Modern Industrial Event Decor

This week I am channeling a modern industrial event decor theme with perfect pops of bright orange mixed in for freshness. Cool grays mixed with sleek metal finishes, dusted with slight touches of textures from concrete, garnished with a few pops of bright orange combine to create a soft but masculine event decor concept, sure to please many attendee’s senses.

The high impact piece of this modern industrial event decor, is the entrance. An orange carpet is eye catching, and different. But it’s the length, perfectly edged with silver metal lanterns and coordinating balloons that really make it a statement piece. Mixing gray furniture, with metal textures and accents keeps the event fairly gender neutral and subtle, so the focus could be on the entertainment or other activities going on throughout the event. Fresh floral should be kept to a minimum, so the focus of the decor is towards the clean and curated furniture and displays, and not the arrangements. Having well thought out and strategically placed pops of color will far outshine any arrangement that would be used at this event.

With this particular style of modern industrial event decor, I think it would be well worth the money to spend some time developing unique buffet tables and food displays, such as the French fry tower, or the cubic based salad bar shared in this week’s inspiration board.

Here’s what I had in mind for this modern industrial event decor with pops of orange:

Modern Industrial Event Decor

Modern Industrial Event Decor

Be sure to see where each element of this week’s event idea board was found:

Orange Carpet Event Entrance with Balloons and Silver Lanterns – shared on Traffic Magazine

Silver Metal High Top Tables with Silver and Yellow Stools (would be perfect with orange stools instead of yellow) – shared on The Style Co

Concrete Block Simple Centerpiece with White Flowers – shared on Simple Southern

Cubic Food Buffet Stands and Elevations – shared in a roundup post by Flick River

Smoke Grey Vienna Café Chairs and Modern Table Set – available through AFR Event Furnishings

Estonia Bar – available through Just Bars

French Fries Food Buffet Tower – spotted on Pinterest

Don’t forget to pin your favorites for future reference:

What comes to mind when you think of an industrial themed event?

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Unusual Ways to Incorporate Green at Your Next Event

Have you ever seen something that was just so weird, so unusual, maybe so out there – that it just worked? And maybe at another point in time in the not too distant future, you find yourself looking at something that is incredibly predicable?

The later of those two thoughts happens far too often, at least for me, at events. Someone tried to be trendy by making a table full of “Greenery”, because Pantone made it the color of the year. But they just over did it. At the beginning of the year, I shared THIS post on how to include greenery into your corporate event. Like many corporate events, I took a very clean but modern approach to this decor. And I stand by it. I can think of a lot of corporate events that would do well by those concepts.

But what about the high end galas, which are counting on wowing guests for donations? Or the social event for a great cause? Or, the brand that is launching their new line and really want to make an impact at the launch party. These types of events are often burdened with the sometimes overwhelming task of what theme to channel. Sure, there are a million “Night in Paris” or casino themed events. I’ve said it a million times before, and I’ll probably say it a million more, but I continuously challenge planners, creative directors, and designers to try something new!

With shades of green, and of course greenery, being on point this year, I thought I would start to see a lot more unique and unusual green event decor circulating. But I haven’t! So to help get your creative ideas firing, I’ve put together some of my favorite unusual ways to incorporate more green at your next event. I’ve included my favorites from high impact receptions, entertainment, and clever uses of lighting. All green, and all unique.

Here’s some unusual and unique ways to incorporate more green at your next event:

Unusual Ways to Incorporate Green at Your Next Event

Unusual Ways to Incorporate Green at Your Next Event

Be sure to see where each of these great ideas were found:

Green Fern Bar with Green Lighting – shared in a roundup by BizBash

Woodsy Green Forest Patch for Photo Opps – also shared in a roundup on BizBash

Green Woods Tent and Ceiling with Green Fern Lamps – shared in a roundup post by Food52

Green Draped and Illuminated Entertainment Cube – shared in a roundup post by BizBash

Garden of Eden Themed Greenery and Foliage Decorated DJ Booth – spotted on Pinterest

Hovering Floating Land with Green Grass and Wood – created by Daniel Ost

Don’t forget to pin your favorite ideas for later:

Need more ideas for your events? Check out my Pinterest board “Entertaining by Design” for lots of big picture event ideas.

How do you incorporate unique decor into your social events?

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18 Champagne Bubbly Bar Ideas

You can never be too prepared when preparing the perfect champagne bubbly bar! It’s always good to have lots of options and ideas on hand so whenever the need to celebrate strikes, you’re ready. Be it New Year’s, a wedding anniversary, or even a milestone breakthrough, champagne is always in good taste. How you present that champagne, is up to you. From small bar carts, to large tabletop displays, and even into ice carved champagne chillers, there are so many options. I’ve put together some of my favorite ideas that I’ve come by. If you need more ideas, or are looking for inspiration for coordinating food buffet displays, be sure to check out THIS board on Pinterst, where I’ve pinned all of my favorites. Enjoy my top 18 favorite champagne bubbly bar ideas:

18 Champagne Bubbly Bar Ideas

18 Champagne Bubbly Bar Ideas

Be sure to see where each of these champagne bar ideas were found and get even more ideas:

Bubbly Bar Sign and Display – as created and sold by WhitWeddingDecor on Etsy

Pop Fizz Clink Champagne Bar in White and Gold – shared by Distinctive Décor Rentals on Catch My Party

Sweet and Sparkly Gold Glitter Bubbly Bar – shared by Hostess with the Mostess

Black and Gold Confetti Bubbly Bar – shared by Lia Griffith

Black and White Stripe New Year’s Eve Champagne Bar – shared by Evite

Bubbly Bar Cart for New Year’s Eve – shared by Anthropologie

Black and White New Year’s Eve Bar – spotted on Pinterest

Modern Gold and Black Cocktail Bar – shared by The Sweetest Occasion

Silver Lined Champagne Spread – shared on Pottery Barn

New Year’s Eve Bar Cart in Black and Gold – shared on Pizzazzerie

Framed Art Quote with Poured Champagne Display – shared on Style Me Pretty

Tassel Fringe Covered Bar in Black, White, and Gold – featured on Polka Dot Bride

Ice Sculpture Stylized Champagne and Caviar Bar – featured on Mariage.com

Regal Bubbly Bar in Black with Gold Accents – shared on 100 Layer Cake

Bubbly Bar with White, Silver, and Gold Balloons – shared by Paula Clemente Woods on CatchMyParty

Gold Glitter Bubbly Bar Cart – shared on Haute Off the Rack

White and Gold Sequined “Pop Fizz Clink” Champagne Station – shared in a roundup on BLovelyEvents

Gold, Pink, and White “Pop Fizz Clink” Champagne Station – shared by Natalie Dressed

Don’t forget to pin your favorites so you can use them at your next soiree:

How do you like to celebrate with champagne?

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