When I met Jillian at this year’s ICON Awards, I knew I wanted to learn more about her business. She was wearing a fashionable peplum top and she was so friendly. Both of us ran out of business cards when we met at the end of the evening, but with a unique company name, I didn’t forget it, and once I looked it up, I was ‘stung’ by ‘the hive.’ Let me introduce you to a fabulous, talented, fun and amazing group of women who are going to {already do} rock the event world with their decor company.

Eclectic Hive.

It’s a Colorado decor house and furniture rental company with unique decor for corporate functions, weddings, non-profit and social events.

Honestly, I took one look at their inventory and wanted to move in…or take some pieces home with me. I could live in a different ‘room’ in their warehouse each day of the week. From vintage couches, modern chairs and antique tables to eclectic accessories and unique lighting – their inventory will blow your mind.

The ladies at The Hive are constantly searching the streets of New York City, the markets in LA, vintage shops and small businesses across the country to find unique pieces. And, with years of experience in event design and event planning, Heidi, Jillian and Danielle have the expertise and ‘good eye’ for making events one-of-a-kind.

Jillian lived in LA and managed some of the hotspots in hollywood which led her to work in the special events industry.  She worked her way up to event manager, which she did for about 2 years in LA before moving to Denver, where she planned events for about 6 years. “I wanted to be more on the creative side and was ready to leave the planning part of the business, which is when I found my business partners (ironically, they were my competitors),” Jillian commented. “We found each other at the right time. They had always wanted to be a part of a décor company and I needed the support of strong women with a successful background in running a business and alas, here we are!!!!”

I {it’s me talking again} really believe that decor sets the stage for an event, and it tells the story of what the party if about, or if it’s a wedding, what the couple enjoys/appreciates/their style. I know the setting around me, and the unique details are what I remember most about events. And, whether the budget is large or small, unique pieces on any scale make a lasting impact.

The ladies at The Hive feel the same way. Jillian said, “Creating intimate and inviting places for the guests to nestle with a good friend and a cocktail or two is what we hope to provide.  We love pieces that are conversation starters and know that offering quaint, clever, seating and accents is the difference between a room without love and attention, and a room with the intention of creating memories.  Close.  Intimate.  Comfortable.  Clever.”

With all the versatile, gorgeous inventory {that’s constantly growing}, what’s Jillian’s favorite? “Right now, we have this insane crystal sphere floor lamp that blows my mind every time I see it.  This may be a favorite for a while.”

I have to say, I L.O.V.E that piece too.

We’re thrilled they are located in Denver, but for those of you outside of Colorado, they venture outside the state on occasion too…lucky you!

Today and tomorrow we have photos from their Open House. Insanely beautiful!


Eclectic Hive (decor)
The Workshop
(event planning/coordination)
Jensen Sutta Photography (photography)
Peak Beverage (drinks)
LMD Productions (lighting)
Jacob Sanchez of DanceTrax Productions (music)

{images via Jensen Sutta}


I admit, I am a total wine-o. Red…almost always {gotta have that resveratrol}. Italian…almost always.

It’s double fun for me because after I’m finished with the bottle of wine, the DIY projects are endless. I was inspired to do a wine post when I saw Jacey’s {Damsel in Dior} adorable DIY wine labels she made as favors. Loved it girl. Read her full tutorial here.
Candle holders, Remodelista
Cork Monograms

DIY Wine Bottle Centerpiece, Ruffled

Wine Bottle Candles, Wedding Bee

Chalkboard Wine Bottles, Bottle Your Brand

Wine Bottle Torch, read full tutorial at Design Sponge

Wine Bottle Lamps, visit Remodelista for tutorial and tips

Lights Inside a Wine Bottle, Wit and Whistle

This wine bottle shelf is not practical in my home with kids {maybe on a smaller scale}, but cool to look at.

{images via Damsel in Dior, Remodelista, Strictly Simple Style, Ruffled, Bottle Your Brand, Design Sponge, Wit and Whistle, Crib Fashion}

cheers to wine barrels

I am so into this new trend with wine barrels. Actually, I’m kind of obsessed. It seems like most elegant, rustic, vineyard, casual or nature-themed weddings have wine barrels incorporated in the decor.

For your wedding, you can use them any way you want! Use them for: your cake table, your guest book table, your wedding aisle entrance or in place of table “legs”. Or, just put flowers on them to make a beautiful statement. Voila! Stunning decor for your wedding!

{images via Style Me Pretty}