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Happenings at Coveted Home

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! 

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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! 

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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. 

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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. 

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House Tour with Coveted Home Founder, Jaclyn Joslin

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. 

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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

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Small Business Saturday with Sierra Winter Jewelry

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If we’re being honest, Black Friday has never appealed to us. The crowds alone are enough for us to want to stay home. But Small Business Saturday is a different story, something we have been celebrating since 2009 and we hope you will come see us this Small Business Saturday, the 26th of November! This is going to be our best SBS ever and here is why:

1: Local jewelry designer, Sierra Winter is going to be at the shop from 12-5 selling her beautiful jewelry AND she is offering 20% off two select pieces, only for those that visit us that day. She tells us it is a rare occasion that she offers discounts like this, so do not miss! She has also just launched a brand new collection, Winter Rose, and we cannot wait to see it in person. 

2: Coveted Home will be offering 20% off our brand new signature candle scents, Santal Noir and Grapefruit Acai–both are so yummy! 

3: Coveted Home will be offering a free gift with purchase on purchases over $75. We will be announcing the details of the gift soon, but trust us, you want one! 

So dearest Coveteurs, if these deals aren’t enticing enough for you, simply swing by and share a drink with us (we’ll be serving up a delicious cocktail that is totally appropriate for day drinking on a Saturday;) because we would love to see your beautiful faces! 

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The sterling silver arrowhead earrings and bluestem cuff will be 20% off for Saturdays event! 

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On Trend: Pencil Reed Bamboo

Recalling the work of famed Italian designer Gabriella Crespi, pencil reed bamboo decor adds just the right amount of organic glamour to almost anywhere in your home. While the material was a staple of 1970s and ’80s  design, it is being re-discovered and utilized in every kind of interior and aesthetic, from streamlined midcentury, to Scandinavian minimalism, to an eclectic boho mix of all styles. The warm caramel color is versatile, and adds subtle texture to your space. As with many relics of that era,  these pieces are ripe for a comeback, and it’s easy to see why.

We happen to have a few pencil reed pieces as part of our Coveted Home Flea inventory, both in impeccable condition.

 

A 1970's pencil reed bamboo table lamp, available at Coveted Home.A 1970’s pencil reed bamboo table lamp with brass base, generously sized and clean-lined enough to fit in anywhere. $149 (Shade sold separately) available at the Coveted Home

 

A beautiful pencil reed bamboo side or accent table, c. 1970s, $795, also available at Coveted Home

Pencil Reed Bamboo Side Table || Shop the look here

Trend: Pencil Reed Bamboo Furniture makes a comeback in modern, eclectic, bohemian style home interiors. Get the scoop on applying this trend in your home.

Trend: Pencil Reed Bamboo Furniture makes a comeback in modern, eclectic, bohemian style home interiors. Get the scoop on applying this trend in your home.

While we can picture it in any number of applications, this knockout pendant would look incredible over a breakfast nook or in a dining room. Midcentury pencil reed bamboo pendant lamp, $750, available at Jayson Home.

Rosie Case Living Room

Fellow Instagram friend, Rosie Case, boasts these amazing pencil reed chairs in her living room and we could not be coveting them more. The warmth and texture they bring into the room is spot on. Tell us where you would use pencil reed furniture in your home, we’d love to hear from you!

As always, let us help you design your life.

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Vestige Home Pop-up Shop at Coveted Home

Vestige Home Pop-up Shop – August 16

We first learned about (and fell in love with) Vestige Home‘s handmade goods on Instagram. Vestige Home makes small-batch wooden kitchen tools and accessories. It’s owners, Nicole and Luck, are a brother and sister team from Philadelphia. We simply adore their handmade cutting boards and other wooden kitchen accessories. And we are thrilled to bring their beautifully crafted goods to Kansas City! Since they have family ties to KC, they’ve offered to visit with us and you on Tuesday, August 16, 2016. They’ll be talking about their products, how to create tablescapes, and dessert and drink pairing ideas. Local company, Ashleigh’s Bake Shop will also be joining us for the Vestige Home Pop-up Shop. She’ll be bringing delicious treats! It will be a fun and tasty evening… Don’t miss it! unspecified

Contact us with questions: hello@covetedhome.com

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Gifts For Dads

You might be surprised to learn that we have a specially curated collection of gifts for dads at Coveted Home.  If you have a dad (or know one) who appreciates good design, he is going to love a gift from Coveted Home. Shop online or visit us on the Country Club Plaza.

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Our collection of classic Ted Baker goods and Games Table games are 25%!

Fathers Day Gifts from Coveted Home

Shop our top picks for Father’s Day Gifts!

Gifts for Dads from Coveted Home

Most items shown above are available to purchase through Coveted Home in Kansas City and are also available to view through their corresponding links. Follow us on PinterestInstagram, and Facebook for more design inspiration.

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How to Create a Mood Board

Most of you are probably familiar with mood boards, but you might have some questions about how to create a mood board. Mood boards or inspiration boards are used by designers in every field. Interior designers often rely heavily on mood boards to convey an aesthetic vision to clients. No matter how well one communicates, the old adage ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’ rings especially true in the design world. If you are redecorating on your own or using an interior designer, creating a mood board is a great place to start. If you’re wanting a beach-y, modern, slightly traditional room (that could totally make sense) it might help to have some images of rooms or products that you could use to help achieve your desired style. Your mood board does not have to be specific, but rather it should convey the “vibe” and style of the look you want to achieve.

Create a Mood Board

Digital Mood Boards

There are many different ways to create digital mood boards.

You can use a Pinterest board as a place to collect assorted images and inspiration. This is the first place we start when designing new projects. You can make a “secret” board to collect inspiration for your project and share with your client if you want. After inspiration has been collected and you are ready to start looking at specific products, it’s time to start your mood board.

Olioboard and Polyvore are both great resource for creating mood boards. Polyvore is for fashion and interiors and Olioboard is designed for interiors only. Both have libraries of product you can choose from. On Olioboard you can upload your own images and Polyvore uses a system much like Pinterest to import product images.

Many professionals use programs like Photoshop to create their mood boards. Photoshop will give you the most creative freedom, but is expensive and there is a steep learning curve to the program, so for hobbyists and even some professionals, the previously mentioned tools are much easier.

Physical Mood Boards

If you want to go old school, that’s ok too! Maybe you’ve seen some gorgeous rooms in magazines and would like to borrow some of their design ideas. Feel free to cut them out and paste them on a piece of paper or poster board. You can even use a cork board to pin clippings or images. The idea is to visually convey a mood and vision, the medium isn’t necessarily important.

Mood Boards will help take you from an idea to a finished product. This isn’t the actual mood board that was used to inspire this project, but it pulls together elements that were used in the room. You can easily see how this mood board could be used to inspire a similar room.

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A. Bar cart B. Landscape C. Sputnik Light D. Twig Lamp E. Boho Modern F. Stripped Towel G. Rug H. Simple

Finished Room

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Image by Sara Kerens. Design by Jaclyn Joslin.

Mood Boards are useful tools for professional and amateur designers alike. Now that you know how to create a mood board, you can use it to help you bring your abstract vision to reality. Our brick-and-mortar shop is full of new, modern furniture and accessories, and we also have a selection of fab vintage goods. We’ll help you select the right pieces to create your dream space.

Most items shown above are available to purchase through Coveted Home in Kansas City and are also available to view through their corresponding links. Follow us on PinterestInstagram, and Facebook for more design inspiration.

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Kansas City Vintage + Modern

Coveted Flea

Coveted Home Flea is quickly becoming a regular stop for vintage lovers in Kansas City. The Flea opened in March and is growing and changing every week. The Flea is built on our belief in the importance of incorporating vintage pieces into modern settings. What better way to put this into action than by offering vintage pieces in our modern furniture and home accessory shop?

We love Kansas City and being part of the design community. The Kansas City Star recently shared a piece about Coveted Home Flea. You can read it to learn more about Coveted Home Flea and to see more photos of our vintage goods.

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Pouf  / Langford Sofa / Art Glass Bowls / Knox Chair

Coveted Home Flea is located on our lower level, and it’s open Thursday through Sunday. The main shop is open throughout the week, and you’ll find a few of our Flea offerings scattered throughout the shop. You can also shop Coveted Home and Coveted Home Flea online or on Instagram @shop_covetedhome.

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Photo by Tammy Ljungblad

Turkish Rug / Glass Bowl / Glass Float

Most items shown above are available to purchase through Coveted Home in Kansas City and are also available to view through their corresponding links. Follow us on PinterestInstagram, and Facebook for more design inspiration.

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Shop the Look with Jaclyn Joslin, Founder of Coveted Home

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.

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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

Moroccan rugs, similar: Beni Ourain runner, Handira rug/blanket

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Scents for Spring from Imaginary Authors

It doesn’t seem like a day goes by without a customer mentioning how good the shop smells. The delightful aroma might be from one of our candles, but it could also the scent of an Imaginary Authors Eau de Parfum.

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Each team member at Coveted Home has her or his favorite scent. Our favorite scents often change depending on the season. And with spring around the corner, we’re changing over to our favorite lighter scents. A few of our favorite spring fragrances are from Imaginary Authors. Imaginary Authors is a perfume house ran by perfumer Josh Meyer in Portland, Oregon. They are not your typical perfume brand which is one of the reasons we were drawn to the line.

scent-1Each scent has its own unique story. In fact, the stories are always about imaginary novels by imaginary authors. The story behind The Soft Lawn is about Claude LeCoq.

“LeCoq published his first book, The Soft Lawn, in 1916 while still attending Princeton University. A controversial portrait of adolescent upper-class rebellion in New England, the coming-of-age story follows Hampton Perry, a charmingly snotty college tennis champ who, after years of having everything handed to him on a silver platter, finds himself handing it all back.”

The Soft Lawn is a wonderful spring scent! It is a great leisure fragrance to wear on the weekends or anytime you wish it were the weekend. Notes: Linden Blossom, Laurel & Ivy leaves, Vetiver, Oakmoss, Fresh Tennis Balls & Clay Court.

scent-6Cape Heartache is another shop favorite. Wear it for any new adventure including, but not limited to, beach bonfires, first dates, party crashing, or simply barhopping alone on a rainy night. Notes: Douglas Fir, Pine Resin, Western Hemlock, Vanilla Leaf, Strawberry, Old Growth, Mountain Fog.

All items are available to purchase through Coveted Home in Kansas City and are also available to view through their appropriate links. As always, let us help you design your life.