While furniture and decor doesn’t go unnoticed, when it comes to the final product of our work, it is often the big picture that’s taken in by attendees: the color palette, the striking repetition of a chandelier or ceiling shade, that overall fresh and polished feel of a temporarily transformed space. And that’s exactly what they should do; that’s how we know it’s been done well.
But to see an event through the eyes of its designers reveals a consideration for the forest and the trees. Every sofa and fabric panel, every side table and pillow, every vessel and votive represents a choice that was made with a consideration for myriad factors.
As parties are born, our design team zooms in from the top of a room to the top of each table, stopping exactly everywhere in between. In doing so, they must also regularly access an updated and comprehensive mental inventory of our eclectic collection of furnishings and decor elements.
Just as this collection is ever-changing, so too are their favorite items. We checked in with a few members of our design team to find out which pieces are currently at the top of their lists.
With their clean lines and simple elegance, our gold hexagon hurricanes are currently tops for Event Designer Brittanie Ahrens. The hexes are fun alternative to cylinder hurricanes, and pair wonderfully with mixed metals, wood and color.
Similar to its glass cousin, our gold wire hurricane is another fun vessel for floral and illumination.
For Event Producer Kelsey Wojtasiak, our white marble bud vases are a delightful addition to any tabletop, and refreshing change from regular glass. Kelsey loves how the variety in heights adds depth and creates interest.
RAISING THE BAR
Event Producer Staci Miller feels that our moulded bar is a wonderful addition to any cocktail hour. Sleek and versatile, this piece works in a wide variety of spaces, and bathed in rich light becomes a beacon for thirsty guests.
As you can see, it’s every kind of element that leads to such beautiful end results. So, next time you find yourself at an event enjoying a cocktail, take a step back, take in all of the pieces large and small, and know that every combination and every detail is absolutely by design.
Thanks to Brittanie, Kelsey and Staci for sharing their favorites, and to Kent Drake and Cindy Fandl for letting us see our work through their lens.