Nell Hills Visit

Last week I made a quick trip to Nell Hills to check out the holiday displays. It’s so fun to have Mary Carol Garrity’s home interiors store, which is a destination for many, in Kansas City.

Actually, Mary Carol recently sold the store to a young couple, so I was eager to see what changes had been made. The store honestly felt much like it did before, which is not a surprise since Mary Carol is still involved in the store, at least for now.

I took many pictures on this visit, so this post will be photo heavy. I hope you find some inspiration here.

Table settings are one of the highlights of any Nell Hills visit.

You know I loved all the buffalo check in this one.

A fall table…

I count at least three different plaid/check fabrics, which makes me so happy.

Check out the candelabras on this table.

A blue, white, and silver table with more candelabras. Lovely for Hannukah or New Year’s Eve.

A woodland theme.

Love all the green.

Now onto bedding, which is another thing that Nell Hills does so well.

I adore this toile.

There were really beautiful pillows and throws everywhere.

Again, lots of checks and plaids mixed together. That’s a Mary Carol hallmark.

How fun would this be in a mountain cabin?

This ottoman was so handsome.

Some other things that caught my eye.

A blue and white lamp always works.

This green lamp was gorgeous!

These black and white houndstooth chairs…again so handsome.

I was happy to see that they’re carrying Gil Schafer’s A Place to Call Home. I love this book (I shared it in this post).

And…the trees.

They were so detailed that I took closeups of some. The deer head in this tree was huge. I would never think to put something so large in a tree on my own, but it made such a statement.

A tabletop tree…

More closeups.

Not a tree, but a gorgeous mantle.

Another beautiful mantle with trees on either side.

Nothing better to finish on than blue and white.

There were baskets of these blue and white ornaments.

And this tree in an urn showcased blue and white ornaments and ribbon.

Thanks for going with me to Nell Hills. I hope you enjoyed it. Are you getting excited for the holidays yet?

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  1. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful pictures from your visit to one of my absolute favorite shoppes! Every little detail shows! I was wondering what the theme for the store front was this year. It is usually so breath taking. A couple of years back was one of my favorites. She had a tree out front in an urn pot where the ribbon was weaved through the bottom of the tree with attached old gold bells. It was sooo pretty!!! Each window pane had a Christmas scene.

    I never thought about putting a deer head in the top of the tree either. What inspiration! I will be doing that for sure this year! Again, thanks for sharing & yes I am so excited for the holiday season. Hope you & yours have a blessed one!

    1. Paula, I didn’t notice a theme out front, but you’re right, it’s always decorated so pretty. Send a pic of the deer on your tree!

  2. Linda Smith says:

    Her store is always a feast for the eyes! I was there this summer, but I love going this time of the year! Thanks for pictures Julie!

    1. It’s great any time of year, but fall and Christmas are my favorites, Linda.

  3. OMG this looks like my kind of store!! I need to move to KC!!! Have a wonderful week, Julie.

  4. Julie, I remember seeing the title of your post in my email, and then must’ve accidentally deleted it. I searched my entire email by subject and found it! I love Mary Carol Garrity’s style and would love to see her shop while she’s still involved somewhat. Thank you for sharing all the style in the holiday themes. It’s all wonderful! And yes, I am getting ready and anxious to get going! We downsized this year, and I’m curious to see how my Christmas style shakes out in our new loft. The overall feel is very different in our space, but I plan to take what I have and make a newfound traditional with a modern twist. 😉

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