Archive for July, 2014

Thursday, July 24th, 2014 | Leave A Comment

Nail’d It


Our friends at Oxygen Network invited us to create floral designs for their latest project. They hosted the Television Critics Association with a Pop-UP Salon for their new show, NAIL’D  IT.



We created color-blocked florals using Oxygen’s new color palette and logo.



Oxygen Network describes the new series as…

Delving into the newest fashion trend of nail design, Nail’d It is an innovative self-contained challenge pitting the country’s fiercest nail designers against one another. Hosted by fashionista Adrienne Bailon, each episode will feature three “Nailistas” as they are pushed beyond their creative limits to face-off crafting flawless flat paint designs and over-the-top 3D works of art using everything from gels, wraps, polishes, glitter, lace, rhinestones, 3D objects and extreme materials.  The winners of each battle will then compete in a two-part finale until only one artist is standing to claim the $100,000 prize, which will get them to the next level in their aspiring career.


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Oxygen created a Pop-UP Nail Salon in Beverly Hills at the Beverly Hilton Hotel’s International Terrace. They transformed it into a glossy white slick salon and offered creative manicures and mini-massages.




We created floral garlands of deep violet Hydrangeas, fuchsia Mokara orchids and orange Mokara orchids submerged in giant glass cylinders. We capped the vases with vibrant  purple Vandas orchids and fuchsia dinner-plate dahlias for a strong color statement.


Thursday, July 17th, 2014 | Leave A Comment

Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Beverly Hills Wedding

We recently created bridal flowers for this couples intimate wedding.


The bride carried a hand-tied nosegay bouquet of Vendela and Faith roses with a galax leaf collar. The stems were wrapped in champagne ribbon and lashed together with an ombre silk cording.



The outdoor rooftop terrace ceremony provided stunning views of the Beverly Hills evening skyline.  The sides of the aisle were covered with drifts of rose petals and pillar candles.



After sunset, the bride and groom were married under the traditional  hand-help chuppah.


After the cocktail hour, guests were led into the ballroom for a evening of dinner and dancing.


The tall glass vases were filled with fully open faith and vendela roses, clusters of Majolica spray roses, and white orchids.


Artist, Rich Flynn, created this painting of the wedding reception while the guests enjoyed the evening



Wedding Coordinator – Laurel Sezto – Laurel and Party inc

Photography-  Brandon Wong

Artist-   Rich Flynn


Thursday, July 10th, 2014 | Leave A Comment

Chinois Birthday Party

We recently created festive party decor for a special clients birthday at Wolfgang Puck’s Asian Fusion Restaurant, Chinois.
Guests were greeted with  the warm glow of hundreds of ruby red candles arranged around the golden Buddha.
The stunning custom-made invitations designed by Evie Steinberg, set the mood for an Asian Fantasy in purple and red.
We suspended clusters of large red paper lanterns and hand painted parasols over the tables.   Royal purple fabric draped the ceiling finshed in Red Chinese tassels.
The base of the centerpieces were filled with Rothschilds orchids, Mokara orchids, Giant allium and Poppy Pods. Purple dendrobium orchids climbed up tall red lanterns.
The red silk tablecloths were embroidered with cherry blossoms in pink and gold stitching. Little Buddha place card holders added to the festive occasion.
Each napkin had a chocolate covered fortune cookie tied with a mokara orchid.
We were so happy to be a part of this special birthday
Custom Invitations and planning – Evie Steinburg –  Be our Guest –
Photography       – Kelly O Photography


Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 | Leave A Comment

Robinson Gardens Annual Garden walk, ‘Pathways to Paradise’.

We are so happy to share our project  for the Robinson Gardens Annual Garden walk, ‘Pathways to Paradise’. We collaborated with world famous designer,  Hutton Wilkinson of Tony Duquette Studio


Hutton selected the loggia, an outdoor covered patio, with a view of the famous King palm garden.


My favorite piece of furniture is Hutton’s coral colored reproduction of an 18th century, Chinese root chair originally in the Randolph Hearst collection. The silk chenille leopard cushions are the perfect finishing touch for this over-the-top, more-is-more  piece.


Our custom-made temple birdcages were a direct inspiration from the gardens at Dawnridge, Tony Duquette’s Beverly Hills studio.  We fabricated the cages with faux bronze finials and glass bead trim. For the show, we embellished the cages with garlands of fresh orange Mokara orchid garlands and Tillandsia trim.


The canaries were so happy singing and eating from my grandmother’s seed filled Limoges tea cups and saucers.


We created a succulent garland on this beautiful wood carved gilded Buddha sculpture. The table and chairs were antique carved ‘Blackwood’ from India painted white.


We combined the  most beautiful coral peonies, purple Aeoniums. Tillandsia Xerophytum, Mood Moss and string of pearls succulents arranged  in Tony Duquette’s iconic  giant clam shells.


Hutton’s newly designed line of china in Lapis Lazuli were so beautiful. Purple Rothschild’s orchids formed live floral chargers for a finishing touch.


A Tony Duquette signed custom-made malachite rug  formed the base for this table setting.  A collection of coral branches, billy balls, succulents and orchid stems filled this vintage mother of pearl mosaic bowl.

We are thankful for the talent and the creative eye of  Susan Bordelon for the beautiful photography.

Tony Duquette

Robinson Gardens

Susan Bordelon Photography