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Where to Shop in Kansas City | Racked Feature

Shop Kansas City

“For those outside the Midwest, Kansas City has a pretty indistinguishable reputation; in most people’s minds, it’s a flyover state, if it’s anything at all. But the rest of the country would be wise to pay attention, because Kansas City has some serious style.

The City of Fountains is made up of distinct districts that reach from the River Market (located on the Missouri River) to the Country Club Plaza, an outdoor shopping space with architecture modeled after Seville, Spain; there’s also the more industrial West and East Bottoms. Each neighborhood has its own character reflected in the eclectic mix of boutiques, shops, and general stores scattered throughout.

Here, we’ve put together a guide that shows off the best stores “Paris of the Plains” has to offer, from homegrown denim brands to vintage emporiums and design stores. Put it to use next time you decide to stay over, instead of just flying over.”

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We were immensely thrilled to have Coveted Home mentioned alongside our favorite Kansas City shops for this awesome writeup (Racked.) Next time you’re in Kansas City, or if you live here and have yet to really get out, please support local. By shopping brands based in KC we can support a healthy and thriving community of unique and diverse business run by your very neighbors. Woman and Men striving to make this a wonderful town to visit and live 

We can’t wait to see you and be sure to check out these other favorite Kansas City brands:

Baldwin |Standard Style |Boomerang |Hammerpress |FineFolk |Birdies |Peggy Noland | Sandlot Goods | Urban Provisions

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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!

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Client Work: A Living Room Designed for Retreat

I just can’t help but do another before and after with this project. I love the satisfaction of going back to the before pictures after a project has been professionally photographed to see the transformation! This space had several challenges–you might be able to tell that while the room is rather large, right down the center there are 2 large columns that could not be moved. The columns split the room up and made furniture placement a challenge. The clients wanted a comfortable space where they could entertain and watch movies with their teenage daughter and two dogs. We had a moderate budget to work with, considering the size of the room and the amount of items it would need to feel complete.

At my first visit, the room was full of mismatched pieces that were either hand-me-downs or had been around since college days. The original layout didn’t quite flow which left the room feeling choppy and unorganized. This led to a lot of dead space which wasn’t being utilized. At that time I was completely overloaded with projects, so I reached out to my sister, Amanda Steiner, who happened to have just launched her own design business in Portland, Oregon and was looking for work. We worked together to create a space that was welcoming, comfortable, stylish with a bit of zen–the clients requested a spot for their daily meditating.

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By reorientating  the sofa and the television and creating a sitting area by the fireplace, where they can read and drink their morning coffee, we really opened the space up.

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Interiors by Coveted Home

Interiors by Coveted Home

We styled the books in the shelves with the spine turned in to create a more cohesive, clean and minimalist feeling. The art above the fireplace is so amazing and we didn’t want anything to distract from it!

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Interiors by Coveted Home

Interiors by Coveted Home

The meditation area is a little oasis.

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Interiors by Coveted Home

 

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The entry is no longer a blank space but an inviting area with personality and interest.

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A true blend of high and low items from vintage Coveted Home flea finds, accessories from Target, furniture from West Elm, CB2 and splurges on Moroccan rugs and the beautiful brushstrokes lamp from Jana Bek, the house is an eclectic mix that hits all the right notes.

All after photos by my girl, Sarah Sweeney.

 

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How to Mix Metallic Finishes

Why should you learn how to mix metallic finishes? Mixing metallic finishes in your home is a great way to add depth and interest to any room. You can add warm or cool accents to create a well-rounded environment. Many people believe that mixing metals is faux pas. However, we are here to tell you that it’s ok to mix it up. In fact, mixing metals in your home is encouraged. We’re not alone in our love for mixed metallic finishes. Many designers and homeowners also embrace the mix!

There aren’t any hard and fast rules to mixing metallic finishes

Designers will often advise homeowners to choose a dominate metallic finish and supplement it with smaller pieces from a different metal family. In the modern room pictured below, there isn’t a dominate metal, and that’s ok. There is a polished chrome side table, a steel coffee table, and a brass bar cart. The incorporation of other materials, textures, and colors distract from the fact that three metallic finishes are intermingling in this room. Each metal piece holds its own and adds its unique qualities to the finished room.

Sara Kerens, Being Elliott Home

If you’ve found yourself stuck with all brass or all chrome accessories or furniture, don’t fret. It’s easy to begin incorporating other metals. Below, you can see how we added a brass lamp and candle snuffer to the marble and chrome side table. It really starts with a change in attitude. The rest is easy! Once you’ve discovered the joys of mixed metals, you’ll never go back.

Being Elliott Home + Coveted Home. Photo by Sara Kerens

One way for beginners or non-believers can enter into the world of mixing metals is to purchase a piece that contains more than one metallic finish. Think of it as a transition piece.  In the room below, a basket filled with decorative balls in different metallic finishes creates a unified and interesting look. Plus, the silvered mirror armoire with gold accents is also a great metallic transition piece.

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This  kitchen remodel by Sarah Sherman proves that mixing metallic finishes can be cool, unpretentious, and totally beautiful! We love how she has used (almost)  every metallic finish known to man to create an organic and stylish finished kitchen. This might be making some of you metallic purists cringe, but let’s face it – it’s gorgeous! Mixed metallic finishes in the kitchen

We love how the Makerista chose to mix metallic finishes in her bathroom. She stuck to gold, silver, and polished nickel accents. The fixtures are all finished in polished nickel while the accents are a mixture of metallic finishes.

Mixed Metal Interiors

 

Now that you know how to mix metallic finishes in your home, what’s stopping you? Try out a few different textures and finishes. Matchy-matchy is boring. Step outside of your comfort zone and discover the world of mixed metals. Stop by the shop if you need more ideas or tips for mixing metals.

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Astrid Insieme / What They Covet

coveted home headshot 1-3Astrid Insieme is truly a global designer. She’s worked and travelled around the world which has distinctly influenced her interior design aesthetic. She is currently living in the US and is an interior decorator and founder of Insieme House. One of her most popular projects is the A-frame cabin that she and her husband remodelled. They took an adorable but neglected A-frame cabin and turned it into a tiny, magical dream home. They are currently working on an addition to the A-frame cabin. Be sure to follow Astrid Insieme on Instagram to see her lovely home and eclectic design work. Astrid keeps busy with her own projects and client work, but she also offers some of her fun, eclectic finds for sale on her Chairish shop, Insieme House. When she’s not decorating interiors or working on her modified A-frame, Astrid can be found “spending time with loved ones, traveling whenever possible, cooking in general (but especially spicy, unorthodox fare…the more bizarre, the better!)”.

 

Astrid describes her style as “global and eclectic, with a subdued, chic flair.”  We think this room she covets is a great representation of Astrid’s style.

What Astrid Insieme Covets

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Astrid: This incredible living room belongs to Los Angeles-based designer, Kim Salmela, and speaks to most everything I appreciate in design. It is worldly, irreverent, sophisticated and yet invitingly unfussy. All while maintaining a subtle adherence to traditional form. With its unexpected mix of gorgeous colors and myriad styles, it feels perfectly lively and effortlessly well-curated. Not an easy feat, but accomplished with intoxicating panache in this glorious space!

Here are a few pieces that Astrid is coveting. We think these would look fantastic in the new addition to her A-frame.

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Astrid: Seriously loving the asymmetrical graphic on this Moroccan-inspired, woolen rug from Coveted Home…it feels loose and tribal and would make an ideal, neutral grounding for any room.Settee Coveted Astrid

Astrid: I absolutely adore this settee from Madeline Weinrib, with its classical lines and boldly exotic upholstery. A perfectly sumptuous embodiment of “haute-boheme”.

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Astrid: Could this trio of Chinese baskets from Coveted Home be any more covetable? Such beautiful patina resulting from age-old craftsmanship, and those multi-hued tassels are absolutely darling. They would add so much personality and texture to any surface, whether it be a tabletop or shelf.

Gold Mirror by Astrid Insieme

Astird: Gilded, unabashedly opulent, and Napoleonic… if you want a statement-making mirror, this antique beauty from 1st Dibs is as good as it gets!

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Gold Mirror WTC Astrid: Poufs are always a winning addition to any space for their duality of providing beauty and function, and this elegantly ethnic Moroccan pouf from Coveted Home is truly superlative, with its muted, desert-toned palette.

Thanks for sharing what you covet with us, Astrid! We’re looking forward to seeing more of your professional work and progress on your own home.

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

 

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Movements: Inside Scandinavian Design

Movements: Scandinavian Interior Design

On the shores of Northern Europe, tucked among fjords and immense blue skies where reindeer roam and coffee is virtually inhaled, lie a handful of Kingdoms and countries known as Scandinavia.

Scandinavian design, one of the most recognizable and resilient styles, stems from the political environment of a post-war Europe — when the Nordic Countries adopted Social Democracy and in doing so set the stage for lifestyles founded on functionality, comfort, availability and practicality. This philosophy merged with the Modernist aesthetic to form this effortless and lovely style.

Clean and sophisticated, there’s just so much to love about this minimalistic approach and it just so happens to be quite easy to adopt — especially for those of you who embraced the industrial or the “boho” look. Still, it’s organic, down to earth, functional and cozy. You could even say there’s something bucolic or farmhouse to the aesthetic.

So mix yourself a Swedish 60 (see recipe below) and check out some of the classiest damn “farmhouses” you’ve ever seen.

The Elements of Norwegian Design

  1. Functionality: First and foremost this is an approach to living within a practical environment. Simplicity and comfort are paramount.
  2. Organic Colors: Think light woods, blacks, browns, grays with a splash of color thrown in.
  3. Bold Colors: This can be a bit tricky. While the movement absolutely requires a more monochromatic, white-on-white-on-white look, there is something to be said for laying out a vivid Beni Ouarain rug or hanging some brilliantly colored tapestry.
  4. Natural Light: Now, this doesn’t mean demolishing an existing wall to achieve house-wide windows, it could be as simple as undressed windows and white walls.
  5. Textural Materials: Again with the woods, wools, natural fibers, glass.
  6. A Minimilists Sophistication: Clean lines, angles, open spaces. A less is more approach. This is a style that will allow you to dispose of that which you don’t truly love.

Movements: Scandinavian Interior Design , kansas city, interior designer, furniture, art, vintage, antiques

Movements: Scandinavian Interior Design , kansas city, interior designer, furniture, art, vintage, antiques

Movements: Scandinavian Interior Design

 

Movements: Scandinavian Interior Design

Movements: Scandinavian Interior Design


The Swedish 60
Ice
1½ ounces aquavit
½ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
1 teaspoon simple syrup
3 ounces sparkling wine
Lime peel twist, for garnish

Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice. Add the aquavit, lime juice and simple syrup. Shake well, then strain into a champagne flute.

Top with sparkling wine. Garnish with the twist of lime peel.

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As our new feature Movements builds momentum we would love to hear back from you! What movements are you currently digging or feel motivated by?

Enjoy this article? Explore more from our Movements Series

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Auditory Aesthetics / Beirut

Movements: Scandinavian Interior Design

Beirut’s eclectic sound is the inspiration for this installment of Auditory Aesthetics. We’ve been spending some time in the shop listening to their 2015 album No No No. It is full of interesting, catchy tunes. The sound on No No No is more stripped down than on some of their previous records. But it is still layered with piano, brass, and strings. Beirut seamlessly fuses musical styles from various cultures and time periods. We especially love the Latin and Eastern European musical influences.  Beirut’s musical style is eclectic, and we also enjoy interiors that incorporate design elements from different times and cultures. The music on No No No reflects an appreciation for the beauty that can be found in the “other”.  We’ve rounded up some rooms that include cultural artifacts that have deep meaning and timeless beauty.

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Konya Turkish Rug

Interior design inspiration can come from anywhere, and we think music is a wonderful source of creativity. Follow our “Auditory Aesthetics” series on the blog as we share with you some of our favorite albums and home decor finds. Most items are available to purchase through Coveted Home in Kansas City, our online shop and are also available to view through their appropriate links. As always, let us help you design your life.

 

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Summer Lovin’

We’re sharing some Summer Lovin’ with a few of our favorite summer images 

It’s the middle of summer, and it’s hot and humid! But we’re trying to stay positive and be grateful for this warm, wonderful season. In an effort to “soak” in all the great things about summer, we headed over to Pinterest to roundup a few of our favorite summer images. Really, other than the unbearable heat, the kids being out of school, and the bugs, summer is awesome! It’s the perfect time to travel, catch up with family and friends, and drink lots of cold beverages. Plus, who doesn’t enjoy a good pool day? Living in a temperate climate has its challenges. However, it can also be amazing. Nothing makes you appreciate 12 feet of snow more than a 90 degree day. Soon it will be winter again, and we’ll look back at these dog days of summer with longing.

outdoor showerHello, outdoor shower!

48e622268fa9ce09c868d8944467898eHow great are these summer colors?

summer images poolThis great Pool Scene has us dreaming of taking a cool dip…

2016-05-05_0005Um… Gold Pineapple Cake (need we say more?)

WatermelonsaladIf it wasn’t for summer, we wouldn’t have Watermelon salad

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We hope you’re having a wonderful summer! Be sure to stop by our nice, air-conditioned shop to view our summer selection and new clearance items. Share your favorite summer images with us @covetedhome

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Instagram Interior Design Inspiration

Our go-to accounts for Instagram interior design inspiration

There are many social media apps on the market, but for us, Instagram is far and away our favorite medium for sharing and finding design inspiration. It allows us to keep up with trends, products, and connect with our audience. And we’ve met so many great people and designers through Instagram.

Every time we open Instagram, it is like we’re opening a new edition of our favorite design magazine. However, unlike design magazines, Instagram is free, and it is, well, instant. We can share and view projects instantly or in various stages of completion. Of course, there are also those fun photos of friends, family, and cute animals. Instagram allows us to see all the beautiful things that we want to see each day.

Interior design inspiration on Instagram is easy to find if you know where to look. Here’s our roundup of some of our favorite Instagram accounts. Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram and check out #mycovetedhome to view our followers’ “coveted home”s.

 Ball and Claw websiteBall and Claw

Homepolish / websiteHOMEPOLISH interior design instagram

Amber Interiors websiteAmber Interiors Interior Design

Decorist websiteDecorist

Block Print Social websiteBlock Print Social

Convivial Production /websiteConvivial production Instagram

Instagram Interior Design Inspiration Images: Top image by Sara Kerens, design by Jaclyn Joslin. All other images and photo credits can be found via their respective Instagram accounts.

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Another Way to Shop Coveted Home

Do you ever find yourself drooling over our Instagram photos and wishing you could get first dibs on our one-of-a-kind items? Well, we’ve just made shopping online easier for you! We’ve created a special Instagram account so you can shop Coveted Home’s unique inventory from your mobile device. We’re posting a few select items from Coveted Home Flea and discounted new inventory on our new account @shop_covetedhome. Simply leave your email in the comment section of the product image and we will email you an invoice. Pay within 1 hour of receipt and we will ship your item within 48 hours. One-of-a-kind items will be updated with SOLD in the description when no longer available. We hope this makes it easier for you to make your online purchases with us! You can also visit our online store to shop a variety of  Coveted Home and Coveted Home Flea items. Join us for our next Flash Sale on 6/26.

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See it. Love it. Buy it.Shop Coveted Home Flea

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