Pulling inspiration from a single Peacock feather, Toyota’s employee appreciation dinner at Pelican Hill Resort turned to be a vibrant and enticing array of color and texture.
Colors at their richest can be found in nature within the jewels and gemstones of our earth… we took our design queue straight from the earth and developed it into a vast table-scape of blooming ruby, emerald and amethyst; with each setting thoughtfully sealed with a delicate Peacock feather.
Amethyst and Sapphire goblets weighed against the Turquoise table runner; Emeralds and Rubies dazzled, tucked away in the fresh floral designs.
Later in the evening, Toyota’s guest enjoyed a Havana styled lounge outside the dining area. Masculine notes of thick leather and distressed wood took guest to a new vibe from the femininity of the dining area.
An antique collection of Moroccan lanterns sparkled with brass and tarnished metals, the setting sunlight spilling through latched stained glass panels. The Pacific Ocean was a breathtaking backdrop to Toyota’s event, a view that surrounds one of our favorite 5 star resorts in Orange County, Pelican Hill. We simply can not express enough gratitude for having Toyota as our recurring client, it means a great deal to us that we can consistently give our clientele what they are searching for.
It’s always such a treat for us when commissioned to design an event within a client’s home, especially when the event is something personal, such as in this case, a shared birthday by the husband and couple’s one year old daughter. What makes designing in one’s home so special is the intimacy we get to feel coming into one’s abode and pulling element’s from their personal decorative taste into the event design itself. In these cases, it’s important for us to design in a way that looks organic and natural amongst pieces already in place, but adding a extra touch of luxury and novelty that isn’t just recognizable to our client but their guests as well.
Our client’s personal taste in this case was drawn to rustic bohemian furnishings and authentic artisanal patterns. With this in mind, we drew our inspiration from that of a Turkish Bazaar. We wanted to create a more upscale “boho”, without loosing the colorful eclectic vibe it’s known for. We brought in a mix of reclaimed wood and classic hemp furniture pieces, to create a natural, non-competing backdrop for the other elements of design. Iron lanterns with ornate Moroccan detailing and colored glass, brought in ethnic ornamental accessories against the rustic wood. Vintage brass goblets and containers hosting vibrant floral arrangements in poppy, tangerine and plum hues, filled the outdoor area with eye catching color. To host the food and dessert bar area, we draped pergolas with tapestries in the pattern family of Ikat and Kilim along with textured garland greenery.
One of our favorite designs with Mike Larson Photography at Greengate Ranch & Vineyard, featured on Brides’s top lounge design ideas! Check out the gallery HERE!
We all can relate to the good and bad of business trips, while the location may be a new and exciting place to travel to, one often still feels as if they are “on the clock.” With a work event being held at the beautiful Malibu Winery, we wanted our clients to be able to enjoy every aspect of their surrounding and let their hair down. With a vibrant color palette and garden party inspired design, we created a fresh backyard summer brunch.
For this event, we were inspired by the idea of an impromptu picnic. We wanted it to feel like we had gathered whatever was in the local farmhouse for the picnic, yet of course it still has to have style.
Our design resulted in mastering the art of pattern-play. We mixed layers of gingham against faded floral linens. Next, each piece of china was handpicked, and layered with enamel campware and mason jar glasses. Old tins were filled with fresh picked wildflowers for centerpieces.
This event was a home run for relaxation. The event planners said even their most serious and unfussy attendees couldn’t help but smile upon entering Malibu Family Wines. They expressed that the guests felt as if in a close family friend’s backyard enjoying the fresh air, sunshine and good company. It was the moment of decompression they all needed. But the greatest compliment came when the head CEO said he felt like he spent the day inside Sunset Magazine, which for us was all the feedback we needed.