Wednesday, April 25, 2012

YWCA WE Inspire Luncheon

For the past five years we have been working with Seattle's YWCA on their WE Inspire luncheon series. There are a few organizations PJ Hummel & Company cares dearly for, and the Y is a big one. Empowering women through tough times is very important.

The Seattle session with 2000 people happened yesterday with special guest Sheryl WuDunn. She looked wonderful in front of our white satin drape that covered the stage. In the lobby we created an arch over registration with 3' balloons matching the YWCA's branding. We also set out pieces from our Kickback line of furniture with sculptures of enormous 5' balloons to continue the circle motif. We rarely design with balloons, but when they are 5' tall no one can deny how awesome they are!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Light Box Centerpieces

Living in the Pacific Northwest, we certainly see our fair share of art glass, it's everywhere! Not to mention Tacoma born Dale Chihuly. So naturally many auctions, fundraisers, and social events use art glass as centerpieces.

While glass centerpieces are beautiful, the common complaint is that they disappear on tables in event lighting. The vibrant colors are muted, and the pieces are forgotten about.

Let us share our solution, and the newest addition to our centerpiece collection, our Light Boxes! These 12" square boxes have a 4.25" platform to raise and illuminate any glass piece. The boxes themselves are clean & simple black. They blend into any setting while the tops glow to perfectly showoff the artwork placed on top.

Only at PJ Hummel & Company, think about Light Boxes for your next event!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

The Emerald City!

Today we're revisiting St. Joes Auction from last year. This is the event we won an Emerald City Applause Award (how fitting!...) for Best Industry Organization Team Effort Budget $25,001-$100,000. A combination of Hollywood Lighting, Blue Danube Productions, & PJ Hummel & Company transformed St. Joesph School's auditorium intro a magical Wizard of Oz Fantasy world for their annual fundraiser!

We created the delightful entry with our iridescent green drape and our over-sized red poppies. The lighting was spectacular with the school's architecture, beautiful entrance inside & out!

Inside the ballroom, we lined the walls with our 20' high white satin drape, which was then uplit in green - furthering the Emerald City theme. We also designed two 12' long diamond chandeliers with crystal orbs suspended inside, and lined with lush white feathers!

Thank you David Wentworth Photography for these wonderful shots!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Taste Washington 2012

For the fifth year in a row we've had the pleasure of decorating Taste Washington, Seattle's Wine & Food Weekend! This year the festivities were bumped up to TWO whole days! We're happy to see this sweet little event grow.

This year we did a farmers market vignette with vintage decor & real produce, wine propping for the Viking Stage, chocolate draping & centerpieces for the dessert bar(new drape color premier!!), and our favorite - the elegant VIP lounge.