May 21, 2019
When planning an event or meeting, one of the hardest parts can be accommodating your attendees in the most engaging way. Dividing the room and determining the needs of your attendees and their traffic flow through their event space is one of the most important decisions for an event planner. Traditional layouts have their place and can often maximize the room capacity, but if you are willing to experiment you can use new and more creative formats to maximize your event space footprint. Choosing the right layout is important because it can change the overall guest experience at your event. It also sets the stage for your events overall theme and flow. Whether it is to increase engagement in a meeting setting or encourage separate private conversations, the room layout truly sets the stage.
Cocktail tables are a great way to separate space. Usually found around a bar encouraging socializing and a table to use to set food and beverage on, cocktail tables are also a great way to maximize your overall footprint and stimulate socialization amongst your guests. By placing cocktail tables in smaller corners or dead spaces of your event will also draw your attendees to these spaces and allow them to spread out and congregate.
Benches are a great way to maximize seating for your guests. Perfect for any occasion, whether for a wedding reception or premiere after party, benches have a smaller footprint than most sofas and can accommodate seating on all sides. Benches can also be placed against a wall with coffee or side tables for guests to lounge, eat and socialize comfortably in a more casual way than standard table chair seating.
May 17, 2019
May’s birthstone is emerald which stands for energy, renewal and celebrates nature. It also symbolizes spring blooming into summer. At DESIGNER8*, we are celebrating this beautiful hue with a variety of gorgeous green pieces sure to bring life into any event.
Our emerald green Avery chair is a tribute to the mid-century 1960’s “Saucer” chair, with gold legs replacing a traditional wood and looks incredible at indoor and outdoor events.
The sumptuous emerald green velvet can also be seen on our sleek Jayson sofa with matching ottomans and pillows.
May is also the start of peak wedding season! Below are some images from a sea-side Santa Barbara wedding reception featuring our Kelly green tufted sofas and colorful accents.
DESIGNER8* offers a number of incredible green pieces ranging from chartreuse to kelly to hunter to lime in a variety of styles and textures.
May 14, 2019
Summer wedding season has officially begun! Along with the joys, florals, and love in the air, one must make sure that their wedding has all the essentials to comfortably host guests during the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. DESIGNER8* offers a huge new line of plush velvet seating, gold accent tables, and accessories as well as an amazing selection of bars and back bars. DESIGNER8* has all event planners and brides covered and will help make your special day will be as memorable as the “I Do” itself.
Our amazing Grayson in Steel Blue and Jayson in Navy Blue along with the Alexis Dusty Rose are all show-stopping velvet collections that will have your guests in awe.
We carry an amazing assortment of coffee tables in gold, silver, wicker, wood, white glass – along with beautiful cocktail tables and barstools to match! Cocktail hour helps transition guests from the ceremony to reception and the first impression for the celebration to follow.
Of course, it doesn’t stop there. Couples always want to make sure their guests are well fed and taken care of throughout the event and this starts a stunning bar and exceptional service. We look forward to helping all of our engaged couples bring their wedding dreams to life in the upcoming season!
April 30, 2019
It is never too soon to start preparing your patio for the spring and summer. Whether you want to create an outdoor bar or a poolside lounge area, you can count on DESIGNER8* to provide high-quality and stylish outdoor furniture. There’s no better way to welcome the warmer weather than with a couple of drinks and lively conversation with friends and DESIGNER8* has barstool sets and tables to perfectly enhance your outdoor space.
When designing your space, consider our Barbados or Santorini outdoor furniture collections, which bring both earthiness and style to your outdoor event for spring or summer whether it is under a tent or in an open field. Sometimes you simply want to relax in your own backyard – we also offer a number of incredible pieces that are perfect for creating an outdoor lounge at home. For an elegant space, check out our selection of outdoor wicker furniture. Our wicker pieces are made from a vinyl material that looks great and can stand the test of time. No matter what the event is, we have many options that from modern to traditional to rustic that make your outdoor living just as inviting and comfortable as the indoors.
April 25, 2019
There are many reasons when you may find the need to rent office furniture. If you have contracted the installation of new furnishings and are faced with a delivery delay, rental furniture can be delivered and set up quickly in your new space to avoid any disruption in your business operations. On the other hand, many companies have decided to adopt a sustainable green strategy. Rather than having to continually purchase and dispose of outdated furniture, renting provides flexible furniture solutions as the needs of your business evolve. And lastly, rental furniture can help spruce up your existing space when hosting clients or conferences. DESIGNER8* has many types of furniture perfect for office or corporate settings.
For conference rooms, we have our oversized Prince Dining Table which will make a terrific meeting place for large teams. The table comes in both black and white and is 8’ long – holding up to 12 people.
Often, our clients will use our bars as a custom-branded reception desk. It is finished with a white lacquer and comes in 4 and 6’ satellite sections and we can add logos or branded decals to the front as well. The Bianco bar below is just one of many great options we offer.
For waiting areas, we have endless options to choose from. Whether you are looking for a mid-century modern look or something more traditional, we have you covered.
April 22, 2019
April is not only the month of showers, but it’s also a month with multiple holidays and occasions.
Spring is the perfect time to gather family and friends for event and holidays. Often people don’t have enough seating for everyone, and that’s where DESIGNER8* can help. We have a beautiful selection of dining tables and chairs, as well as outdoor lounge furniture. Just like the holidays themselves, our furniture is a beautiful blend of past and present.
Our Prince dining tables come in both white and black lacquer and can seat up to ten people. They also can be placed together to make one long table, which helps keep the event vibe festive and cohesive. The Frost white leather high-backed dining chairs make a more formal statement whereas our Eames chairs can make the look more casual and comfy.
Looking for something more romantic? The black & white Bella Chairs with the Parson white lacquer table shout flirtation.
Our outdoor furniture collections add extra seating as well as vibrant pops of color and comfort for over-fed guests. The Barbados collection is a light grey woven rattan with taupe grey cushions and can be accessorized with a number of different accents.
You can also mix in our Lloyd bar with colorful axel barstools for libations outside.
Regardless of the style you chose, let the holidays express who you are.
April 10, 2019
Trend: General direction in which something is developing or changing.
Analog: a chemical compound that is structurally similar to another, but differs slightly in composition. (2) similar but different in structure and origin.
The latest trend in furniture design is called Analog furniture which is made by hand with specialty finishes and often a sustainable twist. Most of these designs are inspired by mid-century modern pieces which have history and provenance.
More and more we are getting requests for Analog furniture as our customers are wanting a more familial environment for their events.
We heard you.
The Dakota Collection is a line comprised of a side, coffee and cocktail tables with a black metal base and a destroyed wood top.
The Reclaimed Bar and Cocktail Tables we made from renewed and reused processed lumber from other structures like barn siding, decking, and wine barrels.
April 8, 2019
Let’s face it, when attending an event many guests go straight for the open bar and hors devours. Therefore, it is essential that your bar set up is attractive, plentiful, and delicious for any event ranging from a dinner party to a corporate conference. Another factor to consider is the style, look and hues of the overall event—this is where DESIGNER8* comes into play. We carry an incredible inventory of bars and back bar displays that can be used for a variety of different occasions. Favorites include Bellini and Edison back bars as they elegantly display hors devours, liquor bottles, champagne, greenery, and compliment well with our Royce, Diamond Mirror, Aiden, and Lloyd bars.
Our Edison Silver back bar also doubles as both a display station for florals and/or as a great dessert or food station. Remember to place two to three of these stations throughout your venue space to make sure there is an open flow for guests to mingle throughout the event. Below we have the Edison in black displaying liquor and the uniformed champagne glasses paired with our ever popular, Diamond Mirror bar.
It is also crucial to set the tone with the right amount of illumination. Lighting sets the mood for a magical, enchanting evening guests are sure to enjoy! DESIGNER8* has you covered with a variety of chandeliers that can brighten any event space. Our Starburst chandeliers below are one of a kind and make a bold, gold and creative statement which can be added to any indoor or outdoor bar.
Whether hosting an outdoor or indoor event, be sure that your party is a memorable one with the best décor, bars, drinks & food.
Sit back, unwind and let DESIGNER8* handle your lounge and party décor!
April 4, 2019
Spring has officially sprung!! Let’s talk outdoor living to add some excitement to your next event!
Looking to bring in the comfort and style of the indoors to the outdoors? We have dozens of amazing outdoor collections to choose from in different colors, materials and styles. These pieces truly help bring the comforts and class of the inside to the outside. Clients want seating to be inviting, comfortable yet practical and no compromising on the sophistication of the ultimate look they are hoping to achieve. Our seating can be put together in various ways depending on the venue and daypart to ensure your guests can easily engage in conversations and dining while enjoying their lounge time.
Our extensive outdoor collections include sofas, loveseats, chairs and coffee tables and side tables. In addition, we offer different styles and accessories for your outdoor seating including accents, pillows, partition walls, lanterns, rugs and more. Take a look at our Barbados Collection, made of sunbrella grade material. Comfort (check) Chic (check) stylish (check).
Stylish accessories such as pillows also add a fun pop of color and punch to any look. And let’s not stop at the pillows! You can complement any of our outdoor collections with any of our indoor collections, for example, mixing and matching coffee and side tables and florals.
Reach out to plan your spring events today!
March 27, 2019
Regardless of the event or theme, the objective is to make each engagement truly spectacular. DESIGNER8* believes there are three keys to a successful event partnership that will help turn your event vision into reality. The three attributes to look for in a partner:
- Working with a knowledgeable designer
- Bringing in high quality and high style rentals
- Convenient and hassle-free vendors
Our event designers and event specialists thrive on design and décor. They adore their profession because it is highly creative and work hand in hand with our clients to bring their visions to life. Our team has the unique ability to completely transform a space and create magic with expertise in the areas of event rentals, lightning, scenic props, florals, entertainment and all of the custom details in between.
At DESIGNER8*, we live for creating amazing experiences. Whether it’s a gala, outdoor event or corporate exhibition, our passion is finding the right furniture to fit each and every event. Our extensive inventory of trendsetting furniture, custom scenic props, lighting, and accessories are sure to take your event to the next level. Our collections, ranging from classic to modern, are designed and created specifically for the event industry to bring style and functionality to any event.
CONVENIENT & HASSLE FREE
It is important to find a company that offers great service and competitive pricing. We take pride in our work and it shows in each piece of furniture and with each team member onsite. Our people are clean and polite and our customer service is a cut above the rest. Another important reason for selecting a company like DESIGNER8* is the fact that we don’t just deliver our furniture, but we also place each piece exactly where you want it. And when your event ends, our team is there to strike quickly and efficiently.
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