BY By Julie Scagell; Photograph by Laken Fulton Photography


Tablescape: Creating Emmy Magic with Inspiration from Mother Nature

“Nature’s Elegance” was the theme of the exclusive Governors Ball after-party that followed the 68th Emmy Awards telecast in September, as well as for the back-to-back Creative Arts Balls that took place the previous weekend. For event planner Cheryl Cecchetto, president and owner of Sequoia Productions, this was her 19th Emmy Awards Governors Ball.

Set the Table for the Holidays

The simple checked pattern of gingham conjures up images of homespun goodness. The rustic accents hint at our region’s untamed backdrop. The two combined set the table for a warm holiday party. 

Of her choice of gingham for the table, designer Misty Damico says, “It has a casual ‘cabin’ feel. I felt it was a good textile for a Pacific Northwest vibe.” Damico is owner and creative producer of Luxe Event Productions, a Portland, Oregon-based specialevents firm. 

Shimmery Greens, Wood and Lace Provide Key Ingredients for a Tablescape Inspiration

Guests at the International Special Events Society (ISES) Denver Chapter’s annual Designer Showcase, held at the Studios at Overland Crossing in Denver on Feb. 16, admired four creative vignettes that honored Academy Award-winning films. One team used an all-time classic film as inspiration: The Wizard of Oz.

A tablescape grows from one core element

Aesthetic inspiration can come from nearly anywhere— even from a single chair. Ralph Bellisario, owner of Bellisario Florist in Eastpointe, used a Chameleon chair as the starting point for designing a vignette for Ballroom Bliss at the Royal Park Hotel. The silver-toned metal chair with a satin cushion is new and on trend, and can be adapted to a variety of concepts.

A color-blocking tablescape adds depth and texture

In the 90s, low rents and large industrial spaces in Philadelphia’s Northern Liberties, once the city’s manufacturing district, began luring artists and entrepreneurs. This influx of fresh new ideas and business created an eclectic and progressive atmosphere that continues to foster creativity and expression today.

It is here, on the eastern edge of the district and bordering the Delaware River, that Beautiful Blooms designed a mid-day event for a large innovative software firm.

The Inspiration

A board meeting at the Two River Theater turns the pages for inspiring decor

The Victoria J. Mastrobuono Library, located in the Two River Theater in Red Bank, was designed by set designer Neil Prince. The library houses a trove of theater and art books, which were acquired with the money raised in honor of Jacqueline K. Aronson, Two River benefactor and patron of the arts. A collection of scripts and plays produced at the Two River Theater is also stored in the library.

The Inspiration

Brighten up winter tablescapes with these gem-inspired accessories

Whether it's turquoise, tigers-eye, malachite, lapis or amethyst, we’re loving gems this winter. Embrace Earth’s natural beauty, and add a touch of elegance to your dinner parties, meetings and white winter days with these gem-inspired accessories. They’re sure to make any event sparkle.

1 Be a cut above with these diamondshaped crystal glasses.
Diamond Glasses, $29.99 for set of two

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