After many, many months of preparation, the gala I planned for The Franklin Institute Awards has finally come and gone. I worked with Colin Baer Events on the event decor, and it all came out beautifully. The design concept was that of a French garden, with topiaries, boxwood hedges, graphic toile, and lots of birds, birdcages, and feathers.
My favorite dining room! Colin created the boxwood hedges by wrapping the preexisting silver metal columns in chickenwire and stuffing them with fresh boxwood branches. Tabletop decor featured black birdcages filled with white anemones.
This dining room was located in the Planetarium. Because the space is essentially a black box, we went for very light-colored decor - white chairs, high-contrast white and black French toile, and mirrored floral containers to reflect light.
Loads of branches covered with tiny feathered birds were the highlight of this room. Other tables featured glass cloches with delicate branches, flowers, and more birds. (All photos courtesey of Kelly & Massa Photography)