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    MODERN GATSBY

    August 15, 2019

    August 15th, 2019

    Modern Gatsby takes note from the more ornate Art Deco style of the 20’s and brings it to modern day 2000’s.  This fusion of style mimics the clean geometric lines, use of metallic embellishments and architectural flair embedded in traditional Art Deco design. However pairing these notably 20’s influences with a minimal color pallet and earthy fabrics brings a fresh appeal to today’s designer. Art Deco décor was first introduced in France in 1925 with the intention of creating a sleek and anti-traditional elegance that symbolized wealth and sophistication. During this time of technological and industrial growth and with the improvements of machinery, many objects of this era were still hand crafted and designed with precision and  often used luxury materials. It was common for items made in classic Art Deco style to include natural elements such as jade, silver, ivory and chrome. Many of these design influences came from  the American Indian and Egyptian cultures, especially with the use of natural materials. In today’s society we tend to still design with those same influences. Here are a few pictures of the stunning DESIGNER8* collection.

     

    END OF SUMMER SOIREE

    August 12, 2019

    August 12th, 2019

    With Labor Day around the corner, many are busy planning end of summer events. DESIGNER8* has a plethora of amazing indoor and outdoor looks that can help enhance any event into an elegant one. Below are some inspiration photos for how you can mix and match our white and neutral collections to create a truly custom look.

    Looking to create an upscale yet inviting backyard feel? You can also poolside seating options with our white leather daybeds, white high back leather chairs and white leather ottomans. Or for the ultimate luxury look, add a daybed with a decorative canopy cover.

    White leather daybeds

    Here we used two of our Bianco white lacquer bars to create an outdoor island and buffet station. We also added Reese white and chrome barstools to complete the look and provide additional seating.

    Bianco white lacquer bar

    Another way to bring comfort outside is with plush seating on the sand. Here we used our Santorini wicker furniture with cream cushions which for a natural, yet rich look.

    Santorini wicker furniture

    And of course, there is the gorgeous Havana rattan collection. This look is both casual and comfortable and incredibly neutral – making it hard for guests to leave!

     Havana rattan collection

    IMPACT OF SOCIAL MEDIA ON EVENT DESIGN

    August 8, 2019

    August 8th, 2019

    The rise of social media has changed how we do everything – vacation, party, even work. If you did not Instagram it, did it event happen? Causing FOMO amongst your followers is a must and something to consider when designing your next event. Attendees are more likely to spread the word (and the photo) if they love the environment around them. Even when attending a professional conference, they want an experience, not just a gray and boring event that feels like a chore. Nowadays consumers are spoiled by beautiful visuals everywhere and they want to be a part of it. Therefore, fun and eye-catching design is a must, even better is to have a dedicated photo moment – preferably with your logo strategically placed in the background. Here are some DESIGNER8* inspirations. We are always happy to help turn your event into an EXPERIENCE.

     

    This bright and modern living room vibe design is begging to be photographed.

    Lounge rentals for the events

    An accent chair or sofa with fun pillows also makes for a perfect photo set up.

    Sofa with pillows

    And never underestimate the importance of your panel discussion/stage furniture. It will always end up being captured by attendees!

    Stage furniture for events

    This “guys night in” design is as social photo media-friendly as it gets!

    Leather sofas for events

    Even a medical conference can look stylish and cool.

    Lounge furniture for medical conference

    And don’t forget – we can always create custom scenic or branded pieces such as these fun cloud swings!

    Custom scenic pieces for events

     

    BEAUTIFUL BACK BARS

    August 6, 2019

    August 6th, 2019

    It is no surprise to see that guests often dive right in for the open bar and hors d’ oeuvres at events! That said, it is crucial that you make sure your bar set up is attractive, plentiful and delicious for each and every occasion ranging from a casual dinner party to a large-scale corporate conference. Another factor to consider is the style, look and tone of the event and this is where DESIGNER8* comes into play. We carry an incredible inventory of bars and back bar displays that are perfect for every occasion. A favorite when it comes to displaying appetizers, bottles, florals is our Bellini Bar and it pairs nicely with all of our bars – especially the Royce, Diamond Mirror, Aiden and Lloyd.

    Bellini Bar

    Below we have a picture of our Edison back bar in silver set up as a gorgeous backdrop with florals at this reception at Terranea Resort. Another helpful hint – remember to place two to three back bars throughout your venue to make sure there is an open flow for guests to mingle and enjoy the summer festivities that DESIGNER8* are experts in designing!

    Edison back bar in silver

    PATRIOTIC PARTIES

    July 31, 2019

    July 31st, 2019

    When you think of summer, you can’t help but think of holiday weekends and patriotic décor! DESIGNER8* has a wide array of red, white and blue collections and accents that can be used both indoor and outdoor for any occasion. So for your next corporate retreat, cocktail party or even upscale BBQ, let one of our expert stylists work with you to design the perfect mix of materials and styles for your needs.

    Our leather and canvas daybeds are also perfect for poolside décor! And of course, our amazing collection of wicker furniture!

    Lounge seating for outdoor events Black and white furniture rentals Stylish daybeds for outdoor events

    And if you are looking to add a little extra spark of color or firework style decor, consider adding a starburst chandelier or standing candelabra!

    Starburst Chandeliers

    SUMMER FUN IN THE SUN

    July 30th, 2019

    We are officially in summer and summer events are upon us! What better way to host your guests than with stylish outdoor furniture? Here at DESIGNER8*, we carry dozens of beautiful collections that can be used both inside and outside. Our design team are ready and able to help you plan your next outdoor event.

    Check out our new Santorini collection complete with its eggshell cream cushions and rich chocolate wicker finish.

    Santorini Collection

    We also have the Barbados collection which is available in a tan wicker with sand colored cushions that provide a softer, warmer look for any outdoor space. Regardless of style, great outdoor lounge furniture will help enhance the overall look and feel of your next event.

    Barbados Collection

    The Hampton collection is another gorgeous collection that is sure to be a hit this summer with its’ rustic South Beach vibe and beautiful Celadon cushions as they offer a fun and festive beach vibe for anyone’s celebration!

    Hampton Collection

    In addition to amazing lounge collections, DESIGNER8* has a wide assortment of pillows and decorative accents in different textures, colors, and patterns.

    Green Accent PillowsBlack and White Accent Pillows

    EVENT PLANNING 101

    July 25, 2019

    July 25th, 2019

    After studying the event landscape, it can easily appear overwhelming. There are so many details to coordinate and even the smallest slip-up can seriously impact your event, therefore it is important to develop an organized to-do list while planning and manage step by step as you go along. Here are a few helpful hints to consider when planning a successful and stress-free event:

    -What is the purpose of your event? You want to make certain that there is a clear goal and vision for each event.

    -Who will be attending? Defining your target audience will help you when making decisions throughout the planning process and filter what is and isn’t right for your event.

    -How are you getting the word out? Is it invite only? Is it open to the public? If so, you may want to consider using a digital invitation system and social media to help promote.

    -Who is running your event? You’ll want to ensure you have the proper staff – proactive, professional and personable.

    -What is your budget? You will want to develop a budget early on and make sure you are managing throughout the process, but also leave a small amount set aside for contingencies.

    Of course, the team at DESIGNER8* is always here to help plan details throughout the process as well.

    White chairs for rent Outdoor furniture rentals White lounge rentals

    GOING GOLD

    July 23, 2019

    July 23rd, 2019

    For years the trend has been platinum and silver and pewter; from jewelry to housewares and décor. Now we are seeing gold making a huge comeback across all industries. Gold accents in décor can work with any furniture style from Old Hollywood to Mid Century Modern. Event furniture is no different – there has been a huge demand for gold accents in event furniture rental. Planners and customers are all requesting more and more gold accents and accessories for their events and DESIGNER8* has an incredible inventory to accommodate these requests. We have lounge, accessories and accent pieces that can easily be mixed and matched with all of our other collections, fabrics and colors.

    PANTONE COLOR OF THE YEAR – CORAL

    July 18, 2019

    July 18th, 2019

    Styling with Pantone’s color of the year, Living Coral! It’s no secret that anyone in the design world loves to keep up with Pantone’s color of the year so we are always staying ahead of the trends and matching the latest shades. In our industry setting the trend in events is what keeps you at the top of your game. So when it comes time to coordinate your wedding, mitzvah, shower, or corporate event with the latest trends, DESIGNER8* will always keep your guests impressed and in awe.

     

    There are many ways to style Pantone’s color of the year, Living Coral. From simple and clean, to bold and bright, to rustic wedding vibes, DESIGNER8* will work with you to select pieces from our incredible inventory and incorporate this stylish hue into each look.

    Trending furniture rentals Coral Pillows Coral pillows and a carpet

    CELEBRATING PRIDE

    June 28, 2019

    June 28th, 2019

    As we enter the wonderful summer season and wrap up pride month,

    we at DESIGNER8* are excited to be able to provide such an amazing assortment of colorful rentals! Ranging from our Maxwell chairs, Axel barstools, accessories to our amazing fuscia velvet collection, DESIGNER8* truly has it all.

    Not only do we have an assortment of colors, but we also are familiar to servicing the East Coast and West Coast—bringing amazing lounge furniture to all events ranging from corporate, cocktail, movie premieres, fan activations and events for a cause such as the AIDS/Lifecycle.  Below is a photo of our Jayson Velvet collection in navy at the recent grand opening of the LGBT center in West Hollywood.

    Jayson Velvet Collection

    In addition to helping you curate pieces from our new collections, our design specialists at DESIGNER8* are also experts in helping with site visits, layouts and adding their detailed and color expertise to any venue.

    Here is a picture of our colorful, mid-century Milo chairs on display at the Intercontinental in DTLA during Pride month.

    Milo chairsIntercontinental in DTLA

    And lastly, here are is a shot of our bold yellow Axel barstools making a statement at a recent corporate event in Seattle. Again, providing a fun and eclectic option for cocktail seating.

    We look forward to helping you add a pop of color to your next event as well!

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