Ruby red glitz and glam – it’s that time of year again! The National Black Arts Festival’s annual gala is the Atlanta group’s largest fundraising event and will draw some of the city’s most stylish philanthropists, socialites and arts lovers to celebrate the achievements of black artists Saturday.
This year’s event, being held at the fabulous St. Regis, is titled “A Ruby Evening” and honors legendary black actress, Ruby Dee. What better way to recognize this iconic actress, playwright and activist than with a ruby red themed event?
We love everything NBAF stands for and have spent about 10 years give or take creating spectacular decor for this premier group. This year proved no different and we took on an extra special challenge: How to incorporate red, a very classic color, with the sleek, modern details that this artistic group embodies.
Our solution: Keeping the red incorporated but not overwhelming, inserting this classic color on table tops, runways and other little luxurious and surprising spots.
For instance, guests arriving at the event will walk through a deep red drape and onto a red carpet; an accent hedgewall will complete the ideal “photo-making” scenario.
From the stage to the table linens to the rose centerpieces – in high glass vases with crystal accents – each detail of the gala will incorporate the luxurious and striking beauty of the color of love.
Will we see any of our blog fans there? Look for Tony Brewer Co. staff in gorgeous red ball gowns!
In the meantime, here’s a tip for incorporating red into your own home: Keep things simple and not overwhelming by adding a red pave arrangement in an everyday spot. These small flower bundles add a touch of sophistication, but are small enough not to overwhelm a dining room table, desk or even a breakfast bar.
Founded 23 years ago by the Fulton County Arts Council, the National Black Arts Festival (NBAF) has become the largest celebration of art and artists of African descent in the world. Learn more at http://www.Nbaf.org.