Last Saturday, we had the pleasure of designing a space at the Belo Mansion open house. With a completely blank canvas, Debby found her inspiration from designer Justina Blakeney. If you have never heard of this amazing woman, head over to her website and you are sure to feel instantly inspired! Justina caught Debby’s eye from her famous “face the foliage” where she uses flower blooms to design human sketches and she has been a huge fan ever since. Debby saw her instagram post (image below) and was instantly inspired by the colors she used, especially the navy background. Debby loves to look for inspiration outside the traditional outlets, like Pinterest, and looks at interior design magazines along with designer’s Instagrams.
BBJ provided the linens with Blue Cotier on the main table and highboys. On the back table, we used a Navy Lamour linen. For flowers, Debby went with a mix of traditional and funky which was inspired by the same mix of patterns in her inspiration. She brought in accents of gold for a more sophisticated and stylish feel, which is a common request from our brides.
Debby’s overall goal was to catch peoples eye from across the ballroom, and there’s no denying that we achieved it! We loved all the compliments we received – from eye-catching and different to unique combination of flowers!
Debby uses drawings (image above) like this to stay on track when making her design choices. It is so easy to get distracted by all the gorgeous flowers and patterns when shopping but this drawing help keeps her focused on her design to make sure she achieves her overall goal.
Here is the design in the making at The Branch studio!
And here is the end result!