The Hispanic Society of America, located on Audubon Terrace, has served as a cultural center for great works of art and a reference library for works of art from Spain, Portugal and Latin America. This past month they celebrated the release of a book featuring works of art, cultural topics and other texts complied into one unique book. A beautiful way to capture the rich heritage of the past and an inspiration for future artists. We were lucky enough to be asked by the Hispanic Society of America to help with the decor for the event and to highlight some of the amazing works of art they have on display. The intricate wrought iron gates that mark the entrance were a great place to start. We softened the entrance with clean and compact juniper topiaries planted in black wrought iron urns.
We continued the look through the courtyard creating an aisle of beautiful trees and lit the way with pillar candles housed in clear glass cylinders. As the guests made their way up the stairs to main entrance candles brightened the way and a patio of tall ficus trees enclosed the space. We wanted to fill the space without making it seem cluttered, so we chose to use several statement trees/topiaries to set the mood. The candle light kept the feeling warm and intimate and was continued inside.
In the foyer we created a tree of magnolia branches and an assortment of blooms. We kept the shape organic and flowing with the staircase. Using a large black urn kept with the look of the topiaries and provided balance to the look.
The cocktail tables were set with petite arrangements of peonies and roses accented with bush ivy in sterling silver julep cups. We also accented the room with bright fuchsia peonies and bush ivy. The bar decor consisted of two large arrangements perched on sterling silver vases. They were constructed on a dish and set on top of the vases and consisted of white roses, peonies, hydrangea and magnolia branches.
We were so happy with how beautiful everything turned out and enjoyed working with the Hispanic Society of America on another event.