The event, held April 30 at the company headquarters, featured Decor and More's own version of the red carpet--here in gorgeous purple, from Reznick Carpets.
A full scale summary of Decor and More's history is captured on an oversized timeline, highlighting some of the biggest moments of the company.
Little Bo Peep in floral
Stunning custom floral work created a full-length gown in various shades of purple--a take on Little Bo Peep, including five whimsically painted sheep in tow.
Streets of Toronto
The warehouse was transformed into an upscale 'Streets of Toronto,' one of Decor and More’s signature installs, with each aisle representing a different district of the city. 'Chinatown' is showcased with an abundance of purple lanterns strung overhead as well as other Asian-inspired elements at food stations or tucked into lounges.
Colorful candy table
Inspired by the event's colors, Candy By Katie offers a purple- and silver-infused sweets table.
Fine food from Presidential Gourmet
Presidential Gourmet offers a selection of food both passed and on thematic stations tucked throughout the warehouse. Food ranged from tacos and steamed buns to mini pies, a cookies and milk station, and liquid nitrogen ice cream.
Welcome from Bryan Bell
Company president Bryan Bell welcomes guests, who are a mixture of clients, partners and staff, both current and past.
Sarah's Wooden Spoon created this five-tier cake, topped with a Queen Bee--symbolizing Leslee Bell's leadership in the Decor and More family.
The 'Theatre District' area showcases images of Leslee both professionally and in her personal life in oversized film strips.
The Bell family--Greg, Tom, Leslee and Bryan (from left)--poses in the event's 'Theatre District.'
Inventory on display
Staple elements from Decor and More's inventory were given a facelift and highlighted through thematic vignettes, here in signature purple.
Logo ice scuplture
Ice Culture created a celebratory sculpture highlighting the event's honeycomb imagery as the perfect addition to the 'Night Club' district.
Intimate lounge settings offer casual seating and also include iconic pieces representing their corresponding district.
An alternate take on Toronto’s Distillery District. Decor and More used elements from its Restoration Hardware line and infused them with purples and honeycomb chairs from Detailz Chair Couture. A special taco station was set to pay homage to Distillery’s famed El Catrin.
Entertainment for the evening was sourced and donated by The Idea Hunter and showcased Gilded Live, who created a beautiful piece of artwork given to Leslee post-event.
Bell of the ball
Leslee Bell greets her guests. Despite her retirement, she will continue as a creative consultant to the company.
Making a movie
A big hit for the evening was the Slo Mo video booth donated by Event Circle. Here guests had an opportunity to create a 30-second video using props and costuming for full effect.
Runway Renee takes the main stage to kick off the dancing.
Performing for the 'Queen'
Decor and More’s own Justin James (aka Honey Brown) brought out the cake and performed his rendition of 'Diamonds' by Rihanna, surprising both Leslee Bell and the guests as his special treat to their ‘Queen Bee.’