Photos by Hillary Ehlen
When it comes to entertaining, you’re going to need a seat at the table for every one of your guests. To really wow your friends and family members at your next big dinner party, you can rent a dining table large enough to accommodate them all. Local rental company Gathered. Boutique Rentals & Events has been helping happy couples host their weddings since 2012. However, in 2018, owner Carrie Brusven also added home staging to her list of services for anyone who could use a hand setting the scene—and she’s doing it from her new warehouse.
Where Is The New Warehouse?
Brusven wasn’t looking for a new warehouse space when one became available at 2201 14th Ave. S in Moorhead. Sure, she had been dreaming of a larger space for a while, but, “the timing wasn’t optimal. We moved in the middle of June, which is the busiest time for wedding season,” Brusven said. Over the course of just four days on one weekend, she and her family moved everything from their previous location in the Sanctuary Events Center to the new space. Even her two sons, Miles (9) and Simon (7) wanted to help. “It was wild and it was a lot, but we did it in four days,” Brusven shared.
Industrial District Bliss
The new warehouse came with features that were appealing for the owner of a furniture rental business, such as a garage door and loading space. Everything else had to be added by Brusven and her husband, Scott, after the fact. “We had to bring the character in ourselves,” she explained. It was true. The metal structure was an empty shell—a blank canvas, if you will.
Brusven and her husband split the warehouse in two by building a separation wall. On one side, they filled the space with shelves, which house the bulk of their inventory, while the other side is intended for client meetings and small events. “We’re planning to use the space for small events and hope to host workshops there over the winter. There are just so many possibilities,” Brusven divulged. The best part? The two sides are separated from each other by a sliding barn door.
Preparing for a Party
While anyone can rent from Gathered. Rentals & Events’ inventory for their next big dinner party, Brusven decided to throw a party of her own to celebrate the grand opening of the new warehouse. The party was on October 25 and was open to the public, including past and present clients, as well as Brusven’s fellow vendors.
Set the Table
This month, we brought Carrie Brusven into our studio to style a harvest table. This scene could easily be recreated in any space.
Harrison Cross Back Chair
Plaid Table Runner
Brass Candlestick Holders
Burgundy & Peach Candlesticks
Acacia Wooden Chargers
Levi Stoneware Plates
Dried Greens & Florals