A Classic Party Rental asked us to decorate their showroom for the month of January. I will post pics of the tables we created throughout the week. In the meantime, here is a portion of my interview.

An Interview with Jamee of Setting the MoodWhen you are developing a theme, what tools do you use to make your vision a reality?
I’m a visual person so I love to collect tangible items like fabric swatches, tear sheets, ribbon, candy or trinkets and lay it out on a table for a few days and let it soak in before I start designing. I find that something will usually pop in my mind and I go from there. However, I find that the process is different for each event. Sometimes I will make inspiration boards or sketches and other times I create a centerpiece and decor prototypes to show my clients.
Which was the most challenging theme you have had to execute? Have you ever been stumped?I do love a challenge or anything that makes me think outside the box but there have been a couple of events that have stumped me. Without calling anyone out, I will just say that I consider it part of my job to try and steer people in the right direction.
Which theme did you have the most fun planning?
Wow, that’s a tough one because I get most excited about the events that are forthcoming. We have some great, unique themes coming up this year such as Legally Brunette, Facebook and Glee.
What inspires you during the planning process?
Oh my gosh!!! EVERYTHING inspires me. I love going to the hardware store and looking at things that can be used in a different way, repurposing thrift store items with a fresh coat of paint or a simple repair. I spend hours upon hours in artsy places like JoAnns, Michales and Hobby Lobby and get inspiration from scrapbook paper, ribbon, fabric and stickers. I also get a kick out of quirky quips. For instance, I saw a computer store ad that said “Tech the Halls” and I thought “that would make a great party theme for Christmas”. Inspiration is everywhere.


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