Bigger isn’t Always Better : How to maximize your space with style
At Coveted Home we offer many pieces that will help make your living space more efficient, comfortable, and stylish. Unfortunately, downsizing or rightsizing (e.g., choosing to live in a smaller home that suits your needs) isn’t as easy as moving all of your stuff into a smaller space. Some of your pieces will fit right in, but others will need to be updated. Here are some decorating tips and product ideas that will help you create the perfect environment to suit your lifestyle. Need more ideas? Visit us on the Country Club Plaza to discuss design solutions for your challenging space.
Get More Bang for your Buck with Multipurpose Pieces
A well chosen arm chair is a must have for any small home. Find a good place for an extra small chair in your living room or bedroom and you’ll always have extra seating for visiting and dining with guests.
Ottoman/Bench/Cocktail Table combos are great multifunctional pieces for small spaces. Add a tray on top of this one for displaying objects or holding drinks and there will still be room for seating or kicking up your feet.
Exposed legs on furniture can create an illusion that the room is actually larger than it is. Remember this when choosing large pieces like sofa, chairs, and cabinets.
A Bright Idea
Floor task or arc lamps are perfect for putting in a corner near your sofa or favorite reading chair. They won’t take up much room and add another useful and beautiful layer of light to any room.
Go Bold, Go Big
Just because your room is small doesn’t mean your art has to be. Try going with a large print or original piece of art to make a big impact in your small room.
Consider Your Lifestyle
Don’t feel like you have to always choose smaller pieces – sometimes having one large sofa/sectional might make more sense than multiple sofas or chairs. However, if you won’t need lots of seats feel free to go with a smaller sofa and chair. BSC has every sofa available in a small (72”) version like this one.
The Oldest Trick in the Book
You’ve probably heard it before, but a well placed mirror really can help make a space feel more open. Try placing a mirror on a wall facing a window to reflect the light into the room. A mirror hung over a mantle or sideboard will create the illusion of a window to another room.
Although we are in the process of making room for new arrivals at the shop, we remain stocked on beautiful artwork. Purchasing artwork can be a daunting task for some. What to buy, determining value, and even honing in on personal style; all challenges one can face when deciding on artwork for the home or office. We understand the hesitation, art is an investment! But we are here to help. We have amazing pieces, both originals and prints, featured on the floor and our team is always more than happy to help you special order artwork through any of our amazing resources. Here are a few ‘rooms’ inspired by artwork. The art featured can be found and purchased at Coveted Home. Stop by the shop, we are here to help you design your life!
- ‘Color Pen’ – Original artwork by Ronald Santos. A beautiful piece set apart by a deckled edge and floating frame. 30″ x 30″ $1635
- Kennedy Sofa and Ansel Chair – both from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams and available to purchase at Coveted Home. Price upon request.
- Jacoby Floor Lamp, Jasper Lantern, Jacob Cocktail Table, and Indigo Side Table – all from Arteriors and available to purchase at Coveted Home.
- Numa Hand Knotted Rug – Moroccan-inspired woven wool area rug with a subtle geometric pattern from Dash & Albert. Available to purchase at Coveted Home. $159-$3649
- Smoke Dip Dye Pillow – Naturally dyed with iron and chestnut. The reverse features a silver metallic linen and an appliquéd stripe of the front fabric. By Rebecca Atwood and available to order at Coveted Home. $159 each
- Purple Turkish Kilim Pillow – Pillow cover with the highest quality antique kilim front and cotton back. Available to purchase through Chairish.com. $90
- Lewis Fern 1 & Lewis Fern 2 – beautifully saturated green and black print in a natural wood frame. Perfect size for entry or powder room. Available to purchase at Coveted Home. $195 each
- Marsden Wing Chair – Wing chair meets club chair, with late-‘60s modular style. Available to order through Coveted Home. Starting at $1620
- Hazel Chest – celadon painted lacquer finish. Handle are wrapped with natural colored linen and the four slender legs are brass. $3600 each
- Pin French Plaster Table Lamp – Plaster finish on hand-cast ceramic base with gold lined white silk drum shade from Barbara Cosgrove Lamps. Price upon request.
- Angles Throw in Neutral – Made of 80% recycled cotton and machine washable. By Happy Habitat and available to purchase at Coveted Home. $160
- Panay Decorative Pillow – Hand beaded on Abaca fiber. Dressy and beautiful. By John Robshaw. Sale $108 each
It is an unfortunate fact that we live in a landlocked world that is Kansas City. As much as I love my hometown, lazy days at the beach call to me especially during the summer months. Aside from the watermelon cocktails and clam bakes my daydreams tend to consist of, I can picture open air bungalows decked out in blues and whites. Relaxed, effortless spaces that spill out onto a wrap around porch that is just the same. Here are some options, that together, can help bring the summer beach vibes inland. Insert hammock + sound of waves on the shore.
Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams’ Alex Slipcovered Sofa in bleached white denim. Starting at $1395.
Diagonal Stripe Patch Pillow by Rebecca Atwood. $225 each.
Grid Shibori Pillow by Rebecca Atwood. $200 each.
Barcelona Table Lamp by Barbara Cosgrove. $488 each.
Denim Rag Woven Rug by Dash & Albert. Starting at $32 for 2×3.
Certified Organic Mediterranean Guest Towels by Coyuchi. $18 each.
Washed Linen Stripe Pouch. Great for a night out or to store make-up. $20 each.
All items available for purchase at Coveted Home online or in-store. Happy shopping!
Kansas City has some fantastic loft spaces in the downtown area and my client lives in one of them. Wide open spaces, high ceilings and windows galore with great views. But why do contractors that build loft spaces think its cool to paint every single wall a different “accent color”? This is a design pet peeve of mine..accent walls are tricky and should only be done by a design professional with really good taste. Otherwise they end up looking very cheesy/commercial and or dated. Needless to say her walls were painted an array of burnt orange, sage green, dark gray and I think there was a blue color thrown in for good measure.
We knew we would have lots of color in rugs and upholstery so the first order of business was to paint the walls white. We used Shoji White by Sherwin Williams and it looks sooo good, it was really the perfect shade for this space. My client fell in love with this piece of art from the shop and actually purchased it before we even had a chance to hang it on the wall at Coveted Home! This was the starting off point for new gray velvet upholstery on some vintage chairs, gorgeous Rebecca Atwood pillows and a neutral Dash & Albert rug that created a beautiful sitting area in her entry.
The benches are part of this crazy cool vintage cocktail table/ottoman. We reupholstered them with this beautiful marbelized fabric. The glass top rests on the middle piece (which we still need to have reupholstered..I’m thinking a cream/white color) and the ottomans are there for extra seating when you need to pull them out. Her mother found that amazing vintage rug at an estate sale. #score
I quickly styled this shot with some extra accessories she had laying around. There is still some more to do here but I’m loving how this project is turning out and look forward to sharing the completed space in the future!
Orange you glad it’s almost summer?! Okay. Had to. But seriously, aren’t you? Warm temps; brightly colored swimsuits atop brightly colored beach towels. This is the season for 50 shades of sunshine. The infiltration of summer’s happy hues into your home is only natural and we have jumped on this bold bandwagon. One of our favorite color trends this season is coral; it just brings a smile to your suntanned face, doesn’t it? Testing…
Happy Habitat’s Kenichi Throw in coral + sunny may the happiest thing you could wrap around your shoulders. Available at Coveted Home. $150
The Striped Shibori Pillow in tangerine from Rebecca Atwood. Hand dyed linen; it is a work of art. Available at Coveted Home. $225
One of our favorite pillows from Rebecca Atwood, the Painted Stipe Pillow in tomato + navy is as bold as it is beautiful. Available at rebeccaatwood.com
We have been longtime fans of Hillary Thomas’ fun and punchy lamp finials. The Great Balls of Fire agate finial is the perfect gift for anyone who has everything. Available at Coveted Home. $55
NEST, our best selling candle + diffuser line, has Orange Blossom: orchid, tiare flower and freesia are combined with tangerine, lemon and musk. Available at Coveted Home. $38
The Diamond Coral Indoor/Outdoor Rug from Dash & Albert is must have for the patio, porch, or entryway. UV treated and bleachable. Available at Coveted Home. $41-550
The Coral Samode Rug from Dash & Albert. We love this graphic pattern! Available at Coveted Home. $43-643
So. Are you smiling? We love all things coral!
We’ve got the blues….and in at least 50 shades. It has been a long standing trend, blue. For myself, it has overpowered my wardrobe for years and now I find that my home has come down with the case of the blues as well. From indigo to royal to navy. Moody and natural. Blue is a color that connects.
Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams has embraced blue for years and it tends to look good on almost all of their upholstered pieces. The space above (via House Beautiful) features the Conner Sofa in a custom fabric. From the top: Liam Sofa in Boulevard Deep Blue velvet, Gloria Occasional Chair in Denim Indigo, and the extremely popular Martin Sofa in Plymouth Dark Slate. As always, Mitchell Gold’s whole line is available through Coveted Home.
Madeline Weinrib’s textile designs have always been a shop favorite. Her color application and bold graphic patterns are sure to please. The inspiring space above features her Westley Woven Cotton Rug in indigo. It’s a beauty! From the top: Lolita Rug 6×9 Indigo – Madeline Weinrib $1075, Herringbone Indigo – Dash & Albert $33-$564, Samode Indoor/Outdoor Rug Denim – Dash & Albert $43-$648.
Here are few more items that give us the blues. Some we have, some we are in the midst of acquiring. Rebecca Atwood’s textiles are on the top of our wishlist right now. If I were to guess, you could see these popping up in the shop by mid-May. Fingers crossed, people. Takara Designs is a new line for the shop. Her hand dyed jewelry can bring out the best in any outfit you pair it with. Right now, we are featuring more coral and greys, but aspire to get in these fabulous hoops! And another shop favorite, the Strie´Throw in Sapphire $155 at the shop now.
Get the blues. Happy shopping, everyone!