Friday, September 9, 2011

Brandy & Rob's Wedding

This summer Louis Guerra Design LLC had the pleasure of designing unique and creative decor for Brandy & Rob's special day. The intimate ceremony and reception were held at the Trump Soho hotel in downtown Manhattan.

The bride wanted to honor her Asian heritage by incorporating flowers in shades of red, the color of celebration in her culture. Her fondness of roses and orchids were featured prominently.

The bride's bouquet was designed with an abundance of red roses in different shades and varieties including standard, spray and garden roses. The bouquet was accented with hosta leaves and satin ribbon to complement her dress.

The ceremony space was defined with two large and dramatic arrangements of fresh bamboo, red roses, red Mokara orchids, red Aranthera orchids and Monstera leaves. The aisle was lined with red rose petals.

The reception, held in the penthouse with amazing views of down town, featured tall Asian inspired centerpieces designed in "bento boxes" that reflected the design of the ceremony.

Thanks to Levi Stolove for his amazing photography.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

South Beach on the Jersey Shore

In early May, Louis Guerra Design transformed the ball rooms at the Berkeley Hotel in Asbury Park, New Jersey into a South Beach inspired Bat Mitzvah. The family's love of the beach and a desire for a modern design was our inspiration.

We started in the children's lounge area where we created four custom covered blue and white striped cabana tents, each for a different entertainment activity. To complement the look we added square dining tables with white washed chairs and white leather benches.

The focal point of party in the grand ball room were the two framed and upholstered platform beds draped with sheer white fabric reminiscence of the draping at the Delano Hotel in Miami's South Beach.

Each bed was accented with custom made throw pillows in monochromatic shades of blue and turquoise and ocean inspired patterns.

Next we added a combination of square and tall rectangle tables covered with turquoise linens with blue and white striped overlays along with white stools and chairs. The tables were accented with arrangements of blue hydrangea and delphinium and candles floating in turquoise water. The room was up lighted in soft pink, the bat mitzvah girl's favorite color.

Lastly as the sun started to set we added a collection of illuminated tables and white leather lounge furniture to complete the look.

Modern "Green" Bar Mitzvah Kiddush

This past spring we were presented with a challenge from a client, design her son's Bar Mitzvah kiddush in a clean modern style  that would also be environmentally friendly . We started by using a natural fiber textured  linen in shades of grey and white to cover the long tables accompanied with modern chairs and stools.

Next we lined the center of each table with a selection of white spring bulb plants that included hyacinth, tulips and paper whites planted in sleek stainless steel rectangle and cube containers along with trays of wheat grass.

Each table arrangement was accented with square glass vases of customs M & M's in monochromatic shades of gray.

After the event the flowering arrangements were planted in the client's garden to be enjoyed for years to come.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

A Christmas Twist

Louis Guerra Design was presented with a challenge this past holiday season; decorate an entry foyer  staircase banister in a traditional home without using the traditional Christmas colors of green and red. 

The hallway wallpaper color of yellow was our inspiration. The result, Christmas with a twist of lemons. We swaged a faux garland decorated with German yellow glass lemon ornaments, gold velvet poinsettias, lime green glass ball ornaments and antique gold ribbon.  The challenge was met with an elegant non-traditional garland with a twist.

White Christmas

It was a White Christmas at an elegant estate in northern New Jersey. The living room's classic architecture and soft color theme of ivory and gold was our design inspiration.

We decided to complement the fireplace mantle with a realistic faux garland decorated with white Magnolia Grandiflora flowers, gold glass ornaments, pinecones, green velvet leaves, crystals and ribbons.

We anchored each side of the mantle with glass hurricanes and gold pillar candles. The end result was an elegant mantle.

Christmas Time

It's was Christmas time again and Louis Guerra Design had the pleasure once again of decorating this prestigious golf club in New Jersey. The club's traditional tudor architecture set the tone for the decor.

We started in the main lobby where we decorated the staircase banister with faux evergreen garlands accented with red and gold ornaments, pinecones, berries and ribbons.

We continued the decor through out the club with special attention to the dining room where we decorated the fireplace mantle, chandeliers and a 12 foot tree.

Thanks to Marisa Pellegrini for her great photographs.