Monday, March 30, 2015

Taste WA 2015 Alaska Lounge

An urban inspired lounge at Taste Washington 2015 to match Alaska Airline's new branding. The company has a new esthetic utilizing warm wood tones paired with brush metal and organic elements.

Inspired by Alaska’s new branding and “Bring The Outside In,” the lounge was set with a mix of seating options in natural wood-tones, metal and cement elements, and modern shapes. Two high-back white bench couches were paired with three grass turf benches and wooden cart tables. Alaska navy blue throw pillows added a pop of branded color. Six industrial style metal cocktail tables were paired with wooden barrel stools for additional seating.

The Buffet was a show-stopping tiered X table display with concrete posts and cedar tops. One additional low concrete cedar top table was placed along the back wall for exclusive winery pours. The Buffet had three modern tulip arrangements in hues of white and green in modern bias-cut bowls with white river rocks.

Monday, February 2, 2015

YWCA Glam That Gives

Each year the Pierce Country YWCA gathers to raise awareness and funds for their outstanding projects benefiting the community and women in need ~ with Glam That Gives. This year we help raise over $80,000 with a magical New Orleans garden inspired event!

In grand New Orleans~Garden District style, a Victorian ironwork lamp-post entry archway displayed against vine-patterned sheer & Dupioni drapery enticed guests into the hidden garden.

Centered on the Garden Party Patio, was a tall working fountain. The venue’s tall cocktail tables were removed and fun colorful cafe chairs and tables were placed around the central fountain display. An up-lit entrance arch of green Dupioni drape opened into the dining room. The sides of the archway were decorated with white classical garden statues on pedestals with ground covering greenery. Adjacent, another green Dupioni drapey archway with flanking lamp posts marked the Silent Auction room.

The stage was set in the old-world elegance of the New Orleans Garden District. Over-sized wrought iron filigree decorated the front center and along the bottom of the screen. Spiral topiaries with up-lighting and classical white pedestals topped with large ornate candelabras framed the screen sides.Two 16-ft up-lit sections of green vine-patterned sheer drape was placed in front of emerald green satin drape on either side of the stage.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Seattle Bride Magazine Spring/Summer 2015

The very first photo-shoot in our new warehouse (located in the Tacoma Dome District) a couple months ago was for Seattle Bride Magazine's Spring/Summer 2015 cover! We took this behind-the-scenes photo, pick up the magazine on stands now for the rest of this beautiful Absolutely Opulent photo spread by Alvin Nguyen Photography, styled with PJ Hummel & Company decor!

Friday, December 12, 2014

A Tropical Holiday

The largest event of the season was a family oriented tropical holiday extravganza! Five rooms and several hallway spaces were transformed into tiki and beach party profection!

The Tiki Entry and Tropical Hallways
As guests entered the event, they were greeted by a delightful and festive tropical atmosphere! A large tiki hut vignette was built across the entrance hallway. Colorful parrots, palm trees, ferns, grasses, jute, tiki torches, and nautical paraphernalia accented the sides. The hallways were dotted with festive honey-comb decorations on the ceiling along with lots of photo opportunities. A massive life guard seat looked over the hall lined in colorful cafe seating.

Under the Sea
The largest room was Under The Sea themed with a magical seaweed entrance! The dynamic archway was be adorned with over-sized clam shells, coral, fishnet, and a massive 7 ft long shark hiding in the seaweed! Two rippling water effect machines illuminated the hall. The room itself was draped ceiling high in blue satin drapery with three underwater backdrops. A seaweed mermaid photo-op was set inside the room for guests.

Caribbean Pirates
Arrrr! A not-too-scary pirate room was filled with gold coins and fun! Guests entered the room through an opulent burgundy brocade archway between two columns. Tassels, gold balustrades, perched parrots, and treasure, and a large flag enticed guests inside pirate territory! The room was striped in brown and black satin drapery with three pirate backdrops. A captains quarters photo-op was located in the hallway.

Mermaid Cove
Mermaid Cove was designed for the youngest of guests with a "waterfall" entry arch of holographic water-drop curtails. The sides of the entry were be filled with oversized seashells, seaweed, and a hand-painted "Mermaid Cove" sign. Once inside guests found a tropical paradise of lush greenery and cascading waterfalls. Setting the scene, from behind, is a 20ft. backdrop, while the foreground had an abundance of seashells tucked into a scattering of netting around a mermaid!

Tiki Bar
Two enormous 9 ft tall tiki standees marked the entrance of the Tiki Lounge for thirsty guests. Inside, a hand painted up-lit retro backdrop of tropical foliage set the mood. Refreshments were served from a vintage bamboo bar with a 9 ft wide thatch tiki umbrella overhead! Tables in the room were dressed in festive retro tiki linens in hues of brown with coconut centerpieces.

Teen Been Party
Inspired by Teen Beach Movie, this room was for the "big kids." A glowing arcade room with bright uplighting and a paper lantern ceiling treatment. Beach scene backdrops