Tabletop: Downtown Downhome Charm
One venue, three ways: A trio of designers create distinct looks at Cast Iron Studios
“Neutrals can pop, too,” Sugarcomb founder and event designer Kelsey Eads told us. And then she proved it with her hand-painted runner, napkins, and pillows, and the interplay of various wood tones against Cast Iron’s rough-hewn dark walls. The inviting environment combines an urban cool factor with the romance of the country; Cast Iron’s appetizers and desserts lend a homey warmth, too. Eads collaborated with florist Tess Kelbaugh of July Floral Design to create a structured, hard-edged floral piece that works with all those factors. The football mums, begonia, ranunculus, anemone, and orchids give the rustic basket arrangement just enough round, soft texture. Vintage signage works as a wayfinder, while the inky-green silk ribbon that ties acrylic-dipped vintage forks to guests’ take-home cake boxes are the only additions of color.
Event design, linens, serving pieces Sugarcomb (206-913-3170, sugarcomb.com) Flowers July Floral Design (206-412-3938, julyfloraldesign.com) Printed goods Two Thousand Pounds of Letterpress (206-659-8534, 2000pounds.com) Favor boxes A La Modo (etsy.com/shop/alamodo) Chairs, flatware, décor items Jenn Elliott Blake (jennelliottblake.com)