Our site was built to shine a light on artisans and talents around the world, but more often than not, we discover these special makers right in our backyard. Such was the case for our Christmas capsule collection of five unique vintage tree skirts made with love locally to adorn your tree.
The tasteful eye and beautiful design behind the bespoke tree skirt was Alex Stillwell & Mary Groves of Houston interiors firm, SG Interior Design. Both founders felt there was (and is!) a void in the marketplace for special, affordable skirts to adorn our trees every December.
So, they put their fabric sourcing hats on to create something that fit the bill and fortunately called on their friend Lyndsey who shared this same white space sentiment to debut the edit only on The Avenue. Lyndsey and team SG teed up the vintage fabrications and trims earlier this fall, including an iconic Colefax & Fowler chintz and archived but much beloved Schumacher prints having a resurgence for the merriest season.
The response thus far has been resounding and echoed the impetus for this project that there are many trees looking for a new dress as the centerstage of our home come the final month of the year.
We dressed our showroom tree in the Brunschwig & Fils ikat in a poppy Christmas color story of pinks and greens and love the way it reads against a pile of presents and the traditional pine of the tree.
The unanimous favorite amongst our team and Mary and Alex? The Victorian quilt finished in a gorgeous chocolate brown velvet for a truly distinctive outfit to rock around the Christmas tree.
Tory Burch used the same fabrication on a chaise lounge in her city apartment and have no doubt the skirt would the piéce de resistance to your December decor for years to come.
Visit Alex & Mary's interior design Instagram to see more of their fresh spin on home spaces and potentially new product in the pipeline for the new year. X