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.