It’s not often that you get the chance to work for The Horatio Alger Association, so imagine how excited I was when I learned that their Ambassador, Mario Frangoulis was going to perform at the Strand Capitol along with the York Symphony Orchestra. The final proposal for the event included cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the main lobby, a seated served dinner in the Studio for 98 guests, and a dessert reception in the same Studio after the concert for 180 guests, which meant a complete changeover of the room during the performance.
Here are some of the decor photos:
The drapes in the Studio are a burnt orange color around three sides of the room. It’s meant to be a dance studio, so it’s as bland as you can get. I decided to go with a soft amber up lighting along with five brass chandeliers to bring the ceiling down a bit. A red carpet runner was on order to greet guests as they exited the elevator and made their way into the dining room.
Tudbinks Nursery from Lancaster provided two large planters to flank the entrance door, and four tall planters were on order to fill the corners of the room, once again to make the room a bit more intimate.
Our friends at Shumaker PDT provided a lovely acrylic podium and the lighting. I decided to go with a nice copper linen that had a paisley print of gold and traces of turquoise. The flowers followed in the same palette of colors with rust wrappers around each vase to tie in with the linens. A punch of yellow was dispersed within the rust color leonardis roses, pin cushion proteas and dark brown echinecha cones. I used a little bit of Italian Ruskus as a filler.