Collaborative candle between Coveted Home and Kansas City’s Ampersand Design Studio, Aurora is a woodsy holiday scent
Happy Spring! The weather in Kansas City has been perfection these past few weeks and the door remains wide open here at the shop. You know what they say, the only constant is change and that couldn’t be more true for us! Location changes, employee changes and now a move towards more of a lifestyle store instead of a furniture store. Big box stores have really changed the retail landscape over these past few years and as a small business it has affected us in a big way. We are now adding as many “small batch” (meaning not produced in large quantities) lines that we can get our hands on, the more obscure the better. We are also focusing on our ever growing inventory of curated vintage and if you haven’t checked out our “flea” category be sure to get in here or shop it online here. It seems to be the only way to stand apart from the ubiquitous big box retailers and as a bonus we know we are supporting another small business. The offerings are still mainly home focused, but we are adding a few more fashion items such as more leather goods and jewelry.
The showroom floor has less furniture but more small goods.
We added new light fixtures from Worley’s Lighting above the counter and in the center of the shop, this is their Colony fixture in oxidized brass.
Everyone’s new favorite cozy corner.
More Apothecary, books & candles are being added to the line up.
We turned one of the back corner nooks into the kitchen & bar area and painted the wall black!
We added a bar! We now serve wine & coffee (we got an espresso machine!) and serve Meta Coffee. Wine & coffee is donation based, stop by anytime we’d love to have you!
We’ve got an amazing new art line in the store, Twyla. If you are looking for affordable contemporary art come see us! We’d love to help you explore the line and pick the right piece for your home. Twyla offers all kinds of services including mock ups of the art in your home.
A few of our new lifestyle geared pieces, perfect for gifts or to treat yourself. Shop online here or stop by and see us, we’d love to show you what’s new.
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
Every once in a while I like to take home some Coveted Home inventory and style it in my house. Its fun for me and I hope it helps provide you inspiration for your own home. Over the Memorial Day holiday weekend I cleaned, styled and shot pictures and had a little company over! I’m including an easy recipe that we cooked on the grill.
If you happened to see the last style post I did at my home you may notice a change in my DwellStudio Silverado sofa. While I love a leather sofa, Simone and I never quite found it cozy for snuggling. I was always laying down blankets to sit on top of (Simone always preferred sitting on top of a blanket as well) so I finally decided to just have the seat cushion recovered in a washable cotton. I also had my upholsterer add feathers, making it more like a down pillow top mattress and it is unbelievably comfortable.
I’ve loved the texture and pattern of the smaller accent pillow and had a sneaking suspicion it would fit in perfectly in my living room. I can’t believe there’s still one of the larger animal print pillows left in the shop–this is a gorgeous $260 pillow on sale for $100! Snatch that up, someone please!
I made some big changes to my coffee table! Previously I had a round marble tray in the middle with a grouping of items. I’d been craving to get out some of my design books that were tucked away so decided to ditch the tray, put out some favorite books and add a few items on top. The little vase that the plant is in is vintage from Coveted Home Flea, the lovely handmade bowl is by Isabel Halley and can be found here. I also added the Susan Connor Prism throw to my sofa and I love the pop of indigo it adds.
A fully stocked bar can make quite the impression. We have so many wonderful bar accessories in the shop right now, stay tuned as they will be part of our June promotion! These items are staples at my bar: Coveted Home signature candle, coasters, bottle opener, wine bottle stopper, napkins, bowl (similar). I’ve decided that our Rosa Tote is a must have and we’ve marked it down to 30% off for this post! I’ve used it for groceries, lugging around work samples, my laptop, travel and although I haven’t used it for these purposes, I could see it being used for a workout tote, beach tote or baby bag.
Thai street corn on the cobb:
6 ears of corn
1/2 cup coconut milk, full fat
2 tbs. raw sugar
1 tsp ea. cinnamon & cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp. ginger powder
dash of salt
Combine ingredients (except corn) and simmer on stove for 5 minutes.
Strip the husk back but don’t pull it off, and use 2 of the husk blades to tie back the rest and form a handle.
Baste the ears well and place on grill, continue to baste while grilling for 12-15 minutes or blackened.
This was a delicious new way to prepare corn that no one at our party had tried before but everyone loved!
As always, let us help you design your life.
With the trees blooming and the birds chirping, I always feel as though I’ve been given a fresh start, as if anything is possible. Spring is the season of newness and I decided to bring home a few of the new decor items from Coveted Home to test them out. I am loving the transformation they had on my living room! We all know what a little greenery can do for a room. So many times I go to clients homes and they say to me: “I just don’t know what to do to make the room feel finished.” Almost always one of my suggestions is, “add plants!” In this case, three of these plants were already in this room. I brought the snake-plant from my dining area and added the hanging plant and bushy guy on the fireplace and bam! Hello junglaow! I then added a few other decor items such as the woven tray on the coffee table and some fresh flowers — my living room never felt better.
I’ve broken down the items we have in the store with links to each at the end of the post. Some items are one of a kind (mainly the goods I brought back from Morocco) so I’ve listed a similar item.
For those of you that read our journal but do not live in Kansas City, we are offering free shipping on the website through April 15th! (excluding furniture and some large decor items) Just enter coupon code FREESHIP at checkout.
I hope this provides you some inspiration to freshen things up at home this Spring! As always, let us help you design your life.
Shopping links, from top:
Woven tray on coffee table
Zig zag woven planter on coffee table
Horn & Brass Coaster Set on coffee table
Coveted Home Heirloom Candle on coffee table (the perfect garden Spring/Summer scent!)
Brass vase on coffee table is vintage, shop our flea section for lots of brass & beautiful ceramic vases.
Planter on floor next to chair
Planter on side table
Planter on fireplace
Handmade ceramic bowl on side table
Pillow on sofa (this is on major sale, only 1 left!!)
Sofa. We have the smaller version of my sofa in the store and seriously, its so comfortable and its on sale!!
Moroccan pouf, similar
Happy 2016! We’re having a New Years Sale this week! We’re offering 16% off all regular priced items in the shop 1/7 – 1/9. If one of your resolutions was to fall in love with your home again, we’ve got you covered. Enjoy 16% off all furniture, textiles, candles, jewelry, and home accents. This sale includes new arrivals from Convivial Production, Happy Habitat, and Rose & Fitzgerald. And save 50% – 75% on all Holiday decor and ornaments! Limited quantities are available.
Shop our New Years Sale // Thursday, January 7th – Saturday, January 9th!
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.
We LOVE animals! That is why we’re thrilled to announce that we will be donating 10% of the proceeds from our signature candle line to KC Pet Project. KC Pet Project (KCPP) is an awesome local nonprofit organization! KCPP’s mission is “to end the killing of healthy and treatable pets in Kansas City, Missouri by using the most progressive and lifesaving programs and promoting effective animal control policies” (kcpetproject.org). They maintain a no-kill animal shelter for Kansas City, Mo. and find new families for homeless pets. Yay!
Below: Aiko is looking for a forever home
Coveted Home’s signature label candle “Heirloom” is a fragrant candle that evokes the summer scents of tomato gardens and freshly cut grass. Our “Kadota Leather” candle is a fragrant candle that features notes of ripened fig, vintage leather, and cardamon. They come in a resealable amber glass jar. They are 8 oz candles with burn times of 35+ hours. Made in the USA.
This Sunday, May 11th, is Mother’s Day. And it is time to think outside the flowers. Segway into…
Did you know that mothers love Coveted Home? It’s true. We have a plethora of beautifully unique items that any mom would be thrilled to receive on their special day. From candles to throws, jewelry to organic bed/bath linens. We pride ourselves in giving you the best, just like you when it comes to gifts for mom. Stop by the shop today! We are here to help design your life, or in this case, a gift. Happy Mother’s Day!
Sydney Hale: hand poured candles $28, Takara: hand hammered brass cuff $88, Coyuchi: organic guest or kitchen towels $7.50-$18, the object enthusiast: handmade vessels and ring dishes $32-40
Coyuchi: Mediterranean Guest Towels in 4 colors $18 each
Takara: Night Shield hand dyed necklace $162, Large Hoops hand hammered earrings $60, the object enthusiast: Ring Dish with Gold Rim $34, Chocolate: mmm. enough said
Janesko: Jetway Earrings in gold or silver $45, the object enthusiast: Pink Ball Vase $40, Goldenrod Teardrop Vase $36, NEST: fragranced candles and diffusers $34-38, Happy Habitat: throws made from 80% recycled cotton $80-150
we’re madly in love with the air at the shop right now
maybe it’s all these sweet and sultry fragrances
but who’s to say
either way we’d love to introduce you to our newest addiction…