Monday, May 23, 2011

Lovely Lavender Luxury

A young lady commissioned Team JG to design, plan and produce the celebration of her Bat Mitzvah and this past weekend we brought her vision to life!

The event was held in the center of the Art Community at The Glass Houses in the Chelsea Arts Tower. Their floor-to-ceiling glass window walls provide the perfect opportunity to enjoy the amazing views of Chelsea and the Hudson River. 

We love this location for its industrial feel! We brought in potted palm trees and lush, white-colored floral arrangements of tulips, ranunculus, calla lilies and peonies to soften up the space for this event. 

White lounge furniture provided a clean, muted backdrop that let the bold purple accents POP! We arranged the the lounge furniture around lavender carpets and dressed up the area with gorgeous violet throw pillows and lavender votives. 

Shiny silver mirrors, throw pillows and blankets gave the room a BLING effect and luxurious feel. Even the miniature cupcakes for dessert were decked out with silver candy decor! 

Guests noshed on luxurious and fun hors d'oeuvres that complimented the room's vibe, such as Asparagus and Shiitake Soy-Glazed Spring Rolls and a variety of different fries and sauces from the French Fries Station. When they weren't entertained with food or dancing, guests took full advantage of the photo booth and graffiti artist booth.

Let us know what you think!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Flowers, Flowers Everywhere!

This past weekend, the JG team gathered in The Hamptons and created a stunning floral Nirvana for the wedding of Jenn and Matt. The entire celebration was surrounded in a gorgeous harmony of textures and colors with a lot of beautiful elements!

After the Church ceremony, guests made their way to the Westhampton Country Club. Near the entrance, a lovely floral-embellished mailbox was displayed, where guests could wish the newlyweds their congratulations on customized post cards with customized stamps.

Look at the lovely message JG sent the couple!

The fireplace mantle was embellished with lovely petite arrangements and silver mercury votives. Iron lanterns, topiaries and larger floral arrangements lined the hearth, creating a romantic and welcoming setting.

Candle-lit iron lanterns and tiki-style lanterns filled with amnesia roses and dark purple calla lilies lined the walkway of the outdoor space. And French wire stands with assorted and unique ferns and foliages were placed sporadically throughout the space. 

On the escort table stood focal iron branch structures accented with cymbidium orchids and strung with a series of ribbons and beautiful hanging votives. On the table, Mum card holders sat against a backdrop of apothecary jars and bell jar terrariums with eccentric plants and moss. These were intermixed with topiaries and clusters of accent arrangements in tones of white, ivory and blue with hints of lavender.

Guests sipped cocktails on the patio, where rustic chandeliers with hanging amaranths were hung from above. The cocktail tables were set with low, lush arrangements in romantic purple and blue shades, and illuminated by votive trios. 

The centerpieces drew guests' eyes to the different heights and elements on the dining tables. Tall glass cylinders displayed clean lines and contained lush, modern florals in green, blue and purple palettes, with hints of silver lavender and deep fuchsia. A trio of low, lush arrangements with soft glowing Venetian glass votives helped balance the flow throughout the room.

A beautiful ambiance was created throughout with striking lanterns and the placement of a variety of flowers in every corner of the room.

For more photos from this beautiful wedding, visit the album on our Facebook page:

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Simple Things That Look Bling!

Mirrors add mega-bling! They can make any room look larger, creating the illusion of space. And people adore gazing at themselves when they're feeling sexy and celebratory.

They're the ultimate cheap and easy accent (that look anything but cheap). Here are some fun mirrored finds under $40 that will give you a stylish bling effect!

Wall Mirrors





Mirrored Vases for Florals and Candles



Smaller Mirrors for Coasters

 (All Modern)


Magic Mirror


Friday, May 6, 2011

SugJEStions for Designing a Mod Cocktail Party

Jes shares with us her tips for designing a mod cocktail party!

1) Think simple -- everything in the room has to be about clean lines, so no flowing fabric treatments.

2) Throw down some fab shag carpets in seating areas with oversized, high quality beanbag chairs. Also, low, round ultrasuede ottomans topped with graphic pillows would look fierce.

3) Keep the furniture simple and monochromatic but not necessarily just white -- explore brown, pistacchio green and yellow tones for that retro look.


4) Create a bold graphic pattern on the wall with vinyl appliques or a projection. Think about the fun patterns you see in vintage midcentury wallpapers.

5) Arrange some giant chrysanthemums in Jonathan Adler-style ceramic vases.

6) Cut up the space with cool room dividers, like a self-standing one from Eames (or, more cheaply, from West Elm), or hang up some curtains made with flat, mirrored beads.