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.