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What They Covet with Amanda Steiner

This is a very special What They Covet, as our guest is my sister! Amanda helped me open my first store and design studio back in 2008 and worked with me as our Creative Director until she and her husband moved to Portland in 2013. Amanda has impeccable taste, is well traveled and wickedly funny. I deeply miss having her near but am so excited for the launch of her new design business, congratulations sis!

Amanda Steiner Bio: Amanda is an interior designer based in Portland, Oregon and has recently launched her own design business, Amanda Steiner Design. Amanda loves creating layered and inviting interiors that are a blend of different styles and eras. She is also the former Creative Director of Coveted Home!

Amanda’s style: I’m typically drawn to classic architecture, with a mix of traditional and modern furnishings and decorative elements. I’m attracted to items with a handmade quality, interesting textiles such as vintage rugs and global fabrics, and moody color palates. Above all else, I believe rooms should feel collected and speak to the owner’s lifestory.


Jessica Helgerson Interior Design.

Amanda’s room pick: A breathtaking sunroom of a 1920s English Tudor, designed by Jessica Helgerson Interior Design. (above and top photo by Lincoln Barbour for Lonny)

I’ve been a long time fan of Jessica Helgerson and her team’s work. I love how she is able to create a sense of modernity while honoring the original architecture and historic elements of the spaces that she designs. This entire home is absolutely stunning, but the sunroom with it’s dramatic art, plant collection, and antique writing desk seems like the perfect little sanctuary. It’s a serious “wow” moment in the home.

What Amanda covets:

The Neechi Rug from Dwell Studio would be the perfect starting point to recreate this look. I love the persimmon and navy blue combination.
Matte black planters add a modern element to the space, especially when filled with sculptural plants like fiddle leaf fig trees and interesting ferns. And just in case you don’t have a green thumb, this one offers a built-in watering system — brilliant!
I adore these simple and classic wall sconces by School House Electric.The hand-rubbed brass adds just the right amount of modern sophistication.
The tini  table from Coveted Home would be a great little side table next to a reading chair, or could double as a plant stand. I could honestly think of a hundred placed for it! It’s classy lines and dark metal finish would fit in perfectly.
This beautiful lounging bench by John Derian would be a welcome additional to an English sunroom look. While inspired by antique furniture, it’s crisp linen and modern tufting keeps it feeling current.
Thank you, Amanda for sharing your current covet list with us!
xx jaclyn
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.