Cloche Designs & Curates A Legacy of Love
By Jake Gaines Photography by Jessica Geisey and Greg Harrison
Each of us begins with what previous generations pass down. Some are instilled with a fierce work ethic; others inherit artistic creativity; and others are born with a heart for service. For Christin Gish and Laura Nell Burton, co-founders of Cloche Designs, all of the above are true and proven by their most recent special project at The Argyle. They are using their gifts to leave behind a legacy of love.
When Gish and Burton decided to launch their business venture earlier this year, the strategy was crystal clear… create a lifestyle brand primarily offering best-in-class event management services that transcend traditional models. With hyper-focus attention to details and commitment to extraordinary client service, Cloche was born. The company gets its name from the glass domes that protect plants from frost and are a hallmark element incorporated into the elegant tablescapes that Cloche has become known for designing.
Aside from small-to-large-scale event services, Cloche also boasts a portfolio of one-of-a-kind special projects such as curating and styling unusual collections and other interior design projects. With true talent for interpreting and bringing to life the overall client vision, and honing in on sentimentality, each of Cloche’s projects are rooted in their clients’ personalities. The results are deliverables that are individual, exclusive and infused with love. “One of the greatest gifts in life is happy memories,” says Christin Gish. “We give that gift to our clients as we turn their dreams into reality.”
One area of passion is Cloche’s delight in resurrecting old treasures. So, there could not have been a more fitting task than that of the meticulous renovation of Jackie’s Playhouse on the grounds of The Argyle. Donating a hundred percent of their time, Cloche curated a dream team of local artisans to restore Jackie’s Playhouse back to glory by way of a total remodel that included a thoughtful porch extension and the addition of a tiny boxwood garden. Cloche raised over $180,000 for construction and a magical ribbon cutting celebration, “Mr. McGregor’s Secret Garden Party” which they planned down to the last beautiful detail, with all remaining funds donated to The Texas Biomedical Research Institute. “I grew up creating cherished memories there,” recalls Laura Nell Burton. “Four decades later, I’m passionate about Jackie’s Playhouse meaning as much to my children and future generations as it does to me.”
With Cloche in demand for bespoke event and special project services, Laura Nell Burton and Christin Gish have found success providing joy in each one of their exceptional deliverables. For information visit ClocheDesigns.com