Last month, I had the great pleasure of designing a table for the Luxe Linen showroom in Beverly Hills. Every month, they welcome a new team of creatives into their space to design with their exquisite linens. It was such a treat to flex my creative muscles and work with some of my very favorite people! I’m thrilled to share these gorgeous photos by Julie Shuford Photography of our Luxe Linen September table design.
There are so many gorgeous linens to choose from, I had a hard time deciding which one to select for my table design. I mean look at these! Sequins? Check. Feminine? Check. Deco? Check. All the colors? Yup. They’ve got ’em.
The Coral Reve Indien linen caught my eye, as I love its warm coral/pinkish hue and its paisley pattern. Coupled with the Coral Iridescence napkins, I knew I was off to a great start. All of the warm tones reminded me of the last blush of summer, and since we are in Southern California, we don’t really start feeling fall weather for…a while yet.
I rounded out the design by drawing inspiration from lucky charms, specifically the symbol of the Lucky Elephant.
The Lucky Elephant can be used to symbolize power, wisdom, strength, protection of the home, fertility, and general good luck. Many Feng Shui practitioners believe that elephants should have their trunks facing upwards to represent prosperity, good luck, and success.
I was so fortunate to be able to assemble a truly brilliant creative team for this project. I reached out to Courtney at Cecile’s Paper Co. I told her my design idea, and she knocked it out of the park. Look at this awesome menu card!!
This design called for a tall, lush floral centerpiece. I reached out to one of my favorite artists, Tabitha at Winston & Main, and thankfully she was on board. The one catch? Since the table design remains on display for a whole month, we can’t use fresh flowers. Tabitha was non-plussed, a true pro! Can you believe these are silks?!?
La Pinata Party Rentals very generously contributed their Heirloom Collection plates, Arezzo Brushed Gold flatware, Can Can Footed glassware, and Carousel glassware. All of their items complimented the linen and overall design to a T.
While we were working, Tabitha happened to notice Courtney’s *new* engagement ring (congrats, girl!) and so, of course, we had to use it in the shoot. I mean, can you blame us?
The entire team had such a great morning putting this design together! The Luxe Linen showroom is such a lovely, warm & welcoming place.
Fun fact: I have known Cindy Celis from Luxe Linen for almost 16 years! She & I used to work at a restaurant together – back when I was a banquet captain, and she was in the accounting office! All these years later, we are both still in hospitality – it’s all just much more chic and much more gorgeous now!
These lovely people are some of my very favorites! The team (L-R): Courtney of Cecile’s Paper Co, Julie Shuford Photography, Tabitha of Winston & Main and me (Renee) of Moxie Bright Events.
Big thanks to the entire team for contributing their time and talents! Let’s do it again soon!
Planning & Design: Moxie Bright Events Linen: Coral Reve Indien & Coral Iridescence, Luxe Linen Photography: Julie Shuford Photography Florals: Winston & Main Paper: Cecile’s Paper Co. Rentals: La Pinata Party Rentals Place card holders: Kate Aspen
Oct 13, 2017
Oh man what a dream to have creative freedom to design a table!! I love what you did Renee!! Love the colors and the silks look incredible!
Thanks Rachel! That shade of coral is one of my favorite colors!
You did such a great job Renée! I can’t get over those menu cards with the clear tab on the front with the elephant? GENIUS! The whole look is perfect!
Thank you! Courtney from Cecile’s Paper Co is a straight up creative genius. So thrilled with how everything came together!
Your design is so unique and thoughtful! I am obsessed with that linen, and the little elephants!
Thanks, Linds! I am also obsessed with the tiny elephants. I can’t even believe I found them for this shoot!