Today we're all about autumnal deep tones for event decor.
For our latest event concept board, we've channelled days of yore using the rich reds of radicchio which set last winter's colour palettes alight. Rather than play on the flamboyant Gatsby period for this event, we're going to look at a more traditional 1920s drawing room setting. We've put together and sketched out some ideas for a formal affair, setting the scene for an opulent ambience akin to the era.
Starting with the Pantone shades of Currant, Niagara and Peacock mixed with the textures of burgundy leather, mixed velvets and dark wood, this moody combination adds character and masculinity. To play on this aspect we have included a pop-up whiskey bar in the event plan, featuring Nikka Japanese whiskey served by staff in traditional dress complete with shirt, braces and sleeve garters.
The menu design is based on traditional era favourites but with modern twists to suit contemporary tastes:
Creme dé violette martinis
Apple and radicchio salad with walnut bread
Breast of chicken à la rose with grilled asparagus and buttered new potatoes
Baked vanilla cheesecake with marmalade glaze
After Dinner Refreshments
Whiskey & Negroni pop up bar
The use of peacock feathers and wild posies of rich purple peonies, ceolsia and eucalyptus add depth and shape to the table decor. Leather bound books, cut glass tumblers and brassy gold cutlery finish the tablescape perfectly. Lighting is kept to a warm but ambient minimum with the use of table and wall lamps, setting the scene for an intimate evening soiree.