Hilary Hamer Events and Commerce Flowers collaborated on this gorgeous design, “Château de Noir” for our Luxe Launch LA hosted at Bel-Air Bay Club. The team brought in rentals from Revelry Event Design and Classic Party Rentals to complete their look. Chinaware from Dish Wish sit on top of our Palace Sari Elephant Linen and our Silver Dupionique Napkins. Thank you Krista Mason Photography for these gorgeous images!
We have an exclusive interview with Hilary Hamer of Hilary Hamer Events conducted by Kristin Banta of Kristin Banta Events. See below for the full interview and photos.
What you have designed here is beautiful. I want to dive right into this table and celebrate this gorgeous garden party you have created. What was the inspiration behind it?
I simply fell in love with linen. I found it so different than anything I have ever done before. I usually do things with lavenders and pinks, so I just thought it was so different and unique and had that Indian-inspired feeling but also that French-garden feel. When I saw it, I thought we could do something really unique and different and make it a cross between. It’s called Palace Sari, hence the French Chateau feel.
I like how you went outside of the box and outside your comfort zone. The textures are fascinating. It’s not your average garden party-you’ve created a setting that is very usable. If you showed the linen before I saw it here today, I wouldn’t have imagined this would be what you would create.
It’s interesting you say that because I only saw a picture to start and then I got a sample from Dahlia. I started to think about the table design, and didn’t know the texture of the linen was what it was until I got it. Then I thought, this is a kind of fun juxtaposition to what you would expect from it. I wanted to keep it usable where people could actually sit down. I didn’t want to make it so fantastical that it was something you wouldn’t want to use.
The pewter goblets create the perfect contrast to the linen.
I wanted to do a little medieval counterpart, and I thought it would be pretty to bring in those and pull the grey out in a different way. To mix it with such a different wine glass is very unexpected.
Did you think about who would be seated at this table?
I didn’t. I wanted it to be neutral and not so overtop. It’s funny you ask this, because when I gave the place card names, it’s all the people I look for. I had a great time designing this table and putting myself out there.
Host/Linen: Luxe Linen | Concept/Design: Hilary Hamer Events & Commerce Flowers| Rentals: Revelry Event Design and Classic Party Rentals| Chinaware: Dish Wish | Stationery: Black Ink | Photography: Krista Mason Photography and Weintraub Photography | Venue: Bel-Air Bay Club | PR: Rayce PR
Party Sponsors: Bel-Air Bay Club | Revelry Event Design | Line 204 Events | Dish Wish | Wiens Family Cellars | Classic Party Rentals | Luxury DJs | Smile Lounge | Face It Sugar | Seasons Catering | Made By Meg | Jennifer Naylor Catering and Events | Petros Catering | Rasta Taco | Sprinkles Cupcakes | Lovesome | Design Dawgs | EDGE Design Decor | Copper Willow Paper Studio | Krista Mason Photography | Weintraub Photography