jesGORDON/properFUN Guest Blog: All Pros, No Cons at FormDecor

The nice thing about being an event producer is shopping! Every venue demands that I do just that. There is always a need for first-rate providers who “get it” when you describe what you are looking for.

Since I have been shopping event materials for as long as there have been parties, (I missed a few quickie coronations, but that’s it)
I have had the opportunity to visit most of these companies. Every client’s celebration is meaningful and requires your best effort.

For me, that means FormDecor. For example, I needed to bring in a turn of the century lounge section reminiscent of parlors with opulent seating. This is becoming the trend in today’s festivities as their intimacy lends contrast to large banquet halls.

So I went to FormDecor, and before I could start whining, I was taken to the warehouse. OMG! What a wonderful collection of everything! And, maintained so impeccably, I was immediately ashamed of my own closet.

Fritz (the owner) is amazing. He travels the world and finds one-of-a-kind pieces and when I met him, I knew I had found someone sharing my passion for detail and design.


If you would be my Valentine, you’d get me this room! And yes, that would absolutely be the right thing to do. This is a perfect example of a lounge vignette.

[V Day Series Sofa, Pucci Ottoman (Pink/Orange), Pucci Pillow (Warm), Saarinen Tulip Side Table (Rosewood)]

Uses of select pieces of lounge furniture in a vignette configuration create seating areas within an event. They usually consist of a couch, a couple of chairs, coffee table, side tables as well as accessories such as rugs, pillows, lamps and softening touches. It is basically a living room brought into a party.


Like this. I know. It made me so sad when we had to return this grouping. I had just imagined a life led entirely on this patio. You know when you’ve had a tough day and you tell yourself to “go to a better place” in your mind? This is it.

Here we combined Florence Knoll Bench (White), Baroque Rug, Parker Lounge Chair, Lana Sofa (Black), Choix Coffee Table (Mirror), Rococo Pillow (Ruby), and Alligator Ottoman (Black)


Or maybe here

[Chesterfield Ottoman, Melrose Sofa, Noble Wingback Chair, Viceroy Pillows]


This is fine, too

[Noguchi Table, Large Cloud Sofa, Cloud Loveseat, Boxwood Hedge Planter, Saarinen Tulip Side Table (White), Home Turf Circle]

Of course I see these settings in concert with my own work but with FormDecor’s imaginative collections, my job becomes twice as enjoyable.

Here’s another plus at FormDecor. Their website is to die for. Not only do you get a full tour of their facilities and inventory, you can, with the help of a mouse, design a whole venue right on the website, submit it, and pick up (or have it delivered!) the entire room!

The professional can see the possibilities in such a vast array of inventory and somehow magically throw it together for eye-catching art. But that doesn’t mean the rest of the world can’t do the same. The website allows you to experiment with myriad ideas and FormDecor can guide you as well.

Now THAT’s service.

Now let me share with you some of the vignette installations I love.


A living room can be wherever you want it to be! “Honey, what did you do with the living room?”

[Wingback Chair Tall (White) and Wingback Chair (White), Florence Knoll Bench (White)]


Or in an actual living room!
Don’t just stand there, Sit! Relax! And keep your feet off that table!

[Rococo Coffee Table, Lana Sofa, Wingback Chair (Harlequin), Perle Verte Pillow, Crocodile Pillow (Light Blue)]


How come everything that isn’t supposed to go together, DOES go together?
Like this grouping.

[Warren Platner Large Lounge Chair (Purple), Dunbar Style Sofa (White), Dunbar Style Lounge Chair, Probber Chrome Coffee Table, Quasar Lamp]


As you can see, the possibilities go on forever.
I, for one, am a total fan. No animals were hurt in the production of this space.

[Viceroy Chairs, Silver Fox (Faux) Fur Rug, (Faux) Snakeskin Ottoman, Chesterfield Loveseat]

In your quest for just the right piece, you need look no further than FormDecor.
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