Last night I attended DIFFA’s Dining by Design and it was a double whammy! The event was for a good cause and I had a great time, hence double whammy. It’s was so nice to see people in the industry having such a wonderful time, from Margaret Russell to design luminaries like Jamie Drake. I was a guest of Roger Thomas who was there with his partner and lovely daughter. However I did not feel great this morning as I was over served….
Below are some snapshots I took of the table we designed for AD, you might remember the post last week where I showed you some of the elements.
I wanted it to be romantic yet have an elegant and tailored feel to reflect the AD aesthetic. I brought in the black because I thought it would be a great background color for Margaret, I think it turned out soft and stylish but still had a sharp edge
We designed an 11’ x 11’ x 8’ high grid structure made up of 6” solid wood posts built over a floor platform which we painted black. We draped the exterior with sheer black fabric and covered all of the interior columns and beams with hundreds of silk flowers; hydrangeas, peonies, wisterias in shades of purple, blue, violet and white. We inserted about 60 purple and clear plastic boxes which contained battery operated candles throughout the grid walls. As a lighting fixture we dropped sheets of fiber optic cable through the ceiling grid, these cascades at different heights above the table, we also focused pink spotlights into the space. The table was set with a black tablecloth and napkins and a sheer silver organza overlay, we had clear Chiavari chairs with black tie on seat cushions. We used the same purple and clear plastic containers in varying configurations to accent the table setting; some contained flower petals, others had candles. The main floral centerpiece was a collection of square glass vases filed with fresh blue, purple, pink and green hydrangeas.