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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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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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dining room Interior Design for young and modern family

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

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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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

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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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Mismatched Dining Chairs

Mismatched Dining Chairs are often looked down upon. I mean, why wouldn’t they just find a chair that looks good and fits and buy multiple matching chairs? Or at least matching side chairs and arm chairs? Most people go shopping for new dining chairs hoping to find a set of matching chairs that will go with their dining table. That’s fine and dandy, but there is an alternative way to think about choosing dining room chairs. *top image via Coveted Home

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 Mismatched chairs can create an effortless look, but it takes thought and planning to make it work. When it looks good, there is usually a theme, color scheme, or some other common element that pulls the look together. Finding chairs that have a common color, texture, or style is key.

Mismatched chairs in dining room Coveted HomeMatching side chairs with different arm chairs via Design Sponge

Tradition mismatched chairsSome match. Some don’t. It works! via Harpers Bazaar

Mismatched dining chairs aren’t just for first apartments anymore. They can work in any room. Here are a few great dining rooms that show just how fabulous mismatched dining chairs can look. Some of these examples include mixed chairs in traditional, modern, and eclectic decors.

colorful mismatched chairs Coveted HomeSimilar chairs in different colors via Casinhacolorida-Simone

Mismatched wood chairsRustic Farmhouse via Jacquelyn Clark

wood and metal chairs - Coveted HomeMetal + wood via Design Sponge

mismatched patio chairsMismatched dining chairs on the patio via house of bliss

Coveted Home and Coveted Home Flea are great places to begin your search for mismatched chairs!

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All About the Mix – Eclectic Interiors

“Variety is the spice of life.” You’ve doubtless heard this old saw before, and here at the shop, we are advocates of this philosophy, especially when it comes to putting together a room. Have you ever walked into an otherwise well-designed space, only to be underwhelmed by the visual interest the room conveys? Us too. While the elements of a room can (and should) sing in harmony, you don’t want them all to play the same note. This approach to design not only allows for creativity, it’s also an opportunity for you to let your own aesthetic preferences take front and center. Do you have a cherished piece of furniture or an offbeat but attention-grabbing accessory, but you’re not sure it will ‘work’ in the space? Take a chance. Sometimes, the most seemingly off-kilter piece becomes the focal point and visual punch a room needs to take it from ‘nice enough’ to ‘stunning.’ It’s all about getting the mix right, and while unifying details can add polish to a space, so can a mix of old and new, organic and machined, raw and refined. Above all, choose pieces that make you happy, even if they don’t necessarily ‘go’ together. The finished product will absolutely surprise and delight. Just like the most fascinating conversationalist you know, your rooms should be able to speak to anyone.

 

item1.rendition.slideshowHorizontal.richard-mishaan-manhattan-home-02-living-roomAbove: In decorator Richard Mishaan’s Manhattan living room, a wide variety of styles, prints and periods meld seamlessly. (Photo courtesy Architectural Digest)

Below: A small offering of eclectic but unified lighting and accessories available at Coveted Home;

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Items are available to purchase through Coveted Home in Kansas City and are also available to view through their appropriate links in our online shop. Coveted Home carries furniture and home accessories and offers interior design services. We love creating eclectic interiors with our clients. Let us help you design your life.

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From My Coveted Home to Yours

Hashtags are a funny thing. I used to avoid them but now that I understand their purpose better (to be able to find people and pictures easily containing subject matter that you are interested in) I find them much more enjoyable. I’ve found a few go-to tags that I love searching through on Instagram to find inspiration or beautifully styled rooms and new people to follow.

We’ve always used the hashtag #covetedhome when posting about the store, but awhile ago we came up with the tag #mycovetedhome with the hopes that people would use the tag to show items they had purchased from Coveted Home. It was a great idea but didn’t quite feel broad enough…we’re not Target after all. So I decided to open up the tag to anyone posting pictures of their home so we could get a glimpse inside our followers homes to see how they lived and what they love enough to put on Instagram and show to the world.

We’ve gotten a lot of great posts so far and as I was scrolling through the feed the other day I really loved the diversity of what I was seeing. And then it struck me–that was the “why” behind our tag–to celebrate diversity in interiors. Sometimes it feels as if everyone’s house starts to look the same. Let’s face it, we are all influenced more than ever now by what others are doing due to social media. I don’t know about you, but for me once I’ve seen the same trend gone viral (hello fiddle leaf fig, white shag moroccan style rugs, white sheepskin thrown over white plastic molded chair at white parsons desk…I could go on) I’m over it real quick.

It’s always been my mission (the ‘why’ behind Coveted Home) to enrich others lives by helping them add comfort, beauty and individuality to their homes. And my number one priority is always that my clients LOVE everything we put in their house. What they love may not always line up with what I love, but thats ok. In fact, more than ever, I’m interested in seeing something new, something that maybe I wouldn’t have originally loved but can now appreciate from another perspective. I want to celebrate diversity in interiors, so join us and show us your unique style by using #mycovetedhome and we’ll be sharing those that stand out to us!

Here’s a few from the feed that we have shared so far:

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@melanie_clouser

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@thebeautifulsavages

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If you’re not already following us on Instagram be sure to join us in the fun–it’s by far our favorite social media outlet! @covetedhome

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What They Covet with Tobe Reed

We love Tobe Reed’s style and her “awesome” blog, and we’re thrilled to share some of her favorite design finds with you! Tobe is a creative Jane of all trades. By day, she is the managing Editor of Hallmark’s Think.Make.Share blog. By night, she is mommy to her 2-year-old daughter, Ava; a vintage goods vendor for One Kings Lane, and a sometimes shelter blogger of 5 years.

Coveter: Tobe Reed, Because It’s Awesome blog

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Tobe’s style: “I’ve often described my aesthetic as a “hot mess” of styles. I love all design genres, from super buttoned up traditional to California cool to relaxed Bohemian. No matter the specific style of decor, it’s always a collected look with a little bit of whimsy that draws my eye. Something that feels really personal with items that have a story to tell.”  Tobe, we totally get and love that!

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Tobe’s room pick: The eclectic home of an L.A. Design Writer on One Kings Lane

“I am beyond inspired by the home of writer Christine Lennon. With tips from greats like Kelly Wearstler and Peter Dunham, this space was destined for nothing short of greatness. Despite the cool hues, this collected room feels totally warm and welcoming. I love that the blues and greens are used so liberally that they almost become a neutral. There are so many great elements in this room!”

 

Geometry Fruit Bowl ($58) “I love the touch a modern, geometric decorative accessory or accent piece can add to a space. Make it a crisp white like this Convival Production beauty from Coveted Home and you have a piece that can live in any space, serving a multitude of purposes.”
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Midcentury Barrel-Back Chair ($695) “Any time you come across an interesting accent chair, you. must. buy. it. I love the touch of whimsy the peach chair brings to Christine’s living room. It both clashes with and complements the blue and green hues beautifully, which says that she doesn’t take this space — and probably herself — too seriously. This mid century barrel chair via One Kings Lane touts a gorgeous shape, and is just begging for a chic makeover!”
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Cedarhurst Rug ($2,300) “I am a sucker for a good vintage rug. Persians are typically my style, but anything that offers a splash of color in an otherwise neutral room will do. I love the selection at Bellwether Rugs. Thanks so much for having me today!”
Thank you Tobe! We love your desire to mix styles and the room you picked is right up our ally.
 
 What do you “covet”? That is the question Coveted Home is asking our favorite makers and tastemakers for our newest blog feature called “What They Covet”. Want to share what you covet with our readers? Send us an email at info@covetedhome.com for details about how to participate.
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Moving Sale: Get It Before It’s Gone!

Our final days are here at the Prairie Village location. April 30th will be our last day at the Corinth Square Shopping Center. We have been in the midst of a Moving Sale, but have decided to slash prices even more in order for this move to be as smooth as possible. Help us get ready for new inventory by snagging up these amazing deals on our current stock! All red lined merchandise is now an extra 30% off the marked price. This includes furniture, home decor, and accessories. We have limited quantities, but all NEST and Sydney Hale Co. candles are 60% off and all Coyuchi bedding is now 50% off! 

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 Everything you see here will be an additional 30% off the already reduced price! 

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Our Banks Side Tables: NOW $530 each

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 This newly upholstered Curved T-back Side Chair: Now $336

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 This Vintage Pink Waterfall Cocktail Table: Now $70

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Brown Tufted Side Chair: NOW $331