Festive Holiday Porches by Kelsey Meier, Owner of Adorn Montana

A flair for home decor runs in Kelsey Meier’s family. Her grandparents founded Wagner’s Home Furnishings in Missoula 65 years ago, a business that specializes in making “houses into homes.” Her own interest in decorating flourished from an early age.

“As a child, I couldn’t wait for the seasons to change so that I could help my mom bring out the holiday decorations,” Kelsey says. “Whether it was Christmas, Valentine’s Day or even St. Patrick’s Day, my mom decorated for each and every holiday, and I loved it—I still do.”

Kelsey also loved to rearrange and redecorate her bedroom.

Born and raised in Billings, Kelsey graduated from the University of Montana in Missoula, where she spent time working at the family store, cultivating her knowledge of furnishings and styles. Although her degree is in elementary education, she ultimately ended up back in her hometown with her heart set on a new endeavor: a seasonal decorating business.

“Friends and family have often asked for help when it came to making decorating decisions,” she says. “On numerous occasions, I have been told, ‘You have a knack for decorating. You really should do this for a job.'”

Her start came earlier this year when she posted a photograph of her festive fall porch on social media. Soon after, the requests for decorating help were pouring in, and Adorn Montana was born.

Adorn Montanaspecializes in front porch decor, tablescapes and basic decorating (seasonal and every day), as well as window displays for businesses.

“What makes my business unique is that I rent my decor to clients,” Kelsey says. “Of course, I’m happy to incorporate my client’s own decor and ideas, but for most, all they have to provide is the space for me to come and ‘adorn’ their home!”

For more information, visit @AdornMontana on Facebook or Instagram, or email Kelsey Meier at AdornMontana@gmail.com.

Christmas Past

Vintage-inspired decor

  • Red kerosene lantern, $6.97, Hobby Lobby
  • 28-inch greenery wreath, $69.99, Hobby Lobby

Woodland Christmas

Natural, woodsy decor

  • Set of two reindeer galvanized buckets, $64.95, Liberty and Vine
  • Montana Christmas throw pillow, $48, made by Kelsey Meier (Adorn Montana)

Believe

Santa-themed decor 

  • Nice list sign, $75, made by local artist Lesley Grace Treese, LesleyGraceDesigns.etsy.com
  • Santa sleigh parking sign, $15, Hobby Lobby
  • Santa sleigh, $79.99, TJ Maxx
  • Burlap Santa sack, $19.99, Amazon.com