As some of you know, I recently got back from a very short but super fun visit to NYC. It was my first time there and it blew my expectations out of the water - what a beautiful and exciting city! I was hired by a client to design and install a holiday event they were hosting for influencers. The design theme was mid-century modern meets cozy holiday party. Although mid-century modern is totally out of my usual design spectrum, I had a blast and found that jumping out of my typical style fed my creative soul. I wanted to share some of the photos of the design work with you and talk about the products I chose. I was on a budget and chose items I knew I could get delivered within a week because we were on a very tight schedule. Everything also needed to be quick to set-up - we had a 9 hour window to make an empty venue look like it was a lived in home - yikes! That said, I did all my shopping online (mostly Amazon Prime finds) but there is always a risk when you see the product in person - it doesn’t always meet your expectations. I was pleasantly surprised and loved almost everything and even decided to order some things for my own home after the event! So lets get to the fun:
This living room was super cozy. Starting with layered rugs, I created a soft and welcoming environment for this empty venue. I chose rich textures like velvet, fur, and wool to get a warm and comfortable vibe all around. This velvet sofa was such a steal at under $600 and it was comfortable and classic looking. I loved the faux tree! Trees can be a risk ordering online because they can end up looking cheap, but this beauty was a stunner! My other top picks from this space were these beautiful faux bay leaf wreaths and the fringed pillows that were totally affordable and the perfect touch to this room. I ended up ordering the fringed pillows for myself! Shop this look here:
This incredible faux mantel/fireplace was designed by my friend Grace at Dear Reve. It had a tv installed through the back where we could play a digital roaring fire on Netflix and was voice activated through an Amazon device. I wanted this piece for myself! The decor was inspired by my friend Lucy at Craftberry Bush. I loved the gold deer and the modern touch they brought. Also, these adorable fringed stockings from Anthro were the perfect touch to bring in a little texture! Shop this look here:
Creating this mid-century dining room was a challenge for me because I personally don’t connect with mid-century design but I actually was happy with the final look. My favorite piece in the room has to be this amazing rug! It’s definitely on my wishlist. I loved the small fringe pattern throughout and the subtle black and white colors go with any room! It’s a really versatile rug. The real bay leaf garlands (Amazon prime find!!) were a big hit in my book. They are gorgeous and full and made an easy centerpiece. Also, I loved the wall art with the stag and the snowy trees to compliment the wintery vibe. Shop this look here:
As the guests arrived to the venue, they were first greeted with this sweet and homey entry vignette. The hall tree doubled as storage for the hosts and the design accessories set the mood for the rest of the room. My must have find from this space is the battery operated large frosted lights. I could see these hung all throughout the house around christmas! Shop the look here:
The tree! Always the focal point of the room and this one didn’t disappoint. I found this tree on Amazon and loved how lightly flocked it was. It was tall at 9’ but didn’t feel like a giant in the room. It felt cozy and festive. The clients were inspired by my tree from last year but also wanted to keep a classic holiday plaid look to the theme so I designed this tree with three elements in mind: plaid, red berries, and mixed ribbons of all sizes and prints. I find the best wrapping paper from Minted and they make it easy to search for gift wrap by color so I easily found my teal and red colors but you can often change the colors if you love a print and its in the wrong tone! The flocked branches and berries were ordered through Hobby Lobby and I’ve linked the rest of the tree trimmings here:
This was such a whirlwind experience but I loved every minute! Hope you enjoyed taking a peak at my work!