After moving into an apartment, you can make it feel like a home by hanging up artwork on the walls, setting out some throw pillows, and brightening up the space with patterned rugs and cute trinkets. Below, we’re sharing some of our favorite local resources for finding home décor and art to help you customize your space.
Kayla Weber Art
A Lexington native, Kayla Weber Nord draws inspiration from the beauty of Kentucky and her travels around the world. She paints Kentucky scenes, horses, flowers, and abstracts. You can purchase original artwork or choose from a selection of prints on her website. She also releases ornaments and hand-painted globes from time to time. Check out her Instagram page @kaylaweberart to get a glimpse at some of her work.
Stephanie Hilen Art
Stephanie Hilen is a trained oil painter and self-taught watercolorist who paints colorful Kentucky landscapes, as well as still-life works. She has original works and fine art prints available for purchase on her website. She takes commissions, too, in case there’s something specific you want for your apartment walls. Follow her on Instagram @stephaniehilenart.
The sister store to The Black Market Boutique, Story is a small plant nursery that sells home décor items including plant pots, kitchen items, small furniture pieces, and candles. It’s the perfect place to pick up some tiny, affordable trinkets for your apartment. You can get a feel for their inventory by visiting their Instagram page @story_lexington.
Peggy’s Gifts and Accessories
Established in 1990, Peggy’s sells clothing, jewelry, gifts, and home décor. Whether you need a few candles to make your apartment smell like home, picture frames to display your favorite photos, or a throw pillow to liven up your space, Peggy’s has got you covered. Follow them on Instagram @peggysgifts to stay up-to-date on their latest offerings.
The Domestic, which opened in 2018, features a curated mix of vintage and modern items, including home furnishings and rugs, clothing, and accessories. If you want to furnish your apartment with one-of-a-kind, affordable pieces, this is the local store for you. You can shop in person, online, or via their Instagram @_the_domestic using Venmo.