Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Inspiration to Reality: a candy coated daydream

Inspiration:  a candy coated aqua and peach daydream.  This board is ultra feminine, romantic and soft.  It combines the best of a few worlds:  the chicness of Paris, the salt of the surf and sea, and the whimsy of a vintage carnival.  There is one place in the world that I've been that actually comes close to being a real, live place that resembles this board (minus the beach)....the summer carnival inside the Tuilerie Gardens in Paris.  Magical!

Reality:  here's a peek of the booth we designed at the St. Regis for the Engaged Magazine show back in March around this ethereal palette.  The name of the table was "From Paris, with Love" as an ode to the Tuileries which this inspiration board so reminds me of.

We used shiny white flooring to cover the hotel carpet.
And don't you just love the chandelier + lucite coffee table?
The custom tablecloth overlay was made from beautiful sheer and beaded fabric I purchased in the Indian District of NYC.

Mini Cakes from The Cake Courtesan
Hair by Remona/Gown by Chevy Chase Bridal

I love using opal and milk glass - so ethereal.

From Paris, with Love - Paper goods provided by Little Bit Heart

My assistant Colleen, and myself during the show.

Also a big thanks to DC Rentals as well as Perkins Productions for all their help with lighting/draping + florals!  

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