A Sunny Home for Two Free-Spirited Midwesterners

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This 900-square-foot apartment immediately spoke to renters Amber and A.J. Moore. At its core, the home is simple – nothing too flashy or eye-catching – but when they first stepped foot inside, it just felt like the right fit. That feeling may have been destiny intervening, pushing the couple towards the space. Shortly after moving in, the pair described the apartment to A.J.’s father, and he gave a chuckle. As it turns out, he used to rent a unit in the same building in the 1970s!

It’s been a little over six months since the couple set up shop in Kansas City, MO, but they’re already falling in love with the area just as A.J.’s father did 40 years ago. Exploring nearby museums, shops and parks keeps them busy, and entertaining new friends keeps their nights jam-packed. At these little soirées, A.J. often plays bartender while Amber cranks music and busts a move. Even the cats occasionally get into the groove.

The home’s cozy, bohemian style perfectly lends itself to lazy, post-party mornings. It’s not uncommon to find Amber sipping coffee while reading in her favorite chair; colorful pillows and accessories surrounding her. Such naturally layered looks are typically the result of years of curation, but interestingly enough, most of the eclectic pieces are new additions. This apartment is much smaller than their previous house, so many of Amber and A.J.’s well-loved treasures weren’t able to make the move with them. I’m sure it was hard to part ways with some of those mementos, but the beautiful look of their new home is sure to take away some of the sting. Follow the jump to soak up the rest of the home’s inspiring design. Enjoy! —Garrett

Photography by Elise Abigail

  1. Alexandra says:

    Such a sweet place. I love it!

  2. Emily says:

    Super cute – and that green clock from her grandfather! LOVE!

  3. Kristin says:

    Cute! That dining set is from Target? I can’t believe that–looks well made and mid century. Not trying to diss Target (I love it) but I’m surprised that is from there.

  4. Been eyeing that yellow chair from Ikea. Have you found it to be comfortable?

    1. Olinda says:

      It’s the most comfortable armchair ever (written while sitting on it)!

  5. Ryan says:

    Love the look and feel.

  6. AMaVo says:

    We love the eclectic spirit of this space! So refreshing yet cozy.

  7. Alexis says:

    How about the record table? Where is it from?

  8. Marie says:

    Love the colorful chair, really accents the room!

  9. Laura says:

    Been searching for that dining rug on Rugs USA. Any idea on the name?


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