Urban Sophisticate from Aaron Hartselle + Bess Friday
May 10, 2013
You heard it here first folks: Aaron Hartselle is an event styling genius. His ability to turn a mediocre space into one that is dripping in the prettiest of pretty that ever existed never fails to both shock and amaze me. Captured by Bess Friday, this gorgeous dinner party is one I am deeply saddened to have missed. See the rest right here!
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From Aaron... This shoot, an amazing collaboration with the uber talented Bess Friday, is meant to be a juxtaposition of the urban and the urbane. The warehouse space has amazing natural light, giving it an ethereal quality that inspired the muted color palette. The rough wood floors provided the perfect canvas for what evolved into a glam, flower rich, table-setting.

I am a huge fan of disco balls and love when find an opportunity to incorporate them into a design. We hung them in a cluster to create a focal point over the table and continued the mirror motif onto the table-top, metallic pillows and side trays.

A lush floral collection centers the table (more flowers, please!) and adds a pop of color. I used stately wingbacks and tufted ottomans to ground the table and Casper chairs for a touch of modernity. The Zebra rug adds a little extra zing!

[dotted] Design & Styling: Aaron Hartselle Creative | Photography: Bess Friday | Venue: The Nine Studios | Floral: Church Street Flowers | Rentals: Blueprint Studios | Wingbacks + Ottomans: One True Love Vintage