Don’t Throw that Out! – recycled & re-purposed event decor

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Re-purposing non-traditional items to use as event decor can create a stunning result  | Events with Vizability
Re-purposing non-traditional items to use as event decor can create a stunning result | Events with Vizability

Yep, it’s true, we’ve been known to turn one person’s treasure into event decor.  And yes, our Clients were at first a little concerned when the phrase ‘dumpster diving’ worked its way into our event design discussions.  But let it be said, true event design can be inspired by almost anything – and knowing how to put a little re-purposing into event decor can create a stunning, one of a kind design!

Inspired by a vintage wine bar, the design concept for this event was achieved by combining  rustic industrial pieces acquired from local work sites, with a palette of rich and luxurious fabrics accented by distressed wood, mixed metals and  touches of luminous accents in all the right places.

Suspended above the entrance to the event was a re-purposed bed frame as a wrought iron gate with a custom hand finished wooden sign welcoming guests and setting the tone for the exceptional evening to come.

Unique colour combinations create a contrast and visual interest for one of a kind event design  | Events with Vizability
Unique colour combinations create a contrast and visual interest for one of a kind event design | Events with Vizability

The design and décor objectives included inspirations of a multi-generational vineyard with industrial touches accompanied by a colour palette of sapphire blue and warm amber with mixed metals and distressed wood to round out the palette. Our critical success factors were finding the perfect mix of eclectic, industrial wood and mixed metal pieces that would offer a sophisticated, layered design. The concept allowed us to step outside of the traditional rental box in considering soft furnishing and auction item display.

This event’s overall design uniqueness was in the ingenuity of re-purposing borrowed and found objects mixed with eclectic colours and textures and creating the illusion of stunning 20 foot windows through fabric and uplighting. The layering of the unusual elements required a keen eye for creating a balanced mix that would work together to create a warm, inviting design built from non-traditional items.

A used crate, recycled as a unique event cocktail table | Events with Vizability
A used crate, recycled as a unique event cocktail table | Events with Vizability

By using a colour palette of navy blue, amber, mixed metals and wood with a nod to vintage inspired details – we took some risks when pairing some unexpected textures and patterns that resulted in a deeper design story providing a conversation starter for the many guests that took time to sit and relax in one of the five lounge areas placed throughout the venue.

The juxtaposition of industrial pieces and elegant sparkling details created a one-of-a-kind experience for guests for a truly memorable evening.

Up-cycled, recycled, re-purposed?  Get inspired!  It may just be the magical piece to your design puzzle.

If you’d like to make your next event or your wedding fabulous email us at info@vizability.ca