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.
We talk to so many people that pass through the store and tell us they are 75-80% satisfied with their house but just can’t seem to finish it. The last bits of pulling together a room with the right accessories and art can be difficult. Thats why we are so excited about our new service, in home styling sessions! This is perfect for those that have the majority of items in a room but it still doesn’t feel quite right or finished. Give us a couple of hours and we will transform your unfinished room. Here are a few before/after pictures from our latest styling session.
Before: this client really had some amazing pieces to start with! Lots of collectible mid century, but the room just didn’t feel pulled together–all of the accessories were a little haphazard and lackluster.
After: By staying within a restrained color palate, adding well made pillows and some vintage accessories (plus one big plant!) the space is now cohesive and well thought out.
Before: the console was definitely an after thought with a few random accessories and a lamp that was too small.
After: We centered the console on the wall, hung the art, added better proportioned lamps and a few vintage and handmade accessories that fit our color palate and vibe.
Before: the dining room felt unfinished and a bit bare.
After: we added a few simple accessories that fit our vibe–the handmade table runner and vintage pottery piece on the table.
After: the clients happen to have an amazing bar in another room so this bar cart is more for accessories and to look pretty. We added a plant and some vintage pottery as well as the African basket on the wall to help anchor the cart.
After: One of our vintage Turkish runners in the hall helps bridge the two spaces.
Interested in learning more about our home styling service? Give us a call or shoot us an email, we’d love to hear from you!
2017. We hardly even know you yet your halfway gone!
This has been the toughest round-ups yet. But there we were, scrolling through the days of June when we notice a strong theme — most our our favorites, they’re dining rooms! So, we stuck with it. And that’s that — June is the unwitting month of dining rooms and these are the cream of the crop.
This mix by @suzannasantostefanodesign has everything. Rustic, modern, bold art and so much personality. So good.
Can’t get enough of what @sub_folk_collective is up to, its just the right amount of “more is more”.
The unique talent of @kim_dti always catches our eye, her home is moody, artistic perfection.
Sometimes the most simple room stands out in a crowd and @leantimms beautiful and welcoming dining room did just that.
As always, be sure to check out the fab accounts we’ve featured. They’re designers and decorators and artists and creatives to keep your eyes on 😉
Use the hashtag #mycovetedhome for a chance to be featured in the July Roundup!
Welcome to the MyCovetedHome April Roundup!
There’s something whimsical about Spring and I love how that feeling in the air seeps into the design world. Maybe it’s that pent up longing for patio season and warmer climes that’s got us all stretching for late nights (fireside) and sun-filled rooms with open windows, birdcalls and pour-overs at sun rise.
We’ve collected our favorite Instagram posts from April, using the hashtag #MyCovetedHome. These are some of the coveted rooms we could find and you absolutely need to be following these accounts!
Remember to use #MyCovetedHome when sharing pictures from your latest design projects, whether you’re just really into styling your pants off or a classically educated interior designer, we’d love to see your work so tag away for a chance to be featured in May’s write-up!
This is your opportunity to have your design skills shown to the world!
Welcome to our latest project reveal! This was a fun project for many reasons. The house is a beautiful old ranch-style with some really neat details. However over time, previous homeowners made renovations that were less than congruent with the style of the house and totally out of date. But luckily my client was ready to bring a fresh look to the interior, one that would honor the original style of the house.
We chose KC Home Solutions to carry out the renovations and my client and I couldn’t have been happier with their work. Top notch work done in a timely manner is hard to come by these days, but these guys deliver just that.
A few “Before” photos so you can see where we started.
All “After” photos by Sarah Sweeney.
Design by Jaclyn Joslin of Coveted Home
Styling by Jaclyn Joslin & Addison Ford, both of Coveted Home
Panelled walls in the living room and beams on the ceiling (providing no structural support) made the room feel dark and small, even though it is actually quite a large room! The wood floors were very rustic, country looking and part of the kitchen where the sink and stove are had a very unattractive vinyl on the floor. And don’t get me started on those kitchen cabinet colors, yikes!
I’m not sure what compelled the previous owners to put that stone on the wall because when we tore it out there was beautiful white brick underneath, all it needed was a fresh coat of paint.
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.
I love my bookshelf, but if I’m being honest, I’ve had a really hard time styling it. My shelf is unique in that it leans against the wall so it’s not totally level and because it doesn’t have sides there isn’t anything to prop stuff up against. I’ve always struggled with the area outside the two rails on either end–always wanting to put things there but it never feels right when I do. Its gone through many iterations (you can see in my previous post how it was just a few weeks ago, click here), but about a month ago I had a light bulb moment. I knew it needed to be streamlined. I love design books as much as the next decorphile, but the time had come, I knew what my shelf needed and it wasn’t books. Plants, pottery and crystals–that was it I told myself. That was all I would put on the shelf.
I decided to write a post about it because shelf styling is one of the biggest requests I get from my clients. Its tricky and can be intimidating. Everyones challenges are unique, but with a few tips to guide you, you too can master the art of shelf arranging! I’m divulging a few things I’ve learned and I’ve reached out to a few pro’s to see how they create that perfect #shelfie.
One of my biggest pieces of advice is don’t be afraid to try new things! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve re-done this shelf. If you aren’t totally happy with it, move things around until you start to get somewhere. In my case I played around with accessories I already owned and then went shopping for a few pieces after I had an idea of what would finish it off perfectly. Having a vision and a plan kept things simple–I wasn’t to stray from my 3 items: plants, crystals and pottery. Then I found that lovely stone sculpture on the bottom shelf and I broke my own rule! But the color works with the palette and I love it, so rules be damned!
*tip: group accessories together and have variations in height, you typically want things balanced without being “matchy”
I’ve always admired interior designer Amanda Steiner’s ability to create beautifully edited shelfies. Her trick to turn some of the book bindings to the back is genius, it keeps the shelf from feeling too busy. The above photo is from her own home and she says: “I like to display a thoughtful selection of books, collections of meaningful objects such as handmade pottery or framed art, and of course live plants. Arranging items so that they are visually balanced, along with keeping a consistent color palette, will give you a well-curated look.”
* tip: lean art against the wall to help fill vertical space (above photo: interior design and styling by Amanda Steiner)
Another persons styling work I love is Kyla of House of Hipsters. She is always up to something at her house and she is no stranger to styling a good shelfie. Her collection of art is admirable so it was no surprise that when I asked her to chime in with a tip she recommended art: “Add artwork you love and adore. I found an oversized watercolor on Chairish. When it arrived, I researched the artist and Google told me he was an art teacher who recently passed away. A seller on eBay bought every piece from his estate sale, and I immediately snapped up two smaller pieces that I display on my shelf. Not only does each piece match my color palette perfectly, but they also have a fun story and I love them.”
* tip: layer art and accessories and don’t be afraid to use lamps as part of the composition! It all plays a part in perfecting a beautiful moment. (above photo: another great shelfie at Kyla’s house)
Last two photos by Emilia Jane Photography for House of Hipsters.
It’s been a while since I’ve shared pictures of my home and I’ve made quite a few changes recently! Years ago I did a “Before and After” post of the house which showed the house shortly after I moved in and then after I did some renovations ( you can view the post here). So consider this the after the after post! One of the biggest changes I notice when I look back at the older photos is that I have incorporated much more vintage. Since we started Coveted Home Flea a year ago in the shop my love for vintage has grown and its creeping up all over my house!
Another big change has been the rugs. After our trip to Morocco in 2015 my love for African textiles has grown. I already had the vintage chair upholstered in mudcloth, but added the rug (purchased on my trip) and the mudcloth pillows on the sofa (shop our mudcloth pillows here).
Almost all the pottery in my house is vintage, from Coveted Home Flea. (shop our vintage pottery here)
Vintage chairs from CH Flea. Rug and leather pouf from my Morocco trip. (crazy enough there are still a few rugs and 1 floor pouf available in the store from this trip! (you can shop them by clicking this link.)
I just dreamt up big plans for restyling this bookshelf and its gonna be good! Loving my growing collection of pottery.
I’ve gone through several iterations of dining chairs and this might be my favorite combo. While it is kind of sparse, it is really versatile and perfect for our everyday use. When we have company we just pull chairs over if need be. The mismatched gallery wall of art got changed out for this large abstract. I also moved the jute rug that was here into the kitchen and brought in this vintage Persian rug.
Not huge changes in the kitchen–swapped the Crate & Barrel bar stools I had previously for some more unique vintage stools with backs.
I also changed out the pendant light over the sink. The old one was sleek and minimal but I love this one from Vestige Home and how it stands out against the tile.
Big changes in the bedroom! When I painted the walls “tan” before I thought the color looked like sand and was pretty. But after living with them for a bit I realized they were just beige and boring. I debated over a new color for forever, heavily contemplated going dark and then ultimately landed on Farrow & Ball’s “Lamp Room Gray”. Its the kind of color that changes throughout the day, sometimes looking gray, sometimes green and sometimes I even see some blue in it!
One of my favorite additions to the bedroom is the ceramic hanging moon chime. (shop here)
New bedside tables and all vintage pottery from CH Flea.
All three accent pillows available in the shop. (shop here)
Vintage lamps from Gold Dust Goods, because I love supporting other small businesses!
That’s the end of the tour! I’ve loved both versions of the house, I’m sure there will be more to come! Which version is your favorite? We’d love to hear from you and as always, let us help you design your life.
Welcome to the reveal of one of my favorite projects, referred to as Starting Fresh. After relocating to Kansas City (Prairie Village) from California with their two young children and purchasing a new construction home, these homeowners reached out to me for help with furnishing the interior. We were starting from scratch–they literally had no furniture or accessories that they wanted to use from their previous house, so this project was a complete blank slate–so fun! Having clients that trust in your vision is so nice and always creates the best results. It also helped that the builders, Koenig Building + Restoration, had done a beautiful job on the home and had chosen great materials for the build out.
All photography by Sarah Sweeney — she killed it on this one, so many amazing detail shots!