As FOS makes its way through the corporate season we’re seeing an increasingly strong focus on themed events. One of the reasons we’re seeing an agenda full of themes is because FOS Decor is a full-service event decor and production firm that has become known for kicking up the traditional theme decor approach.
To elevate the theme event decor that was largely based on props 10 years ago, FOS incorporates furniture, lighting, and custom decor such as draping and backdrops to create more rounded, authentic atmospheres. By creatively using our rental collection and production capabilities, FOS designers have become masters of immersion. Here’s a look at some of our theme work in 2013.
To capture the essence of a Miami vacation hotspot we built a custom faux fence in the style used down south to define an outdoor space reminiscent of a Florida boardwalk patio. To complete the beach-side indulgence are accents of fresh palm plants and cool white Plexiglas bars and tables.
Inside, palm fronds with yellow and white flowers were layered in glass vases atop Tiffany blue satins and our new Wilhelmina overlay for a paradise table setting. To emphasize a cool Miami environment we draped the room in crisp white, set up a beach-scene backdrop, and used clear plexi Chiavari chairs with silver cushions for seating with a light, refreshing look.
When we think Morocco we think of rich, exotic indulgence, which is just what we created for this event. Without using props FOS built a Moroccan-inspired lounge using two-tone draping, dark red mood lighting and plush gold couches that sat low to the ground. A variety of cushions matching the red and gold colour scheme added dimension to the scene and made it irresistibly inviting.
For this design FOS wanted to give guests a glimpse of life in Japan with an elegant sake lounge using authentic Japanese rakuten dining tables, raw bamboo carpets and plush cushions. For table decor we stayed true to the culture and remained simple, using just a few cherry blossom branches to tie everything together.
ART DECO 1920s:
If you attended our Open House back in April you’ll remember the incredible 1920s party scene created by our use of furniture, props, lighting and special effects. Of particular note was the fog screen that separated a white-draped hallway from the main dance hall, onto which we projected silent films of the era for a smoky and thematic transition between spaces. In the main room we strung Charlie Chaplin-style umbrellas from the ceiling, draped it in candle light glow fabric and used different coloured spot-lights to create shadows and enhance the “let loose” vibes of our rockin’ live band and open bar.
The way an event looks is always important in event design, but the most important goal for us at FOS is to give guests a fantastic, memorable experience. If you’re considering throwing a themed event we invite you to come in and talk to one of our designers about how you can make it a truly special evening for you and your guests.