The season of gift-giving and merry-making is well upon us, we have prepared a beautiful selection of gift ideas for everyone on your list, with a twist: all our selections are suitable for any gender, separated into hard-to-shop-for categories. Our second gift guide installment will be released in a few days, stay tuned!
This week, gifts for the tastemaker, the aesthete, the design-obessed in your life. What to get someone who curates every facet of their lives, you ask? Keep reading. Happiest of holidays to you and yours!
Ideal for everything from a chic, oversized scarf or wrap, to draping on a chair as a light throw, to using for its intended purpose as an absorbent, lightweight, long-lasting towel. They come in four on-trend color-ways and are perfect to mix and match. Linen & cotton, machine wash. $59.
A thoughtful and useful stocking stuffer, this set of three notebooks are a collaboration between Kansas City’s own Happy Habitat and the Inspire Good publishing company, featuring covers inspired by Happy Habitat’s colorful knit throws. 60 pages each. $15.
Handmade, small-batch ceramic accessories for the of-the-moment home fragrances, Palo Santo wood! Crafted by local ceramics maker The Object Enthusiast in earthy, goes-with-anything neutrals . Pairs perfectly with both our Palo Santo bundles. Palo Santo trays, $35. Palo Santo bundle, $12 for five sticks.
Cut and sewn by the local leather goods line Foxtrot, a functional way to carry your cards and cash stylishly. Outer card sleeve and open pocket. Available in three chic shades of the highest quality leather. Made in Kansas City. $46.
Perfect for gifting a photograph of yourself, these weighty and textural solid brass frames liven up any tableau with a bit of metallic shine. Perfectly complimentary to nearly any interior. Available in two sizes, 4″x 6″ and 5″ x 7″. $54 and $66, respectively.
Consider us your one-stop-shop. We’ve collected staff favorites and unique small-batch items that are sure to impress. This is a list for that special someone, be it Mom or your Baby-Mama, you know she’s your world so show her how you truly feel, express your love with these meaningful gifts from Coveted Home.
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Our newest planter from Convivial Productions is now home to a lovely Olive Tree, this makes a quick grab for one lucky motherlover!
Full Geometric Planter + Olive Tree = $150 (pick up only)
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.
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.
I am always inspired after returning from a market trip..how can you not be? Spending days looking at beautiful furniture and home decor. Seeing whats new and seeing how old favorites are being reinterpreted. Finding unexpected color combos and running into famous designers & industry folk–I saw Crystal Palecek of Rue Magazine, Thom Filicia & Jenny Komenda of Little Green Notebook. Market is an exciting place for me. I am never disappointed with my finds for the shop and my clients. Here is a little look at what caught my eye this year.
I had a list of vintage dealers I wanted to see and they did not disappoint. These shots are from the 214 Modern showroom.
I made fast friends with Lance & David from Parker Kennedy Living. I adore their colorful perspective on vintage Palm Beach.
This chair is coming to Coveted Home
Along with a pair of these..
Love visiting the Natural Curiosities team to see what they are up to. I was smitten with all of the color choices on the upholstered pieces in their showroom.
This was a favorite piece from the Zoe Bios booth. If you haven’t been in the shop recently you must come by and see the 3 Zoe Bios pieces that we just got in–so good.
Love this mirror paired with a favorite Barbara Cosgrove Lamp (I actually have this lamp at home!) Mirror coming to the shop soon.
OBSESSED with this Arteriors floor lamp.
Scored this amazing rug for a client..cannot wait to share the results of this room with you!
Lots of goodies coming to the shop that are not shown here.. so stay tuned!
It has almost been a year since we moved into our current house. Embarrassingly, I have realized that no effort has been made to make the upper level of the home mirror the lower. This doesn’t mean that I am completely satisfied with the way our lower level has evolved, but it has evolved just the same. That is not the case for the master and office. These rooms are where good taste goes to die and this is changing NOW. So, the first step is to get inspired…
I haven’t been completely thrilled with what is in our bedroom in terms of furniture (hence, the delay in conquering the room), but I have definitely found what I needed to get me started with the inspiring spaces below. I am definitely attracted to textural layers, unexpected color, and the combination of modern + traditional. And, as always, focusing on natural elements and vintage accents is a must! Nothing fussy or overly glamorous here….playful and collected is more my style. Let’s see if I can pull this off. I will keep you posted!
I am slightly obsessed with citrus yellow right now. This nightstand is a perfect punch of the unexpected.
Traditional elements like the quilt and rug work perfectly against the clean lines of the headboard and bedside table.
A fresh, breezy color palette work wonders. The large scale artwork seconds as a headboard? Lovely.
Bold stripes layered over Moroccan textiles. Love the natural light and metallic elements.
More yellow! Floor to ceiling drapes….and that rattan headboard. So good.
Coveted Home in the Media
Kansas City Star, May 2016
Rue Magazine, May 2015
KC Magazine, May 2015
Spaces Magazine, April 2015
My Domaine, March 2015
KC Magazine, March 2015
Design*Sponge, December 2013
Herlife Magazine, April 2013
Because It’s Awesome Blog, June 2013
Kansas City Live Show, November 2012
Meg Biram Blog, September 2012
Kansas City Star, December 2012
Kansas City Star
Kansas City Star
I don’t know how long this movement will last, but vintage is definitely in right now. I am turning the pages of more and more home decor magazines to find the “well worn” look infiltrating where once only pristine spreads existed.
There is speculation on how the movement got started. Was it a result of the economic downturn and a necessity on the part of consumers to become more thrifty? Or did we all just become tired of the store-bought, semi-sterile look and start seeking a more personal and collected look?
There have always been the standby resources of garage sales, estate sales and antique malls. Years ago eBay popped up and then Craigslist followed. There are the more high-end websites such as 1st Dibs for the discerning antiques consumer. Even flash sale sites such as One Kings Lane have started featuring sales by designers that are curating collections including vintage and new items.
From what I can tell, the public is eating it up. Here in Kansas City, we have the very popular, almost pop-up-like vintage stores that only open up one weekend a month in the West Bottoms.
DIY projects have also seemed to reach a pinnacle of popularity. I find many people wear the title of “DIYer” as a badge of honor. Being able to say, “Look what I came up with and transformed on my own” is very empowering. I have run into my fair share of men and women who declare decorating a hobby and spend time in the eternal search for the perfect piece to fix up, put a personal spin on and add into their collection.
I have always been a fan of the mix of old and new. As with most things in life, moderation is key. All new or all old becomes boring. At Coveted Home we carry mainly new items, but there’s a small but growing inventory of vintage or antique pieces. A few years ago I traveled to Paris and brought back several antique pieces from the flea markets. These types of items are always the ones people “ooh” and “ahh” over. Mixed in with the new furniture, it is just the right touch.
Do you have any great sources for vintage or antique pieces? If so, join our conversation on Facebook at facebook.com/covetedhome and tell us about it! I know it is tempting sometimes to keep good finds to yourself, but the businesses you share with the rest of us will be so grateful you are spreading the word and keeping their doors open, trust me.
A vintage industrial table is successfully mixed with a modern rug and accessories in this setting.
Photo by Roy Inman
This article was written by Jaclyn Joslin and published in the KC Star Magazine on 7/15/12.