Decorating Inspiration from the Brimfiled VIP Tent

This was my third year attending Brimfield and taking part in the official VIP tent. Organized by the amazing team of  Gretchen Aubuchon and Shane Inman the VIP tent was sponsored by Benjamin Moore, Robert Allen and Ru La La. The tent serves as a place where attendees can relax and regroup while antique and vintage shopping. Every year the tent and the event itself gets better and better. This year I think Shane and Gretchen hit it out of the park.

Shane built and designed the tent and it is such great inspiration for an outdoor event you might host this Summer.

Brimfield VIP tent

I love how he made the light fixtures out of plain rope and then painted them in shades of coral. Here is a photo of how they looked under construction.

VIP tent lighting by Shane Inman

Shane also made paper hydrangea flowers for the tables which I just love! Paper flowers are so on trend right right now and surprisingly easy to make.  Here is a YouTube video I found with easy step by step instructions so you can try it too.

Paper flowers by Shane Inman

My absolute favorite thing was the bar. Every bottle lining the bar was colored with one of the new Williamsburg colors by Benjamin Moore. 144 colors…144 bottles.

Williamsburg color collection bottles by Shane Inman

and an even better part of the bar was Bartender extraordinaire Warren Bobrow.

I mean what isn’t there to love about cocktails starting at 9am! Warren’s cocktails were so special they involved the use of eye droppers and flaming herbs…who knew? Of course the only down side is that indulging so early in the day could  make for some risky purchasing choices; like this set of horn chairs.

 or this life sized statue of Bruce Lee.

No, I didn’t buy either of those.  Instead, I bought 2 pair of vintage earrings and this beautiful purple glass bottle.

purple glass bottle from Brimfield

Good choice don’t you think?

Have a great weekend everyone and don’t forget to post a comment on my last post about the newest Benjamin Moore color collection if you would like to be entered to win a free Williamsburg fan deck. I will pick a winner on Monday.

 

 

3 Responses to Decorating Inspiration from the Brimfiled VIP Tent
  1. Jil Sonia Interiors Reply

    Wow, I saw this on a Canadian TV show yesterday and I kept wondering if I’d see you in the background. They said it was the biggest in the world! Sounds like a hoot. I loved seeing the bottles painted in the different colours. The TV host even matched her drink with a paint colour!

    • Linda Holt Reply

      Jil this is such a coincidence because I sat at dinner with the Canadian TV team that filmed what you watched yesterday. I met the producer, camera man and host! They were so nice and the next morning I watched them filming….such a small world.

  2. Kelly Reply

    Sounds fun Linda! I again did not make it to Brimfield. 🙁 I am going to look up how to make those flowers- very cool. I love your vase you bought. No furniture pieces this year? 🙂

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