Welcome to TGP Tidbits where we round up the happenings and our musings of the design industry each week. This week we take a look at Kappa Tablescapes, Benjamin Moore’s color of the year, and Guo Pei’s collection for The Rug Company. Written by Natalie Aldridge.
Last week the Dallas Alumnae Association of Kappa Kappa Gamma hosted its highly anticipated annual fundraiser, Kappa Tablescapes. The two-day charity event brings together Dallas’ finest designers, florists, and retailers who create magnificent and imaginative table decorations to help raise funds to benefit a group of non-profit agencies carefully selected each year. This year’s beneficiaries include Behind Every Door, The Center for Integrative Counseling and Psychology, Magdalen House, and The Senior Source.
Kappa Tablescapes begins with an elegant candlelight evening cocktail reception for guests to mingle and view the beautifully decorated tables. On the following day, a lifestyle expert or interior designer, inspires guests with a presentation at the luncheon and offers a book signing. Held at the Dallas Country Club, this year’s luncheon featured the designer and Dallas native Lela Rose, whose clients include former first families, British royalty and Hollywood celebrities. Let’s take a look at a few of the incredible table creations by 2022 participating designers! Photography by Melissa Macatee, Macatee Photography.
Benjamin Moore’s Color of the Year
Drum roll please.. the color of the year is Raspberry Blush (2008-30). A vivacious shade of coral tinged with pink, Benjamin Moore’s announcement for the 2023 color of the year pleases The Glam Pad. After years of cool tones and earthy hues, Raspberry Blush marks the beginning of a shift towards warmer colors and a nod to the inspiration from 80s and 90s we have been enjoying lately, particularly inspired by the Grandmillennial movement. Vivacious chintz and floral patterns we adore often incorporate bright pinkish tones. It seems they are making a comeback meanwhile they have never left the hearts and homes of TGP. Below are a few rooms we love channeling Raspberry Blush…
Guo Pei for The Rug Company
Couturier Guo Pei, hailed as China’s “Queen of Couture” rarely puts herself in the spotlight. Her name does not have the recognition as other couturiers yet her work has been engrained in fashion history through red carpet and museum moments around the globe. Most notably, her “Yellow Queen” gown worn by Rihanna at the Met Gala set shock waves across the globe. Pei’s work is highly meticulous often taking multiple years to complete one garment.
Translating the same craftsmanship and attention to detail, Pei has now paired with The Rug Company, an industry giant in their own right, for a capsule collection of rugs and pillows. The collection, entitled Opulent Nature, incorporates traditional Chinese skills and techniques creating sumptuous patterns and textures.
All of the rugs are hand woven in Nepal using only the finest of wool and silk. While The Rug Company is known for their high quality products, this collaboration proves to be the most laborious and luxurious of their work yet. Moreover, the collection perfectly bridges contemporary design, femininity, and history. Take a look at the divine collection!
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