Monday, December 7, 2009

A Discussion on Transformations

Tomorrow is the book discussion with the gorgeous Nina Garcia I was telling you about last week! One of the things we’ll be talking about is transformations and how I turn a “before” into an “after.” One of my favorite transformations was created with my partners in Jakarta—Karen Kwek and Tania Tjiptobiantoro. They’re visiting New York this week, so they’ll be at the book discussion tomorrow.  One of my favorite dress designers, Biyan, will be there too. So glad they’ll get to attend the event.

Now, onto a different transformation. Below, you’ll see a standard room in the St. Regis hotel in New York City.

The client wanted us to turn this room into a sleek, elegant, black & white themed room for an after-party. Here is the after picture.

How did we create this transformation? Well, I don’t want to give away all my secrets, but I’ll share one here.  To change the floor we glued black and white plastic tiles together to form something similar to a dance floor and then temporarily installed that floor over the carpet of the room.

The wonderful thing about transformations is that they don’t have to apply only to your events. You can transform spaces in your home too. If you want to hear more about how to do that (and more of my secrets)'ll need to come to my book discussion tomorrow at the Barnes and Noble on 86th Street and Lexington. (You didn’t think it would be that easy to find out my secrets, did you?)


  1. wish i could go to ur book discussion, but i'm on the wrong coast! i'm intrigued=D i can't believe that's the same room! awesome job! i just found ur blog and it's great=D

  2. Preston,

    Wish I was there but alas I am thousands of miles away...
    Will it be video taped for your blog sight??
    How did you go from making flowers for the home of the wealthy in New York to being able to create from raw space???
    You could easily do set design!!!!



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