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
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!
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!
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.
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.
Not long ago it was said with declarative force that wallpaper was a thing of the past. Was outdated. A faux pa. A designers worst nightmare; more associated with mauve flashbacks to the 70’s than high art. Oh but the times have changed as we fawn over gorgeous wallpapered flats in NYC, in the trendiest L.A studios and, yes, even accenting the walls of Coveted Home!
We’ve rounded up a few favorite producers of all American made wall coverings. These artists are trailblazing a rich path to prove once and for all that wallpaper is back, and better than ever. Continue reading On Trend: Art Inspired Wallpaper | Coveted Home Blog
Top 10 Halloween Decorations
This year, step away from the cliche, with these thoughtfully curated accessories and yes, that does include a crystal ball! By mixing traditional Halloween decorations with these items, you can get away with a less theatrical and more elegant feel. Keeping the palette to a simple black and white (with the exception of pumpkins of course!) makes things easy. Stretch out a cobweb here, a cobweb there, whip up your finest witches brew and let the good haunts roll!
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
- Functionality: First and foremost this is an approach to living within a practical environment. Simplicity and comfort are paramount.
- Organic Colors: Think light woods, blacks, browns, grays with a splash of color thrown in.
- 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.
- 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.
- Textural Materials: Again with the woods, wools, natural fibers, glass.
- 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.
The Swedish 60
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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Some people want interior design done quickly. I find the best results when design is not rushed or put on an artificial timeline of having to be completed. If you want your home to feel like it evolved over time, then you have to let it do so. I always work off a plan, but if one element in a room design gets changed (which is almost inevitable) it almost always leads to more changes. When changes arise, I don’t always have the perfect solution right away, but I know if I let myself simmer on it, then the solution will present itself to me, naturally. Its like when you are trying to think of someones name but you can’t remember it– and you know as soon as you stop thinking about it, the name will come to you. This happens to me all the time with design, as it is a creative process.
I’ve had the pleasure of working with these clients, who love collecting and curating their personal art collection, for several years. We did their living room a few years ago and they recently came back to ask me to help complete the dining room. Between light fixtures being back ordered and waiting on the rings to come in for the custom draperies, the room took over 6 months to complete but it also allowed the room to evolve organically over time, resulting in a finished product that reflects their whimsical, slightly quirky style melding just right in their more traditional style Westwood Hills home. Now they have a space they truly love spending time in that was worth the wait. Suffice it to say, we’re all thrilled with the finished space!
Design by Jaclyn Joslin
Styling by Jaclyn Joslin & Sami Paxton
Photography by Sarah Sweeney
It was love at first sight when I walked into Coveted Home and spotted our new Janelle Gramling collection. The wallhangings immediately grabbed my attention – jaw-dropping! The air plant vases (with the tiny little air plants) are so adorable, and the jewelry is lovely and unique! Melanie was taking the Talisman necklace for a spin; it looked so chic with her boxy white tee. Everyone at Coveted Home is smitten with Janelle’s work, and we’re delighted to share it with you! We have a limited supply, so if you like what you see, you’d better move quickly! Please feel free to call or email the shop with any questions. (816.437.7958 or email@example.com)
About the Maker: Janelle Gramling is a self-taught artist who lives and works in Milwaukee, WI. She marries textiles and ceramics to create distinctive, beautiful home decor pieces and wearable accessories. She lives in a the historic home that she rehabbed and shares with her with family. That is quite an interesting story in its own right. You can read about it here (but first, check out these beauts!)
Vase + Air plant – sold separately ($22)
Talisman Necklace ($58)
Janelle Gramling Jewelry: Stoneware Studs ($28) and Stream Necklace ($38)
Ceramic Point Necklace ($38)
Thanks so much for letting us share your work with Kansas City, Janelle!
Humans have been making things out of copper for thousands of years, and people are still coming up with creative and beautiful new ways to use this wonderful material. Copper is such a nice and easy way to add a little warmth and glow to any room. If you have the visited the shop recently you might have noticed that we have a crush on copper. We adore our Tom Dixon pendant lights, and while the lights are not for sale (you’d have to pry them from our cold, dead hands), we do carry a variety of copper accents for your home. We’ve rounded up some our favorite copper furniture and home decor items that we think you’re going to love.
Tom Dixon’s pendant lights ($430) from his Bronze Copper Collection are wonderful statement pieces and look good individually or grouped together for a larger impact. We love ours!
We love Native Line’s Diamond weaving ($1,250 – sold out). The artist, Justine Ashbee, uses copper wire threads and other metallic and natural fibers to create these gorgeous handwoven wall hangings.
Arteriors’ Malika stainless-steel accent table ($810) is plated in copper and has a mirror-like finish. The tray top is removable which makes this piece not only beautiful but also extremely practical.
Cuivre Copper Candle -Lark ($36) is a favorite around the shop. It has notes of burnt redwoods, smoke, tobacco leaf and neroli, and the exterior is a lovely pink hued copper.
We think Blu Dot’s Copper Real Good Chair ($299) is REAL GOOD! This chair is shipped flat and easy assembled. It is thin, but quite sturdy and the natural patina that develops with use on the finish is stunning.This lovely painting from the Zoe Bios Collective (price upon request from Coveted Home) features copper foil accents which add depth and warmth to this piece.
This Copper Crumple Planter ($90 – extra large) has a traditional feel and a lovely patina. It is the perfect size for larger plants and a great way to add some life warmth to any area in your home.
Ummm… Yes, that is a copper bed! Who wouldn’t love to sleep on this!? We are head-over-heels in love with the Coppa Bed Frame (price upon request) from Domayne.
Follow our “Curated” collections on the blog to see some of our favorite interior design and home design trends. Most items are available to purchase through Coveted Home in Kansas City and are also available to view through their appropriate links. As always, let us help you design your life.
In the event that you haven’t gotten a chance to see my house yet–it’s been published on Domaine and in the April issue of Kansas City Spaces– I’m sharing it here today! But as a special treat I have before photos to share, which have previously been unpublished.
You’ll see that despite all the natural light the house gets, parts of it felt dark before, mainly the kitchen. The process of renovating took about a year to finish and there are still parts that I haven’t gotten to like the bathrooms and my home office. But the main areas are done and I couldn’t be happier with it. Its so comfortable for our lifestyle and we love spending time at home.
The before photos were taken after living in the house for just a few months and were all taken by me–showcasing awkward angles and no editing. I inherited a couple of great vintage pieces (coffee table, small black chest and a lamp) from my grandparents shortly after moving in but I really hadn’t bought much of anything specific for the house. I just transferred my belongings from my apartment and a lot of it just didn’t work and needed to be upgraded.
The after photos were all taken by the talented Sarah Sweeney.
Living Room Before:
Living Room After:
Dining Room Before:
Dining Room After:
Master Bedroom Before:
Master Bedroom After: