Orange Crush

What a whirlwind of a summer. We ended it on a good note before plunging directly into the madness of the fall wedding season by designing a Labor Day party in East Hampton.

The design concept of this event was to feel like a “Pop Up Party” so to speak: simple, bold, graphic and modern – extending the house and surrounding landscape with a giant open-walled, clear span tent. To further integrate the house with the tent, I suggested we extend the patio with temporary decking which we then painted in wide gray and white stripes. You know how I love stripes, so this of course made me very happy, and was quite chic in contrast to our color palette of oranges and whites.

Handwritten projections and graffiti instructed guests to EAT! DRINK! and DANCE! Hand-painted bars in white orange and white stripes, giant tissue paper flowers and umbrellas, and several cans of spray paint later the interior of the house was thoroughly violated. That was fun!

Special thanks to the wonderful team who pulled off this party:  Leslie Mastin and Julie Manheimer from State of the Art (event planning), Igor from Allen Party Rental (tent, decking and dance floor) Peter Callahan Catering, Ira from Levy Lighting and DJ David Chang.



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