it all started when…
i was shopping for a birthday gift for a friend - i wanted to include all of the things i knew she liked. after driving around to various shops, finding a pretty box and all the wrappings and waiting in line at the post office i realized i’d spent an entire saturday putting together this perfect gift. i thought there’s got to be a better way to shop for gifts and slate house mrkt was born. gift giving should be a fun and stress free experience.
my name is janelle and i am the founder of slate house mrkt - a dc based gifting studio that offers beautifully curated and custom gift boxes for all occasions using a variety of small batch goods from amazing makers and brands.
i personally select all of the products in my gift boxes, i answer all the emails, do all the boxing, wrapping, card writing, packing and shipping and oversee everything down to the last detail with the help of the two best assistants a girl could ask for… my pups, sweetie and tabasco! they’re excellent at keeping a close eye on the inventory - we call that PAWity control. when they’re not on the clock, you can find them lounging by the window and occasionally they trade kisses for cookies :)
i’m motivated by family and friends… fueled by iced coffee and a good bourbon every now and again.
i love having fresh blooms around when possible - something about them just makes me smile.
my mom is my inspiration… she is truly the most amazing person that i know!
my favorite colors are blue and grey.
fall is my most favorite time of year.
my favorite travel spot is the holy city… charleston, sc! the food, the people and of course the beaches! it is also the inspiration for the design on my gift boxes :)