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Off the Wall: How to Decorate Vertically

Think you’ve run out of space? Think again! Here’s a great idea – look up and decorate your walls all the way to the ceiling. We’ve put together some of the best ideas for decorating vertically.

If your motto is “more is more,” then you’ll love these ideas for adding even more great decor and artwork to your collection.  Take the elements of design and apply them to your walls…. all the way to ceiling. The sky is the limit!

We have so many things we love but often we run out of room. Instead of keeping decor eye level, try leading the eye up towards the ceiling with tips from these design envy rooms. If done properly, this can make a space seem larger and more interesting. 

Creating gallery walls is one of our favorite ways to decorate vertical wall space. Gallery walls are always chic. Try incorporating 3-D elements that pop, literally.

One of our own team members, @racheldeerhead, has a pretty enviable vertically decorated space. We asked her about how she utilized her vertical space. “Our ranch has a lot of windows but not a lot of open wall space.  I wanted to display as much of our art collection as possible, so I went with a gallery wall that extends to the ceiling. I also built the niches into our dining room wall (far right). The niches were a practical alternative to traditional shelving. We use them to display our favorite pieces, and they don’t disturb the flow of the house by intruding on valuable floor space the way traditional shelving would. “

One large statement piece can be used to elongate a room. Textiles or extra-large paintings are excellent large-format options. Oversized weavings or textile wall hangings can add interesting textures and warmth to a space. We found this stunning room in the #mycovetedhome gallery on instagram by @verysarie

Floor-to-ceiling shelving can be used to create a compelling tower of objects, art, books and mementos. This is especially useful when flanking existing arrangements, i.e. television. Try mixing a variety of textures and elements, you can create a cutting edge look that never grows old. We found a great example of this from @Amiraelgawly and asked her for advice on achieving this look. “Think of your walls as chapters of a story that you’re telling about yourself. Every frame, shelf, book connects to share a unique part of you. Don’t be afraid to get high! The more vertical space you use, the bigger and more airy your space feels.” 

Let us know how you decorate vertically in the comments and be sure to use the hashtag #mycovetedhome for a chance to be featured on our instagram page

 

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Mothers Day Gift Shop Guide

Consider us your one-stop-shop. We’ve collected staff favorites and unique small-batch items that are sure to impress. This is a list for that special someone, be it Mom or your Baby-Mama, you know she’s your world so show her how you truly feel, express your love with these meaningful gifts from Coveted Home. 

 

 

Leather Wood & Faulk Wallet Clutch | Na Nin Incense | Convivial Hexagon Dish | Fringe Keychain

Sierra Winter Earrings | Cowhide Wallet | Na Nin Black Pepper Perfume | Incense Dish | Brass Aleta Cuff

Get the complete look for $614* This Mothers Day Special includes Free Shipping!

Hide Glasses Sleeve | Leather Tote | Appointed Signature Notebook | Coveted Home Gift Card

 

Zig-Zag Basket | Gold Circle Dish |Pink Sapphire Earrings | Hyde Clutch 

Wood Bowl | Horn + Brass Ring | 14k Gold Earrings 

Coveted Home Signature Candles 

mothers day gift guide

Our newest planter from Convivial Productions is now home to a lovely Olive Tree, this makes a quick grab for one lucky motherlover!

Full Geometric Planter + Olive Tree = $150 (pick up only)

 

*before taxes

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#MyCovetedHome Instagram Roundup: April 2017

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! 

 

Rug and Weave |Hunt & Scavenge | biggerthanthethreeofus

Ambsadventures | Apartment F15 | The Platform Experiment 

 

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!

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Client work: Kitchen & Living Room Makeover

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

BEFORE
living room makeover

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! 

living room makeover

AFTER-KITCHEN

living room makeover

living room makeover

living room makeover

BEFORE LIVING

living room makeover

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. 

AFTER-LIVING

living room makeover

living room makeover

living room makeover

living room makeover

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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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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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Auditory Aesthetics | Johnny Flynn

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Johnny Flynn is the quintessential one-man-band.  The singer-songwriter to end all singer-songwriters, who’s taken the “folk” aesthetic of Simon and Garfunkel and submerged it into a crockpot along with grunge, Brit-pop and English shanties. And like his music, the design scene is experiencing a similar revival — That of Americana — where farmhouse sentiments meet the 21st century — where Folk Art meets Tribal — where Country and Space Age collide… you know what I mean. I think. 

As such no trend feels more appropriate than to pair him alongside the maker movement. Where Rustic farmhouse notes mingle with bops and bits of the modern rhythm. It’s an amazing time to be into design. When people, locals like you and me, have taken the initiative to invest in themselves learning how to make ceramics, furniture, and art, jewelry, food, you name it. Consider this the next renaissance.

It’s time to take the manufacturing of everyday goods int our own hands or support those that do. 

 

Shop the look

  1. Tapestry
  2. Trouve Magazine: Inspiration more creatives, makers, thinkers. 
  3. Hanging Planter
  4. Airplant Cradle
  5. Black Pepper + Cedarwood Candle
  6. Leather Eyeglasses Sleeve
  7. Ceramic Tumbler
  8. Vintage Moroccan Pouf

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Party: TWYLA Launch at Coveted Home

Dearest Coveteurs,

We’ve got art, now let’s party.

Experience the newest way to discover and buy art by some of the worlds leading contemporary artists at affordable prices. 
Join us for cocktails and small bites on Friday March 31st to celebrate the launch of Twyla at Coveted Home

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RSVP HERE

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How to Style a Shelf, the Makings of a Great #Shelfie

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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)

How to style a shelf kansas city interior design tips

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.” 

How to style a shelf* 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) 

Have a great shelfie moment? We’d love to see it! Tag us on Instagram and use our hashtag #mycovetedhome and as always, we are here to help you design your life

Last two photos by Emilia Jane Photography for House of Hipsters. 

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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