are going quick!

 

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Introducing: Alegria Home

“Alegria” means joy and happiness in Spanish. And we were filled with just that when we received our first shipment of decorative pillows and cotton throws from Alegria Home. We are happy to have such beautiful items in the shop, but we are also so excited to be a part of something good like this company….

Alegria Home was founded by textile designer, Allison Joy Jones, after she spent time traveling with her husband in Mexico. She fell in love with the rich traditions of Latin America and quickly realized that this fresh inspiration she had discovered had not yet found it’s way back to the states. With the help of Aid to Artisans, Allison was able to connect with various makers in Chiapas, Mexico and Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. Alegria Home’s focus is to bring business opportunities to talented artisans that would otherwise not have the ability to sell their products to a larger market. With ethical fair trade as the backbone to this company, Alegria donates part of their profits to the artisans we work with to help them promote and grow their own business. 

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Hand embroidered by Otomi artisans. Designs inspired by wall paintings on cliffs in the Mexican state of Hidalgo. $165 each. 

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Handwoven by artisans in Guatemala. Featuring an ikat striped fabric. Gold zip closure. $225 each. 

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Vintage ikat fabric from Guatemala featured on front. New natural cotton canvas on back. Gold zip closure. $165 each. 

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Woven on the pedal loom in Chiapas, Mexico by local artisans. Front of pillow features appliqués of hexagons in gray woven fabric. $175 each. 

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 Woven in Oaxaca, Mexico on the pedal loom by local artisans. We have four colors available in shop. 4.5” macrame tassels along the border. $135 each. 

 

 All items featured above are available to purchase at Coveted Home, in-store and online. Let us help you design your life!

 

 

 

 

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Meet Rebecca Atwood

Our team at Coveted Home has been long-time admirers of Rebecca Atwood‘s work. First, we like that the Brooklyn-based textile designer manufactures her products right in New York City’s garment district. All pieces are either hand-painted or hand-dyed in a process called Shibori (which is essentially the ancient Japanese answer to tie-dye). Second, her products are so. darn. cool. Is no wonder that everyone from the New York Times to Design*Sponge have written about her pieces!

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We are so pleased to announce that we’ll receive our first shipment of Rebecca Atwood pillows this week! We hope that you’ll find her equally as enchanting. Happy Monday!

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Connecting You To What’s New

We are all suffering from “spring fever”. I think it shows when you see our latest arrivals at the shop. Fresh pillows showcased in citrine. New jewelry from Takara (based out of Portland). A few of our favorites from local jewelry designer, Jennifer Janesko. And a restock of The Object Enthusiast’s beloved ceramic vessels and ring dishes. Stop by the shop to say hello and catch up on all that we are currently coveting. And beware, this fever is contagious. All items are available through our online boutique if you wish to stay indoors.

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WhiteCopperBallVase RedOrangeVase HexRingDish BlackCopperVaseFrom top: Ball Vase $42, Red Orange Teardrop $36, Ring Dish $22, Brushstroke Vase $32

JaneskoBarNecklace JaneskoJetwayEarrings MoKanSilver1From top: Runway Necklace $80, Jetway Studs $45, MO/KS Necklace $66

Happy Shopping!

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Go Back To Bed

Sometimes even the simplest things, like getting the mail, can slowly dissipate from your everyday routine. Remembering to incorporate this near effortless task at the shop has been somewhat of a challenge for me. It is really not that bad. I am being a bit dramatic, but checking the mail on a regular basis IS on my list for 2014’s new year’s resolutions. Believe! I bring this up because Jaclyn checked the mail today (since I had forgotten to do so) and we had received the Spring 2014 catalog from John Robshaw Textiles!

On a cold, quiet day like today, Robshaw’s rich color choices and bold patterns were just what I needed to get inspired. His bedding, in particular, can make even the most enthusiastic morning person want to crawl back under the covers. The Celi Bedding is neutral in color but powerful in pattern. The Nikolo Bedding has a sweet quality showcased in magenta and coral. Both of these collections could be the perfect backdrop for any of our John Robshaw decorative pillows that we have at the shop! Shown below.

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Clockwise from top left: John Robshaw Puffer Pillow, Poppy Indigo Pillow, Tambu Abaca Pillow. All of which are available for purchase at the shop. Happy new year!

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Lumberjack Fantasies

Baby, it’s cold outside. This single digit temperature streak we are experiencing right now in the Midwest has caused all of us to daydream in flannel and fur. To be clear, I am not complaining one bit. In fact, I am fully embracing the “Brawny Man” mentality. My home currently smells of evergreen and is thick with layers of plaid and woodland inspired holiday decor. If you are searching for the perfect stocking stuffer for him or you desire to add some “Lumberjack Chic” to your home and wardrobe, our featured picks will be sure to please.

VintagePendletonAdLove this vintage Pendleton ad. “His & Hers” matching plaid robes for Christmas morning? Yes, please! Image via Pinterest.

FallonPlaidInspirationThis may be the epitome of “Lumberjack Chic” and all of which is on Fallon’s wishlist right now.

JCrewScarfThe go-to accessory this season! Vintage or new, a plaid wool scarf (this one from J. Crew) will transform an ordinary ensemble into a rugged one.

FilsonShirtFilson’s Alaskan Guide Shirt is best worn for hunting, shooting, or sipping hot cocoa while gazing at Christmas lights on The Plaza. Made of 100% cotton with a stylish, flattering fit.

JcrewIPhoneCaseWhat better way to showcase your smartphone than in wood grain? Don’t worry. This iPhone case from J. Crew is made of rubber so splinters will not be an issue.

PendletonThrowPendleton’s Yakima Camp Blanket was designed to meet the rigorous demands of the wilderness. I like to think it was designed to keep my toes warm as I watch White Christmas with the family.

StanleyOne of my favorite collections to gift during the holidays. I grew up watching my dad tote around his Stanley thermos in the classic green, but the company has since expanded their color options.

LumberjackSoapThe cedar wood oil in this soap is extracted from actual tree bark and makes a fantastic stocking stuffer for the bearded, axe-wielding men in your life.

Plaid Deer AntlersSarah Ives, the owner of Upscale Downhome, dresses up vintage deer antler mounts with a touch of plaid to each. She is a part-time teacher with a passion for design and a downright winner in my mind.

wood_knivesI imagine that our boxed set of Stag Horn Steak Knives would make a meat-eating man, or woman, very happy this Christmas.

TattersallRugThe Tattersall Collection from Dash & Albert available at the shop would be the ultimate woodsy addition to an entryway or kitchen floor.

silver_candlestickWe can’t get enough of our Polished Antler Candlesticks that are currently featured in the shop. If this isn’t “Lumberjack Chic”, then what is?

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Interior designer, Scot Meacham Wood has an area of his home designed entirely for entertaining. What does he use most? Tartan and tons of texture.

Happy Holidays!

 

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Making a Wishlist a Reality

When it comes to moving, most people would say it is the worst. I beg to differ. Although packing does feel like a chore (we move in a week and I have barely filled up a shoe box), I feel like this has given me the opportunity to start fresh with design (just one inspiring space shown above). I have been dreaming of our new home for weeks. I have completely envisioned the layout of first floor, down to the oddities displayed above the fireplace mantel. Although I come prepared in most areas of home furnishings, I have made a list of items that I would love to acquire in order to complete our future abode.

1. Area Rug for dining room (underneath our “found” brass and octagon shaped glass top dining table)

Dash & Albert Diamond Indoor/Outdoor Rug (available at Coveted Home)

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2. Pull up side table for living room (next to a rattan loveseat with upholstered chambray cushion)

Donm Palm Kenyan Baskets (available at Coveted Home)

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3. A collected assortment of throw pillows

From Left: Stone Textile’s The Arrow Pillow, Turkish Kilim Pillow from TRIO, Turkish Kilim Pillow from TRIO

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4. Vintage arc lamp near the sofa (preferably brass)

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5. Decorative lamp finial (for existing natural rattan table lamp in the dining room)

Dorothy Malachite Lamp Finial by Hillary Thomas Designs (available at Coveted Home)

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Mud Cloth Trending

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I recently saw a post about decorating with mud  cloth on Apartment Therapy (full post here). We happen to have a few pillows made with mud cloth in the shop and now I am trying to get my hands on some more of it so I can do something custom like upholster a chair or use as a wall hanging or something else creative and fun.

Bogolanfini, referred to as mud cloth is a handmade Malian cotton fabric that is traditionally dyed with fermented mud. According to Wikipedia, traditionally the men weave the fabric and the women dye it. The dyeing process is apparently cumbersome and long as the cloth is soaked in a dye bath made from mashed and boiled, or soaked, leaves of the n’gallama tree. Then the cloth is sun-dried and painted with designs using a piece of metal or wood. The paint, carefully and repeatedly applied to outline the intricate motifs, is a special mud, collected from riverbeds and fermented for up to a year in a clay jar. Thanks to a chemical reaction between the mud and the dyed cloth, the brown color remains after the mud is washed off. Finally, the yellow n’gallama dye is removed from the unpainted parts of the cloth by applying soap or bleach. [info via Wikipedia]

Quite the process, right?! I am constantly amazed by the techniques that go into making textile products such as this. Techniques that are easy for us to take advantage of here and not even consider the source or what went into making such a beautiful creation.

Mixing modern and contemporary furnishings with global textiles and art is hugely popular right now in interiors and demonstrated pretty well in these two photos from the Apartment Therapy post.

 

 

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 Here in the shop we have one of our mud cloth pillows on this mid century style leather sofa, paired with a vintage brass table and modern task lamp.

 

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 To some mixing the mud cloth pillow with this hand carved chair upholstered in gold mohair with nailhead would be a stretch. I happen to love unexpected combos like this.

 

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 Up close shot of the 2 pillows we have in the shop.