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650 Square Feet Can Go a Long Way

by Amy Azzarito

Jaclyn Joslin owns Coveted Home, an interior design studio and home furnishing boutique in Kansas City. When it comes to decorating a space for herself or for others, Jaclyn tries to bring a feeling of the comfortable and collected. She loves casual with a little bit of an edge – always striving to bring in an element that is a little unexpected or unpredictable. Her own apartment is only 650 square feet. It is located in the “literary block” of the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City. The buildings that make up the block were designed by one of the first female architects, Nelle E. Peters, in the early 1900s. The history, the location and the building’s details – arched doorways and beautiful crown moulding – were what attracted Jaclyn to the space three years ago. Now this apartment is home to her, her boyfriend Nicholas Andriani and their dog Simone. Jaclyn loves to mix styles and patterns but by keeping the color scheme neutral everything feels cohesive. Thanks, Jaclyn! And a big thank you to Kenny Johnson for the lovely photographs. Amy

Image above: I purchased my beloved Saarinen table from a local furniture store, Black Bamboo. The chairs are the Winslet Chairs from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, the rug is a hand me down from my mother and the light fixture is a bargain I found down in the vintage haven of KC, the West Bottoms.

Image above: This chair was another vintage find in the West Bottoms. It is small but unbelievably comfortable! The pillow is from the Nate Berkus Target collection and the footstool is from Oly.


See more of this Kansas City home after the jump!

Image above: This is a shot of my sun room which looks out onto the Plaza.. When the weather is nice and all the windows are open, it is the best spot in the apartment. The desk is an old Pottery Barn piece and the chair is from Jonathan Adler. The pot on the table is from Anthropologie and I found the turtle shells at an antique store. The brass bookends in the window are vintage and the black + white striped chair is from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams.

Image above: The bookshelf was made by my talented ex-husband, Kevin Banash. It was a little big for the space, but because it is so special to me and such a beautiful piece I made it work by taking out 2 of the shelves and putting my TV in it. I didn’t paint any of the walls when I moved in, probably out of laziness! I’ve had thoughts of painting the dining room or the bedroom but ultimately the off-white color keeps things from getting too busy.




Image above: My Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams sofa is upholstered in a charcoal linen. This particular frame has been discontinued, but the style is timeless and it is so comfortable. The gray and white side pleat pillow is by Stone Textile (another one of the fabulous lines we carry in the boutique!) and the other pillow is made from mudcloth.

Image above: The black and white pyramid pillow is a Zak + Fox fabric called Uroko. The artwork above the sofa is an original encaustic and oil piece by my friend and very talented artist, Leslie Neumann.


Image above: I love the hanging geode on this lamp from Arteriors. The framed French document was an antique store find, the small horse print is from Natural Curiosities and the small vase is by The Object Enthusiast (yet another great line represented at Coveted Home!).

Image above: My boyfriend is an archaeologist and he loves history. The map is his and we just taped it up with black electrical tape. I purchased the painted red bedside tables from Mint Home on Etsy, the black and white Tuxedo pillow and wool stripe throw are by Stone Textile. The white porcelain lamp is an oldie but goodie from Barbara Cosgrove Lamps. Its been discontinued but I love the gray flannel shade on it.




Image above: Simone – a Brussels Griffon.

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