I had to learn the hard way that it is texture, and not color, that provides a rich landscape with depth and character. I once threw a party with different shades of my “favorite” colors. I just knew it was going to look hot, until I put it together, and well, it was not. Everything looked so dingy. And then Farah jumped in and started mixing and matching different materials and textures. Automatically it went from a 0 star design to a 10 star design. I never forget a lesson: combining different textures adds a creative voice to a designer. Our Urban Prettiness palette works because of our use of materials. The croc-embosed sofa and table give you that same feeling you get when you see an Hermes Birkin bag – it’s just luxe. That paired with the floaty rosettes and raw silk pillows mimic the soft texture of the pink peonies. When it came to the gift table, we invaded Nuage Design’s warehouse of couture linen and pulled out these three stunning white linens: a micro sequined, a deconstructed rosette and a pin tucked. It’s like they are a group of three best friends. One is glamour girl, one is la bohème, and the last is Ms. Classic. Another one of my favorite pairings in this shoot is the juxtaposition of the long hair goat rug with the cracked concrete. Can you say: let’s roll.
Design and Styling: Luxe Fête Event Planning and Design Studio, Florals: Luxe Fête Event Planning and Design Studio; Photography: Ambrosio Photography, Location: The Nuage Studio, Couture Linens and Furniture: Nuage Designs, Lighting and Mirrors: Modani Furniture; Styling Assistant: Sarah Cherres.