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black & white stripes


Black & White Stripe Inspiration Board

A line is a dot out for a walk.
—Paul Klee

There’s an endless variety in what we think of as a line and used wisely, they can add interest and personality to your event décor.

Lines can be thick or thin. They can be long or short. The can be vertical, horizontal, or diagonal. They can be solid or dotted or dashed. Lines can be curved or straight of combinations of both. You can use lines to the direct the eyes, suggest personality (straight lines are more professional, while curved are more casual), and create illusions. The direction and weight of a line also have a psychological impact, for instance:

• Horizontal lines indicate response and tranquility
• Vertical lines communicate a feeling of nobleness and spirituality, strength and grandeur
• Combination of a horizontal and vertical lines communicate stability and solidity
• Diagonal lines indicate movement, activity, force and direction and energy
• Soft, shallow curves sow sophistication, comfort and flexibility and femininity
• Deep acute curve-curves indicate confusion, turbulence and instability

the painter stripe linen (or the hampton linen) is our featured product. available in a variety of sizes, its white stripes are silk dupioni, while the black stripes are flocked. its a beautiful and modern yet classic piece to add to your next occasion.

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the chevron pattern

chevron inspiration board

















The chevron pattern continues to be a hot trend in all that is design. It’s a nice spin off on the traditional stripe pattern and adds a dynamic element to any design. Commonly used for interior design and textiles (we’ve seen this design on rugs, pillows, wallpaper, etc.) over the years we have begun to see this pattern in fashion. We think it’s the perfect accent to add to your event! Here’s a little history on its origin.

Chevron pattern (also spelled cheveron) an inverted v pattern. Sometimes the word “zig zag” or herringbone is used to describe this pattern. It dates back to 1800 BC where it was found in early art designs such as pottery and rock carvings. The word “chevron” is usually used to describe a fret in architecture and may also be found in highway signs to guide drivers and around curves.

Incorporate a few pops of this pattern to your next event!

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though zebra fashion and decor debutted last spring/fall 2011, the zebra trend has long been around and continues to be a glamour staple. from playful colors to unexpecting pairings, the zebra print has never looked so modern and new!

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an opulent beach wedding

“summer afternoon-
 summer afternoon;
 to me those have always
 been the two most
 beautiful words in
 the english language.” – henry james















with summer’s end just around the corner (september 21) we decided to send off the season with one final tribute to those long, lazy days. we created an inspiration board for a beach wedding that fuses a casual theme with some “bling” to add sophistication and elegance.

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something blue

even though pantone has named honeysuckle the color of the year, editors of home and fashion magazines are strongly predicting that the color blue is trending up.

calming and associated to the natural world – the sky, ocean, twillight, blue is a universal favorite of both, men and women. this color conveys confidence and is associated with stability, unity, intelligence and conservatism. in the west the something blue bridal tradition represents love.

although blue is a year-round color combing pastel blues with pink and pale yellows can create a springtime look. deep blues can be used as a colder weather color and, bright bold blues for a summer look.

we put together an inspiration board using sapphire and turquoise. we used silver as an accent color that can be matched with sapphire to create a sophisticated look or with the turqouise to add a bit of “bling” to your summer event.

other shades of blue: cerulean, azule, sapphire, navy, cobalt, indigo, royal, sky blue, midnight blueprussian blue, cornflower blue, cyan, baby blue.

shown above: table top items from event rentals: bubble bottom votive in dark sapphire, cobalt blue goblet, lotus line dinnerware, silver square charger, aquamarine goblet, sonata overlay in aqua, allegro overlay in navy blue with silver, hanging glass votive stand; cake from, eat cake be merry.

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yellow: an inspiration for spring & summer events












any color palette can work during any season of the year by simply playing with it’s hue. take yellow for example. use a lighter, pastel shade of yellow and dress up your spring events. use a brighter hue of yellow to create your summer soiree’s and go deeper and darker (like mustard!) for fall events!

we started color inspiration boards on our facebook page. take a look and get inspired and help us continue to inspire by uploading onto our facebook page album your favorite yellow and white inspirational photos!

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inspired by: hollywood glam

a wedding.  a cocktail party. an anniversary. every design solution begins with a story or a concept. it is from there that we begin to look around and within us to find people, places or things that inspire us and help us move toward the creation process. “inspired by” is our inspiration board – a collage or collection of  photographs of  people, places or things that  inspire, motivate and focus us.

with the golden globes taking place in january, the oscars in february, tony’s and emmy’s in the horizon, hollywood glam was our inspiration.

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