After 3+ years of Divine Designs, I have decided to lay down my business.
This definitely wasn’t part of my business plan for 2019, but it is so God and so good.
I never thought I’d say it, but I’m overjoyed to close down shop. I don’t know exactly what everything is going to look like in the future, but I have a deep peace about laying down my business whether it’s for 6 months, 5 years or forever. Since I made this decision I have felt freedom like never before, rest, peace and so much grace for this! I am full of excitement and expectancy for all the Lord has for this new season of life!!
I will still create pieces from time to time, but only at my own leisure—not as my job. I may* sell the designs I make in my free time, but I will not take any custom orders. If you’ve visited my website the past 2-3 weeks you’ve noticed all but about 5 items are sold out. Those are the LAST 5 items I will have for sale, so if you’ve had your eye on a design now is the time to go grab it!
I am SO thankful for each one of you. Thank you for following along with my business journey and for all your support over the years. Y’all are seriously amazing.
It has been a beautiful + wild ride! I know that’s a lot of info, so I’ll stop there for now. I’m sure I’ll share more about this big transition in the future, but if you have any questions feel free to contact me, DM me on social media or come see me at Cottonwood Co. in Niceville, FL.
Our Very Last Design // "The Voyage"
This modern design is the last product Divine Designs will be selling before we close down our shop. There's only 1 available, so grab it before it's gone!
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Where Art + History Meet.
The wood in this collection is sourced from various barns + historic buildings in Baker, FL. The little country town sits along the Blackwater River in the Florida Panhandle.
The character rich wood tells stories from the past generations. Although each piece is thoughtfully designed + handcrafted, the patina + texture of this wood cannot be created by anything other than time.
Over 100 years in the making, and now these one-of-a-kind designs are ready to make history in a new home.
Here's what people are saying:
Janelle Z. // Quesnel, British Columbia
Ok seriously. I am so pleased with this.
I've always wanted a mountain piece, because well, I would rather be living on top of a gigantic mountain, that's where my heart is. Divine Designs handcrafted the perfect piece that fills my heart. SO PLEASED.
Megan S. // San Francisco, California, USA
Beautiful piece! Even more stunning in real life.
Erin S. // Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
High quality craftsmanship and design. Lauren has an eye for detail and for rich color schemes that can highlight any room. I'm going to be a customer for for life!
Gabrielle M. // Kenvil, New Jersey, USA
So cute. What's even better is the note that is included in the package. Made me tear up. Such a beautiful piece with an even prettier sentiment. Thank you so much!!!!
Chris S. // Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
We bought this piece as a gift for a friend’s baby shower and it was such a hit! She couldn’t wait to display it in her son’s room. We love the high quality workmanship and unique artistry. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Stephanie L. // Tracy, California, USA
I love my wooden heart! The prayer card included was so beautiful. I suffer from an illness & it touched my heart. Continue creating great pieces of art & spreading God’s love...
Mariah R. // Brooklyn, NY, USA
Beautiful and unique Christmas present for my husband. It arrived with a kind handwritten note. I would love to order more for others-great gift!
Heather R. // Grand Forks, ND, USA
I just want to say thank you for the putting so much care into your items. I purchased two, and I am so happy with them. They are a perfect addition to my home. Your packaging, your note, etc. all made my purchase extra special. Thank you for all you do!
Jennifer M. // Westbrook, ME, USA
This is stunning. One of my favorite pieces ever. Beautifully made. It’s perfection!
Meet The Artist
Lauren Gordon is a self-taught woodworker who began her business adventure on a leap of faith in 2016. Her business was born in Crestview, Florida after she decided to take a different route in life and quit college. Lauren had no idea what God had in store, but knew His plan would be exciting, so she jumped head first into the unknown. After throwing away scholarships and her perfectly planned out life, the Lord quickly began to unlock passions & creativity she never knew she had. Now that her hands were empty, she was able to receive the gift of a business that the Lord was wanting to place in her hands.
Lauren's business originally involved painting canvases & doing calligraphy, but it organically morphed into woodwork as she began to try new things and broaden her skills. Now, Divine Designs is a thriving business celebrated for its original wooden designs that are hand crafted in by Lauren and sold all over the world.
When she's not in her workshop covered in sawdust, Lauren loves being outside in the fresh air finding inspiration among the mountains and trees. Lauren's desire is to express the beauty , love, and creative nature of God through the works of her hands and the through the relationships that are formed through her business.
Divine Designs is committed to creating quality art that can be passed down for many generations. We have a high standard for excellence which is why we don't cut any corners in the creative process. Each work of art is created with heart, precision, attention to detail and with you in mind. If our finished product doesn't pass our simple quality control question, "Would we be proud to hang this in our own home? ", then we head back to the workshop and create a new piece that reflects our hearts & values in a higher degree.