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.

The space truly came to life once dear family friends began to stream in, enjoying the comfort of one’s home in celebration of a father, daughter and another many more years of birthdays to come!

Rentals: Archive Rentals // Floral: Krista Jon // Design: Crosby and Jon // Venue: Private Residence Newport Beach // Photography: Chris and Kristen Photography

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