I have been a keen follower of Love From Seventeen from the very start!
Kylie has turned her dream into a reality and her business has grown so quickly into a well known NZ decor brand!
Kylie designs the most beautiful wooden decor and she keeps bringing out new designs.
There really are too many gorgeous designs to show you and choosing which images to include in my blog was so hard. You may just have to pop over to her website and have a look for yourself :)
Tell us a little bit about yourself
I’m Kylie, very nearly 30 and married to my wonderful husband Quintin (also known as Chief Painter). We are blessed with two very gorgeous girls, Indie is 5 and Harper is 3. Life is crazy busy but we love every minute!
|Engagement, Wedding or Anniversary Decor|
When did you start Love From Seventeen?
I just wanted something else, just for me, rather than being chief cook and cleaner and “muuuuuuuuum!”; a creative outlet really. We’re now in our 3rd year of this amazing journey and I never expected this ‘hobby’ would turn into being a full blown business!
|Name & Word Buntings|
How did you name your business?
I was trying to think outside the box a little and was thinking about the girls; they’re both born on the 17th, and every product I make is made with love so that was that – Love from Seventeen was born!
Image by @wee_welsh
Your designs have been extremely popular. How have you kept up and juggled everything?
I get asked this alot as I still work 9-3pm during the week in our family company as the Office Manager; Love from Seventeen is what I call my ‘night job’. I don’t really know how it all works, but it just does! Call it organised chaos if you will, haha. I am so lucky to have amazing friends and family who don’t hesitate to jump in and help during the really crazy busy periods with painting and packing. It takes a village!
|Well Known Love From Seventeen Christmas Baubles|
Image by @wigglespiggles
What is your favourite product within your range?
Always the cake toppers, mainly because I can’t wait to see photos of them on cakes. The best part about these is they can be used year after year.
|Beautiful Cake Toppers|
Image by @lovelittleco
What is one thing you do daily to make your business work?
Alot of it is truly run by word of mouth and repeat customers. I try to post on our social media platforms a couple of times a day, but it is getting harder and harder to be seen on these nowadays the smarter they get! I also try to clear my email inbox clear daily too to keep on top of it!
|'I Scream for Ice Cream' Garland|
Image by @mel_zag
Where to from here with Love From Seventeen?
Up and up and up, hopefully! I genuinely love what I do and don’t really consider it a business in the ‘working’ sense; I love chatting to customers, seeing their images they’ve tagged me in and playing around with new ideas and concepts to see what we can create next.
Watch this space!
|The Original Dipped Fairy WandImage by @ourswanlife|
How can we purchase your products?
Image by @cleverpoppy