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We are the Coveted Home

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We are Coveted Home

The Coveted Home team is a small group of enthusiastic individuals, who possess an array of expertise and talents and share a common goal. Our goal is to help people better design their lives. We do this by providing  high-quality, unique furniture and home accessories and outstanding service to our customers and clients. Kansas City has not always been on the forefront of the design world. However, it is steadily growing a reputation for being a fashionable, innovative, and creative hot spot. We’re excited to be on the front line of the design revolution that is happening in this city.

Our clientele is intelligent and discerning. They are not satisfied with the generic products or impersonal service that they find at chain stores. Our customers want to shop where they can find something new and original. They want to talk to real, knowledgeable people who care about them and the community. Without trying to sound too self-congratulatory, we are proud of who we are, what we do, and the products that we carry! Without further ado, these are the people who make Coveted Home, Coveted Home:

Jaclyn Joslin // Owner + Interior Designer

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Jaclyn’s style: modern – organic – comfortable

“Jaclyn is one of the most original and stylish women I know. Her incessant hunger for the new and the intriguing inspires me every day. Her spaces are the embodiment of comfortable, tasteful, livable design. Working for her is the best hands-on education I could ask for.”  – Addison

Jaclyn is the heart and soul of Coveted home. It’s fascinating to watch her seamlessly handle the ins-and-outs of owning a successful retail and interior design business. She is continuously seeking out new products and methods in order to offer the best goods and services to our clientele. She also has an ability to find and foster her team members’ talents. Jaclyn became interested in interior design while working towards a degree in the Humanities. She had a natural aptitude for design, and eventually went back to earn an associates degree in interior design. When she’s not at work (or working from home), Jaclyn can be found “laying low” at home with Simone and her boyfriend Nick, going on walks or hikes, and riding her bike. She also enjoys hanging out with family and friends and traveling.

“I love creating solutions for people’s design problems. One of my favorite things to hear is “I love that idea, I would have never thought of that.” I know I’ve done something good when a client makes a comment along those lines. I also love seeing clients rooms transformed, the before and after thing is pretty awesome. ” – Jaclyn

Jaclyn’s inspiring space via angiehranowsky.com 

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Addison Ford // Sales Associate + Stylist

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Addison’s style: warm – sculptural – austere

“Addison has an uncanny knack for uncovering the most obscure and interesting design artifacts and collectibles. His passion for all things design related is admirable and contagious!” – Jaclyn

Addison was exposed to design and collecting early; he attended his first auction at six weeks old! He says, “design piqued my interest as a way of integrating the disparate eras and contexts I adore, and objects I’ve collected, into a cohesive and beautiful finished space”. We are all in awe of the breadth of knowledge that Addison possesses in regards to all things design and especially vintage design. He gets excited about helping customers select the perfect pieces for their homes. When he’s not at Coveted Home, Addison can be found antiquing, out and about with friends, or relaxing at home with his partner Nicholas and their Russian Blue cats.

“The best part of my job is helping to give our clients and customers the most inspiring, unexpected and beautiful place to shop for their homes in Kansas City. Another favorite part is the non-stop learning process that happens when any group of creative and talented people work together for a common cause. A very real sense of family, not just within the team, but with our customers and clients, means very much to me.” – Addison

Addison’s inspiring space via michaelhaverland.com

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Rachel Kauffman // Sales Associate + Social Media Specialist

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Rachel’s style: juxtaposed – relaxed – Collected

“I so admire Rachel’s ability to troubleshoot situations. She doesn’t give up and is quick to learn how to remedy any issue. And her eye for vintage is fantastic!” – Melanie

Rachel joined the Coveted Home crew shortly after our move to the Plaza. Like many of her co-workers, her love of interior design was sparked by her interest in all things vintage. Her educational background is in sociology and psychology, which she finds useful in her day-to-day work. “Interior design is a multidisciplinary field; it combines art and design, ergonomics, psychology, and history. It’s important to understand the aesthetic intention as well as a room’s purpose and the people who are going to be using it”. Rachel usually spends her free time hanging out with her husband, son, and pets. She can also be found thrifting or at home working on her mid-century ranch.

“When I’m at Coveted Home, I’m surrounded by good people and beautifully curated objects; honestly, it doesn’t even feel like work. I get to help others improve their quality of life through good design and learn something new every day.” – Rachel

Rachel’s inspiring space via imamuseum.org

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Simone // Shop Dog / Greeter

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“Simone is such a character! She charms customers and passersby alike with her adorable face and sweet disposition.” – Rachel

Simone is a Brussels Griffon and has been with Coveted Home for almost eight years! She has grown up in the store and loves the shop dog lifestyle. She is a total extrovert and enjoys meeting new people and other dogs and getting lots of attention. She also enjoys sunbathing and going for walks.

“I am so honored that each of these talented and beautiful people have chosen to be a part of the CH team! “ – Jaclyn

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Coveted Gift Guide Part III: The Entertainer

 

The season of gift-giving and merry-making 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. 

Today, gifts for the host and hostess, the party-thrower, the master entertainer: Nearly everything one needs to throw an unforgettable holiday bash. 

Terrazzo Cheese Boards – Hexagonal & Square 

Available in two shapes and three sizes, these versatile pieces – in an unexpected material – will take their charcuterie spread from good to great. Each is finished with a leather loop for hanging. Hand-wash only. $24, $36, $48. 

Splatter Print Napkins

Whether you choose classic navy, sharp ivory, or soft gray, these gorgeous and unique napkins will make a splashy impression at their next dinner party. Perfectly complimentary to each other, the colors are made to be mixed and matched. 100% cotton. Machine wash. $24/pair. 

Foxtrot Coasters – Hexagonal & “KC”-embossed

From Kansas City’s own Foxtrot Supply Company come these thoughtful and functional coasters, available in two styles; hexagonal and round, embossed with Kansas City in curvy script. The perfect stocking stuffer for anyone on your list. Hexagonal; $24. KC; $28. 

Candlesticks

What better gift for the party-thrower in your life than a set of stand-out vintage candlesticks? We search far and wide for the most unique, sculptural and fun candlesticks, in a wide variety of sizes, styles and eras. Just the thing to set a festive mood at any table. 

Wood + Brass Bottle Openers 

A functional addition to any bar cart, these sleek, angled wood + brass bottle openers will pop those bottles in style. Available with either a walnut or ash handle. Wipe clean. $24.

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In Home Styling Services by Coveted Home

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. 

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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! 

816.437.7958

hello@covetedhome.com

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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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