This spring, I am going to start opening up a few decorating slots per week outside of my regular clients for those looking for help with small projects throughout their home. If you need help tackling a project like a gallery wall, choosing paint colors, furniture layouts, or hanging curtains and wall decor, this is for you! I’ve put together some new decorating packages, but I also have hourly rates available for anything and everything you may need. Don’t delay on those projects anymore! You can check out and purchase my new packages below or click here to fill out a design inquiry if you don’t see anything that fits your needs! You can always find all this information on the “design” page of my website as well.Read More
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
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**
Last week was full of holiday decorating appointments and I'm excited to share some peeks of a few of them this week! This client wanted their front porch and dining nook decorated for the holidays. She also wanted some new artwork or wall hanging for above the turquoise piece that was a little more holiday themed. We decided to go for a large chalkboard, since she would be able to use it even after the holidays by just changing out the artwork! I found the chalkboard at Hobby Lobby for 50% off (sales rotate at Hobby Lobby so these are usually on sale every other week).
I was able to duplicate artwork for the chalkboard from an inspiration picture that my client sent me (see below). Most of the other accessories used were items that she already owned and leftovers from the rest of her Christmas decorating. Thankfully all the items went together perfectly and I was able to pull together some cute vignettes with them. The only things that I purchased to add was the fresh greenery, and glass cloche (which I added ornaments inside of). She had lots of cute little jars and bottles which I made a little more festive just by adding a couple sprigs of greenery inside. Since there's already some pops of color in this space, I loved having the mostly white + neutral Christmas decor in this area!
She also had some cute items to work with for the porch, including some wreaths, lanterns, and the "JOY" sign. I thought the sign would be a cute pop of color on the door so I attached it to the wreath to hang from the bottom. I also used another extra wreath she had and layered it on top of a fresh wreath to make it more substantial. I added extra wide burlap ribbon to both of the wreaths to tie everything together. We knew we wanted to use lots of lanterns and cluster them together. I filled the largest lanterns with some shatter-proof ornaments and then used battery operated twinkle lights inside them too. Above the door I hung a simple swag of fresh greenery and added a cute little banner garland on top from Target. The finished look is super simple and cheerful and definitely matches the decor inside of the house too! If you would like more information about our decorating services, it's not too late to add some festive touches to your home! Fill out the form below to set up your own consultation!
I wanted to share another holiday design project I just finished up today. I was thrilled to get to decorate this mantle in a beautiful home in the Beaumont neighborhood of Lexington. The owner told me she used lots of pinecones, berries, and natural elements to decorate her tree in this room, which she sets up right next to the fireplace. She wanted to start from scratch with the mantle and do something totally different this year that would still fit in with her tree decor.
We were working with a budget of $100 to shop for items for this mantle and we came in just under that total. I also kept a few items that she had already on the mantle like the jars, and candlesticks, which I purchased new candles (from Homegoods) for that felt more "holiday" themed. For the garland on the mantle, I mixed a fresh pine garland from Trader Joe's with a pinecone garland from Michael's and some LED twinkle lights (from Target). The twinkle lights from Target were perfect because they also had little pinecones and red stars mixed in with them. The wreath, mini Christmas trees, silver bottle brush trees, and gold metal reindeer were all thrifting finds and the grand total for all of those items was under $40! The wooden "Noel" sign also came from Michael's, while the small pinecone arrangements in silver pots came from Homegoods. The look is simple + classic and the great thing is that most of these decorations are not so obviously Christmas, so they could also stay up throughout the winter months too!
If you would like help with your own holiday decor, or just general design advice or styling assistance- feel free to contact us by filling out the form below! Spots are filling up for the upcoming holiday season, but I would be happy to try to squeeze you in!
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: