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Interior Define at Coveted Home & PopUp: Over $500 in Door Prizes! 8/9 5-7pm

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We’re so thrilled to invite you to our party celebrating our partnership with Interior Define

You won’t want to miss out on this night of bites, beers, wine, gorgeous furniture and AMAZING door prizes!

So mark your calendars! August 9th, 5-7pm. Come, mingle, check out Interior Define, and explore their pop-up here in the shop!

Interior Define will be raffling off a $500 gift card!!
Coveted Home will be raffling off a place setting of 4 by local Kansas artisans! You must attend the party to enter these amazing giveaways.

Can’t wait to see you!

RSVP HERE

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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

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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Restore & Refresh

Finn Juhl “FD136” lounge chairs for France & Son, in the designer’s residence.

Perhaps there’s a chic but scruffy family heirloom in your basement. Maybe you’re on the hunt for the perfect vintage accent but wish to renew a less-than-prime piece. Or maybe you are an ardent vintage buyer who always needs a project. Regardless of the reason, breathing new life into a formerly undesirable piece is as satisfying as it is surprisingly simple. We’ve rounded up the most helpful methods and hints for doing just that.

Material: Wood

While some always practice the “If it’s rough, cover it with paint” mantra, it doesn’t have to be this way. Unlike a lot of furniture produced today, vintage and antique pieces were designed to last and made to be refinished. And with craftsmanship and materials like that, it’s easy to see why.

For many hardwoods, such as walnut, maple, teak and oak, a simple and breathtaking option is a rubbed-oil finish. Easier to achieve stunning looks with than a glossy and toxic-smelling varnish, only rudimentary skill is involved. Our favorite oil finishes include the Watco family of oils, and Tried & True Wood Finish, both noted for their easy application and durable, beautiful appearance. Even on veneered furniture, oil finishes impart a modern, smooth, gorgeous finish with a slight lustre all its own.

Maintaining piece finished with oil is simple as well. On tables and oft-used pieces, always use a drinks coaster, as most oil finishes are susceptible to rings. If piece shows wear, and to keep the finish resilient, it is necessary to re-oil occasionally.

Helpful Hint: Between coats of any oil-finish, a quick but thorough once-over with .0000 (ultra fine) steel wool not only enhances the final finish, it allows the wood to absorb more oil more deeply by opening the pores of the wood.

Material: Woven (Wicker/Rattan/Papercord/Bamboo)

A walnut & papercord Wishbone chair by Hans J. Wegner

You’ve found the most gorgeous, structurally sound rattan and iron side chair. It’s sturdy, it’s vintage, it’s perfect for your desk. It’s also filthy from decades of sitting in a dusty garage or basement. Luckily, this is yet another simple procedure. If the rattan has a clear finish, simply clean with water and a soft-bristle brush, and allow to dry. If the finish looks dull, it can be wiped down with lemon oil or refinished with a coat or two of clear spray lacquer. Wicker can be treated in this manner. If it is painted, it may be lightly scrubbed with soapy water, allowed to dry, and re-sprayed or touched up.

For papercord surfaces, a dry, soft-bristle brush may be used to clean between the cords. Avoid getting unlacquered or otherwise unsealed papercord wet.

Helpful Hint: Because seating materials like this are likely to be used frequently, it is usually a good idea to seal them to protect against spills and stains. Use either a brush-on or spray-on product, and remember to never leave woven seats in direct light for extended periods, as it can have a destructive drying effect.

This is the first installment of a series on how to best bring back to life hand-me-down or found vintage furniture and accessories. As always, let us help you design your life.

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Storewide Sale Extended + New Markdowns

We have some exciting news regarding our storewide sale, we have decided to extend it until next Saturday, the 24th!

And this week the sale is bigger than ever with an additional percentage off already marked down redline items. Buy one redline item and receive an additional 10% off, by two redline items and receive an additional 20% off and buy three or more redline items and receive an additional 30% off. Simply said, the more you buy, the more you save : )

We are practically giving some perfectly beautiful items away, you don’t want to miss this sale! Hurry in for the best selection because the goods are going quick!

 

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Interiors by Coveted Home

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:

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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.

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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.

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I love the John Robshaw for Duralee fabric we used on the chairs!

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Interiors by Coveted Home

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]

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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.

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Fall Market in High Point, North Carolina

I am always inspired after returning from a market trip..how can you not be? Spending days looking at beautiful furniture and home decor. Seeing whats new and seeing how old favorites are being reinterpreted. Finding unexpected color combos and running into famous designers & industry folk–I saw Crystal Palecek of Rue Magazine, Thom Filicia & Jenny Komenda of Little Green Notebook. Market is an exciting place for me. I am never disappointed with my finds for the shop and my clients. Here is a little look at what caught my eye this year.

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I had a list of vintage dealers I wanted to see and they did not disappoint. These shots are from the 214 Modern showroom.

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Coveted Home in High Point

I made fast friends with Lance & David from Parker Kennedy Living. I adore their colorful perspective on vintage Palm Beach.

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This chair is coming to Coveted Home

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Along with a pair of these..

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Love visiting the Natural Curiosities team to see what they are up to. I was smitten with all of the color choices on the upholstered pieces in their showroom.

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This was a favorite piece from the Zoe Bios booth. If you haven’t been in the shop recently you must come by and see the 3 Zoe Bios pieces that we just got in–so good.

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Love this mirror paired with a favorite Barbara Cosgrove Lamp (I actually have this lamp at home!) Mirror coming to the shop soon.

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OBSESSED with this Arteriors floor lamp.

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Scored this amazing rug for a client..cannot wait to share the results of this room with you!

Lots of goodies coming to the shop that are not shown here.. so stay tuned!

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Fall Open House at Coveted Home

Thank you to everyone who joined us Thursday night for hot dogs and champagne at our open house! We loved seeing all of you and celebrating our newest fall arrivals. There is so much more to come in the next months that we can’t wait to share with everyone. If you weren’t able to make it to the party, then make sure to stop by the store soon to check out what’s new and view our Holiday Lookbook to see what is on the way. Until then take a look at some of the shots our newest employee, Sarah Sweeney, captured (who happens to be a professional photographer!).

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Dreamy new Worlds Away tabouret stools sitting pretty in the front of the store.

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Open House-1Simone is loving our new Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Bed, complete with Coyuchi Bedding and John Robshaw pillows! Not to mention this amazing vintage lamp we just got in!

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Hot dogs, ice cream, and champagne…we like to keep it classy!

 

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An end of the night bed shot to capture the team (plus the fabulous Amy Jo Cosgrove of Barbara Cosgrove Lamps!)

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Serious Furniture

I just got back from a week spent in California between Los Angeles and San Diego. It was a fantastic trip filled with delicious food, fun, inspiration and relaxation. The purpose of our venture to San Diego was to visit my good friend Jacqui who moved there about a year ago to take the position of Operations Manager for a custom furniture company called  Seventh & 7th.

John Cortese is the man behind the beautiful furniture of Seventh & 7th. Cortese hails from Brooklyn and apprenticed under a Japanese woodworker  where he learned the fine art of using hand tools, which he still uses today. From tables to chairs to beds there isn’t much they don’t make, but the stamp he leaves on his furniture is visible in every piece. The attention to detail, the solid foundation, the artistic & custom approach to fine woodworking–such a refreshing sight in this age of our desire for fast, cheap design.

I did an impromptu photo shoot of the workshop and their studio/showroom which also acts as John’s home.

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In John’s words: Modernism at its finest. Serious Furniture.

A big thank you for letting us visit your amazing space!

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I’m a sucker for a good banquette, built-in or free-standing. There’s something about these little seating areas that is cozy, comforting. Built-in banquettes offer storage and informality and are wonderful for families. Free-standing banquettes are a great way to add variety, interest and balance to a dining room. Though they needn’t be curved, we think the rounded banquettes are super cool around a circular table (like MGBW’s “Finley”, shown in the photo above). It’s formal, unique + chic. We want it all!

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Overland Park Project Reveal

We had come so close to finishing the last room in the house, the dining room, after roughly 3 years of decorating the house on Grant Lane room by room. Right after we hung the beautiful elephant gray grasscloth in the dining room I received a surprise email announcing the family’s decision to put the house on the market and move across town. The chandelier, dining chairs & buffet never made it to this house, that will be a project for the new house.

The family room was the first room we worked on. My client is smitten with Jonathan Adler and the first house she ever showed me as something that she loved was Joel McHale’s gorgeous home, decorated by his wife and Elizabeth Gordon. With these two inspiration points we headed in the direction of colorfully modern with chic sophistication as the foundation for the design. You may have seen these first three shots before, as this room has been on the portfolio page for quite some time but I wanted to post the home in its entirety .

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The “blue room” turned out pretty swanky with the custom made lucite game table. The only thing missing in this room are the window treatments that were to be done in a tan with a wide black stripe. 2

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Thats it for the house on Grant Lane! I’m so excited to start on the new house (its beautiful) and give the decorating scheme a slightly new twist.

First 3 photos by Roy Inman. All others by Kenny Johnson.