Dining By Design San Francisco

Wildflower Linen is proud to be a sponsor for Dining By Design, San Francisco.  This year, we were happy to donate linen rentlas for the event, a few table designers and had the privilege to create a tabletop design for a second year in row.  

Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA), kicked off the 2 day event with the Table-HOP & Taste that took place Wednesday, the 17th of November.  This was a preview party that set the stage for Thursday night’s gala as designers and guests mingled and previewed the incredible table creations. Guests had a chance to view all tables and meet the designers while enjoying fine wines and Kettel One vodka cocktails matched with delectable hors d’oeuvres prepared by several of the city’s top restaurants.

Rich sapphire colors and jewel tones are a trend that is returning so we wanted to do something whimsical,  fun and colorful while still showing richness and elegance.  Where else but DBD would be the best place to do something unique and extreme … so we took our inspiration from the classic movie, The Wizard of Oz and called our design “The New Emerald City”.   

We created a clean backdrop of black and white wall treatments with windows, ornate mirrors, frames and a dramatic 40″ black chandlier.  This was juxtaposed with the ever vibrant and colorful table top filled with emerald green dupioni silks, gold accented chargers, emerald and amber glassware and a table runner of sunflower yellow florals.  Tall cylinders filled with emerald gems and lights emitted the glow of the emerald world.

Mike Shriver took these unique shots!  Click here to view the images he took of all the table designs!

We worked in collaboration with the uber talented Paige from Passiflora Designs who created all the amazing floral pieces and glassware treatments on the table.  She even created a 3-dimensional artpiece that was suspended against the wall showing a yellow brick road made out of a pauve of florals. 

We also couldn’t have done it without the help of Hartmann Studios who was rewarded the rental company of choice for Dining By Design this year.   They provided many items rentals, table glassware and place settings that finished the look.

Check out some other amazing table top designs taken by our friends at Global Gourmet Catering.

Stylenik took some amazing shots as well!

DIFFA and Dining By Design is such a wonderful event with an important cause.  Click here to find out more about their cause and special events year round.  Till next year, DBD… till next year.