Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Slick & Sleek





What's black (with some white thrown in) and shiny all over? This cool, sleek PATENT LEATHER table that I designed for the Baltimore Bridal Show over the weekend at the Convention Center!

Here's the back story: I was commissioned by the Hyatt Regency Inner Harbor to create a design concept for their display area at the show. They wanted something different, something unique, something that would stand out (which is right up my alley!) to those brides and grooms who would visit the event. In my "wanderings", I had visited a fabulous rental company in the metropolitan area who had the most unusual tables - made of patent leather or faux ostrich. I kept that little "tidbit" on file for future use - knowing I'd be able to develop it into a designscape somehow.......

When the opportunity came to create the booth display - that patent leather table popped up immediately! It is the perfect way to make a different statement and seat your guests in stylish comfort. Available locally at Party Rental, Ltd., this stunning dining option comes in black, white or navy patent leather OR a rich brown-hued faux ostrich leather option. I decided to work with the classic color schematic of black & white...with the notion of shine thrown in for good measure. The use of LED lighting in the space allowed for continuous color change during the event - I opted for cool tones of deep blue, purple, red and pink to give a subtle mood swing each hour......

4 different place settings, complete with base plates, dinnerware, flatware and sparkling glassware was a great way to show varied looks, and the use of Dupioni silk benches along with classic Chivari chairs gave another way to seat your guests at this magnificent table. Pure white florals in glass boxes, by Richardson's Flowers & Gifts were the perfect finishing touch.

The reaction? Everyone LOVED it!!! All of the visitors to the booth wanted to touch it, feel it...which is exactly what I wanted. The shine was incredible and as one bride said so succinctly, "This is a table for grownups!". I couldn't agree more....

8 comments:

lovelaughterelegance said...

Linnyette:

That table is gorgeous! Who but you could rock it like that? Great job!!

Howerton+Wooten Events said...

That table is quite sexy Linnyette! Excellent job.

Love & Soul Always, Kay

sneffik said...

I saw this display and it was absolutely stunning! Beautiful work! In my opinion, the best stop along the chaos of the Bridal Showcase.

Wendy said...

Gorgeous table! Grown folks kinda style! :)

Tywana said...

Absolutely Beautiful, Linnyette! Beautiful, indeed! And, Patent leather tables too! I am sure you captured the eyes and the hearts of all who saw your wonderful table set at the show! Looking forward to seeing you at the Luncheon in April!~ Tywana

.elle denise. said...

Wonderful, of course!...

Brandi- Glitz and Glamour Events said...

Very stylish! I love designs that have a bit of shine.

Anonymous said...

Patent leather is my favorite things in the whole wide world - what a fantastic idea to put it on a table! I've definitely added this to my list of things to have at my wedding one day.