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 firstname.lastname@example.org)
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!)
Limited Edition Wallhangings from left to right: Arc – grey + porcelain ($68), Talisman ($68) Suns and Stars ($98), Moon (SOLD), and Arc – Peach ($68)
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:
Just over a year ago this warm, personable and spunky woman walked into Coveted Home. She expressed how she had been trying to redecorate her and her husbands master bedroom for some time but things weren’t moving fast enough for her and she was ready to get it done. We hit it off and being a woman who means business, she hired me on the spot.
She has a lovely home and at the time was full of antiques and very traditional furniture. Having lived with this style for most of her life, she was ready for a change. We wouldn’t be getting rid of everything, but bringing in modern touches throughout the house was the goal. The master bedroom was a bit of a different story though. The scale of the room is very large and they had been living with a queen size bed and two small antique side tables on either side. We needed to up the ante in this room and I have to say I truly love how this one turned out.
We kept two of her beautiful antique dressers–one you see here in the photo and the other is on the wall opposite the bed.
Those custom drapery panels turned out beautifully.
Bed: Helaine Bed by Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams
Side tables: Marie Side Cabinet by Bungalow 5
Lamps: Annika by Mary McDonald for Robert Abbey
Art: Commissioned work by Jennifer Bricker-Pugh
Accent pillows: John Robshaw
Chairs: Lee Industries
Side table: Raul side table by Arteriors Home
Rug: from the Knotty Rug
Paint: Sherwin Williams Opaline
Photography by One Sparrow Creative
I recently had the opportunity to help a family of four update their living room. They had just completed an addition of an awesome screened in porch that is adjacent to the fireplace wall which zapped the living room of much natural light. The room was dark and the furnishings were a bit dark and dated, not reflecting the young, vibrant family that occupies the home. The room had to be functional for their lifestyle–this is the room they watch movies in together as a family and it is open to the kitchen so it serves as the main hub of the house. Comfort was the number one priority. The young boys are rough on furnishings, so it had to stand up to them, making durability the second priority. The third priority was that the space be lightened up and have a fun and fresh feeling to it.
A few “before” photos taken on my phone at the initial consultation:
My clients one request was that we keep her existing coffee table, other than that we replaced everything. Luckily the coffee table fit the space and worked perfectly with the new floor plan.
I suppose I am not a huge fan of the matching sofa/loveseat combo. We opted instead for two large and comfortable Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams sofas to face each other. These particular sofas are no longer available, in fact this client got 2 of the very last frames left! We went with a dark taupe fabric for them that is soft, easy to clean and won’t show every little smudge.
I love the John Robshaw for Duralee fabric we used on the chairs!
My clients uncle is an artist and she commissioned him to do this large scale abstract over the sofa. We sent him fabric swatches and paint chips for color inspiration. I love how it turned out and it has sentimental value for the owners which makes it even more special. [Art by Norman Caldwell]
My client says the blue glass lamp from Barbara Cosgrove Lamps always gets compliments from her guests. I’d say its one of my favorite elements in this room also: )
All “after” photos by One Sparrow Creative.
When you think of wallpaper, hand painted is probably not the first thing you think of. I mean, thats crazy right? Well that is exactly what the duo behind Porter Teleo does–hand paint paper and fabric for gorgeous interior installations. Kelly Porter, an artist and Bridgett Cochran, an interior designer, collaborated 10 years ago using techniques such as wood blocking, painting and chine colle which allows the printmaker to use more delicate surfaces like the handmade Japanese paper they use for their wallpaper.
Not only are these ladies creating off the charts beautiful pieces of art, they are making it right here in Kansas City. I’ve been eyeing their paper for some time now for my own hall bath and decided to invite myself over to their studio so I could look at their samples and see first hand the process of hand painted wallpaper.
I chatted with Kelly a bit about their process, I was curious to know how long it would take them to make a panel like the one they were working on during my visit, which happened to be their pattern called Tangled. I was also intrigued by how they do pattern matches…here is her description of the process:
“For one roll of Tangled, it can take several hours. The process needs to be divided into a few days for each roll. In the beginning we have to mix ink for each and every order. This is done in an individual dye lot for each order. We then get CFA approval on a cutting of that actual paper and ink, pulled out for a strike off. As for the process…First we lay the pattern out, and figure out the repeats and side match for each particular roll, and how they will fit together in the space. We paint the pattern on. Then we come in the next day after that part is dry and we fill in the negative space. Then there is more drying time. Then we do touch up and finishing quality checks.”
Now to see some of this work in action. You may be familiar with these designs through Kelly Wearstlers work. They have been making custom papers for Kelly for many years and she was one of their first big clients that helped them get their business out into the world of design.
This last one might be my favorite, I love the graduation of the design form the floor to the ceiling..so brilliant. Stay tuned as I finish my bathroom renovation and some of this striking paper goes up on one of the walls…I seriously can’t wait!
A big thank you to Kelly & Bridgett for letting me poke around and ask questions and thank you to Tracy for helping me in the sample room and giving me the tour!
Fact: you do not have to throw down grands to purchase beautiful art. Art does not have to be intimidating. Art just needs to be appreciated. On every level of price and production. At the shop, we try keep this in mind when choosing what art to feature. Not only do we focus efforts on varying price points, but we also want to be cognizant of where the works comes from. We want the shop to be seen as a venue that local artisans can use to showcase their wares, whatever they may be.
Right now, we have several custom framed prints including nudes, abstracts, and a coveted series of painted feathers, all of which range in price from $135-300. Also, we have recently incorporated a few prints from MARGINS, a California-based print studio whose works “draw on the natural world and numerous spiritual traditions”. We are featuring their fascinating Moon Calendars in a variety of colors. These particular custom framed prints range from $50-$60.
From top: 1. Are But One $280, Changing Counter Balance $280 2. Standing Nudes $300 3. Painted Feathers $135 each 4. Nude in Charcoal $265 5. Seed Sound $50 6. Moon Calendar $60
All artwork featured available to purchase online at covetedhome.com or in the shop.
Okay. So the stars haven’t necessarily aligned for us to enjoy an early spring, but I would go ahead and count them as lucky with our latest additions to the shop! We have just received a shipment from MARGINS, a California-based print studio, whose works “draw on the natural world and numerous spiritual traditions”. We are featuring their fascinating Moon Calendars in a variety of colors, all of which are custom framed.
We have also been graced with the presence of Jules, a gorgeous polished brass and glass dining table from the Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams spring collection. She is part of a vast collection of similar occasional pieces, all of which are available to order through Coveted Home. Lastly, we are restocked on our ever-popular Dash & Albert rugs in both woven cotton and indoor/outdoor polypropylene. We have a difficult time keeping these guys in, so stop by the shop today to snag a coveted 2×3 that have arrived in springlike shades of coral and blue.
From top: Moon Calendars 14×26 in Indigo, Black, and Night Sky $60. Seed Sound $50. Moon Surface 8×15 $50
Jules Dining Table (available with 42″, 50″ or 60″ glass) Starting at $1640.
Our woven cotton and indoor/outdoor polypropylene 2×3 rugs range from $32-$83 and are available to order in larger sizes at the shop. Happy Daylight Savings Time!
Featured image via Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams
Jenna Lyons pink desk may have been the inspiration behind my wall color..
Or maybe it was Kelly Wearstler’s fabulous pink & purple office?
Love the colors & wall art in this home office from Rue Magazine.
One of the first projects I wanted to tackle at my new house was a home office. I longed for an inspiring space that would get my creative juices flowing. I currently do most of my work in the small back office of the store–a space with no windows, less than desirable flooring and shelves crammed with office & cleaning supplies and back stock of inventory. My desk is normally littered with bills and piles of mail and paperwork…I am sure you can understand my desire for something more uplifting.
I began by picking paint colors. I wanted a light peach color, not quite pink, not quite orange. A color in the middle that left you guessing. Then I would temper the femininity of this with dark green on the trim. Here are the colors I ended up with.
Apricot Blush by Valspar
Japanese Seaweed by Valspar
Admittedly the coral/peach color turned out a bit darker than I had planned. Its lovely and its the right shade but part of me wishes I would have customized it by adding white to make it a bit lighter. Nonetheless the color does put me in a cheery mood so mission accomplished.
One day I was browsing instagram and came across this photograph by Gray Malin from his new Miami series.
It was a limited edition print, available to purchase only through that weekend. I couldn’t stop thinking about it. The color was just right and the thought of hanging it above my desk as a focal point to the room was too perfect. I pulled the trigger and it is currently at the frame shop!
Here are the rest of my plans. I found 2 vintage Charles Pollock Executive chairs at the antique mall for a steal and snatched them up. The beautiful Olympia Barbara Cosgrove Lamps will sit on either end of the large desk that I am currently on the hunt for. I’m thinking of doing the shades in a custom Benjamin Moore color (a very cool option that Barbara Cosgrove offers), most likely a light gray. The shelving is from Target to hold fabric samples etc. and the fabric for the window treatments is a Peter Dunham textile. The last thing I want to do is tear out the carpet and put down cork floors like this to bring a natural/earthy element to the mix.
So there is my dream office, I can’t wait for it to all come together! What inspires you to be creative or get work done? We’d love to hear from you!
We are currently seeking a local artist to feature through the holiday season at Coveted Home. Not only will your art be in front of people seeking modern and stylish home furnishings in the Kansas City area but we will also do a Q+A blog post with our featured artists and put their work on our website (artist provides photography) for the duration of the shop feature.
Please call or email inquires with a link to your website or attach photos of your work.