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The Art of Transformation: Part 4, Lighting

November 18, 2011 6:42 pm Published by The Revelry Team Leave your thoughts

Throwing a party without lighting is like baking a cake with no frosting on it. Lighting is an essential element in event design. It highlights the design and brings it to life while also creating a mood for the event. From a lighting perspective, the home environment presents it’s own set of challenges. Quite often overhead lighting is garish and unflattering. Simply leaving the light off doesn’t make it go away. Why not purchase a beautiful new shade and add colored bulbs (amber is always a good choice), or install a dimmer and stretch a simple chiffon scarf over the shade and attach it to the ceiling with tacks? Don’t think your current collection of lamps fit in with the... Read More


The Art of Transformation: Part 2, The Table

November 4, 2011 6:10 pm Published by The Revelry Team Leave your thoughts

Whether the festivities involve a formal sit down dinner, a sumptuous buffet spread, or simple passed hor d’oeuvres, most parties require some type of table setting to make the consumption of food easy and enjoyable. Your table setting should be a constant delight for the senses, but it should also be practical and easy for your guests, without compromising your creative vision. Linens and napkins. From simple linens to an elegant tablecloth crowned with an opulent overlay, festooned with beads and jewels, there are many ways to make a table look beautiful. If you want to show off your gorgeous table, why not try a table runner? Maybe your table isn’t your prized possession, or you just want to present... Read More


The Art of Transformation: Part 1

October 28, 2011 9:38 pm Published by The Revelry Team Leave your thoughts

Ah, the very special world of Hollywood special events. It’s a madcap arena where nearly every menu features mayhem and countless dollars are spent birthing parties whose life expectancy rarely exceeds four hours. Still, the stars in the City of Angels have a blast at these elaborate affairs. As do those of us who create them. We’re an odd lot of artists and creative entrepreneurs with burgeoning egos and demanding personalities. This includes me too. (Except, of course, for the burgeoning ego and demanding personality part.) 🙂 And who am I? I am Edgardo Zamora, founder and creative force behind Revelry Event Designers in Los Angeles, California. Every year, I imagine and envision, design and decorate well over a hundred... Read More