Welcome to The Gathered Lifestyle.
Based in Santa Cruz, California founders Saara and Leigh have developed a love for conscious interior styling.
We aim to make styling your home approachable while embracing the concepts of sustainability, minimalism, and slow home.
Aino Saara Boyer
I am originally from Finland and moved to the states when I was 8 years old. Family adventures took me from Louisiana -> New York -> Australia -> back to New York -> and finally to California. I have now been living in California for the past 9 years. I am inspired by lifetime adventures, my family, the beautiful nature|spaces around me, and forever by my motherland.
In July of 2018 I began to dive deep within to pursue my longtime passion for interior design and styling. A year into this and I am feeling the fire more than ever! By day, I am a Speech Language Pathologist. By evening, an Intuitive Designer|Stylist, with a Northern soul and Western spirit. Seeking to create conscious, sound spaces for individuals and businesses. Seeking to help others. Seeking to heal spaces that feel “stuck”.
I emigrated from Scotland to California 11 years ago to be with my husband. Prior to that I lived in Barcelona for a year and travelled throughout Europe gathering inspiration and experiences that have shaped and remained with me to this day.
The last seven years have been filled with raising my two children but after remodeling our first home three years ago I realized that I’d found my creative passion in interior design. My greatest joy is in incorporating meaningful objects into a space and discovering a sense of place within the home. I believe that successful home design is both functional and beautiful, reflecting the journeys of those who dwell within it.