Today, we wanted to share close ups of the custom details that were used in the special lounge set that Amanda Allen designed for Ruffled Blog‘s ”Sophisticated City Wedding Ideas”, stylized photo shoot. But first, we would like to give our readers a little more background information on who Amanda Allen is and what her role is at MMD Events as well as the history of her newly founded company, Amanda Allen Designs.
MMD Events was started approximately 9 years ago by husband and wife team, Matt and Amanda Allen- over the past 9 years the company has grown into what has become a widely recognized event design and production company known for their ability to design and deliver high end luxury events and weddings in political, corporate and private sectors of society. With the companies astounding success and expansion, Amanda found a need for expanding her own talents and a little over a year ago launched, Amanda Allen Designs. While she still is still an active leader in MMD Events, this new company allows her to separate the work that she does there and explore new opportunities which include designing her own fabric patterns, furniture designs, spaces (both temporary and permanent) and so many other wonderful things.
“Amanda Allen Designs is a place to present these exciting designs that break the MMD mold. As a designer I’ll always be known for precise placement of seemingly random objects, genre mixing and a lush layered look – but the thing I’m so excited about is that AAD is free to take this aesthetic in so many different directions – in and out of the event world.
AAD allows me to throw away the MMD play book and explore, create and design – and to be recognized for those acts.”
Many exciting projects have been designed by Amanda Allen Designs, and one of our personal favorites has been the stylized shoot that she created for Ruffled Blog. In taking a closer look at this photo shoot, we can see how Amanda was able to pull resources from all of her companies including MMD Events for production and I Heart Vintage, for furniture and decor.
The following lounge piece is part of a special collection by Amanda Allen Designs for I Heart Vintage and is a limited special addition. The centerpiece of the collection is the vintage Federal style camel back loveseat circa early 1900’s – custom covered in new ornate paisley fabric. Highlighting this focal point are two vintage french ballon chairs, that have been custom upholstered in whimsical butterfly fabric along with two cube seats custom covered in a chic leopard print.
Accenting the aforementioned lounge pieces are, a double stacked gold and glass piece coffee table, double stacked custom mahogany console table, hammered bronze with natural drum shaded lamps, and a mixed variety of handmade wool pillows, beaded pillows and full sequin pillows. All set atop of a burgundy and gold wool rug, overlaid by a full russet cow hide. Additional accessories that were added to the lounge are a tiny gold jaguar, painted books, a glittered shot glass and a grape vine wood piece.
This whole stylized shoot was designed very carefully by ‘Amanda Allen Designs for I heart Vintage’ and is only available by special request. It is available until January 2014 as part of a special collection and may only be rented as a unit. This includes the option to make the lounge set larger to accomodate a bigger party but unfortunately, the pieces within the set are not available for individual renting. The lounge and all accessories will be styled by Amanda Allen Designs for any client who chooses this special and unique look. It is truly magical in it’s entirety and to dismantle it and rent it out in pieces would remove so much of it’s character and individuality. Please contact us for pricing and availability, as we can not wait to share this look with you at your next event!
View the video here: Sophisticated City Wedding Ideas VIDEO
Photography credit: Kismis Ink
Sequin Pillow: Nuage Designs
Production: MMD Events
Furniture: I Heart Vintage
Designs: Amanda Allen Designs
Posted By: Amanda on February 8th, 2013 - 1 comment