October 02, 2018

CORT Events is seeing clients go for a dramatic feel and lean into fun themes for fall events this year. The Art Deco trend reminds attendees of the Golden Age and creates a whimsical escape. To pull off this theme, create an event featuring metallic finishes and dramatic colors, utilizing pieces that glint and sparkle, like the Alondra Cocktail Table. Create lush, luxe event designs that are dramatic in color. Deep blues, greens, and reds pair beautifully with metallics. Geometric patterns lend a feeling of luxury and sophistication.

“Our clients are always looking for ways to make the standard event feel exciting and new,” said Kevin Dana, executive director of marketing and product development at CORT Events. “The best way to add drama to an evening is to make the details count. Start with gorgeous, customizable bars, like the Midtown Bar. These illuminated bars set the mood of an event and can easily be branded with custom graphics or logos. To play up the Art Deco theme, mix marbles and metals and dress up classics, such as a Wilshire Sofa, with eccentric touches like Garbo Stools. Cozy up on faux fur rugs and pair with metallic accents to create an ambiance with a warm glow that feels refined and inviting.”

Mixing rustic with industrial is another top trend this fall, creating a look and feel that is modern yet accessible. To accomplish this, event planners will want to refine the outdoorsy feel of rustic décor for a more eclectic look that feels comfortable for guests, yet still feels modern and updated. The Rustique collection blends wood and metal in furnishings and anchors your room. Metallic gold accents pair effortlessly and transform a simple event space into a chic and curated gathering place.

Wood laminates are also a clever way to incorporate the rustic feel into a design plan. The Maxim Bar with its wood front, paired with Boxwood Hedges, feels warm and organic. The Lexington Table mixes materials with black metal legs and wood tops, and features both AC and USB outlets so events can facilitate connectivity.

CORT Events also finds that the 1980’s are making a comeback. The pops of color and patterns are transitioning the 70’s trends of the summer into the 80’s trends of the fall. Event planners can transition through the decades by playing with iconic shag rugs and color pallets that feel retro and radical. Warm metallics like gold, bronze and rose gold will pop with the fun and funky patterns and colors. The Endless Collection provides the perfect, simple canvas to bring in exciting 80’s elements to design plans.

“Mid-century furnishings that resonate with attendees year after year can be amped up with colorful accents for events while not being overly thematic,” said Dana. “Danish modern pieces compliment autumnal hues like deep purple, warm yellows and spicy oranges. Don’t be afraid to mix trends in with a traditional seasonal feel.”

CORT Events mixes these classic designs into well-loved seating options like Beverly Ottomans, Vibe Cube seating, and Marche Swivel Ottomans. These pieces ground events in color and allow the rest of the room to play up the exciting trends of the season. These fall events may feel extravagant or minimalist or totally retro, but remember that brand authenticity should shine through, no matter the season.

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