Every event tells a story.
I co-create a story that truly reflects your distinctive style. Whether it’s a wedding, significant birthday, anniversary, celebrations of life, or intimate dinner party with friends, my pleasure is in taking your vision and making it more enchanting than you ever imagined.
What inspires you evokes feelings.
I gather what inspires you and breathe it into your event through a tasteful color palette, layout, specialty linens, furniture, decor, and exquisite details to create an atmosphere and ambiance that is truly memorable.
Your guests will leave inspired.
I take a thoughtful and artistic approach to develop memorable experiences that stir up emotions, conversations and shareable moments. I understand that to truly engage a guest, ideas must be fully realized down to the smallest detail.
Weddings • Birthdays • Anniversaries • Intimate Parties • Celebrations of Life
I create artistic events for life’s most significant milestones or precious moments. My superb attention to detail ensures each event is truly a unique experience—capturing the essence of your individual vision and steeped with intention, while deepening the experience for everyone involved.
With a bow to the sacred, I create events that will leave a lasting impression. Spaces are transformed by blending my love of design and my creative approach.
The beauty, ease and comfort we choose to surround ourselves within contribute hugely to our peace of mind. Let me help take your vision to your experience, while you become part of the installation, a guest at your own event, enjoying life and connecting with others.
We are most alive when lives come together through connection. Let that be my job, not your worry.
“The details are not the details. They make the design.”
Meaningful ways to honor life
Shrines are meant to be a repository for healing energy to be directed towards a loved one. It is a place where people can offer their aspirations for positive outcomes to occur. A place that people visit and treat with respect because it has connection to your beloved, someone they want to remember or honor. A sanctum.
Maybe it's for a graduate, newlyweds, a new baby, a special person who has passed over. Built with love and personal relics your shrine will be the highlight and focal point of your event. Guests will have ample time to pay respects, offering written messages, silent prayer, lighting a candle. At home you will fold your shrine into daily life, perhaps as a focal point for meditation. It will grow and become part of your sacred space.
Flower mandalas are ephemeral, floral works of art to bless your event. Originating from the traditional Buddhist mandalas, they're a deeply spiritual and impermanent art. They're designed and constructed from intricate arrangements of flowers and natural parts, personal to your essence.
Flower shields are an everlasting display of blossoms to help keep memories alive. They're great for memorials or birthday celebrations—while memories fade, flowers don't have to.
Themed lounges are beautiful, comfortable spaces for you and your guests to enjoy. Hand sourced according to your vision and our design—a balance of beauty, imagination and good design.
"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do."
Who I Am
As a native New Yorker, I was raised by a long line of maternal makers and craftswomen. Moving with my husband to the Pacific Northwest, raising a family of boys, living a slow and intentional life in a sleepy, little, vibrant, close-knit community has been the bedrock for all that is Mabel Maker Design.
Spending time in nature feeds my soul and opens my mind. Whether I'm deep in the forest among the moss covered trees or walking the shores of the Salish Sea, the inspiration I find there is immeasurable.
With a love of color and texture and cross cultures, I have a diverse collection of textiles from around the world. I am especially intrigued by the use of ancient dyes that provides endless hours of inquiry in my studio.
I love handmade, I buy handmade, I make handmade. I constantly seek out things created with an artisanal hand. It's the minute imperfections that make them so desirable. Walking a flea market sourcing for vintage treasures and oddities is simply the perfect way to spend a day. With an impeccable eye, my unique collection grows, supplementing treasures to use in creating my events.
How I Work
Located in Port Townsend, Washington, I also travel near and far to work with folks throughout the Pacific Northwest. I work closely with my clients to understand the vision for their event. I share my styling ideas to develop a complete design concept. I stay in touch throughout the design process and tend to the details until the day of the event.
Start the Conversation
I offer a free 15-minute consult by phone or email to see if we might be a good fit to style your event. Reach out and I'll respond shortly.
"Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground."