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We are the Coveted Home

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We are Coveted Home

The Coveted Home team is a small group of enthusiastic individuals, who possess an array of expertise and talents and share a common goal. Our goal is to help people better design their lives. We do this by providing  high-quality, unique furniture and home accessories and outstanding service to our customers and clients. Kansas City has not always been on the forefront of the design world. However, it is steadily growing a reputation for being a fashionable, innovative, and creative hot spot. We’re excited to be on the front line of the design revolution that is happening in this city.

Our clientele is intelligent and discerning. They are not satisfied with the generic products or impersonal service that they find at chain stores. Our customers want to shop where they can find something new and original. They want to talk to real, knowledgeable people who care about them and the community. Without trying to sound too self-congratulatory, we are proud of who we are, what we do, and the products that we carry! Without further ado, these are the people who make Coveted Home, Coveted Home:

Jaclyn Joslin // Owner + Interior Designer

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Jaclyn’s style: modern – organic – comfortable

“Jaclyn is one of the most original and stylish women I know. Her incessant hunger for the new and the intriguing inspires me every day. Her spaces are the embodiment of comfortable, tasteful, livable design. Working for her is the best hands-on education I could ask for.”  – Addison

Jaclyn is the heart and soul of Coveted home. It’s fascinating to watch her seamlessly handle the ins-and-outs of owning a successful retail and interior design business. She is continuously seeking out new products and methods in order to offer the best goods and services to our clientele. She also has an ability to find and foster her team members’ talents. Jaclyn became interested in interior design while working towards a degree in the Humanities. She had a natural aptitude for design, and eventually went back to earn an associates degree in interior design. When she’s not at work (or working from home), Jaclyn can be found “laying low” at home with Simone and her boyfriend Nick, going on walks or hikes, and riding her bike. She also enjoys hanging out with family and friends and traveling.

“I love creating solutions for people’s design problems. One of my favorite things to hear is “I love that idea, I would have never thought of that.” I know I’ve done something good when a client makes a comment along those lines. I also love seeing clients rooms transformed, the before and after thing is pretty awesome. ” – Jaclyn

Jaclyn’s inspiring space via angiehranowsky.com 

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Addison Ford // Sales Associate + Stylist

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Addison’s style: warm – sculptural – austere

“Addison has an uncanny knack for uncovering the most obscure and interesting design artifacts and collectibles. His passion for all things design related is admirable and contagious!” – Jaclyn

Addison was exposed to design and collecting early; he attended his first auction at six weeks old! He says, “design piqued my interest as a way of integrating the disparate eras and contexts I adore, and objects I’ve collected, into a cohesive and beautiful finished space”. We are all in awe of the breadth of knowledge that Addison possesses in regards to all things design and especially vintage design. He gets excited about helping customers select the perfect pieces for their homes. When he’s not at Coveted Home, Addison can be found antiquing, out and about with friends, or relaxing at home with his partner Nicholas and their Russian Blue cats.

“The best part of my job is helping to give our clients and customers the most inspiring, unexpected and beautiful place to shop for their homes in Kansas City. Another favorite part is the non-stop learning process that happens when any group of creative and talented people work together for a common cause. A very real sense of family, not just within the team, but with our customers and clients, means very much to me.” – Addison

Addison’s inspiring space via michaelhaverland.com

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Rachel Kauffman // Sales Associate + Social Media Specialist

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Rachel’s style: juxtaposed – relaxed – Collected

“I so admire Rachel’s ability to troubleshoot situations. She doesn’t give up and is quick to learn how to remedy any issue. And her eye for vintage is fantastic!” – Melanie

Rachel joined the Coveted Home crew shortly after our move to the Plaza. Like many of her co-workers, her love of interior design was sparked by her interest in all things vintage. Her educational background is in sociology and psychology, which she finds useful in her day-to-day work. “Interior design is a multidisciplinary field; it combines art and design, ergonomics, psychology, and history. It’s important to understand the aesthetic intention as well as a room’s purpose and the people who are going to be using it”. Rachel usually spends her free time hanging out with her husband, son, and pets. She can also be found thrifting or at home working on her mid-century ranch.

“When I’m at Coveted Home, I’m surrounded by good people and beautifully curated objects; honestly, it doesn’t even feel like work. I get to help others improve their quality of life through good design and learn something new every day.” – Rachel

Rachel’s inspiring space via imamuseum.org

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Simone // Shop Dog / Greeter

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“Simone is such a character! She charms customers and passersby alike with her adorable face and sweet disposition.” – Rachel

Simone is a Brussels Griffon and has been with Coveted Home for almost eight years! She has grown up in the store and loves the shop dog lifestyle. She is a total extrovert and enjoys meeting new people and other dogs and getting lots of attention. She also enjoys sunbathing and going for walks.

“I am so honored that each of these talented and beautiful people have chosen to be a part of the CH team! “ – Jaclyn

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In Home Styling Services by Coveted Home

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. 

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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! 

816.437.7958

hello@covetedhome.com

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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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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)

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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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A Young Family Starts Fresh in a New Build

Welcome to the reveal of one of my favorite projects, referred to as Starting Fresh. After relocating to Kansas City (Prairie Village) from California with their two young children and purchasing a new construction home, these homeowners reached out to me for help with furnishing the interior. We were starting from scratch–they literally had no furniture or accessories that they wanted to use from their previous house, so this project was a complete blank slate–so fun! Having clients that trust in your vision is so nice and always creates the best results. It also helped that the builders, Koenig Building + Restoration, had done a beautiful job on the home and had chosen great materials for the build out. 

All photography by Sarah Sweeney  — she killed it on this one, so many amazing detail shots! 

Living Room

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living room Interior Design for young and modern family

living room Interior Design for young and modern family

living room Interior Design for young and modern family

living room Interior Design for young and modern family

living room Interior Design for young and modern family

living room Interior Design for young and modern family

living room Interior Design for young and modern family

Kitchen

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kitchen Interior Design for young and modern family

kitchen Interior Design for young and modern family

Interior Design for young and modern family dining room

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Interior Design for young and modern family

Interior Design for young and modern family

Interior Design for young and modern family

Interior Design for young and modern family

Interior Design for young and modern family

Interior Design for young and modern family

Interior Design for young and modern family

Interior Design for young and modern family

Interior Design for young and modern family

Whether your seeking interior designer services or to shop our accessories, we are here to help you design your life

 

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Gather ‘Round the Table this Thanksgiving

We often hear people say that Thanksgiving is their favorite holiday. Something about the simple pleasure of gathering with friends and family over copious amount of food is so comforting. We had the pleasure of hosting our friends from Porter Teleo in the shop for a little photo shoot of their newly released table linens (just in time for Thanksgiving!), which are gorgeous and hand painted little pieces of art in themselves. We played around with styling some of our table top pieces with their linens and the result was quite lovely. We hope it provides you some inspiration for entertaining this holiday season.

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Thanksgiving Ideas, entertaining, kansas city, kcmo, missouri, decor, interior design

Porter Teleo hand painted linen napkins and placemats available here.

Thanksgiving Ideas, entertaining, kansas city, kcmo, missouri, decor, interior design

Feather plates available here and here.

Thanksgiving Ideas, entertaining, kansas city, kcmo, missouri, decor, interior design

Functional and beautiful serving pieces: brass servers, fruit bowl, napkins & runner. Add the ambiance with candle light–shop our amazing collection of new and vintage candlesticks here

Thanksgiving Ideas, entertaining, kansas city, kcmo, missouri, decor, interior design

Thanksgiving Ideas, entertaining, kansas city, kcmo, missouri, decor, interior design

Last but not least! We’ve received some new linen tea towels and napkins in the shop! They are so soft and we love the colors and patterns created by Jenny Pennywood, made in San Fransisco. 

To shop all of our table & kitchen, click here, and as always–let us help you design your life. 

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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

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The meditation area is a little oasis.

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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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Client Work: A Stylish & Functional Family Room, Before & After

This space was so fun to work on, my clients were so excited about transforming the space and had a great vision for how they wanted it to feel: light, bright, comfortable with a bit of a California vibe. We only did one room together, so the process went quickly but their space did present some challenges. For the size of the house, the kitchen and adjoining family room are actually on the small side. This is a family with teenagers and this spot is a highly trafficked area for relaxing, watching tv and eating meals. We needed to fit a lot of comfort and functionality into a relatively tight space. And that funny little fireplace on the wall wasn’t doing this room any favors…

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Vestige Home Pop-up Shop at Coveted Home

Vestige Home Pop-up Shop – August 16

We first learned about (and fell in love with) Vestige Home‘s handmade goods on Instagram. Vestige Home makes small-batch wooden kitchen tools and accessories. It’s owners, Nicole and Luck, are a brother and sister team from Philadelphia. We simply adore their handmade cutting boards and other wooden kitchen accessories. And we are thrilled to bring their beautifully crafted goods to Kansas City! Since they have family ties to KC, they’ve offered to visit with us and you on Tuesday, August 16, 2016. They’ll be talking about their products, how to create tablescapes, and dessert and drink pairing ideas. Local company, Ashleigh’s Bake Shop will also be joining us for the Vestige Home Pop-up Shop. She’ll be bringing delicious treats! It will be a fun and tasty evening… Don’t miss it! unspecified

Contact us with questions: hello@covetedhome.com

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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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