Topic Archive: Design/Decor

Did the Golden Globes Parties Just Forecast Award Season's Biggest Trends?

The particular political, cultural moment might have influenced the look and feel of the ceremony's biggest events.

News Posted about 14 hours ago

4 Tips for Affordable and Impactful Event Flowers

Budget restrictions shouldn't rein in the quality of your event's centerpieces and floral decor. Here are ways professionals recommend you design them without breaking the bank.

Idea File Posted 6 days ago

21 Memorable Ideas for Floor Decor

From decorative carpets to subtle branding, here are some unconventional ideas for using an event’s floor to make an impact.

Idea File Posted 8 days ago

Which Event Decor Elements Are So Over for 2017?

Planners share the played-out decor elements they won't use again—including last year's Pantone colors, paper flowers, and ice art.

Readers' Forum Posted January 5, 2017, 7:15 AM EST

Best of 2016: The 12 Best Tabletop Ideas of the Year

Table decor ranged from sleek and minimalist—to sculptures soaring 21 feet into the air.

Idea File Posted December 19, 2016, 7:00 AM EST

Pantone's Color of the Year 2017: 12 Ideas for Using Greenery at Events

From natural elements to decor and lighting, here are diverse ways to achieve the look.

Idea File Posted December 12, 2016, 7:30 AM EST

10 Ways Events Incorporated Live Art Demonstrations This Year

Events in 2016—including galas, music festivals, and brand campaign activations—featured or focused on live art.

Idea File Posted December 12, 2016, 7:15 AM EST

Show Off: 8 Creative Trade Show Booth Designs

These eye-catching trade show booth designs offer inspiration for brand activations on the exhibit floor and beyond.

The Scout Posted December 1, 2016, 7:15 AM EST

See How This Event Made Bare Lightbulbs Look Elegant and Rich

Rolex created the look of a starlit sky over an exclusive awards dinner.

Event Snapshot Posted November 21, 2016, 7:30 AM EST

Book of Bouquets: See the Evolution of Floral Design

A new book chronicles how floral design relates to art.

The Scout Posted November 15, 2016, 7:00 AM EST

14 Inspiring Tabletops From Diffa's Dining by Design in Chicago

Butterflies, graffiti, and other motifs inspired decor at the always-creative benefit.

Event Report Posted November 9, 2016, 7:30 AM EST

How Color-Changing Umbrellas Enlivened a Corporate Announcement

At a New York event announcing the newly formed Freeman Design Leadership Council, attendees contributed to the environment with high-tech umbrellas that could change colors.

Event Snapshot Posted October 28, 2016, 7:00 AM EDT

David Monn On His New Book, Design Rules, and the Ultimate Event Job

The New York-based event designer chats about his guiding principles, his past work, and the opening ceremony of the Olympics.

News Posted October 12, 2016, 7:30 AM EDT

See an Inspired Tabletop Design That Used 80 Dozen Eggs

A dinner for Culture Lab Detroit included a creative egg-decorated table design from David Stark.

Event Snapshot Posted October 7, 2016, 7:15 AM EDT

Q&A: Catching Up With Designer Preston Bailey

The event designer discusses his inspirations for fall and his new partnership with the Four Seasons New York Downtown.

Q & A Posted October 4, 2016, 7:00 AM EDT

See How Marriott Is Inviting Consumers to Defy Gravity

Marriott Hotels created an inverted guest-room replica to showcase its new design and provide a unique photo op for hotel guests.

Event Snapshot Posted September 26, 2016, 7:30 AM EDT

See a Decorative Toilet-Paper Wall Created for New York Fashion Week

Cottonelle hosted an offshoot beauty lounge during New York Fashion Week that showcased its toilet paper in a creative way.

Event Snapshot Posted September 19, 2016, 7:00 AM EDT

How Cisco Is Leaving a Lasting Impact On the Brazilian Community

A Rio community center benefited from substantial upgrades when Cisco chose to use it as an invitation-only hospitality venue during the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Event Report Posted September 15, 2016, 7:15 AM EDT

11 Uses for Balloons at Events That Aren’t Boring

The go-to decor element can be added to parties in several innovative, multi-purpose ways.

Idea File Posted September 14, 2016, 7:15 AM EDT

How This Trade Show Thrives on Face-to-Face Experiences

The 2016 Miami Home Design and Remodeling Show emphasized personal interaction with artists, designers, and retailers.

Event Report Posted September 13, 2016, 7:30 AM EDT

12 Eye-Catching Booths From Surf Expo

With more than 2,500 trade show booths on the floor, the 2016 Surf Expo had plenty of details and design elements that stood out.

Event Report Posted September 13, 2016, 7:00 AM EDT

Look Up: 24 Unique Ideas for Ceiling Decor

Steal these inventive and eye-catching ideas for ceiling decor, chandeliers, and hanging art installations.

Idea File Posted September 12, 2016, 7:15 AM EDT

Emmys Preview: Inspired By Nature, Governors Ball Moves Toward Rustic Elegance

The Television Academy's three Emmy-related balls will have a glam but organic "Nature's Elegance" theme.

News Posted September 7, 2016, 3:10 PM EDT

12 Clever Ways to Brand and Beautify Staircases at Events

Event pros have tricked out stairs with logos and decor—to dramatic effect.

Idea File Posted August 24, 2016, 7:00 AM EDT

10 Clever and Functional Ideas for Directional Signage

These events incorporated useful info in surprising ways.

Idea File Posted August 22, 2016, 7:15 AM EDT

See How Pillows Helped Design an Entire Bar

A customized bar at a Miami event was decorated by decals whose pattern was inspired by a graphic pillow.

Event Snapshot Posted August 12, 2016, 7:15 AM EDT

16 Patriotic Ideas for Election Season Parties

Guests are guaranteed a good time—even if their candidate doesn’t win—with this festive decor, food, and more.

Idea File Posted July 27, 2016, 7:30 AM EDT

10 Best Ideas of the Week: Cocktail-Theme Mini Golf, a Futuristic Oxygen Bar, Champagne Ring Toss

Here's a look at 10 steal-worthy ideas we spotted this week.

News Posted July 8, 2016, 7:00 AM EDT

16 Summer Party Ideas From the Engage!16 Wedding Summit

The conference for luxury-wedding professionals offered plenty of gift, catering, and decor concepts for beach-inspired bashes.

Event Report Posted June 29, 2016, 7:30 AM EDT

22 Ways Exhibitors Got Attention on the E3 Show Floor

From a full-scale rap concert to wacky interactive opps, here's how brands drummed up buzz at the annual expo.

Event Report Posted June 20, 2016, 7:15 AM EDT

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