Runway to Table: 50 Shades of Gray

Our fourth and final runway trend to be transformed into a fashion-forward event design is the color Gray.  An incredibly versatile color, it is perfect for everything from a Spring garden party to a chic dinner party or whimsical botanical luncheon.  Check out the pretty details captured by Sweet Tea Photography below.  Featured on United with Love and Junebug Weddings.

 

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Thanks again to our fabulous vendor team:

Photography:  Sweet Tea Photography

Floral Design: Sidra Forman Flowers

Equipment Rentals: DC Rental

Styling and Design:  Elizabeth Duncan Events

Runway to Table 2014: Paint the Town

We took inspiration from one of this season’s hottest runway trends and created a colorful and creative design perfect for your next fundraiser or dinner party.  Featured on United with Love.  Learn how to DIY your own dip-dyed napkins here.  For more painted event design inspiration, follow our Pinterest board.

 

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Special thanks to our fabulous vendor friends who helped make the shoot possible.  If you want this look for your next event, be sure to contact them!

Photography:  Sweet Tea Photography

Floral Design: Sidra Forman Flowers

Equipment Rentals: DC Rental

Styling and Design:  Elizabeth Duncan Events

 

 

 

 

 

Runway to Table 2014: Blue and Orange

Inspired by this year’s hottest runway trends, we created event designs ideal for the fashionista hostess.  Be sure to check out our blue and orange-inspired design below and in the feature on United with Love.

Some DIY elements we had fun creating with materials from places like Michael’s, HomeGoods and JoAnn Fabrics include:

  • Hand-painted table numbers
  • Gilded fruits
  • Personal collection of blue and white vases and candlesticks
  • Figurine accents

For more ideas on how to incorporate this season’s color trends into your next event, check out our Pinterest board.

Special thanks to our fabulous vendor friends who helped make the shoot possible.  If you want this look for your next event, be sure to contact them!

Photography:  Sweet Tea Photography

Floral Design: Sidra Forman Flowers

Equipment Rentals: DC Rental

Styling and Design:  Elizabeth Duncan Events

Runway to Table 2014: Embroidery

Inspired by this year’s hottest runway trends, we created event designs ideal for the fashionista hostess.  Be sure to check out the Embroidery-inspired designs below and in the feature on United with Love.

Some DIY elements we had fun creating with materials from places like Michael’s, HomeGoods and JoAnn Fabrics include:

  • Table numbers
  • Gilded fruits and vegetables
  • Napkin holders
  • Deer antlers

For more ideas on how to incorporate this fashion trend into your next event, check out our Pinterest board.

Special thanks to our fabulous vendor friends who helped make the shoot possible.  If you want this look for your next event, be sure to contact them!

Photography:  Sweet Tea Photography

Floral Design: Sidra Forman Flowers

Equipment Rentals: DC Rental

Styling and Design:  Elizabeth Duncan Events

 

 

2014 Design Trends

Many of my Clients and Pinterest followers comment that I pin a lot of interior design photos on my event inspiration boards.  For me, designing an event is very similar to designing a living space.  Both require a balance of function and flow with style and creativity.  Also, entertaining is an extension of how we live.  Whether you’re entertaining in your backyard, at a historic museum or in the convention center, bringing in the gracious hospitality and unique personality of your lifestyle is one way to ensure a successful and meaningful event.

In 2014, some of the design trends we’re tracking and looking to for inspiration include:

Bold Black

The chicest of chic, an entire room painted black or a major focal point, black is no longer taboo in home design

Black 2014 Design Trend

via Pinterest: sukio.com

Glamorous Gold

Subtle to spectacular, this color and material make a statement

Gold 2014 Design Trend

via Pinterest: thebeautifulsoup.com

Wood Wonderful

Dramatic wood installations and signature pieces can be modern and traditional

Wood 2014 Design Trend

via Pinterest: contemporist.com

Rock Solid

Incorporating natural stones, cement, and tile that mimics stone

Rock 2014 Design Trend

via Pinterest: lushhome.com

 

We asked one of our favorite local event designers, Amaryllis, for their insight into this year’s design trends.

“We’ve been noticing a greater focus on gold accents and overall [color] schemes, and, of course, think the outcome is beautiful! The color can be incorporated anywhere from tabletop designs to containers in brushed, classic and modern styles. We love the “go bold with gold” mentality and foresee this becoming a big [event design] trend throughout 2014.”

Photo: Eli Turner

Photo: Eli Turner

 

Check out our 2014 Design Trends Pinterest board for more trends ideas.

Featured: DIY Sip and See on Style Me Pretty Living

The Observatory Elizabeth Duncan Events Sip and See

We are beyond excited to have our Heart Full of Love Sip and See featured on Style Me Pretty Living today.  This was such a sweet and fun party to plan!

Click here to check out the post and learn more about the DIY details.  Thank you to all of our fabulous vendors!

Photography: The Observatory | Floral Design: Philippa Tarrant Floral Designs | Cake: Kendall’s Cakes | Invitations: Trimmings By Jill | Catering: Design Cuisine | Calligraphy And Signage: Laura Hooper Calligraphy | Custom Coffee Sleeve: Print Globe | Custom Wood Monogram: Etsy – Custom Cut Monograms |  Linens And Equipment: DC Rental

Featured On: United with Love

So excited to have Part 1 of our Runway to Table photoshoot featured on United with Love today.  We had so much fun working with our fabulous vendors to bring the latest runway trends to life as wedding and event designs.

Photo : K. Thompson Photography

Photo : K. Thompson Photography

 

Huge thanks to all of the vendors who contributed, especially K. Thompson Photography, Sidra Forman Flowers, Just Paper and Tea, and DC Rental!

 

Stay tuned for Part 2 and Part 3, scheduled for the next two Thursdays on United with Love.

Thanksgiving Table Inspiration

Are you all ready for Thanksgiving next week?  Here are just a few ideas I’ve been collecting for my Thanksgiving table.  Soft earth tones and puffy creme blossoms mixed with vintage touches.  Cozy and intimate!

Photo Credits: Pinterest, Style Me Pretty, Centsational Girl, Camille Styles, Paper Source, Style Me Pretty

Treasure TROHV

This week, I arrived early for a meeting in Takoma Park and was so excited to happen upon TROHV.  TROHV first opened in Baltimore several years ago, but the Takoma Park store just opened a few months ago.

I’ve recently been enjoying Picker Sisters and their creative re-purposing of found items.  TROHV is part vintage, part found items, with a bit of Anthropolgie and Paper Source styling.

I felt like I would want to live in their store.  I am totally in love with this old cart!  I think it would be perfect in my house.

From TROHV