2014 Brings Eclectic Event Design Trends

Special event planners are always looking to differentiate their client events from the competition through revolutionary ideas and designs. To provide new and exciting style concepts, CORT recently announced its 2014 top event furnishing trends for planning a memorable and effective event.

The top trends include eclectic environments created by unique accessories and unusual combinations that are unexpected and reflect the designer’s personal style. Rustic and mid-century modern looks will also combine with Victorian and French inspired pieces this year to create a lush and entirely modern space.

One of the best ways to create a unique look is to add accessories, décor, rugs, lighting and greenery.  Lounges are about more than just furniture. Layering décor elements helps clients communicate their brand message to attendees and provides the visual interest that sets individual events apart.

Leading the trend toward eclectic and lush event environments is CORT’s new Elements collection, a line of specially selected rental décor pieces that give event designers more options to be creative.  From cages and candelabras to vintage trunks and greenery, these are the details that make the difference and allow planners to express their client’s style.

Another big trend in event décor is mixing rustic wood and metal furnishings with mid-century classics to create eclectic environments with a modern edge. Combining old world French and Victorian furnishings with modern elements, echoing the Steampunk trend and early 20th century Victorian, is also popular for 2014.  It’s an extension of the opulence of the Gatsby theme, then taking it a step further and pushing boundaries with tech and futuristic elements. This unexpected eclecticism echoes the move toward individual style and taking chances.

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CORT recently expanded its offerings to include a range of rustic dining tables, side tables, dining chairs, benches and barstools to compliment its wide range of mid-century modern and traditional lines.  The Rustique collection can be used to design a Provencal French country setting or combined with whimsical French inspired furnishings, such as CORT’s Napoleon collection, to give clients a jarring but cohesive look that is on trend and previously unseen by even the most discerning clients.

These eclectic new trends add dimension to any space and create a rustic environment with a modern twist. With the Rustique and Elements collections, CORT provides the styles and pieces that event planner need to create the perfect ambiance.