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You're shattering glass ceilings from the comfort of your home, which means your remote work space should be just as inspired. Take a cue from our go-to event design elements and let them guide you in creating stylish office digs, sweatpants encouraged.

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As event designers, our days are often spent taking a meticulous eye to spaces, details, and settings to create an experience. With each event comes a new opportunity to dream up environments that inspire, by way of storytelling and engaging the senses.


With the entire world on lockdown, we know the new norm is conducting business amongst the creature comforts of our homes. As we’ve been video chatting with friends and colleagues about the need to define a #wfh space (And let’s be honest, curiously browsing what’s in their background), we discovered that the core elements we incorporate into our events similarly work as a recipe for assembling a stylish home office.


Here, a few of our design tips adapted as a guide for composing your own remote HQ.


Statement Chair | Feel free to explore playing with patterns and unique shapes! You can even mix textiles, which will create visual interest that encourages the eye to roam. Just be sure to prioritize comfort along with cool factor.


Good Lighting | Never underestimate the power of good lighting. Natural or diffused light will bring a sense of warmth and be complementary to live + work surroundings. Achieve Insta-filter status with a tabletop lamp that is both functional and fetching.


Fresh Flowers | Nothing breathes life into a space like fresh flowers. Whether petite or pronounced, their presence and fragrance are an instant mood boost that in the words of Marie Kondo, spark joy.


Curated Art | Be it works from the great masters or a local market find, a focal point of art ignites the creative spirit. A gallery wall or signature piece will inspire your work and bring energy to your day.


Nestled Side Table | During the design process, our team relies on a beloved French phrase: mise en place, or everything in its place, applies as much to your home office as it does a perfectly set tablescape. Enter the nestled side table, an ideal landing spot for quarantine reads and the beverage of choice to fuel your hustle. An architectural, antique, or bohemian companion can be used as a perch for your morning ritual during Zoom meetings, then transition to a favorite cocktail for virtual happy hours with friends.


Charming Décor Accents | A collection of talismans, heirlooms, and mementos transform any room into a personal space where you’ll want to linger. Surround yourself with details that tell a story and take a page from our playbook by adding a touch of whimsy!


"AS A MAKER, I WANT TO CREATE SOMETHING THAT HAS NEVER BEEN DONE BEFORE”


By Cassie LaMere

Our Founder and Creative Director, Cassie LaMere, shares her expertise in fashion, events, and business as a contributing writer for the esteemed publication, Tribeza. Here, she introduces her latest article for the magazine. Imagine the femme de force energy when Cassie and Brittany sat down to discuss leadership, southern hospitality, tech and so much more. Read the entire article at the link below and dive into the conversation.

Photographs courtesy of Bravo Media/Joe Pugliese and Barbara Nitke for Tribeza


STRAIGHT OFF THE HEELS of her Spring Summer 2020 Collection debut at Fashion for Good, local fashion designer Brittany Allen is stepping into a new spotlight, securing a coveted spot on Bravo’s Project Runway. Sharing the limelight when the new season airs Dec. 5 (at 8:30 p.m. CT) will be her southern roots and the Austin community she intends to raise up through this platform.


Allen’s core values of female empowerment, confidence and motivation are as evident in her personality as they are in her brand ethos. Now, as a representative of Austin on a national scale, Allen is committed to lifting up designers and being a driving force for the capitol city’s influence in a global market.


Texans dominating the runway is not a new trend. Several renowned fashion designers call Texas home and for Project Runway judge and mentor Brandon Maxwell, a sense of Texas pride is a common thread throughout his collections. That Lone Star spirit offered Allen an instant connection with Brandon. Sharing similar points of view, she knows first-hand how a community standing behind one another can drive motivation and says that as a designer, she values that Brandon has “never forgotten his roots.”


Click here to read the full story and access the complete article on tribeza.com

It's the last month of the decade and we are ready to go out with a bang! The countdown to the NEW Roaring 20’s has begun and we’re sharing our must-haves for a modern take on ringing in 2020 and beyond.



1 | Step back in time and be transported to a bygone era during “The Party,” an immersive experience aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. Hosted by Belmond, in partnership with Private Drama Events, no two guest experiences will be alike aboard the train; dine with Art Deco darlings, toast with bootleggers, and see the iconic locomotive brought to life through this once-in-a-lifetime theatrical journey. With an itinerary that begins in Venice and ends in London, this is undoubtedly the perfect bucket list gift for the adventure-seeker who has everything.


2 | The illustrious allure of girls with pearls has been admired for centuries and no Roaring 20’s ensemble would be complete without a plethora of pearls. As we head into 2020, a dazzling number of modern pearl accessories are set to anoint the next generation’s muse. Keren Wolf’s multi-strand pearl headbands have graced the runways of NYFW and are the new statement headpiece for a flapper with finesse. Target’s capsule collection, A New Day, created the ultimate evening handbag for dancing from dusk ‘til dawn. Cassandra Collection’s intricate pearl cuff reflects a luxurious juxtaposition of power and femininity, ideal for today’s contemporary gal and emblematic of the designer herself.


3 | To an entertaining pro, the notion of a self-serve bar has previously seemed rather inhospitable, until now- Neiman Marcus is giving your libations menu the 21st century makeover thanks to Moet & Chandon’s bespoke champagne vending machine. Earning a spot on this year’s exclusive fantasy gift list is a personal bubbly dispensary stocked with 360 splits of Moet & Chandon. Host an epic bash with ease, knowing that at the push of a button, your digital bartender will be making spirits bright well into the new year.


4 | After a night of New Year’s Eve revelry, we imagine you, and your tootsies, will be glad to slip into something more comfortable. Feather your flapper nest with these playful Olivia von Halle silk pajamas and bedroom slippers from Ann Taylor. Velvet, silk, and marabou feathers are a tried-and-true recipe for twenties chic; you may be headed to bed as the sun rises, but you’re sure to awaken looking fabulous for the first day of the new year. As an added bonus, this combo does double-duty as a posh packable for your overnight on the express.


5 | There’s no shortage of good times to be had in December and browsing the imaginative holiday window displays on 5th Avenue is always a highlight of the season. Bergdorf Goodman’s beloved window displays are a fixture of this tradition; on display this year is “Bergdorf GoodTimes,” where coveted items from everyone’s wish list are matched with celebratory scenes that “evoke the time-honored spirit of a holiday fête.” Their depiction of an Art Deco party is the ideal inspiration for the upcoming countdown and leaves us ready to exclaim "laissez le bon temps rouler" at midnight!


Photos Courtesy Of: 1 | Belmond Venice Simplon-Orient-Express 2 | Keren Wolf + A New Day for Target + Cassandra Collections 3 | Neiman Marcus 4 | Olivia von Halle + Ann Taylor 5 | Ricky Zehavi for Bergdorf Goodman

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