Tony’s Favorite Ways To Reinvent Your Space For the New Year

Ah January – it’s the unofficial month of reinvention! Everybody’s committing to getting in shape, writing that novel or pursuing that pet project they’ve put off – at least until February! New Year’s resolutions are just so darn hard to keep! But there is one area in which we believe you can refresh, renew and reinvigorate this month and have fun while you do it: Your living space! We always think of spring cleaning season as the time when you re-evaluate what you keep in your space, but why not do it in January when newness is in the air?

From small projects to bigger efforts, there are plenty of things you can do to reinvent your space, lift your mood and set the stage for a fresh start to a new year. Here are a couple of ideas – enjoy!

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Inspiration: A Timeless Affair at The Fernbank

Timeless Affair Fernbank MuseumHe’s legendary, a historic Mongolian conqueror  named by Time as “one of the most important people
of the last millennium” and among the top 25 political icons “whose legacies have stood the test of time.”Indeed, Genghis Khan is one of the most iconic figures in world history – the perfect subject for a vast display at the Fernbank Museum of Natural Histor. But how in the world does one build a gala around an ancient figure who’s primary claim to fame is killing his enemies?

This was the very conflict we found ourselves facing here at Tony Brewer and Co. recently as The Fernbank approached us to give the “Tony Touch” to their Timeless Affair, an annual black-tie gala. This year’s Oct. 6 event will feature a private viewing of Genghis Khan, a special exhibition showcasing the largest collection of rare 13th century Mongolian artifacts ever assembled.

And that brings us back to the original challenge – how to turn war into beauty!

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Pinterest Finds: Brooch Bouquets Add Sparkle to Floral Tradition

wedding brooch bouquetOne of the things we love most about Pinterest is how plugging just a few words in to search can open up a world of visual beauty and glamour! And that’s just what happened when we were nosing around for brooches and happened upon page after page of gorgeous, glittering brooch bouquets!

An obvious take on the traditional wedding bouquet, these shimmering versions are created entirely from brooches – not quite as lightweight or sweet smelling as a bundle of roses, but who can deny how beautiful they are?

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Four Ways to Give Your Event a South Beach Vibe

With its breathtaking views and crackling energy, is it any surprise that Miami is both a favored destination of the posh set and an increasing source of inspiration for countless luxurious events?

South Beach in particular offers a distinct look from day to night: Breezy, rattan furniture and almost spa-like accessories create a beachside oasis by day, sleek, modern furniture groupings mirror the city’s fast-paced, trendy night life. From wedding receptions to more casual events, the breezy Miami vibe is very “in” right now – and it’s not too hard to plan an event to capture some of that sexy South Beach flavor.

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Unexpected Inspiration

Have you ever thought about Darwin as inspiration for an event?  We have!    This weekend we will transform the Fernbank Museum of Natural History for their “signature gala,”  Beautiful Voyages: A Timeless Affair 2011.  The gala will raise money for Fernbank’s educational mission while focusing on their newest special exhibit, Darwin: Scientist. Naturalist. Serious to Do List.

For our inspiration we explore Darwin’s world voyage on the H.M.S. Beagle.  We know this is an unexpected inspiration, and we are excited to share our vision with everyone Saturday evening.

Now that your mind is racing with anticipation, let your imagination be carried away by the images below.

“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change”

Charles Darwin