Summer in Chicago offers endless opportunities for inventive and inspired entertaining. Mal Marcus, Event Producer at visionary production company Kehoe Designs, shares five tips for creating a chic summer soiree to capture the spirit of the season.
Once summer arrives, your patio becomes a second living room. Deck it out with furnishings that are nice enough for home, but withstand the elements.
It’s the color of the year and the season. Group plants and trees together to instantly transport guests to a more tropical locale.
A strong color palette sets the tone. Introduce pops of color through linens, throw pillows, and wall treatments. Fresh blooms from the farmer’s market also do the trick.
Add seasonal interest by incorporating shells, coral, or nautical rope to a tablescape or overall décor to evoke the essence of summer.
It’s true: lighting is everything. Whether it’s a grouping of lake house lanterns or sweet festoon lighting overhead, lighting adds the finishing touch to any ambience.
Bonus Tip: Relax and enjoy your own party by enlisting the pros. For event design and décor, contact Kehoe Designs at 312-421-0030 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For eye-catching florals and verdant designs, contact Floral Exhibits at 773-277-1888 or email@example.com.
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