August came with a sweeping arrangement of styles, each more diverse than the last. From midcentury to traditional, take a look at what caught our eyes this month.
We hope this month’s featured accounts inspire and fuel your own creativity. If you don’t already follow these talented individuals on Instagram, be sure to check them out–each description is linked to their page.
You can follow us on Instagram (@covetedhome) and use the hashtag #mycovetedhome for a chance to be featured!
Changes are brewing, summer to autumn. Patio’s, picnics and falling into piles of leaves. Who’s ready for fall! We’re here to equip you with the right tools to make the best of this coming season: Luscious apothecary to keep your skin soft and smooth, whimsical baskets, rings for yo’ finga’s and salts for the soaking. Plus a ton of sage and incense for those late night incantations. Continue reading Fall Essentials and the Brands You Should Know
One of the most frequent questions we’re asked at the shop is “what is this fabulous music?!” So we’ve decided that every month we would list ten of our favorite tracks, songs which are invariably streaming from our speakers and through the store. Music to inspire, to get the juices flowing and the day or night! As they say, music is the language of the universe.
Be sure to follow along on Spotify so we can share the love and see what you’re listening to!
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.
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!
“Born and raised in the southeast, I moved to Ithaca, NY in 2010 where I apprenticed with studio potter Renata Wadsworth. She taught me everything I know, from throwing pots to building and firing a wood kiln. Since my time in NY I have spent time in various studios developing and perfecting this latest body of work. I am excited to share it with you. I hope that it might bring you the same joy that I’ve had while making it.” –Sara Veak
We see ourselves sipping cocoa by the fire (or the radiator!). Swirling foamy latte’s at dawn, hot toddies at 6 and oversized salads at dinner.
Veak Ceramics are the perfect vehicle weeknight dinners or friendly gatherings. All handcrafted right here in Kansas City.
• • •Meet Asiatica:
Asiatica is a unique retail store located in Kansas City offering one-of-a-kind garments from vintage Japanese kimono fabrics, contemporary artisanal fabrics from Japan and other luxurious textiles. They also have a carefully chosen selection of scarves, shawls and jewelry as well as an exceptional collection of antique and modern objects, mostly from Japan. See more at asiaticakc.com
2017. We hardly even know you yet your halfway gone!
This has been the toughest round-ups yet. But there we were, scrolling through the days of June when we notice a strong theme — most our our favorites, they’re dining rooms! So, we stuck with it. And that’s that — June is the unwitting month of dining rooms and these are the cream of the crop.
Our newest hoard of vintage goods hail from the continent of Mama Africa. Actually, they’re more special than any old collection of vintage. These pieces are full of wondrous stories from meaningful places. Kuba Cloth from the Kuba Tribe. Mud cloth from Mali. Along with face-masks, statues and a gorgeous Zulu Shield.