This year's theme was the Future is Now and designer's had interesting interpretations to say the least! I always love participating in this event - it's lovely to see so much creative talent on display!
Sotre's table started with my lovely assistant who enjoyed visiting the Flower District for the first time. I love going there - the flowers are just incredible and I can't resist taking pics.
We bought a mannequin and glued our flowers to it to make a strapless bustier.
To which we added a multi color feather skirt and some white ostrich feathers.
We added more flowers on the table and these great monkey candles from the store:
The table by the NY School of Interior Design (above) was AMAZING particularly at night with its glowing globes of light.
Loved this design - reminded me of a maypole in England.
This geode table was my son's favorite (he surprised me for my birthday). It was also a reminder that we need to think about preserving our natural resources for future generations.
Maybe this table wasn't to theme but I thought it was tropical and lovely.
This table by Ngalla Trading was my favorite - I am dying to have their products in my store.
This table was just a gorgeous Spring design and I loved the detail on the chair cushion.
And as the night ended, we groaned thinking about all the flowers that might not get recycled. I took mine home to my friend who was allowing me to stay with her - she reused them through the weekend. The event was hugely successful and the Gala raised just under a million dollars for the Lenox Hill Neighborhood House.