CORT Events headed to Dallas for our most recent VIP experience. Everything is bigger in Texas and, at "Color Me CORT," that meant being bolder than ever before. We channeled Dallas’s wild side for a refined evening of daring design and spectacular entertainment.
Our team approached the Dallas VIP event, hosted at Venue Forty|50 in Addison, Texas, with some new, amazing products, dazzling ideas and a team that was able to execute our inspiration to perfection. Our clients know we can deliver on an incredibly chic classic black-and-white evening, so we decided to showcase the unexpected and demonstrated the ways that we make color classy. With more than 250 VIP guests in attendance, CORT Events worked with the Perfect Surroundings design team to embrace the vibrancy and diversity of Dallas. With pops of curated color, fresh combinations of beautiful event furnishings, and surprises throughout the night, guests were greeted with excitement at every turn. The event space was drenched in color and light to bring the theme of the evening, “Color Me CORT,” to life.
We let our imaginations run wild and worked alongside Perfect Surroundings to create an event that felt sophisticated, but not at all subtle. Evan Carbotti, owner and designer at Perfect Surroundings, shared his testimonial around how CORT’s offerings created a night like no other. Carbotti said, “'Color Me CORT' allowed us to showcase how a color-filled event can be just as refined as a black and white event. We had so much fun playing with the colorful options CORT offers and leaning into Dallas’s wild side for an event that was unexpected and engaging.”
The execution of any event is as important as the inspiration. Our team mixed classic and modern design elements and allowed seating to feel irregular and fun. Mixing traditional Fielding Chairs with Hayworth cocktail tables, and sleek Baja Sofas with versatile Beverly Bench Ottomans, made the space feel eclectic yet comfortable and curated. Six hexagonal seating arrangements encouraged guests to flow through the room, meeting and mingling with new faces as they went. The event space also played up the indoor/outdoor trend by blending the indoor space with a quieter outdoor patio space, designed with unique configurations of the modular Dune collection. Luna columns adorned with beautiful graphics added a touch of personalization while bathing the room in a warm glow, and unpredictable combinations of accent pillows added a level of vibrancy throughout the venue.
CORT surprised and delighted VIP event attendees, including LeeAnne Locken from "The Real Housewives of Dallas," with unexpected entertainment and amazing giveaways.
America’s sassiest lifestyle guru, Steve Kemble, facilitated the evening’s entertainment, including singers, dancers and disco ninjas who revved up the dance floor. Attendees received prizes throughout the night, including fine food and drink, a Dallas food tour, a Ritz-Carlton spa package, Apple products and designer travel gear.
We’re always excited for a new challenge, and "Color Me CORT" allowed us to push the envelope on how cool color can be.
Kevin Dana is executive director of marketing and product development at CORT Trade Show & Event Furnishings. To learn more about CORT’s exhibit and event rental collections or its Social Tables integration, visit www.cortevents.com.