I’m super excited to be offering holiday decorating services again this year with the help of my Gathered Living design team. To make it simple, I’ve created some basic packages based on what most of my past clients have preferred/needed for their holiday decorating. Keep in mind all the packages listed below cover styling services ONLY for your existing tree/decor.Read More
There’s a few basic guidelines I follow in my porch decorating that can really help you no matter the season, size of your porch, or style of decor! Below I’ve outlined 6 simple tips and tricks that will help you get started and decorate your porch like a pro! I also try to make it as easy on myself as possible to transition my porch quickly and easily from fall to Christmas and beyond- and these tips are perfect for that too! I’ve covered everything from materials, to placement, and styling without making it too fussy or complicated, so ANYONE can create a beautiful porch!Read More
It's finally patio weather season and there's nothing better than a cozy + inviting outdoor space. I'm helping several clients with porch and patio designs right now, so I've definitely got outdoor decor on the brain! I like to think of these spaces as just another room of your home that should be equally as cozy and beautiful! Since these areas are usually used as a summer entertaining space, I recommend adding in some pops of color and fun decor elements that might even be a little outside of your normal style! Patterns, textures, and bright colors will definitely give your space that warm and inviting feel. Starting by picking a few pillows or an outdoor rug will give you a good direction on your color scheme for the space. As far as furniture, I recommend investing in pieces that are comfortable, durable, and neutral (and that includes neutral cushions!). Outdoor furniture can sometimes be pricey, but the more expensive pieces will probably last longer and be way more comfortable (so you'll end up using them more!). You may have space for both a sitting area and outdoor dining space, but if not choose which type of seating you think you will use the most.
A few of my essentials for decking out your space:
1. a printed outdoor rug
2. several outdoor pillows in mixed prints + colors
3. a couple of lanterns
4. mix + match side tables + a coffee table, pouf, or ottoman
5. cute string lights or twinkle lights for hanging above your space!
6. planters: all sizes including hanging, tabletop, + floor planters
I've put together some of my favorite patio picks that are available now in-stores for you below! Even better, all of these items can work + coordinate together to give you the super bright + modern patio space of your dreams! You can click on any of the photos below to see more details + pricing of any item too. Happy shopping and let me know how your patio decorating comes along!
I don't know about you, but as soon as the new year hits I'm ready to reorganize and redecorate my entire house immediately! January is the perfect time to refresh and rework your home decor so that you can enjoy your home more throughout the entire year. For a limited time, we are offering design consultations for up to two rooms/spaces in your home or at your business for just $75! This price includes an in-home consultation to discuss your goals and needs, as well as a customized design plan for your rooms. The design plan includes floor plans, inspiration photos, and specific solutions and ideas for your design dilemmas. Even if you are not in the Lexington area, don't worry! We can complete a consultation remotely over the internet too! Keep in mind that we also offer a full range of design services if you would like further help completing your design plan or any other projects in your home (additional services aren't included in the $75 consult). Services include personal shopping, styling, and full installation of your decor so that you don't have to lift a finger! Hurry and book your consultation now because spots will fill up quickly- just fill out the form below to get in contact with us!
**This Design special expires 3/1/17**
Many of you have inquired about decorating services and I'm happy to announce some design packages available for the upcoming holiday season! I am currently working on getting a full "design" portion of our website up and running, but until then I wanted to share a preview of what we will offer. We have limited spots available and are ready to help you start decking out your space as early as next week! The holiday season is such a crazy and hectic time and many people don't have the time or energy to decorate like they want to! Let me take over and completely transform your space in just a few hours!
My goal is to offer reasonably priced design that everyone can afford. I also love working with your existing decor, especially by incorporating keepsakes or family heirlooms into your holiday decorations. Even if we are using the same old decorations you have had for years, I can find new and different ways to style it and rework it in your home. My design philosophy is to create spaces that are both comfortable and cozy, but also completely unique and customized. My thrifting skills allow me to get you a completely one-of-a-kind look for a fraction of the price that you would spend elsewhere (who doesn't love that?!). As a design client, you will also get access to our full store inventory at wholesale/discount prices. I always keep your family's needs in mind when designing, making every room completely practical and comfortable but also looking like a magazine-worthy space.
Below is just a selection of some services we will offer for Christmas, but don't hesitate to contact us about any other projects! Just fill out the form at the end of this post to contact us regarding design services!
Tree decorating for large trees starts at just $50. This includes assembling/setting up your tree, adding lights, garlands, ornaments, and styling the tree from top to bottom. If you feel like your tree decor needs some updating, we can customize extra decorations/decor to fit your needs and your budget. Some of the easiest ways to make your tree stand out are by adding extra trims and garlands, updating your tree skirt, or adding extra lights. We can help you achieve the exact look you have in mind without spending a ton of money!
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Your mantle should be a statement piece for the holiday season and we can help put together a gorgeous arrangement that will fit in seamlessly with the rest of your decor. Mantle styling packages start at just $30 (this does not include any additional decor, but just styling with items you already have). We would love to use and incorporate any decor you may already have or we can start from scratch and help you find items within your budget! Garlands, wreaths, stockings and trinkets are all perfect for decking out this space- we can create more simple, minimal looks or go all out with layers of decor and colors.
Bookshelves, built-ins, and shelving throughout your home are the perfect places to add touches of holiday cheer! Shelf styling packages start at $30 (pricing depends on the size of your shelves and how many items are on them!). I know that many shelves get stacked up and cluttered over time but with my help they will be perfectly pulled together and professionally styled. We can re-work your existing shelf items, add touches of holiday decor, and help you edit and organize what you are displaying to make it look clean + refreshed.
Who says your holiday decor has to be limited to the living room? You probably spend just as much time in your bedroom, so let's make it super cozy and full of holiday cheer! We can add just a few touches to transform your bedroom for the holidays: packages start at just $50 and that includes your choice of: 1. a garland or wreath, and 2. a faux sheepskin or knit throw. If you would like to budget a little more for this project, we can also add other fun touches like holiday or plaid pillows, extra greenery, and Christmas signs.
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We can help you make a perfect custom and completely one-of-a-kind wreath for any area of your home. Some ideas include simple greenery wreaths with vintage ornaments or banners (these start at $30), or more ornate wreaths with large ribbons and lots of foliage (these start at $50). As always we can customize all colors, sizes, and styles to your existing decor so that these fit in perfectly into your home. We can also create "heirloom" wreaths using any collections of Christmas ornaments, trinkets, or keepsakes you may have (you can see an example below with Martha Stewart's wreath full of vintage Christmas village houses). This is the perfect way to display these items that you normally might have packed away in a modern and unique way.
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Make an impression with a striking holiday entryway or porch: these packages start at $75 (we can work within your budget though if you want a simpler look, or already own most of the items we will be using). This can include everything from a front door wreath, garland around the entryway area, small trees or topiaries beside the door, and custom made signage or chalkboards. We are also able to source perfectly distressed and unique found objects to use for your outdoor decor like wooden crates, metal baskets, and vintage sleighs or ice skates. Whatever your design style or vision, we can help bring it to life for half of the price that you would spend doing it yourself!
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Finally, if you want to seriously impress all your guests at your next holiday gathering, let us come style your space for the event! These packages start at just $50- we can use items, dishes, and decor that you already have, but you also get access to renting from our own collection of decor, tableware, and place settings. We can do everything from simply setting your table, to styling your serving stations, putting together a dreamy dessert table, and/or setting up a beverage station or bar area. We also provide beautiful customized cheese boards that are a perfect appetizer or easy meal for any holiday party. A selection of spreads, cheeses, and bread starts at $50 for around 10 people but we can customize your board for any size crowd or dietary needs (or make it a meal by adding a selection of cured meats too!). This also includes arranging and styling the board at your home with floral centerpieces, chalkboard signs, and serving pieces. Check out a sample of one of our boards in the photo below:
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Include which packages you are interested in or any other design projects you might be considering! We will get back to you with a quote and then set up a date for your decorating!
Gallery walls are the perfect way to cover any bare space while also adding interest, creating a focal point, and instantly giving a room a finished, pulled together look. I love gallery walls because I love collecting things, and this is such a beautiful way to display a collection or grouping. My favorite gallery walls are those that mix vintage and new items for a cool and eclectic look. Below, I've put together a quick guide to creating your own gallery wall with some of my favorite inspiration photos.
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1. GATHER YOUR COLLECTION
Most gallery walls begin with some artwork. Collect prints that you love, vintage paintings, photographs, and artwork of all sizes and shapes. You can stick to a very specific color scheme or theme (for example: all black and white prints, or all equestrian themed art), or just pick things that you love and throw them together. It really depends on the overall style and mood of your space. If you're going for a minimal and modern feel, consider a very limited color scheme with clean-lined matching frames; but if you are going for an eclectic, collected look you can mix and match tons of different colors and styles of art and prints. Adding three-dimensional items like our gold spikes, faux taxidermy, shelving, or trinkets, takes any gallery wall up a notch and really gives it a unique feel.
FRAMES + HARDWARE
Many of your prints, artwork, or photos may require frames. If you have purchased some vintage pieces they may already have frames and as long as these fit into your overall look, I would keep them! I'm always on the look out for good and inexpensive frames while thrifting, but I also have good luck finding them at Target, At Home, Hobby Lobby, and Home Goods. Depending on the overall style of your space, you can choose to have all matching frames or mix and match. If you would like to use a picture ledge or shelving for some photos, both Target and Ikea have some great, budget-friendly options.
3. LAYING IT OUT
Now comes the most tedious part of creating your gallery wall: deciding your arrangement and hanging all your items. Honestly I am too impatient and usually just eyeball it, but if you want to be sure you like your arrangement before you start hanging, try this super easy method from Momtastic. If you need ideas on how to get started on a layout or how to fit your arrangement into your space, check out layout ideas here and here.
Now you can step back and enjoy your gallery wall which will undoubtedly be the focal point of your room. The best part of creating a gallery wall is that you can continue to collect, restyle, and add to it for years to come! It is such a great way to actually display a collection of special things that you love instead of just having them packed away in boxes or drawers. If you are stumped on where to get started on your gallery wall, check out the "shop the look" section at the end of this post. We have all of prints, art, and unique finds that you need to create a chic, eclectic gallery wall in one stop!
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Southwestern prints have been one of the most popular decorating trends this year and are the perfect way to add a pop of texture and pattern into any space. The heavy fabrics and rich colors of these prints also make them ideal for fall decor (which is all I can think about lately, I'm too excited for FALL!). The easiest way to incorporate this trend if you aren't sure about it is with a pillow. It's small enough that it won't overpower your space and you can tone it down by mixing and matching with other solid pillows. I have them all over my house from my living room, to bedrooms, to patio. I love to mix and match them with other patterns and textures like faux fur pillows, leather couches, and knit throws. Woven patterned pillows can be hard to find at affordable prices, but we have some wonderful options (all handwoven wool) in a variety of patterns and colors for just $20 each! You can also see them in person and grab them ready to go with pillow insert included in our shop for $22. Think these might be a bit much for your decor? Take a look at some of my favorite styling inspirations below and you'll be sure to fall in love with this chic, bohemian style!
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