Chasing Davies: Country Club Plaza x Chasing Davies: Home Decor Shopping & Inspiration

August 26, 2015

Country Club Plaza x Chasing Davies: Home Decor Shopping & Inspiration

We have an entire house that still needs style refining, organizational tweaks and décor updates, and even some rooms (like all our bathrooms!) that need more intense work, but we've been made some progress on our 1950s home slowly over the last 6 years.  And kids can definitely slow that work down - but we're picking it back up and I'm turning to the Country Club Plaza for inspiration, professional design help and products! 

Ever since last August, when West Elm opened at 47th and Broadway I've gone to that store to walk around and soak in the beautifully mixed modern and classic décor, art installations (in the form of store displays) and color mixtures. I've craved transplanting their entire room set ups straight into my room and calling it a day.  But now that we're turning some focus onto our family room and working with only light gray walls, brown leather couches and a big TV - the world is our oyster.

And I can't wait to figure out what colors to add to our room - and super inspired by West Elm's current orange and pink combo crush.  It's so easy to add interesting elements with a pop of color in a throw or pillow, and West Elm has you covered there. Follow @WestElmKC on Instagram for further inspiration and did you know they have FREE design services if thinking about redoing your room is just too much? Even if it's not too much - it's always nice to have a professional opinion...

I love the variety that West Elm offers - yet how it all works together to marry the new and the old, the classic and the modern, the bright and the neutral, the simple and the bold.  They really have something for everyone (different price points, style aesthetics, product needs, etc). 

I'm crushing on these wooden pendant lights and the idea of mixing those with orange and pink pops of color makes me happy.  So I'm thinking through some of those pieces now.

And an easy couple blocks away lives the new Plaza addition, Coveted Home which is a Kansas City based home accessory, furniture and gift store with pieces sourced from all over the world - including within our own city.  They also offer interior design services!

This store is amazing - everything in there is super unique and has a feeling of originality that you know can really help shape a room and last for years to come in your own home.  Jaclyn, the owner, works with a lot of neutrals, but rich textures, bold patterns and prints, layers of different materials and perfectly incorporated details.

And the details this store has to offer was not lost on me. In fact, I tried to leave 10 times and kept seeing something else to keep me there lingering and imagining in my own space.  The entire store is just impeccably well crafted and stocked with items (including so many great gift ideas!) I've never seen before.  

I love how Coveted Home connects the customer to the makers - whether they're local or other small businesses across the country - they provide one of a kind pieces for your home and you really get a sense for what they are about.  You can get a glimpse into Coveted Home's offerings, design aesthetic and find inspiration all through their @Coveted Home Instagram channel!

{Samoan is Jaclyn's sweet little pup that comes to work with her and is often at the store.  She is the cutest little dog and I just couldn't get enough of her.}

And after spending some time in both of these stores, gathering design inspiration and making my to-buy list, if I've learned one thing, it's include a plant into my room!  Both stores had plants and succulents included into their decor - and I loved the texture, natural color pop and additional element it brought to the rooms/spaces.

The Plaza has several other great home decor shops to help you spruce up your own home:
West Elm - 47th & Broadway
Coveted Home - 610 W. 48th St.
Restoration Hardware - 4701 Wyandotte
Williams-Sonoma - 4764 Broadway
Terrasi Living & Scandia Home - 501 Nichols Rd
Anthropologie (they have home decor and furniture, too!) - 531 Nichols Rd.
Urban Outfitters (also has some home items!) - 520 Nichols Rd.

And stay tuned to see what pieces I get and how I update my own family room into a place I love.  I'll share the transformation later in September! 

The Latest & Greatest Plaza News:
One of my most favorite events of the year... The Plaza Art Fair is coming up: Sept 25-27th.
Did you hear?  Vineyard VinesKendra Scott and Madewell are now open!
Zocalo has bottomless brunch cocktails every Sunday from 11am-3pm!
República, a Spanish restaurant, opened up earlier this month.
Sephora and CorePower Yoga are coming in October!
Warby Parker is opening in September!

For more news, follow the Plaza on Facebook and check out their August Newsletter for sales and deals!

This post is in partnership with the Country Club Plaza, but all opinions and topics discussed are my own! 

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