Ultra Violet: What are your thoughts? We’d love to hear from designers and trend setters out there! Comment below <3
Ultra Violet: What are your thoughts? We’d love to hear from designers and trend setters out there! Comment below <3
“I love the fact that we’re becoming bolder with pattern and color,” says Graham & Brown designer Paula Taylor. “This year’s softer pastel palette works beautifully on the new geometrics, conveying a more feminine edge to a masculine style — particularly if you add a little metallic highlight.”
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!
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
Patterns: Go bold or go home. Don’t be afraid to mix patterns. But don’t go overboard. There is an art to the craft of mixing patterns into a room. We find patterns more crucial than ever, especially with rooms trending towards a whitewashed finish — patterns will keep your space from looking sterile or like an Emergency Room…
*For further pattern inspiration check out Jaclyn’s full write up in Darling Magazine “5 Tips for Making Patterns Work in Any Room”
Color: Gone are whitewashed, solemn interiors. Replaced by energetic greens (see Pantone’s color pick “Greenery” for design envy!) blues and tropical hues.
Cork: Floors, walls, wine bottles and all. We can’t be sure how long this one will last but it’s an oldie/goodie situation.
Handmade (Move Over DIY): Artisanal, handcrafted pieces are in. We’ve certainly seen this with the popularity of our lines of ceramics by Helen Levi and Convivial Productions in our shop. Our Pottery Collection is full of handmade pieces from artists across the world.
Meditation Area: Everyone needs a little retreat, right? Now’s the time to create a space within your home where you can go to reflect. This can be a separate room or a little nook, such as the Meditation Corner interior designer, Jaclyn Joslin placed in this recent project.
Art Inspired Wallpaper: It’s not like we dedicated an entire blog post to this movement, oh wait… we have! Art Inspired Wallpaper.
Meditation, retreat area
5 Tips for Making Pattern Work in Any Space: Can be as simple as adding a rug or art
Color adds a renewed vibrancy, an absolutely fabulous surge of energy!
Our Flea Market is loaded with bespoke, handmade and vintage finds. Shop Here
Subway Tiles: One of the easiest traps to fall head first. We still adore the look, but enough is enough.
Fiddle Leaf Figs: Not only are these gorgeous trees among the easiest to kill, they’re also falling out of style… maybe it’s their finicky nature. If you’ve adapted and manage to have raised one well, keep on keeping on, but if you missed this one, let it go!
From all of us at the Coveted Home, thank you for making this a wonderful year and we look forward to being a part of your journey through 2017.
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!
When I think of Japanese design, I think sleek, modern lines. Soft woods, plants galore. Beams of sunlight drifting through open windows, across pine floors with straw mats and low tables. Floor pillows and steaming cups of tea. Lanterns and water features. Peace and tranquility. There’s something inspiring about Japan’s tendency towards serenity — especially in this modern age, when we lead such busy lives. So, I present this issue of Movement’s as a sort of rebellion. A call to reserve our homes for rest and rejuvenation. And with the right touch, any room can be transformed into a zen oasis.
Recalling the work of famed Italian designer Gabriella Crespi, pencil reed bamboo decor adds just the right amount of organic glamour to almost anywhere in your home. While the material was a staple of 1970s and ’80s design, it is being re-discovered and utilized in every kind of interior and aesthetic, from streamlined midcentury, to Scandinavian minimalism, to an eclectic boho mix of all styles. The warm caramel color is versatile, and adds subtle texture to your space. As with many relics of that era, these pieces are ripe for a comeback, and it’s easy to see why.
We happen to have a few pencil reed pieces as part of our Coveted Home Flea inventory, both in impeccable condition.
A 1970’s pencil reed bamboo table lamp with brass base, generously sized and clean-lined enough to fit in anywhere. $149 (Shade sold separately) available at the Coveted Home
Pencil Reed Bamboo Side Table || Shop the look here
While we can picture it in any number of applications, this knockout pendant would look incredible over a breakfast nook or in a dining room. Midcentury pencil reed bamboo pendant lamp, $750, available at Jayson Home.
Fellow Instagram friend, Rosie Case, boasts these amazing pencil reed chairs in her living room and we could not be coveting them more. The warmth and texture they bring into the room is spot on. Tell us where you would use pencil reed furniture in your home, we’d love to hear from you!
As always, let us help you design your life.