This summer we had the opportunity to design the Memphis Area Home Builder’s Association’s VESTA Designer Home Show Preview Party! We had a great time working with this organization and we were very pleased with how everything came together. We loved transforming the Germantown Performing Arts Center into a swanky Hollywood cocktail party!
We pipe-and-draped the entire front lobby to transform it into an all-white affair. We used spandex linens on the bars and created white leather lounge areas with shag rugs. Check out Marilyn hanging out in between the two bars! Light boxes glowing a faint blue and hundreds of crystal details brought in the luxe opulence of old Hollywood.
Check out the room after dark! We had two fabulous feather and spandex palm trees to frame the room with. We used feathers and crystals in the centerpieces and the blue glowing light boxes were the only color in the room.
We love using feathers as centerpieces! This is just another angle of the lobby.
The actual dinner took place on the GPAC Stage! We pipe-and-draped the halls to lead the guests from the all-white lobby to the stage for dinner. With the help of linens, lighting and centerpieces we created a black and red look. We used red rose balls elevated on silver candelabras for dramatically tall centerpieces on some tables, and extravagant black feather plumes in vases on others. Diners were entertained with live piano music from the black grand piano on stage with them!
This is a food station in the middle of the stage. Check out the tall red rose ball up close! Love the black, silver and red look on this stage.
We always alternate table looks. The red rose balls on the black linens, and the black vases and feather plumes on the red ones! Feathers are a glamorous detail you can use over and over again. They add drama, height and they wilt like flowers do.
(Linens, tables, chairs, and lounge furniture courtesy of Mahaffey Tent and Party Rentals.)
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