As autumn draws in and the days are getting darker thoughts are turning to the Christmas season and all the events and festivities surrounding it. Over the years we have worked on lots of exciting projects and installations as venues and spaces aim to look the part for Christmas. Here we look back at some of our favourite festive floral designs and projects and how we achieved the outcome of each:
Our brief for Casa Cruz was to create an impactful but tasteful Christmas decor for the bar and restaurant which was newly opening to an elite audience. We knew it needed to be creative with a real wow factor, but still tasteful and not too ‘edgy’. We had a small window of time for it to be finished with access from 6am. Our team worked swiftly to decorate the ceiling with baubles, hung branches from the walls in the bar and erected a Christmas tree on the terrace upstairs. Materials were of the highest quality, with wide satin ribbon, beautiful glass baubles and a quality blue pine tree.
Annabels Members Club
This was part of the general decoration of the Birley Group private members clubs including Harry’s Bar and George. The idea was to create an atmosphere of opulence in a classical, elegant design that would be loved by all. Our team worked overnight so as not to disrupt business or involve clients in ‘behind the scenes’ scenarios. The focal point was a tornado of baubles that rose up from the place at the front of the dance floor where the fresh flowers normally went and then spread out across the ceiling.
This hotel had recently rebranded and prided itself on it’s creative and avant garde reputation. Based in the heart of the West End close to Piccadilly Circus they embraced the drama of the theatrical world and wanted to create a dramatic talking point with their Christmas decorations. The challenge was that it was a grade II listed building owned by an American company so the planning restrictions and health and safety aspects were key to the success. This drama played out to the last minute when, the night before the installation we were finally given permission to go ahead with the main decoration which was a snow storm of baubles suspended midair in the reception area in their branded colours. This was particularly effective because they had a mezzanine cafe area which looked down onto the baubles whilst the regular guests and staff looked up at it from below in reception.