UNDER $1,000 EACH
ARCHITECTURAL HOLIDAYS, AMENIA, N.Y.
This vintage-themed table pays homage to 18th century architecture with its classic blue and white color palette and clever usage of historic artifacts, such as plaster ceiling medallions as coasters and place cards made of Victorian wooden plinths. Deep-blue brushed polyester linens are topped with an overlay of blue and white brocade upholstery fabric, while Delft tiles placed end to end serve as a table runner. China in reproduction English blue and white transferware depicts historic American buildings, as do the tulip-shaped glasses, which were selected to symbolize the early Dutch settlers in America. The centerpiece — an antique stained glass window sash — reiterates the tulip motif, completing the vintage effect.
VENDORS: Baked Ideas, www.bakedideas.com; Capitol Salvage, www.capitolsalvage.com; Kamillas, www.kamillas.com; Payne's Glass, www.paynesglass.com; Rent A Party, www.rentaparty.com
SYZYGY EVENTS, GAITHERSBURG, MD.
Much like its namesake cocktail, this tabletop — named winner in its category — is all about sparkle and sophistication. A frosted acrylic base lighted in dramatic fuchsia is topped with a clear acrylic tabletop etched with swirls of gold, echoing the look of the signature cocktail. A hot-pink LED cherry tree wrapped in pieces of sugar candy bark and dripping with icy crystals emerges through the base, providing a dramatic, sparkling centerpiece. Gold and clear glass chargers are paired with gold cutlery, gold silk napkins and gold mosaic martini shakers, while opalescent candlesticks and gold metallic succulents provide the final touch. Ghost chairs add a clean, chic, translucent effect.
VENDOR: DC Rental, www.dcrental.com
TABLETOP FASHIONS, GLOUCESTER CITY, N.J.
This tablescape takes partying to new heights — literally! With its cluster of tables in varying heights, multi-level seating and 'tween color palette, this design caters to a decidedly youthful, female crowd. A round entry table, just 15 inches off the ground, is strewn with lacy metallic throw pillows for comfortable floor seating (perfect for BFF bonding), while the remaining tables, made with serpentines of varying heights, are set with an assortment of chiavari chairs. A child-sized table nestled in the middle accommodates the smallest guests.
$1,000 AND ABOVE
“GLAM AND CHIC”
DECO PRODUCTIONS, MIAMI
The glamour and glitz of 1950s Hollywood sets the tone for this elegant yet understated table — named winner in its category — featuring a radiant orange, amber and gold color palette accented with rich mocha tones. The custom-designed table features a rectangular top upholstered in diamond-patterned, embossed faux leather set on two bases that are covered in orange faux-alligator skin. Two lighted, metal pedestals hold glass vases filled with submerged golden orchids and topped with cascading arrangements of mango callas, orange roses and yellow orchids. Frosted amber glass chargers, contemporary stainless steel flatware, amber glassware and burnt orange napkins with beaded napkin rings complete the tabletop, while custom extensions and Ultrasuede chair covers transform ordinary chiavari chairs into elegant high backs.
MANITOBA LOTTERIES, WINNEPEG, MANITOBA
A custom-designed white floral sculpture of Eve and racy red table accents give an unabashedly sexy tone to this tabletop. The sleek, cube-style table is paired with modern chairs and features a glowing frosted base and clear acrylic top set with opaque white china and glassware. Red napkins folded like flames and tucked into wineglasses, along with tempting floral “apples” at each place, enhance the risqué vibe.
VENDORS: GBS Linens, www.gbslinens.com; Signmeister Inc., www.signmeister.com; Taylor Creative, www.taylorcreativeinc.com
“BLOOMING GARDEN OF SPLENDOR”
MOSAIC INC., PITTSBURGH
Elements of nature and whimsical details combine to create a table that casts an ethereal, dreamy spell. A canopy of richly textured pale pink fabric embellished with blooming cherry branches sets the stage for a romantic table dressed in matching pink fabric and paired with a curved white leather banquette and white tulle-covered ottomans. A low, lush centerpiece of roses and tea roses along with pink tapers add elegance to the table, as do platinum-banded plates and glassware. An aubergine carpet under the table provides contrast to the pastel palette.
VENDORS: AFR Event Furnishings, www.afrevents.com; All Occasions Party Rentals, www.allparty.com; American Turf and Carpet, americanturfandcarpet.com; Bill Chisnell Productions, www.billchisnellproductions.com
“?? XX OR XY ?”
RENTALS UNLIMITED, STOUGHTON, MASS.
With its bright pink, blue and green color palette, this tabletop designed for a “gender reveal” baby shower poses the question, is it a boy or a girl? The secret is held within the centerpiece — a cake, either pink or blue inside, frosted with white fondant and decorated with pink and blue polka dots and question-mark candles. A collection of floral pom pom arrangements, including hydrangeas and zinnias, adds to the whimsy, as do the vivid lime-green place mats and matching linens. A custom-designed lime green overlay and chair covers complete the look.
“UNLOCKING A LOVE STORY”
SUZANNE NICHOLS DESIGN GROUP INC., SANFORD, FLA.
A Baroque-era love story was the inspiration for this romantic, pastel-hued tabletop featuring shimmery, “shabby chic” pink-peach table linens. Vintage teacups paired with gold-beaded glass plates and gold flatware add a dainty look, while a towering candelabra centerpiece — which incorporates roses, hydrangeas, feathers, strands of pearls, and even pages from old books — lends visual drama. Clear chiavari chairs are adorned with gold accents and tulle, while antique clocks and menu cards embellished with chocolate keys at each place setting provide a sweet ending to this love story.
VENDORS: A Chair Affair, www.chairaffairrentals.com; Over the Top Linens, www.overthetopinc.com; Sweet Maralyn's, www.sweetmaralyn.com; The Invitation Lounge, www.theinvitationlounge.com
Photos by Christie's Photographic Studios / www.christiesphotographic.com