Unique spaces create great events and beautiful styling brings an event to life. Often the hardest part of putting together a memorable event is finding that one-of-a-kind venue and styling it with the appropriate mood and personality.
Whether you are planning a Christmas party for hundreds of guests or something a bit more intimate, there are some key styling tips that will help. The Stylesmiths is an Australian styling and interior design company and their Creative Director Richard Misso has these three tips to help you create a great event as we plan for the Christmas party season:
TIP 1: For a stronger visual punch, try colour blocking. Pick two or three key colours to be dressed over a white tablecloth. Try adding colour blocking in the napkins and flowers. Colour blocked flowers in a vase can work a treat.
TIP 2: Keep floral centrepieces low so you can see the person opposite. Bon bons and Christmas foliage such as fresh ivy or holly will add Christmas flavour and sophistication. However, remember to keep the bon bons in a neutral colour, as this will keep the theme sophisticated and glamorous.
TIP 3: Don’t apply too much colour in the hope of being festive. You can run the risk of your decor looking tacky or like a children’s Christmas party.
The photo above shows how The Stylesmith stylist Kali Cavanagh colour blocked the tables in The Laneway Rooms at InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto with turquoise and amber. She also made sure to keep the flower centrepieces low so as to not obstruct conversation across the table.
InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto combines unique and beautiful spaces with a dedicated events team to guide you through the process of planning your event. Alluvial Restaurant, nestled underneath the soaring glass atrium, plays host to memorable events as does the recently reimagined space, The Laneways Rooms, with its expansive street art installation showcased through the ballroom windows.
From catering, to entertainment, to working with The Stylesmiths to design something remarkable, the team at InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto can help you create a night to remember. Click here to find out more and get in touch with our team.
The Laneway Rooms were styled by The Stylesmiths Kali Cavanagh for this photoshoot.