Styling an event
I was asked by my web developer where I get my inspiration for styling events from when we were trawling through a million photo’s of – & I admit some whacky events.
I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised that people will be curious on how it all comes together because for the last 10+ years when people ask what I do for a living and I say event designer, it’s met with ooh’s & ahh’s & how cool is that. And I think it is to be fair.
Let’s start with this one..
Where is all starts
This started off with a cream dresser and I wanted to fit a small story into this. First place I went & where I go with every styling enquiry is Pinterest. I spend a good hour there trawling through compiling the right look for the project.
building the theme
When you read my last post (pardon – go read it now please!) you’ll know I’m into greenery so this design had to have lush large green leaves incorporated into the design. This year I got quite into dusky pink when mixed with a smidgen of peach. The blog post before.. Yes correct!
Stick with what you want to do
I didn’t want to go tropical here (even though everyone was telling me to use the word tropical as a title for the key words YAWN!) but instead wanted to keep it a bit different a bit newer. After all I can’t do what has been done before me so other than the pineapples because I like them I was sticking with the simplicity of matt powdery pink & shiny green leaves. So plants on pink is my favourite title and if it’s not a key word then I’m sorry.
So here’s a few images that got me going..
You just cannot beat a cheese plant for impact. This is why I have cupcakes, Macarons & cookies in it.
I want to paint all my walls this colour with a garden full of bird of paradise but this also means I need to live somewhere hotter than South West London! Ho hum
I did paint a few of the leaves but the tones here are bang on.
This plant actually grows with pink shades going through it. Natural beauty.
Rounding the design up
So once I have my colour and my hero feature it’s now about adding the right props. Don’t add to many so it looks cluttered but enough to keep the interest. I don’t like to use too many colours in any one design when I’m styling events.
This piece, now designed, is fully hireable as one piece for weddings & events. Clients can carry the design straight into their home. A bit like pouring a ready meal into your own ikea dishes and putting it into the oven for your guests to marvel at your handy work. You’re welcome. Have a look here for other designs. At some point in the near future, when I’ve leant the skill of adding a few more hours to the week. There will be a collection of these one stop shop designs.
When the piece is finished I’m always wishing I had ‘just done that’ . In this case I wish I had shoehorned a few more Monstera leaves around the balloons. There’s always next time.
Actually the next one I want to work on involves more cacti & plants in a cool Mexican vibe..
I mean just look at these. If anyone wants to help me fulfil this desire to design something around this gorgeous look do step forward &