November 14, 2019
What is sustainability? It is not just a motto or a hashtag that we apply to our event furniture rentals for likes on social media, it is about living so that you meet your current needs while preserving the future for generations to meet theirs. Transitioning to a sustainable lifestyle has become easier over the years mainly due to technological advancements of “green products”. In the past, you may have had to sacrifice comfort or modern living to achieve sustainability. Thankfully, this is no longer the case as companies integrate sustainable practices and materials into their products. Even better, the use of social media broadcasts the ease of adopting a sustainable lifestyle to the world. Now more people are becoming aware and are actively making sustainable choices.
Sustainability is becoming part of our culture and businesses have products and services which are influenced by sustainable ideals. It’s seen in the cars we buy, the way we travel and the homes we purchase. On a smaller scale, it affects the food we eat and the clothing we wear. These products are created using organic materials and fibers, which may be packaged using less waste. Even some event furniture rentals today have been inspired by sustainability. Designers are introducing natural materials into products brought to the market.
Green materials are also showing up more frequently in building design. We see this reflected in the use of fabrics like linen, cotton, and wool on walls and décor. Such textures are often seen on couches, chairs, chaise lounges, love seats, and other furniture. Hard natural materials are very popular too. Marble, cement, stone, and slate are fashionable options for today’s furniture and building materials.
Sustainable furniture and decor have several advantages over the competition:
- Cost. Sustainable furniture is usually the more affordable choice compared to a similar, non-sustainable counterpart.
- Aesthetics. The look of sustainable furniture and décor elements is incomparable. The best faux wood cannot compare to real wood, bamboo or cork. Natural materials add a unique touch to the space that faux composites cannot match.
- Environmentally friendly. A sustainable home is not only about how it looks when photographed, it’s about the entire life cycle of the building materials and furniture. How, and from where, the materials were source are just as important as how it looks in your home. Sustainability also thinks through to the end of the product’s useful life. Such furniture and materials create less waste than traditional products. Perhaps it can be recycled or upcycled into something new. Even if it cannot, it may be biodegradable. From the beginning to the end, it should make as minimal an impact as possible on the environment.
Maybe you’re looking for a sustainable way to host a fashionable event or use sustainable furniture for your next party. You might be interested in adapting to the lifestyle and want to dabble before committing to it 100%. Using eco-friendly event furniture rental is a chic way to indulge your green habits. Selecting furniture and décor made from natural elements brings a level of calm elegance you can’t get with faux materials. Even better, you can mix and match furniture pieces to design a one-of-a-kind space that reflects your event’s true style. And DESIGNER8* has plenty of options to help bring these looks to life!
November 8, 2019
With temperatures dropping and the holidays approaching, everyone wants to feel warm and cozy. Why not create a cozy living room atmosphere for your holiday event or pop-up? Lounge seating with some coffee and side tables is a perfect set up for guests to relax and chat while sipping hot chocolate (or hot toddies!). You can also mix in faux fur bean bags, shaggy rugs, accent pillows, and soft lighting to help create this cozy feel. Of course, a venue with a built-in fireplace is an added bonus.
When it comes to holiday décor, DESIGNER8* has you covered. We also offer a number of holiday-inspired accents including Christmas trees, garland and wreaths.
If the venue has a fireplace – your event gets extra points! And do not forget lots of garlands and festive lights!
November 4, 2019
DESIGNER8* has your ultimate solution for privacy and décor all in one. Check out our wood slat walls – these walls can be used in a contemporary, rustic, modern or traditional settings.
Wood slat walls can add warmth and texture in an open, large raw venue space to provide a more intimate setting. If privacy isn’t a factor, these walls can simply serve as décor or a focal point to help define your space. Our walls can also be customized with decals and double as a back drop for your next photo moment or stage back drop.
Walls can also be enhanced with flowers, neon or any other enhancements for corporate and social events. You can also use them to display content and encourage audience engagement for trade shows and exhibition booths.
And of course, you can add lighting to enhance the walls as well.
October 28, 2019
Here at DESIGNER8* we are prepped and ready for game day with huge quantities of fun, colorful and festive lounge groupings for your next tailgate that will truly make a bespoke statement! We offer several different varieties of barstools, lounge chairs and sofas along with hundreds of different pillow options to accessorize your outdoor tailgate space. And our lounge pairs perfectly with our bars, back bars and cocktail seating! We have even added in navy blue velvet cushions which would work perfectly for that Chargers or Patriots game! And of course, we can create custom pillows and decals as well!
We’ve included a few fun game day looks below:
October 23, 2019
Rich colors of fall hues in plush, cozy fabrics is a good way to add autumn shades to your fall event and fully embrace the seasonal changes. Red, orange, burgundy, amethyst and gold are just a few hues that can add a fall feel to any event. As the weather gets cooler, the leaves begin to change color and fall from their trees, our event furniture décor changes from summer whites to the rich colors of Fall.
Whether you are planning a large Halloween party using DESIGNER8* customizable light-up bars and light up cocktail tables for an eerily luminous night or an intimate dinner for Thanksgiving, DESIGNER8* furniture rental has all the colorful accessories you would need to plan and host the most memorable festive event.
October 16, 2019
Sure, navy is versatile, but if you’re open to something a new and a little more exciting, then peacock blue is for you! Dare to go darker than typical tonal with this decorative punch of color that’s sure to grab your guests’ attention. Meet Sebastian!
The Sebastian Collection is a tuxedo leather sofa with button tufting and nail head trim atop tapered legs in a black finish. These pieces offer thick, firm cushioning and a sleek, tailored appearance. Complete this look with twin bolsters or a mix of accent pillows for a dash of distinction.
Sure, whites and grays serve as worthy opponents for any space, but nothing awards more style points than properly executing a color pop. Seeking supplementary colors for your newly found obsession with peacock blue? Don’t be afraid to pair with contrasting colors in shades of yellow like chartreuse or gold, pinks like the ever-popular millennial blush or hot pink, oranges, greens, or reds. On the contrary, you also have the option to tone your color scheme down with taupe, brown or black accents, and, of course, other blues.
Commitment issues regarding the longevity of this hue? Fear not! Dana Tucker, owner of Bella Tucker, a design firm and decorative refinishing company that specializes in cabinetry, just redid her own kitchen in the color, which speaks to its’ projected lengthy lifespan.
October 12, 2019
With any holiday party, there is typically a theme. Holiday parties are a way to get creative with a theme and enhance the guest experience with a thought-out design. Using DESIGNER8* furniture you have so many options at your fingertips to help bring your event to life and Halloween is no exception! Below you’ll see three different takes that can really help you personalize the look. The first look is your traditional black and orange Halloween with black leather sofas and velvet orange ottomans. The second look was inspired by a witch’s lair with purple and green velvets with black accents. And lastly, there is a mummy loft look with white a linen sofa and white accents. While each look is very different, they all have a festive Halloween vibe. So let us help you by adding those extra details to really enhance your look and spook your guests!
October 9, 2019
As pale as the subtle blush or as bold as bright fuchsia, pink makes a powerful statement. It can be pretty, bold or edgy. Whether using sofas, loveseats or chairs or simply accented pillows and ottomans – it is such a fun color to use. Add a touch of navy, taupe, gray to balance out your pink or bring in green, black or white to enhance your bold statement of pink. By using other accent colors around your pink, you can enhance the overall look and add depth and style. Or go bold and bring out the pink and have fun with it! Or simply add in some gold metallic accessories and you have a beautifully finished design! Below you will find some of our favorite pink pieces from DESIGNER8*.
September 23, 2019
We are constantly influenced by our times. Our universe has an energy, a movement, a rotation that causes everything within that energy to be affected. Currently we are experiencing a huge influence both ecologically and politically that has affected so much in our daily lives Sustainability is not a trend but a new way of life, from the food we eat, the clothing we wear, the cars we drive and the homes we build, the consumer has become the most telling part of our future. This also influences our future furniture and design trends. Sustainable products are not a new concept, but with the advancements of technology and the awareness built around the need of green products, we have come to a far more comprehensive level for the need of organic natural materials and fibers. Also handmade, one of a kind, artisan pieces are at a higher demand than their mass-produced counterparts. The most popular renewable materials being used today in furniture and in building design are linen, wool, cotton, bamboo, cork, marble, stone, cement and slate and lots of natural woods. These natural fibers are not only good for sustainability and our future but also have a highly impactful aesthetic. Some of these natural materials have a very expressive texture and rich feel – velvet, hemp, cork, wicker, and stone add a rich look and feel to any environment. We are also seeing a huge revival of retro pieces that are given a new life with the recovering in new natural fiber. This new revival of retro furniture has also brought with it the colors of this era. Pale pinks, pistachio, and deep ochre yellow have made a huge resurgence in furniture design and something our DESIGNER8* team love to concept from!
September 17, 2019
When it comes to design, it doesn’t get much better than Mid Century modern! It is defined by many factors and has become a desired look for just about every kind of event. Most simply, it can be defined by its architectural features – clean lines, organic curves, different materials, unique colors and lack of embellishment. And while it may look futuristic, it is definitely not a departure from the past.
Mid Century style was created in the 1930s, but has now come back into vogue full force. Of course, it is also heavily featured in shows like MadMen and The Daily Show among countless magazines and catalogs.
DESIGNER8* has a number of amazing Mid Century collections that are both classic, minimal and understated – perfect for any setting.
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