A Local Love Affair with Lee Loves Local 2016


Thanks for joining us for our third annual LEE Loves Local Event! We are always up for a party at Gatehouse, and the LLL event is a great excuse for us to reach out to all the talent in our local community which is why we called this year’s event a Local Love Affair! A special thanks to all the locals who helped make this event especially lovely!

Foxglove Floral // @foxgloveutah
Their exquisite arrangements graced our tables and their talented florists taught a wonderful floral design class using both real and faux florals! We absolutely adore their work and would highly recommend them for any floral needs. If you are local, make sure to check out their shop on Center Street in Provo. It’s to die for!

Sarah Samuelson // @tulippainter
Known as “The Tulip Painter” Sarah’s work captures the bright joy of nature! We still have some of her original artwork hanging in our store, it’s worth seeing in person!

Stevie & Trevor Henderson // @steviehender @trevorhender
This dynamic duo visited our store early to snap some photos of their favorite LEE pieces. You can see their blog post here! And Trevor shared his talents on the piano. What’s a party without good music?!

Amazing eats by
Blonde Who Bakes // @theblondewhobakes
The Bakeaholic // @_thebakeaholic
Real Foods Market // @realfoodsmarket
Savour // @savourfoodtruck



And a huge thanks to

Rebekah Westover // @rebekahwestover
for the lovely Photographs

Milan Cook // @milan.cook
for documenting our night via video (you can view it here)

My Big Balloon // @my_big_balloon
for the festive balloons

Looking Back on Last Year’s LEE Loves Local Event!

2015 was a blast for us! One of our favorite memories is hosting our 2nd annual LEE Loves Local Event! We loved reaching out to the local community and sharing our love (check out our hashtag #spreadthelocallove)! And our after hours event was a night to remember!

Did you miss last year’s party?! Don’t worry! We have our 3rd Annual LEE Loves Local Event tomorrow (Tuesday February 9th) from 6-8pm! Come join us as we celebrate all things lovely & local!




It’s one of our favorite sales of the year: the LEE Loves Local event! Save on all custom Lee upholstery orders now-February 15th (the day after Valentines!). Speaking of Valentines, one reason we love this event so much is because we hold our LEE loves local event and share the love with you and all our favorite local restaurants, influencers, and more. We have an amazing night planned so make sure to save the date to come party with us February 9th. *More details below* Come visit us at Gatehouse No.1 and shop custom upholstered sofas, chairs, sectionals, ottomans, pillows, and more!


The 12 Homes of Christmas #10: Merry & Bright

Merry & Bright

We are so excited to share the home of one of our favorite photographer/friend/clients: Rebekah Westover. Rebekah is the talented photographer behind a lot of our photographs! She does amazing work (check her out here). Rebekah is such a cheerful person, so it’s no surprise her home is so Merry & Bright!

Thanks, Rebekah, for sharing your lovely home and talents with us! xoxo

Westover Home
Decor from Gatehouse no.1
design & decor by Rebekah Westover

The 12 Homes of Christmas #9: Joyeux Noel

Joyeux Noel

Joyeux Noel = Merry Christmas
The soft tones of this french inspired home called for a more subtle approach to decor. Soft pastels and antiqued glass were the perfect addition for this romantic setting. Oh la la!

Designer Tip: The tradition of a Christmas village has been around for centuries! It’s such a simple and impactful way to add Christmas cheer to your home! There are so many places you can set up your village (around the Christmas Tree, on a mantle, the coffee table, a chest, or dining table). To add height and dimension, use cake trays or boxes to elevate your homes. You’ll have a blast setting up shop!

Holiday Decor by Gatehouse Designers: Rachel Folkman & Claire White
Photography by Rebekah Westover 




The 12 Homes of Christmas: #8 I’ll be Home for Christmas

I’ll be Home for Christmas

“Christmas Eve’ll find me
Where the love light gleams
I’ll be home for Christmas
If only in my dreams”

Is there anything better than spending the Holidays at home with the people you love most? We don’t think so. And this gorgeous home makes for the perfect backdrop for Christmas memories in the making!

Designer Tip: Pick moments of high impact for your holiday decor. Maybe you make a dramatic tablescape, or an entry thats full of cheer. Play off features that already draw attention. This homes sweeping stair case is a focal point the moment you walk through the front door. The embellished banister highlights the already beautiful architecture of the space. By focusing your attention to specific areas of impact, you’ll get much bang out of your decor! The key is to pick a few areas, so the flow stays connected from space to space.

Holiday Decor by Stephanie Holdaway, Rachel Folkman, Cristina Leslie, & Brandalyn Dennis
Furniture & Design by Stephanie Holdaway of Gatehouse No.1
Photography by Rebekah Westover 



Celebrate the Season!

The first week of November has become one that not only we looked forward to, but so many of our clients as well! It’s the week we reveal our year’s Christmas collection as well as host daily design classes, giveaways, discounts, and more! The cherry on top is when we celebrate with YOU at our late night event. The doors stay open for a gathering of good food, good entertainment, and good company! This year’s shin-dig was one for the books! We saw so many familiar faces and made tons of new friends! The place was packed and we left that night full of delicious treats and all the best of feelings. We are really grateful for our amazing community and look forward to these events as a way of saying THANK YOU! So thanks for coming! And if you missed it this year, mark your calendars for 2016. We always begin to celebrate the holiday season the first week of November! 

Twinning & winning! Not planned we swear ;)

Spa waters have become a staple at our parties! Such an easy way to add class (and flavor!) to your drinks! These were created by Gatehouse designer, Rachel Folkman.

We were serenaded with lovely Holiday tunes by the talented sister duo, The Sash.

It wouldn’t be Christmas without cookies! And what better way to include cookies at a party than with a cookie bar?! These amazing creations were made by the talented Amy Perkins of The Bakeaholic and Mrs. Kristin Drake! They were snatched up so quick, we were lucky to get photos!

We’ve loved having Savour Foods and La Jolla Groves at our parties the last few years, it wouldn’t be the same without them!

Wreath Making class with Foxglove Floral! The talented florists of Foxglove demoed how to make the perfect wreath using both faux and fresh greens. Afterwards, 3 wreaths were given away to lucky class attendees!

A special thanks to all the amazing vendors who made this event extra special!
Savour Foods @savourfoodtruck
La Jolla Groves @lajollagroves
The Bakeaholic @_amyperkins
Mrs. Kristin Drake @mrskristindrake
The Sash Band @thesashband
Foxglove Floral @foxgloveutah








The 12 Homes of Christmas: #7 Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

If you haven’t heard of Rachel Parcell, make your way over to her blog, Pink Peonies, right now! She’s a style icon, Utah local, and Christmas Fanatic! We’ve loved working with her the past two Christmas Seasons to turn her lovely home into a winter wonderland! Last years decor was featured in this seasons issue of Utah Valley Magazine! Check out the article here. We also had the opportunity to design Rachel’s living room. You can read more about that here.

Designer Tip: when it comes to Christmas decor, one trusty item you’ll always find in our bag is RIBBON! We love what a little ribbon can do in the tree (we use bundles 1.5-2 yards long). Add it to wreaths on the front door for a cohesive feel. Tie it on presents, candles, chairs, and more! One of our favorite parts of using ribbon is it’s an easy thing to replace if you want to switch up your look a bit. Rachel’s tree this year features a black and white stripe ribbon in leu of the Christmas plaid! *We can’t wait to share her current decor with you!

Decor by Gatehouse designers Rachel Folkman & Claire White
Furniture from Gatehouse no.1 Stephanie Holdaway, Brandalyn Youd & Chanelle Anderson
Photography by Emily Eagan