Hi! I'm Nicole. 

I am the founder of Lifted Balloons, nestled in the heart of the San Francisco East Bay. 

I am a Creative Stylist. I love, love, love showcasing ordinary things in unexpected ways to elevate the atmosphere. Nothing elevates the atmosphere like a jaw dropping, larger than life balloon with a dazzling hand made tail cascading down!

I never expected to fall head-over-heels in love with giant balloons! I fell hard while styling my daughter’s Sweet Sixteen Bash. Inspired by the beautiful, modern trends, I rented some helium, bought some balloons, gifted them to friends and Lifted Balloons was born.

Since I opened up shop in July, 2016, I've expanded offerings to include swoon worthy custom garland, modern balloon architectural pieces, balloons and blooms, exterior installations, rentable photo backdrop fixtures, and full service design for your event. Intimate gatherings to grand scale events, there isn’t an event too small or too big. I am over-the-moon delighted to create for you!

You can visit my studio space by appointment, Monday - Friday, 11 - 4, at The Gala, 723 Alhambra Avenue, Martinez.





Nicole has such a way of making things beautiful. She did a wonderful job styling our women’s retreat dinner and photo shoot. She can take normal everyday items and create lovely settings. When I have to create a pretty space I often think, “How would Nicole Gilmore style this?”
— Carol Valenzuela, Gover Ranch Weddings
Nicole is an artist. These balloons are the easiest party decoration EVER. Just one balloon transformed the entire room for our party full of little girls. I already have my next order in mind!
— Sheley Bakke
“Lifted Balloons made our event complete! What an impact! We were so delighted with what Nicole came up with for us. We were celebrating a milestone for my husband, an artist. She used one of his paintings as inspiration and created stunning decorations. No other decorations were necessary! I will be calling on Lifted Balloons for our next event! I can’t say enough about how much I loved working with Nicole and what she created for us! ”
— — Kris Baines, Speech Language Pathologist and Healthy Living Coach