This December I was lucky enough to work with clients who were not shy in embracing the more-is-more philosophy so close to my heart, and here are a few highlights.
Starting with the biggest install, a run of Christmas parties with KERB and KIN London at the Camden Centre (a space more commonly known for tea dances and end of year exams) where, intentionally avoiding a theme, we filled the room with all the things we could think of that we love (short of a donkey in hat, which actually happened at a friends Christmas party). Metre upon metre of tinsel curtain, 30 disco balls (that magically changed colour in the night), neon strips, tall palms, candy coloured candles and enormous bespoke bars made from scaffold serving up the BEST cocktails from KERB. And, of course, different KERB traders each night.
Another of my favourite Christmas dos was inspired equally by the East 17 Stay Another Day video and the 2012 Kardashian Christmas card (see my point about my clients…) where I was given free reign to turn the top floor of an office into a pearly, shimmery white paradise complete with hundreds of balloons, flying envelopes filled with prizes (laser ring anyone?) iridescent walls, dry ice, bubble machine entrance and white chocolate fountain – there is definitely a time and a place for a chocolate fountain.
Lastly, a more grown up but equally fun party for RAW TV where we went for a sexy, vintage circus feel with heavy tasselled fabric drapes in velvets and silks installed over the dance floor, a golden moon and star balloon arch, vintage fabric-draped Tarot Room (that looked like the interior of a romany caravan and was GORGE), face embellishments, the Balloon Room (hundreds of helium balloons filling a room, with sailor jerry tattoos, mood rings and fortune fish attached – some with the additional bonus of a free bottle of prosecco voucher) and cosmic ceiling projections *happy sigh*.
A huge thank you to everyone who helped bring these events to life, it was a magnificent Christmas season.