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Shop Small at Coveted Home

Small Business Saturday is almost upon us (November 28th)! We are so proud to be a part of the amazing community of small businesses in Kansas City. We love our new location on the Country Club Plaza and we’re glad to call some awesome small business our neighbors.  (West 48th street, represent!)

  Shopping local is a win-win for all involved, especially during this busy holiday season. Let’s all work together to build our growing neighborhoods by shopping at our local boutiques, eating our local fare, and taking part in local services.

Shop Small at Coveted Home on Small Business Saturday! We want to thank you for your support by offering 10% off all purchases Friday & Saturday. Join us for a glass of champagne on Saturday!

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Inspired Spaces – KC Royals

Take the crown!

We love Kansas City and are thrilled and proud that the Royals will be playing the World Series! The post-season was a nail-biter, but the team (and the whole city) never gave up hope. In honor of our boys in blue, we are celebrating with a Royals inspired curated collection. We’ve selected blue and gold furniture and home accessories to create a sporty, yet chic room. Whatever your interests or passions are, we’re here to help you make your space your own. 

Royals Curated.

  1. Indigo Dot Art
  2. Elias Sofa
  3. Strokes Cotton Pillow
  4. Labyrinth Citrine Pillow 
  5. Antique Persian Tabriz Rug
  6. Kansas City Print
  7. Stella Bench
  8. Nila Mix Napkin Set
  9. Stiles Brothers Leather Baseball Glove Sofa
  10. Royals Throw
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Design a Healthy Holiday

The winter holidays are a wonderful time of  year… but we all know that they can also be stressful. Join us for an evening at Coveted Home with holistic nutritionist Abbi Miller to learn how to set and maintain healthy diet and lifestyle goals throughout the holiday season.

When? Wednesday, October 14th – Where? Coveted Home 610 W. 48th Street

Kansas City, Missouri, 64112 – Cost? $25 Email hello@covetedhome.com for tickets

Ticket Includes:

Workshop + Handouts

Holiday Candle from Coveted Home

Paleofit Desserts

Voucher for $60 off a private

nutrition session with Abbi

Holiday Candle from Coveted Home

Healthy Holiday

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Coveted Home + The Bloom Academy

The_Bloom_Academy_CovetedHomeOne of the best parts about being located in KC is the abundance of talented, creative folks who call this city home. Not to mention, a community that fully supports the movers, shakers, and makers who are helping to shape this city into one of the best cities to live in the U.S.. What do pretty flowers have to do with that, you ask? We believe in better living through design. This is true about individual homes as well as whole communities. When the design community (print, fashion, interior, floral, etc.) flourishes, the community reaps the benefits.  So, when we have the opportunity to work with local creatives who are willing to share their talents and skills with the community, we get stoked! Last month, we hosted a flower-arranging workshop with Emily Walters of The Bloom Academy, and she brought some gorgeous flowers and gave us some useful tips for great flower-arranging. It might seem intuitive (you just stick the flowers in a vase, right?) – but we all learned some new tricks to take our arrangements to the next level. It wasn’t all work, we also had a great time! Moxie Catering prepared some delicious noshes and nibbles for the event, and The Garnish Co.  created the perfect summer sangria. We knew the arrangements would look stunning in vessels by Convival Production, so we gave each guest a vase to take home. Sarah Sweeny was there to document the fun-filled evening, and we’re excited to share some of the photographs from the evening with you! Stay tuned for more details about future events, floral or otherwise.

Our lovely teacher for the evening – Emily
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We couldn’t be prouder! Thanks to everyone who helped make this a wonderful evening!

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What They Covet with Emily Brewer

Emily Brewer and her twin sister, Elizabeth, are local fashion bloggers. Their blog, Fashion Column Twins, features fashion tips, recipes, hair style ideas, interior inspiration, and more. They are lovely ladies and give great fashion tips – who knew one could wear a maternity dress to a wedding even while not pregnant and look adorable! Emily and her husband recently purchased their first home, and we’re looking forward to seeing how she decorates her space. Emily is coveting wool, feathers, and velvet – some of our favorite materials!

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Emily Brewer: “I am currently a freelance copywriter, and I also have a fashion blog, Fashion Column twins, that I share with my twin sister, Elizabeth. We blog about everything from fashion to home decor. I’m really passionate about creativity and incorporating that into my lifestyle. I’m a very creative person which is why my sister and I started our blog so that we could always have that outlet to share and hopefully inspire others.”

Emily’s Style: “I wouldn’t say I have a specific style that I stick to because I’m always up for experimenting with different styles. However, I’m typically more drawn to the eclectic California style rather than something more traditional. Right now I’m really into rooms that have a laid back and fun feel to them with interesting pieces and color combinations.”

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Emily’s room pick: Living room of designer, Emily Henderson

“I’m obsessed with Emily Henderson’s style because she has this way of combining unexpected colors while still make a room look put together. She’s also not afraid to incorporate unique conversation pieces into her design. Her living room is light and airy with a hint of masculinity. I love the way she worked color into this room from the rug to the wall art to the natural elements.”

Emily’s Favorites:

RugSouk Wool Rug ($199-$1299)

“This rug is neutral but has a cool eclectic vibe to it. I would throw this on my living room floor and add in color through my sofa/chairs and wall art. ”

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“Now this is a conversation piece that I would love to have! I would use this truly unique piece as a focal point in a room and to add some serious texture!”

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“Navy is one of my favorite colors so I can never say no to a velvet tufted navy sofa. This one is on my living room wish list!”

Thanks for sharing, Emily!

 What do you “covet”? That is the question Coveted Home is asking our favorite makers and tastemakers for our newest blog feature called “What They Covet”. Want to share what you covet with our readers? Send us an email at info@covetedhome.com for details about how to participate.

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Coveted Home + KC Pet Project

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

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Are you thinking about getting a pet? Rescue dogs (and cats) rule! KCPP has photos of their adorable animals that are waiting to be adopted on their website. 

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Our Heirloom and Kadota Leather candles ($27 each) are available in-store and online.

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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.

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The long road to the Plaza

It’s been a while since we got a blog post up. It’s not out of laziness, I promise. As I am sure you have heard by now, we have relocated the store to the Country Club Plaza! And it was quite an undertaking, let me tell you. Our construction crew, KC Home Solutions, killed it on what may have been the fastest remodel in history and turned our space around in 3 short weeks (I highly recommend them for your next remodel project). We closed up shop in Prairie Village on April 30th and were open on the Plaza 8 short days later, May 8th. This wasn’t just a “pick up and move” kind of move, mind you. We actually have an entire store full of new display units, furniture and accessories. Everything had to be unboxed, unpacked, merchandised, tagged and entered into our point of sale system…and 4 days before we were to open our doors, our computer (with the point of sale system) crashed. We retrieved the restored computer from the “doctor” the day of opening at 9:30am.

The first week went off quite well despite our setbacks and we got most of the kinks worked out in time for our grand opening party, which we hosted on the 16th. The party was a great success, and if you happened to make it by that night, thank you for celebrating with us.

Amidst all of this (6 days into being open in the new store), I received a phone call with some very unexpected and upsetting news regarding the future of Coveted Home’s product offerings. I am not ready to share quite yet what this is, but there will be a blog post about it coming soon. I am a true believer in things happening for a reason, that my best is always ahead of me and that ultimately this will only bring better things for Coveted Home. Right now though, I have been pushed way out of my comfort zone (I know this is always a good thing as well!) and it will take some time to adjust. Stay tuned for what is sure to turn into exciting new avenues for us.

If you haven’t been to the new Plaza store yet, please stop by and see us. We have so many amazing new lines and products we can’t wait to share with you! It is a completely new experience–have I  mentioned our complimentary wine and coffee bar?! We are here, ready to share a drink with you and let you experience the new and improved Coveted Home store. Shop local Kansas City!

More shout outs to other local businesses that helped us pull off the new store on time, we couldn’t have done it without you!

Brass Tacks KC built our wall shelving unit along with a beautiful display console table that is available to order.

Matt Castilleja built our sales floor product display tables.

Hufft Projects built our sales counter with built in jewelry display case.

KC Home Solutions completed the entire construction build out which included new walls, new ceiling, new floors, electrical, paint and trim.

 

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Back to School: Apartment & Dorm Decor

The summer is coming to a close and I am getting ready to back to head back to school.  Though I am more than upset to leave Coveted Home, I decided to focus on the sweeter side of the bittersweet end and use the knowledge I’ve gained here at the shop to create a rough, but helpful, Back to School interior guide.  I took queues from the simple and tasteful style that has (hopefully) rubbed off on me during my time here, thanks to Mel and Jaclyn, and combined it with the lessons I’ve already learned about small-dorm/apartment living.

What I have learned from years of dorm living is everything (if possible) should have more than one purpose.  I have chosen the wire stackable storage for it’s thin frame and versatility. Multiple can be stacked on top of each other  for maximum storage, but it is short enough on it’s own to be stacked on top of a dresser if you find that you are rapidly running out of floor space. The baskets can be used as intended or turned upside down if you’re in a pinch for table space.

The nesting tables are perhaps the most versatile and space-efficient pieces (as well as some of the most stylin). They can be used all around an apartment or dorm. When your done they slide right up under one another, making them useful and space efficient.

I have chosen a stool for similar reasons. The stool can be used in place of a desk chair or as extra seating when friends come to visit with out taking up an entire corner of your room. (Also, another table surface in a pinch!)

Additional, indispensable forms of storage, for me, are trunks and built-in bed drawers.  The trunk pictured below is lightweight but big enough for things you want to hide. The bed is white with side drawers making it useful and easy to decorate with colorful pillows and throws, as opposed to committing to one duvet and pillow color scheme for who-knows-how-long.  Keeping large pieces like the bed and bedding simple allows for customizability based on personal style changes and trends.  Don’t wanna get stuck with a coral chevron duvet for all for years of college (We’ve all been there).

Remember when I said everything should have more than one use? Check out that bangin headboard.  It’s actually a rug! Invest in a good rug that will last you all through college. Rugs always make a school dorm or apartment feel like home whatever way they are being used!

Lastly, accessorize with small personal touches and it will make all the difference. When it comes to small dorm/apartment spaces personal style is easily expressed through the accessories since the large pieces typically need to fit a budget and double as storage. That being said, I think we’ve done a pretty solid job of finding stylish pieces big and small to fit the college student budget while staying stylish.

Good luck to all students on the upcoming semester! Stop by the shop and we will hook you up with your dream dorm/apartment decor on a budget.

Happy decorating!

Dorm&Apt

 

Two Story storage – CB2 | Surplus Stool – CB2 | Sari Pillow – CB2 | Flower Cushion – Ikea | Purple Cushion – Ikea | Diamond Rug – Dash and Albert | Woven Hanging Tapestry – Etsy | Stowaway Bed – CB2 | Storage Bench – Ikea | Baskets – Ikea | Cedarwood and Vanilla Candle – Sydney Hale Co. | Aloe Vera Plant – Ikea | Nesting Tables – CB2

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Back to School: Apartment & Dorm Decor

The summer is coming to a close and I am getting ready to back to head back to school.  Though I am more than upset to leave Coveted Home, I decided to focus on the sweeter side of the bittersweet end and use the knowledge I’ve gained here at the shop to create a rough, but helpful, Back to School interior guide.  I took queues from the simple and tasteful style that has (hopefully) rubbed off on me during my time here, thanks to Mel and Jaclyn, and combined it with the lessons I’ve already learned about small-dorm/apartment living.

What I have learned from years of dorm living is everything (if possible) should have more than one purpose.  I have chosen the wire stackable storage for it’s thin frame and versatility. Multiple can be stacked on top of each other  for maximum storage, but it is short enough on it’s own to be stacked on top of a dresser if you find that you are rapidly running out of floor space. The baskets can be used as intended or turned upside down if you’re in a pinch for table space.

The nesting tables are perhaps the most versatile and space-efficient pieces (as well as some of the most stylin). They can be used all around an apartment or dorm. When your done they slide right up under one another, making them useful and space efficient.

I have chosen a stool for similar reasons. The stool can be used in place of a desk chair or as extra seating when friends come to visit with out taking up an entire corner of your room. (Also, another table surface in a pinch!)

Additional, indispensable forms of storage, for me, are trunks and built-in bed drawers.  The trunk pictured below is lightweight but big enough for things you want to hide. The bed is white with side drawers making it useful and easy to decorate with colorful pillows and throws, as opposed to committing to one duvet and pillow color scheme for who-knows-how-long.  Keeping large pieces like the bed and bedding simple allows for customizability based on personal style changes and trends.  Don’t wanna get stuck with a coral chevron duvet for all for years of college (We’ve all been there).

Remember when I said everything should have more than one use? Check out that bangin headboard.  It’s actually a rug! Invest in a good rug that will last you all through college. Rugs always make a school dorm or apartment feel like home whatever way they are being used!

Lastly, accessorize with small personal touches and it will make all the difference. When it comes to small dorm/apartment spaces personal style is easily expressed through the accessories since the large pieces typically need to fit a budget and double as storage. That being said, I think we’ve done a pretty solid job of finding stylish pieces big and small to fit the college student budget while staying stylish.

Good luck to all students on the upcoming semester! Stop by the shop and we will hook you up with your dream dorm/apartment decor on a budget.

Happy decorating!

Dorm&Apt

 

Two Story storage – CB2 | Surplus Stool – CB2 | Sari Pillow – CB2 | Flower Cushion – Ikea | Purple Cushion – Ikea | Diamond Rug – Dash and Albert | Woven Hanging Tapestry – Etsy | Stowaway Bed – CB2 | Storage Bench – Ikea | Baskets – Ikea | Cedarwood and Vanilla Candle – Sydney Hale Co. | Aloe Vera Plant – Ikea | Nesting Tables – CB2

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Modern Mexico in Kansas City

I had a busy and refreshing weekend spent with friends and loved ones, taking advantage of some of Kansas Cities great treasures. The Nelson Atkins Museum is certainly high up on my list of one of the places that makes KC great. This summer the museum has the Natasha & Jacques Gelman collection on display. The Gelmans immigrated from Eastern Europe to Mexico in 1942. They were close friends of Diego Rivera & Frida Kahlo, among other Mexican artists. They fell in love with Mexico and acquired quite the impressive collection of pieces by various Mexican artists. We spent several hours strolling through the Bloch building engulfed in the beauty and creativity of work from the 1940’s through the 90’s.

Since the museum allows photography I decided to snap a few photos to share. Clearly I am partial to Frida’s work since I really only took photos of hers. I did include one of Diego’s pieces as well though to try and be fair. It was just such a great experience seeing her work in person after admiring it for so many years.

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A portrait of Natasha Gelman by Diego Rivera.

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You may think that all Frida painted were self portraits. I believe I read that out of 140 some pieces of work close to 50 of those were self portraits. However you will find other subject matter in her work, like this still life composed of an odd variety of objects, with the most peculiar being that little bride doll in the corner!

If you live in or around the Kansas City area I highly recommend seeing this exhibit, it shows through August 18th and is well worth the $8 admission fee.