I was thrilled to design the table for Ylang 23’s dinner honoring Irene Neuwirth a few weeks ago. Whenever Joanne Teichman calls for help, I know we will have a great event! She always has an incredible honoree, a great theme in mind, and clear vision.
For this event, she wanted a nod to Britain in the 1960s so The Goss Michael Foundation seemed like the perfect venue. The Foundation houses a collection of British Art and had a wonderful exhibition by Adam Ball up in the spaces we were using. The black and white works of art were perfect for the colorful and playful table that Joanne wanted.
|We put five rectangular frosted glass top tables in a row to seat 36 people. The tables were narrow so we didn’t have a lot of space for wide centerpieces. This is where Darrell Ward and his Floral Design Team came in! He found Gerbera Daisies in a variety of bright colors and put each stem in a small round vase. We lined them up down the center of the table and surrounded them with pops of bright green moss.|
|For the table setting, we rented bright wine glasses and napkins from POSH.
Joanne had already purchased fun John Lennon-style sunglasses for everyone so we made those the napkin rings.
|For another touch of 60’s Britain, I made a peace sign out of simple votive candles. It was a great way to set the tone for the evening in the entry of the gallery space.|
|Place cards were written in a playful script on mirrored tiles that I found at the craft store. Jen O’Neal of Halo Calligraphy always does a fantastic job!|
Photos by Bruno.