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Dressing for the occasion

June 1, 2014

Event planners and decorators find ways to stylize any type of tent. By Janice Kleinschmidt Quick: What great hotel ballroom event have you attended that comes to mind? Still thinking? OK, maybe you did think of one. But what do you remember about the event? Probably something besides the walls, ceiling and fleur-de-lis carpeting. “The …

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Seamless transitions

The right decor can create harmony between a structure’s interior and its surroundings. By Jake Kulju Tented events are emulating increasingly popular residential outdoor rooms, where the boundaries between interior and exterior blend to create a harmonious environment. “Very often clients work to design their events based on their surroundings,” says Ben Philbrook, director of …

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Seating in the spotlight

Once merely functional, chairs and unique seating have become standout contributors to event decor. By Pamela Mills-Senn Trends drive event decor, but the last thing an event rental company needs is a warehouse overloaded with here-today-gone-tomorrow inventory. Chairs represent a sizable investment for rental companies and furnishings suppliers, so it’s important to tease out fad …

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Working with difficult clients

Client actions and reactions can add stress to already stressful event management. Anticipating what makes a client difficult for you can help to resolve problems before they swell. By Melynda Norman-Lee So you have a client you don’t like to work with. Have you taken the time to figure out why? What is it about …

A bigger party

O’Neil Tents and Party Supplies helps the Dublin Irish Festival grow with bigger and better tents. With a name like Dublin, the annual Irish festival has to be good. And, in fact, the three-day Dublin Irish Festival in Dublin, Ohio, draws more than 100,000 revelers and is one of the largest Irish festivals worldwide. But …

Event carpet

New from American Turf and Carpet is Monte Carlo™ Event Carpet. The high-quality specialty tent and event carpet provides an affordable, up-market alternative to artificial turf. Intended for use both indoors and outdoors, Monte Carlo features a durable Eco-Marine backing, is available in 12-foot widths, and comes in 11 different colors. SOURCE www.americanturfandcarpet.com

Inflatable dome tent

Vitabri® Canopies by Ins’TenT Industries’ inventory now includes AirDome, a tent that is able to handle severe weather conditions, such as heavy wind, rain and snow on rugged terrains, mountains and beaches. The inflatable structure is available in 10-by-10-, 13-by-13- and 17-by-17-foot sizes, and can withstand winds up to 50 mph. This unique tent works …

Powerful and inexpensive lighting

Powerful and inexpensive lighting Eureka!’s Basic LED PAR uses LEDs instead of traditional incandescent or halogen light bulbs, allowing for control of color, brightness or pattern of lights. The light uses a fraction of the electricity of a comparable incandescent or halogen bulb and features LED narrow-beam output, static colors, sound-activated strobe or color fade, …

Brass grommets

METALgrommets.com has introduced an expanded line of solid brass drapery and curtain grommets for large indoor and outdoor industrial textile applications, including tents, awnings and tarps. Available in standard colors such as antique brass, black oxide, copper oxide, gun metal, nickel and satin nickel, grommets are also available in custom finishes or coatings for high-volume …

Outdoors in style and luxury

Fabric structures designed to fit natural surroundings. In the middle of the Korean countryside, valleys, lakes and streams coexist with fabric structures that resemble strangely compelling giant mushrooms or cream-colored pupae cases from some fantasy insect. The glamping (“glamorous camping”) units allow inhabitants to live in harmony with the outdoors while enjoying contemporary design aesthetics. …