Dreadful Design

It’s not every day that our designers have the opportunity to use their impeccable eye for styling to arrange skeleton bones, rot flowers and scatter faux roaches. In fact, it’s fairly safe to say there is exactly one day of the year these requests might be made. Perhaps it’s the rarity of a Halloween Party that makes it oh so much fun for an event designer. Or perhaps it’s just that Halloween reveals the darkness lurking in us all.

A Halloween Party entrance at Casino Club Chicago by HMR Designs

In honor of this ghoulish holiday, we thought we’d share one marvelously macabre celebration of yore, ominously designed by Senior Event Designer John Hensel and maleficently produced by our team.
John Hensel, Senior Event Designer at HMR Designs

Guests arrived at a cobweb-drenched Casino Club, entering via red carpet replete with  cockroaches and spiders spilling forth from an open, occupied casket.Halloween Decor by HMR Designs at Casino Club Chicago

Halloween decor at Casino Club Chicago by HMR Designs

Halloween Decor by HMR Designs

The faux bug motif followed guests inside, where John personally salvaged decrepit antique furniture for lounge groupings…
A haunted lounge at Casino Club Chicago by HMR Designs

…complete with rotting floral and alarming tabletop offerings:
Halloween table top by HMR DesignsHaunted decor by HMR Designs ChicagoHalloween cocktail party by HMR Designs at Casino CLub CHicagoHalloween Cocktail Decor by HMR Designs

John also made sure there was no shortage of skulking beings and lurking figures.
Haunting decor by HMR DesignsHaunted Halloween Decor by HMR DesignsFor cocktails and dancing, our always-impressive art team constructed private alcoves beneath haunted house facades and custom graphics, in addition to peppering the space with an ample array of jack-o-lanterns.
Halloween decor at Casino Club by HMR DesignsHalloween details by HMR Designs at Casino Club ChicagoHalloween pumpkins by HMR Designs at Casino Club Chicago Casino Club Chicago all decked out for Halloween by HMR Designs

Custom Halloween graphics by HMR Designs at Casino Club Chicago

What a truly grim celebration indeed.
Thanks to John for his contributions, and to our whole team for bringing his horrid ideas to life. On behalf of all of us at HMR Designs, we wish you the Happiest of Halloweens.