An Urban Woodsman Dinner

Posted by on Sep 19, 2011 in Decor & Details | 7 Comments

A few months ago we were tasked with designing a dinning room for a dinner at Ramscale. The space, which is an old Soho apartment that has been converted to an event space. The challenge was to make it elegant, but rustic AND to fit into the room about 12 more bodies than we all thought the room could actually HOLD. This seems like a simple challenge, but in practice it felt more akin to a Project Runway challenge where you are given a yard of fabric but are asked to make a ballgown for a small elephant.   Add to this the one request that our client had- that we distract from the ceilings that featured some track lighting she wasn’t so crazy about.

Our concept- An Urban Woodsman look.  And our guests?  How did we fit them all in?  Knowing we had to use every inch of space, we converted a built in sofa in the room into bench seating.  We used a combination of tall, thin communal tables, a couple of wooden farm tables AND, in the elevated areas of the rooms, lounge tables.  We used linen and floral to tie all the different tables together.  To distract from the ceiling, our floral team from Melarosa created Wisteria “Frames”  around the windows that drew the guests eye to the amazing view, and away from the track lights.


  1. Adrienne
    September 21, 2011

    This is beyond! Amazing work. LOVE MELANIE TOO!

  2. Hochzeits DJ
    September 26, 2011

    What a beautiful site! I can imagine the place crowded! You did a good job! Love it!

  3. Personalised Wedding Gifts
    September 26, 2011

    Your hard work looks like it’s paid of to me! This looks to be a fantastic setting which would be perfect for small wedding brekfasts.

  4. kelly marie
    September 26, 2011

    OK when my third daughter gets married…this is the theme at a log cabin in northern MI….love all the wood touches!

  5. Amber
    October 6, 2011

    How gorgeous! I am in love with the Wisteria Frames! What an amazing idea.

  6. Leagh@bunchesdirect
    October 23, 2011

    It is not only a space for a dinner or celebration, it’s a real wedding studio! Great job!White is always rich with shades!All decorations are spectacular!Thank you for sharing!

  7. Kaitlin
    May 20, 2012

    What a magical setting! I absolutely love it! The wisteria frames on the windows are magical and really stand out against the clean white table settings. Well done!


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