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.
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!
The winter holidays are a wonderful time of year… but we all know that they can also be stressful. Join us for an evening at Coveted Home with holistic nutritionist Abbi Miller to learn how to set and maintain healthy diet and lifestyle goals throughout the holiday season.
When? Wednesday, October 14th – Where? Coveted Home 610 W. 48th Street
Kansas City, Missouri, 64112 – Cost? $25 Email email@example.com for tickets
Workshop + Handouts
Holiday Candle from Coveted Home
Voucher for $60 off a private
nutrition session with Abbi
Holiday Candle from Coveted Home
We are pleased to announce a tactile, textural and covetable addition to Coveted Home’s product offering. Susan Connor New York, launched in early 2014, is an artisanal textile, pillow and decor line based in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Committed to ethical and local sourcing, the line is proudly American-made. Combining the founder’s relaxed and comfortable aesthetic with traditional technique and a truly artistic creative process, the line is a seamless addition to the shop, with muted and understated color ways and luxurious materials like linen. In addition, the hand-crafted, small-batch nature of Susan’s designs aligns perfectly with our mission of stocking well-made and beautiful home decor unique to Kansas City. Her featherweight and intricately detailed linen throws, in particular, are already a shop favorite.
Below: the ‘Mara’ throw (56″x72″), all available in-store or online at CovetedHome.com
Bottom: ‘Ponti‘ Cushion in Ivory and Indigo
I wanted to do a before & after post with this room reveal. Unfortunately I am unable to recover the before photos to share with you! The room had a large brown sectional and brown grasscloth on the walls. It was a little dark and a little dated. Our goal was to lighten and modernize the room while still making it comfortable for movie watching.
I just love all the details in this room. So many amazing accessories, many of them available through Coveted Home, many of them vintage. A custom made wood and steel bookcase by Matt Castilleja and the hide rug cut through some of the feminine elements in the room striking a great balance. My client has impeccable taste making this project so much fun to work on!
All photography executed by Sarah Sweeney.
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
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!
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!”
It’s been a while since we got a blog post up. It’s not out of laziness, I promise. As I am sure you have heard by now, we have relocated the store to the Country Club Plaza! And it was quite an undertaking, let me tell you. Our construction crew, KC Home Solutions, killed it on what may have been the fastest remodel in history and turned our space around in 3 short weeks (I highly recommend them for your next remodel project). We closed up shop in Prairie Village on April 30th and were open on the Plaza 8 short days later, May 8th. This wasn’t just a “pick up and move” kind of move, mind you. We actually have an entire store full of new display units, furniture and accessories. Everything had to be unboxed, unpacked, merchandised, tagged and entered into our point of sale system…and 4 days before we were to open our doors, our computer (with the point of sale system) crashed. We retrieved the restored computer from the “doctor” the day of opening at 9:30am.
The first week went off quite well despite our setbacks and we got most of the kinks worked out in time for our grand opening party, which we hosted on the 16th. The party was a great success, and if you happened to make it by that night, thank you for celebrating with us.
Amidst all of this (6 days into being open in the new store), I received a phone call with some very unexpected and upsetting news regarding the future of Coveted Home’s product offerings. I am not ready to share quite yet what this is, but there will be a blog post about it coming soon. I am a true believer in things happening for a reason, that my best is always ahead of me and that ultimately this will only bring better things for Coveted Home. Right now though, I have been pushed way out of my comfort zone (I know this is always a good thing as well!) and it will take some time to adjust. Stay tuned for what is sure to turn into exciting new avenues for us.
If you haven’t been to the new Plaza store yet, please stop by and see us. We have so many amazing new lines and products we can’t wait to share with you! It is a completely new experience–have I mentioned our complimentary wine and coffee bar?! We are here, ready to share a drink with you and let you experience the new and improved Coveted Home store. Shop local Kansas City!
More shout outs to other local businesses that helped us pull off the new store on time, we couldn’t have done it without you!
Brass Tacks KC built our wall shelving unit along with a beautiful display console table that is available to order.
Matt Castilleja built our sales floor product display tables.
Hufft Projects built our sales counter with built in jewelry display case.
KC Home Solutions completed the entire construction build out which included new walls, new ceiling, new floors, electrical, paint and trim.
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!
Everything you see here will be an additional 30% off the already reduced price!
Our Banks Side Tables: NOW $530 each
This newly upholstered Curved T-back Side Chair: Now $336
This Vintage Pink Waterfall Cocktail Table: Now $70
Brown Tufted Side Chair: NOW $331
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: