Tuesday, July 22, 2008 4:45 PM EDT
I attended Andrew Richard Designs’ “A Mid Summer Night” party
, which officially launched Andrew Bockner’s Toronto event spaces, “The Loft” and “The Atrium” and showcased his most recent outdoor furniture collection.
This was my first visit to Andrew Richard Designs’ showroom and spaces and I honestly, did not know what to expect. The ground floor, known as “The Atrium,” is a huge 7500 square foot space with: 14 ft. high ceilings, a skylight, floor to ceiling windows, and a large wall for art exhibits. Beautiful exterior furniture pieces furnished this space and showcased Andrew Richard Designs’ fine outdoor furniture. I felt as if I were making my way through a luxury resort as a variety of opulent woven tables and chairs, hammocks, chaise loungers, gazebos, umbrellas and teak dining sets dotted the space providing ample seating for guests
to lounge upon and enjoy. Walnut hardwood flooring functioned to highlight and accentuate the earth toned color palette of the furniture, which included dark chocolate browns, deep greens, and brilliant whites.
The layout of the furniture functioned to both unobtrusively engage the partygoer and complement the space. A variety of delicious catered areas were set up throughout the space and model-esque waitresses also maneuvered through the partygoers to serve delectable hors d'oeuvres which included: vibrantly colored bruschetta, flavorful falafel, mini gourmet
tacos, mini gourmet
burgers and zesty blue cheese on endive. The DJ kept the party
moving all night long by playing a variety of popular hits from classic Michael Jackson to Rihanna’s Umbrella(-ella-ella-eh-eh-eh).
The second floor, known as “The Loft,” is a 3500 square ft. space with a stage area and a roof-top terrace. Decorated in a similar fashion
to the main
floor, “The Loft” successfully functioned as the chill-out space where a more relaxed atmosphere was created by downtempo music
, dim lighting, and a pseudo-spa area where guests
were pampered with massages.
I had a FABULOUS time at this party
and it was a great way to discover Andrew Richard Designs’ exquisite outdoor furniture and event spaces! The furniture and fine furnishings were definitely the highlight of this party
and I realized how beautiful, high quality, key furniture pieces can invigorate and infuse an indoor or outdoor entertaining
space with style
and sophistication (see the difference in the photo above!). The party
definitely would not have been the same without the fine outdoor furniture and furnishings. Visit Andrew Richard Designs official site
for more information