Take a peek inside this Bellevue-based eclectic home decor and goods shop that carries a variety of locally-made and up-cycled items.
Cincy Chic: What is Coda Co.?
Kelti Ziese, Founder of Coda Co.: Coda Co. is an eclectic home decor & goods shop. We work with local artisans to stock their product as well as product we create ourselves!
Cincy Chic: What’s the inspiration behind it?
Ziese: The inspiration behind Coda Co. is really about creating community with fellow artisans. We love being the one stop shop for locally made products. We also really love finding and creating products from up-cycled materials as to be as waste free as we can. We don’t want to leave a big footprint behind so we try to re-use as many materials as possible.
Cincy Chic: Who’s behind it?
Ziese: Myself, Kelti, & my husband, Tanner, are the owners of Coda Co. Even though Tanner works a separate full time job, he will head home from work & make live edge tables & benches as well as up-cycled bourbon barrel decor & goods. His favorite thing is making custom dining tables & desks for our clients! I make macrame fiber art for walls & plants as well as pillows for the shop. Working the shop on the daily is my full time job. With that, I maintain our social media pages, take the product shots, & do most of the behind the scenes work involved in running a business.
Cincy Chic: What types of items do you sell?
Ziese: Most of what we sell is unique home decor items like macrame, tables, throws, rugs, geode candle holders, clocks, etc. But we also have home goods, like handcrafted ceramics, carved wooden spoons, plants, wine stands, bottle openers, soaps & lotions. As well as a few accessories like necklaces made from plants from Krohn Conservatory, clutches, earrings made from clay & stones, shibori dyed bandanas, macrame keychains, and Cincinnati made longboards.
Cincy Chic: What do you enjoy the most about running your own business?
Ziese: I really enjoy the artistic freedom I have with running my own business. I am so lucky that I get to wake up & do what I love every day. Not many people can say that. It was a huge leap of faith quitting my old full time job to pursue our little business but it has been well worth it!
Cincy Chic: What makes Coda Co. unique?
Ziese: I think what makes Coda Co. unique is the fact that we love supporting local so much. I’ve mentioned that we carry local artisans & I believe that is what makes us so special. Creating relationships with so many cool people around our city has been amazing. I think that shared love for community shows through our products. We have the most awesome customers ever. When you shop at Coda Co. you are supporting someone in this town’s dreams. Maybe you’ve heard this before, but it is so very true that when you shop small & buy from local artisans they SERIOUSLY do a little happy dance.
Cincy Chic: Is there anything new on the horizon?
Ziese: Yes! We are starting to put together different workshops for the rest of the year! We hosted a couple of calligraphy workshops at the end of last year & people loved them! So, we want to offer more workshops of all different types to bring people down to Bellevue & learn something cool!
Cincy Chic: Where is your storefront located?
Ziese: We are located in Bellevue, Kentucky, right in our historic river town! Our address is 400 Fairfield Ave. Bellevue, KY 41073.
Cincy Chic: Where can readers go to learn more and follow along?
Ziese: Visit our website. We’re also on Facebook and Instagram. We are most active on our instagram page where we post photos & share upcoming pop-up events & workshops!