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Le Corbusier

Designer Spotlight: Le Corbusier (1187-1965)

Born Charles Edouard Jeanneret in Switzerland, Le Corbusier is the pseudonym he gave himself while writing in Paris in 1920, an expression of his belief that any man could reinvent himself. Though Le Corbusier was very successful in his first career as a watch engraver, he felt compelled to follow his interest in architecture, leaving….

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Born Charles Edouard Jeanneret in Switzerland, Le Corbusier is the pseudonym he gave himself while writing in Paris in 1920, an expression of his belief that any man could reinvent himself. Though Le Corbusier was very successful in his first career as a watch engraver, he felt compelled to follow his interest in architecture, leaving Switzerland in 1907 to study in Italy and Paris. From there, Le Corbusier developed his varied interests in art, architecture and design theory, becoming a major influence on the Parisian art scene in the 1920’s.

Through his work as a designer and writer, Le Corbusier was a significant player in the shaping of the International Style of the early 1900’s, and his idealistic theories of urban planning had a major impact on city planners worldwide. In furniture and architectural design, the minimalist modernism that he espoused was a manifestation of his belief that the home is ideally a “machine for living”. An outspoken advocate of the use of industrial techniques and strategies as a means to transform society for the better, Le Corbusier frequently incorporated these ideas into his designs, furthering his notion of the home as a “machine”. His furniture line “Equipment for Living”, a series of tubular steel furniture designed with architect Charlotte Perriand and his cousin Pierre Jeanneret, remains as some of the most iconic representations of the International Style.

The “Grand Confort” and “Petit Confort” furniture for which Le Corbusier is so well recognized also emerged from this collaboration with Perriand and Jeanneret. Not as lean as his early furniture designs, the “Grand Confort” and “Petit Confort” furniture is plushly upholstered, a comfortable contrast to his earlier work and a wonderful example of modernism.

Upon his death, Le Corbusier was memorialized worldwide, prompting the President of the United States to proclaim, “His influence was universal and his works are invested with a permanent quality possessed by those of very few artists in our history.”

FormDecor’s special selection of Le Corbusier furnishings are available to rent HERE.

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Love is Love

The past week has been a very special time in California, and many people are celebrating throughout the state over the Supreme Court’s declaration on Marriage Equality. As you may already know, our president and founder Fritz celebrated a lifetime of love with his partner, Sebastian, during a beautiful and touching ceremony at the Hotel….

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The past week has been a very special time in California, and many people are celebrating throughout the state over the Supreme Court’s declaration on Marriage Equality.

As you may already know, our president and founder Fritz celebrated a lifetime of love with his partner, Sebastian, during a beautiful and touching ceremony at the Hotel Maya in Long Beach back in July 2011. The love they share for each other is transparent to all who witness it. It is a joyous time for them and for couples across the state of California who are now able to celebrate such a monumental life experience with the person they love.

To commemorate this incredible moment in history, FormDecor would like to honor all of those who are planning their own celebration of love by offering a 25% discount on ALL wedding furniture rentals. Because Love is Love — and THAT is something worth celebrating!

Now is your moment. Pick out what you love from our extensive catalog and receive 25% off on the overall rental fee for your celebrations of love — starting now through September 2013! Be sure to follow FormDecor’s Pinterest board, “Wedding Wonderland” for some unique wedding ‘Pinspiration”!

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Palm Springs Retro

Inspired by Sterling Social

FormDecor consistently finds inspiration from the various event and wedding planners that we work with — the work you do is simply incredible! Sterling Social was part of the collaborative effort who put together this Urban Wedding we’ve raved about, so we were thrilled to have Angela and Erin, the creative duo behind Sterling Social,….

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FormDecor consistently finds inspiration from the various event and wedding planners that we work with — the work you do is simply incredible! Sterling Social was part of the collaborative effort who put together this Urban Wedding we’ve raved about, so we were thrilled to have Angela and Erin, the creative duo behind Sterling Social, team up to create two beautiful wedding inspiration boards featuring various FormDecor furnishings. Whether you’re a bride looking for retro-chic decor or a sleek Hollywood Regency look, these girls will have you inspired check out the wedding Pinspiration they’ve created with FormDecor furniture!

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Palm Springs Retro: Adler Lamp, Dunbar Daybed, Saarinen Tulip Table, Chrysalis Screen, and Cherner Arm Chair available to rent from FormDecor, Invitation by Paperless Post, Pillow from Modern Chic Home, Cocktails by Santa Barbara Chic, Couple’s Portrait from Junebug Weddings.

There is nothing quite as kitschy and cool as a Palm Springs wedding. Playing off the signature retro vibe and mid-century modern aesthetic, this styled theme is sure to keep your guests talking past the big day. For the ceremony, the couple can exchange vows in front of FormDecor’s Chrysalis Screens, allowing the colorful accents of bright bridesmaid dresses and vivid floral bouquets to pop. As the sun begins to set, an intimate outdoor reception can feature lounge vignettes with Dunbar Daybeds adorned with patterned pillows, and café-style groupings of Saarinen Tulip Side Tables with Cherner Arm Chairs. No one will want to leave!

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Modern Hollywood Regency: Cube Sofa, Jerre de Verre Lamp, Columbo Coffee Table, Viceroy Ottoman, Deano Ice Bucket, Drake Tea Cart available to rent from FormDecor, hallway photo from Lonny Magazine.

Perfect for an evening cocktail-style engagement party or rehearsal dinner, this swanky color palette of black, white and gold is sure to make a statement. Inspired by clean lines and opulent accents, we would pair FormDecor’s Black Cube Sofa with the Columbo Coffee Table to create a lounge-style setting. Side Tables adorned with their Jerre de Verre lamp will play up a residential vibe and create warm ambiance. It’s not a party without a specialty cocktail station! The Drake Tea Cart can feature Hollywood Regency inspired glassware for guests to enjoy while they sit back on a sexy Viceroy Ottoman. Cheers!

Loving these event ideas? Be sure to check out Sterling Social’s blog and Pinterest to see more of their creative celebrations!

For more wedding inspiration, be sure to follow FormDecor’s “Wedding Wonderland” Board on Pinterest!

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FormDecor at the Taste of ISES LA

FormDecor was proud to provide furniture for ISES LA’s ‘Taste of ISES LA’ luncheon this past month. Furniture in green, white and brown with pops of bright colors complemented the blooming Spring gardens at the LA River Garden Center. The al fresco dining experience was a collaboration of small plates provided by Good Gracious! Events,….

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FormDecor’s lounge for the Taste of ISES LA luncheon blended well with the lush greenery at the LA River Garden Center.

FormDecor was proud to provide furniture for ISES LA’s ‘Taste of ISES LA’ luncheon this past month. Furniture in green, white and brown with pops of bright colors complemented the blooming Spring gardens at the LA River Garden Center. The al fresco dining experience was a collaboration of small plates provided by Good Gracious! Events, Feast Catering, Someone’s in the Kitchen and Lawry’s of Beverly Hills, leading to a delightful and delicious afternoon. Feast your eyes on the photos below!

FormDecor’s bright orange Sunset and Emerald Pillow popped on our shimmering green Petrin Sofa. Surrounded by white furnishings, including the Quatre Lune Table and Colony Lounge Chair, it was the perfect spring time decor!

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FormDecor’s Malachite Paso Side Tables and Cork Ottomans are an inspired pairing of visual and tactile texture! The earth toned ottoman, bright green malachite tables and vivid floral arrangements by Lotus & Lily, the grouping makes for a unique seating arrangement perfect for outdoor events.

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FormDecor’s Lumis Bistro Tables are highly functional and versatile pieces, adjustable from counter height to bar height. Here, they are depicted with individual floral arrangements at variable heights, showcasing their versatility as a dynamic grouping.

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Someone’s in the Kitchen
Amazing food, fizzy drinks and mouthwatering desserts were served by the fabulous Feast Catering, Someone’s in the Kitchen and Lawry’s of Beverly Hills. Smaller plates are projected to be a new catering trend, but don’t be fooled by the size — a filling meal was enjoyed by all!

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Pauline Perry of Good Gracious! Events, spoke about her experience in the catering industry, and that she was a fan of smaller bites as they allows guests to enjoy the event rather than standing in lines. Lounge vignettes are a perfect way for guests to enjoy small bites as they mingle!

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Joann Roth of Someone’s in the Kitchen proclaimed her love of BBQ and ice cream, items that will never go out of style. Yet she recently received an ISES Award for catering an entire vegan wedding — showcasing her versatility and knowledge of the industry!

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If you’re looking to WOW your guests at your next outdoor or garden themed event, FormDecor Modern Furniture has the rentals you’ll need to make it that much more memorable. Let us know how we can help by reaching out at info@formdecor.com.

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Palette to Palate 2013

For the second year in a row, FormDecor was proud to provide furniture for the 2013 Palette to Palate dinner and art show at the Laguna Art Museum. The gallery space transformed into an visually-stunning dining room filled with a curated assortment of FormDecor chairs. The wine and cuisine were complemented by the work of….

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For the second year in a row, FormDecor was proud to provide furniture for the 2013 Palette to Palate dinner and art show at the Laguna Art Museum. The gallery space transformed into an visually-stunning dining room filled with a curated assortment of FormDecor chairs. The wine and cuisine were complemented by the work of ten artists, who dined with guests at the tables they had personally designed. All of the artwork, from thought-provoking paintings to modern sculptures, were available for purchase, with proceeds benefiting the museum’s education and exhibition programs. Scroll down to see the incredible combination of art and decor!

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The room was filled with an assortment of chairs from FormDecor, including our Ghost Chairs, and equally eye catching art.

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FormDecor’s Bruno Chair and Eames Aluminum Group Conference Table provided a more industrial look for Kiel Johnson‘s spacey art work.
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Close up of Kiel Johnson’s sculptures.

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Anthony Foo combined earth toned furnishings such as FormDecor’s Compasso di Oro Side Chair with his organic sculptures for the ultimate clean and modern effect.

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FormDecor was in the company of some amazing sponsors, including Roberto Cavalli, Sotheby’s, Riviera Magazine and more!

If you’re looking to WOW your guests at your next event, FormDecor Modern Furniture has the rentals you’ll need to make it that much more memorable. Let us know how we can help by reaching out at info@formdecor.com.

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FormDecor on Ace Hardware ‘Soul Paint’ Campaign!

It’s no wonder why Fairfield Manor “gets picked a lot” – look how she accents our Bauhaus Chair! This recent Ace Hardware Campaign, “Soul Paint,” left us in a laughing fit over its hilarious scenarios and witty banter. FormDecor’s Bauhaus Chair provided a blank canvas for these paint samples to show their true colors. Get….

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It’s no wonder why Fairfield Manor “gets picked a lot” – look how she accents our Bauhaus Chair!

These '"Soul Paint Sidekicks" perfectly complement each other and the furniture!

These ‘”Soul Paint Sidekicks” perfectly complement each other and the furniture!

Terra Sol 4044 says he looks good on Stucco, but we think he looks even better on FormDecor!

Terra Sol 4044 says he looks good on Stucco, but we think he looks even better on FormDecor!

This recent Ace Hardware Campaign, “Soul Paint,” left us in a laughing fit over its hilarious scenarios and witty banter. FormDecor’s Bauhaus Chair provided a blank canvas for these paint samples to show their true colors. Get a closer look with the following videos, now up on YouTube:

Whether you’re looking to pull off that cool, modern aesthetic for your next advertising campaign or planning an extravagant affair for a client or major brand, FormDecor Modern Furniture has the rentals you’ll need to achieve those goals effortlessly. Let us know how we can help by reaching out to us at info@formdecor.com or in the comments below! We’d also love to stay in touch, so please connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and LinkedIn!

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Rock’n’Roll Marathon Health & Fitness Expo

Rock’n’Roll Marathon Health & Fitness Expo — May 31 – June 1, 2013 — San Diego Convention Center

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Rock’n’Roll Marathon Health & Fitness Expo — May 31 – June 1, 2013 — San Diego Convention Center

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FormDecor’s Best Dressed: Met Gala 2013

Every year, we get really excited to see all of the unique fashion moments at the annual Met Gala. While everyone’s entitled to their own opinion, 2013’s punk theme certainly did not disappoint. Evoking the spirit of the new “Punk: From Chaos to Couture“ exhibit, this year’s red carpet was filled with punk frocks ranging….

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Every year, we get really excited to see all of the unique fashion moments at the annual Met Gala. While everyone’s entitled to their own opinion, 2013’s punk theme certainly did not disappoint. Evoking the spirit of the new Punk: From Chaos to Couture exhibit, this year’s red carpet was filled with punk frocks ranging from demure to outlandish. Crazy cutouts, zippered details, plaid motifs and rocker makeup all contributed to the FUN of this couture mash-up! Here’s FormDecor’s top Met Gala red carpet moments inspired by our favorite best-dressed celebrities!

Kirstin Dunst wore a stunning green feathered dress by Louis Vuitton. We think it would go well with FormDecor’s Chesterfield Sofa in Green!

Kirstin Dunst wore a stunning green feathered dress by Louis Vuitton. We think it would go well with FormDecor’s Chesterfield Sofa in Green!

Rooney Mara was definitely the best dressed of the night in a stunning Givenchy dress. A gorgeous sofa, such as our Catalina Sofa in Ostrich, is the only option for this fierce, The Girl With a Dragon Tattoo-leading lady!

Rooney Mara was definitely the best dressed of the night in a stunning Givenchy dress. A gorgeous sofa, such as our Catalina Sofa in Ostrich, is the only option for this fierce, The Girl With a Dragon Tattoo-leading lady!

Emma Watson wore a sultry Prabal Gurung dress with a slitted detail that was unconventional and unexpected for the former Harry Potter actress. FormDecor’s Exposition Lounge Chair, with a surprising studded detail, would be the perfect match for Emma.

Emma Watson wore a sultry Prabal Gurung dress with a slitted detail that was unconventional and unexpected for the former Harry Potter actress. FormDecor’s Exposition Lounge Chair, with a surprising studded detail, would be the perfect match for Emma.

Ginnifer Goodwin, who’s look is typically simple and elegant, paired bold dramatic eye make up with a stunning Tory Burch dress. We think this edgy look would pair well with our Othello Lounge Chair.

Ginnifer Goodwin, who’s look is typically simple and elegant, paired bold dramatic eye make up with a stunning Tory Burch dress. We think this edgy look would pair well with our Othello Lounge Chair.

Singer Katy Perry showed off her quirky style in this Dolce and Gabbana dress. We think this “Killer Queen” would look regal on FormDecor’s Cleo Settee.

Singer Katy Perry showed off her quirky style in this Dolce and Gabbana dress. We think this “Killer Queen” would look regal on FormDecor’s Cleo Settee.

Hailee Steinfeld wore a sweet Donna Karan Atelier dress and added a surprising punk detail with gold starbursts made from safety pins. FormDecor’s Tiffany Parlor Chair would pair well with this sweet-yet-edgy frock.

Hailee Steinfeld wore a sweet Donna Karan Atelier dress and added a surprising punk detail with gold starbursts made from safety pins. FormDecor’s Tiffany Parlor Chair would pair well with this sweet-yet-edgy frock.

Model Rosie Huntington Whitely looked ravishing in this black and gold Gucci dress. She would for sure be a golden goddess on FormDecor’s Odeon Settee.

Model Rosie Huntington Whitely looked ravishing in this black and gold Gucci dress. She would for sure be a golden goddess on FormDecor’s Odeon Settee.

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For this private Victoria's Secret Event, FormDecor's Rococo Table and Sofa provided a dark, sultry setting perfect for any night-time Gatsby-themed gathering.

Rent The Look: The Great Gatsby

Are you as excited as we are for Friday’s release of Baz Lurhmann’s The Great Gatsby? From the gorgeous 1920s fashion, astounding art deco designs, and all the glitz and glamour, we are inspired by all of the imagery coming from this bombastic, over-the-top production. We’ve also been keeping ourselves busy pinning away some of….

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We're inspired by The Great Gatsby and Carrey Mulligan's Vogue cover story. Featured FormDecor furnishings

Loving ‘The Great Gatsby’ and Carrey Mulligan’s Vogue cover story? Rent the look with FormDecor furnishings: Baroque Crystal Chandelier, Baroque Mirror, Odeon Settee, Argus Screen, Perle Bleu, Perle Noir, and Perle Argent Pillows, Toulouse Coffee Table

Are you as excited as we are for Friday’s release of Baz Lurhmann’s The Great Gatsby? From the gorgeous 1920s fashion, astounding art deco designs, and all the glitz and glamour, we are inspired by all of the imagery coming from this bombastic, over-the-top production. We’ve also been keeping ourselves busy pinning away some of our favorite Gatsby inspired wedding and event decor moments over on our Pinterest board, “The Modern Gatsby.” Scroll down to see our favorites!

For this private Victoria's Secret Event, FormDecor's Rococo Table and Sofa provided a dark, sultry setting perfect for any night-time Gatsby-themed gathering.

For this Private event, FormDecor’s Rococo Table and Lana Sofa provided a dark, sultry setting perfect for any late night Gatsby-themed gathering.

This art deco cake with gold leaf and pearl details is perfect for a 1920s glam wedding.

This art deco cake with gold leaf and pearl details from Weddings Illustrated is perfect for a 1920s glam wedding.

Flapper dresses with deco embellishments and soft colors are the perfect for a cocktail party, or as bridesmaids dresses.

Flapper dresses with deco embellishments and soft colors are the perfect for a Gatsby-themed cocktail soiree, or as bridesmaids dresses.

FormDecor's Heritage Entry Table

FormDecor’s Heritage Entry Table makes for a bold welcoming for your well-dressed guests!

Chevron patterns with gold and pale pink hues are a delightful Gatsby table setting!

Chevron patterns with gold and pale pink hues are a delightful Gatsby table setting!

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Gatsby Style from the Colette’s Events Blog

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FormDecor’s vintage trunks make for great accessories, as they have endless use as event decor.

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For a Gatsby gala with a modern twist, mix mid-century modern decor items, such as FormDecor’s Eames LaChaise Lounge Chair, with 1920s elements.

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Urban Wedding at Carondelet House

The latest wedding trends are all about making a big impact with lavish lounges, stunning backdrops and that certain Great Gatsby-inspired touch. While we at FormDecor are big fans of glamorous nuptials and themed weddings, we know that a simplistic approach can translate into an elegant impact. If you are a bride or wedding planner….

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The latest wedding trends are all about making a big impact with lavish lounges, stunning backdrops and that certain Great Gatsby-inspired touch. While we at FormDecor are big fans of glamorous nuptials and themed weddings, we know that a simplistic approach can translate into an elegant impact. If you are a bride or wedding planner who goes with the motto “less is more”, then this photo set will surely inspire you. Sterling Social and Be Inspired PR combined their creative bridal minds using modern design elements to play off the 1920s architecture in the Carondelet House in Los Angeles, giving this photo shoot an urban, modern day Gatsby vibe. These photos, taken by Stephanie Williams, are also featured in Magnolia Rogue Magazine, Green Wedding Shoes Blog and Inspired by This. Keep scrolling to see our favorites!

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The combination of a glamorous chandelier, elegant backdrop, simple floral arrangements and mid-century modern furniture such as FormDecor’s Split Rail Sofa and Saarinen Tulip Side Table result in a unique, urban look to this ceremony.

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The words ‘mid-century’ and ‘elegant’ don’t always come up in the same sentence for most people, yet this floral display on FormDecor’s Saarinen Tulip Side Table truly shows how glamorous modern furniture can be.

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FormDecor’s Clarion Barstool and Bravo CR Bar Table against an exposed brick wall give this room a hip urban look, yet still keep it glamorous with the color palate and floral arrangements.

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FormDecor’s Split Rail Sofa adds a perfect urban-chic touch to this venue from ceremony to reception, and beyond!

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The bride slips into something a little more comfortable for cocktail hour — FormDecor’s Cherner Arm Chair looks like it was made for this room.

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For an urban, mid-century look, FormDecor’s Chrysalis Screen was used as a backdrop for this delightful dessert display.

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We are in love with this bride’s simple yet stunning 1920s style as she sits on FormDecor’s Eames LaChaise Lounge Chair.

If you’re head over heels in love with this photoshoot, be sure to check out FormDecor’s Pinterest board, Wedding Wonderland, for more wedding ‘Pinspiration!’

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Last but definitely not least, we can’t forget to give a special shout out to everyone involved in this glamorous shoot!:

Production // Be Inspired PR

Planning and Design/Styling // Sterling Social

Photography// Stephanie Williams

Venue: Carondelet House

Florals: The Hidden Garden

Champagne: One Hope Wine

Cocktail Dresses and Gowns: Kirstie Kelly Couture

Hair and Make-up: 10.11 Make-up and Hair

Accessories: Erica Elizabeth Designs

Aisle Runner: Laura Hooper Calligraphy

Invitations and Printed Materials: Cherish Paperie

Desserts: Cupcakes Couture

Lighting: Lighten Up Inc.

Models: Quench LA

Ceremony Shelving: Revelry Event Designers

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FormDecor at the GLAAD 2013 Awards

For the second year in a row, FormDecor sponsored furniture for the 2013 GLAAD Awards at the JW Marriott at LA Live. Accented by touches of this season’s hottest Emerald green tones, FormDecor’s sofas and chairs provided a polished and high-end finish to the green room for high profile celebrities and VIP guests. Our new….

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For the second year in a row, FormDecor sponsored furniture for the 2013 GLAAD Awards at the JW Marriott at LA Live. Accented by touches of this season’s hottest Emerald green tones, FormDecor’s sofas and chairs provided a polished and high-end finish to the green room for high profile celebrities and VIP guests. Our new Acrylic Podium took center stage, supporting inspiring speeches from former President Bill Clinton, Betty White, Drew Barrymore and more! FormDecor is extremely honored to take part in such a great event for an organization we support wholeheartedly. Scroll down to see some fabulous highlights from the event.

The VIP Green Room

The VIP Green Room, with our Chesterfield Sofa, Amelie Sofa, City Slicker Table and Dirk Pillow, where celebrities and VIP guests lounged prior to the event.

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Our Chesterfield Sofa is perfect for the president, don’t you think?

Our marketing manager, Tommy, and President, Fritz represented FormDecor at the event

Our marketing manager, Tommy, and President, Fritz represented FormDecor at the event.

Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore gave a heartfelt speech on our Acrylic Podium (decked out for GLAAD!).

Betty White and Cloris Leachman

Betty White and Cloris Leachman sharing an intimate and hilarious moment on stage.

Former President Bill Clinton

The man of the hour, former President Bill Clinton, speaking on our Acrylic Podium.

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