bellwether (noun)

  1. a wether, or other male sheep that leads the flock, usually bearing a bell.
  2. a person or thing that assumes the leadership or forefront, as of a profession or industry: Paris is a bellwether of the fashion industry.
  3. a person or thing that shows the existence or direction of a trend; index.
  4. a person who leads a mob, mutiny, conspiracy, or the like; ringleader.

Bellwether Team

Between Elyse’s formative years being spent absorbing fashion and design amongst the rabble of New York City’s East Village, eventually going on to work for some of Manhattan’s most prestigious firms, and Katie’s years of traveling around the world with Matthew Moore Photography as a highly skilled shooter, stylist, and hair and makeup artist, we have over 15 years of experience listening to our clients’ needs, problem solving, creating memories, and following our instincts.

We founded Bellwether Design out of a desire to bring original, fashion-forward design to the event rental world in Austin and Dallas. Firm believers that the Devil IS in the details, we’ve gathered statement piece rental décor that will take your event from basic to gorgeous with the simple addition of a modern lounge collection, avant-garde art piece, or eclectic tabletop ware. 

For us, the thrill is in the chase. Scouring design warehouses and getting our hands on custom threads to reupholster and spruce up all of our one-of-a-finds means we’ve ended up with a lot of rad furniture that shows off our love of clean lines and bold patterns. Our color game is strong.

Our carefully curated pieces – typically reserved for highly decorated interiors – can be seamlessly woven into your event with our team guiding your way through the collection. We’re constantly seeking out new product, so if there’s something specific you’re looking for and don’t see on the site, feel free to give us a shout.

Who Are We?

Creators • Avant-Garde • Conceptual • Inventive • Tenacious • Earnest • Well-Connected • Inspired • Bold • Sincere • Fashion Forward • Sympathetic • Spectacular Improvisers • Constantly Building • Contemplative • Unashamed Perfectionists • Tasteful • Two Peas in a Pod

What Do We Do?

Produce • Curate • Design • Take Abstract Ideas & Make Them Reality • Cast Vision • Go Above & Beyond • Source the Unsourceable • Breathe New Life Into Old, Tired Ideas • Carry the Burden for Your Sake • Labor Obsessively & Perhaps Unhealthily to Achieve Your Vision

What We’re Into?

Black & White (in case you couldn’t tell) • Clean Lines • Intentionally Eclectic Design • Statement Pieces • Mind Blowing Textiles • Strong Patterns • Destroying Clichés & Setting Trends • Above All, YOUR IDEAS!!!