Party Rental Ltd. - Customer Service Design Challenge 2017

And the Winner Is…: Inside the 2017 Customer Service Design Challenge

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Our Event Rental Specialists know our products — over 2000 of them! — inside and out, using that knowledge every day to help bring our clients’ most spectacular designs to life. From seeing the products incorporated into designs every day, they hone their own sense of style, fall in love with their favorite products, and develop their own dream designs. We wanted to see what the team has been dreaming up and give their creativity a place to shine, and so the Customer Service Design Challenge began!

Six teams of Event Rental Specialists were challenged to create their own tabletop design featuring at least one new product. From there, teams were encouraged to be as creative as they wanted, incorporating any decor or design elements that would help bring their vision to life.

Family, friends, clients, and colleagues voted for their favorite looks – rating each look on a scale of one to five hearts. The look with the most hearts won the challenge! We tallied the votes, and the winner is… (drumroll, please!)

Greener on the Other Side

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Team: Jessica B. & Shanay W.

Jessica and Shanay’s winning look was inspired by the changing season and beginning of fall. They loved the combination of the Black Vanderbilt flatware and Black Cross Back Chairs with Eggplant Cotton cushions, so that became the starting point of the design.  After playing with different combinations, they decided that the contrasting Eggplant Cotton cushion and Grass Shantung table runner duo worked perfectly for their simple and sleek fall vision, and the rest of the look fell into place from there.  Since it’s all about the details, Jessica and Shanay accented the look with votives and a floral centerpiece that, if you look closely, you can see mini peaches in the floral arrangement for a sweet final touch.

Party Rental Ltd. - Customer Service Design Challenge 2017
Party Rental Ltd. - Customer Service Design Challenge 2017

Party Rental Ltd. - Customer Service Design Challenge 2017

Get this look! Party Rental Ltd. products featured:
White Cotton linen, Grass Shantung table runner, Cross Black Chair Black with Eggplant Cotton Cushion, Voss Clear Charger 13”, Glacier Dinner Plate 10.5”, Aster Matte Black Lunch 8”, Vanderbilt Black flatware, Premier White 12oz, Amethyst Goblet Tinted Glassware 14oz, Eggplant Cotton Dinner Napkin, Votive Glass Tri-Sided Clear, Votive Glass Tri-Sided Amethyst, Acolyte Acrylic Ice

All of the teams put lots of thought, creativity, and teamwork into their looks, so of course we had to feature them all! Check out all their looks and inspiration.

Autumn Nights

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Team: Erica C., Melissa G., Kayla S.

Erica, Melissa, and Kayla are new to the Party Rental Ltd. family but you’d never know it by looking at their elegant design.  Inspired by the autumn season, the team knew they wanted to evoke feelings of fall in a clean and classic way.  They chose the versatile ivory, black, and gold color scheme so that the look could be used in countless different settings while incorporating some rustic elements to balance out the formality and give that fall feel. The Wrought Iron Lantern was used to hold chic ceramic gourds and pumpkins that give a nod to the produce of the season. The Black Cross Back Chairs were used as a unique pairing with the formal Chopin Ivory Damask. The final detail was present in the Black Matte Aster Bowl – when asked why they included a bowl in their setting, they replied, “What would a fall meal be without a squash or pumpkin soup?”

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Get this look! Party Rental Ltd. products featured:
Chopin Ivory Damask, Cross Back Chair Black with Cushion Bengaline New Ivory, Glass Bead Charger Gold 13”, Aster Matte Black Dinner 10.75”, Aster Matte Black Lunch 8”, Aster Matte Black Pasta Bowl 9.75”, Vanderbilt Black flatware, Smoke Pandora Tinted Glassware 12oz, Stockholm White Wine Crystal Glass 11oz, Stockholm Flute Crystal Glass 6oz, Black Irish Linen Dinner Napkin, Napkin Ring Gold Round ¾”, Lantern Iron Square Large 17.5”

Glamping

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Team: Jasmine M.

Jasmine approached her design knowing she wanted to use a very on-trend Moroccan-style dining table, but she knew she’d need to get creative with the execution. She brilliantly decided to use two Farm Table Risers to make one long, low dining table. From there, she crafted a design for her dream end-of-summer party. She used the natural, botanical Bali Goldenrod Print linen as an area rug and worked with our Linen Department to create six custom jewel-toned Shantung pillows for her “guests’” comfort. Jasmine thought this look would be perfect for an intimate, outdoor dinner party — perhaps while “glamping,” or glam-camping — with friends, so she incorporated lots of gold and nature-inspired accents.  When asked what inspired the final design, Jasmine said she drew lots of inspiration from the exotic “Dorne” set from one of her favorite shows, Game of Thrones.

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Get this look! Party Rental Ltd. products featured:
Farm Table Riser Distressed 30”x30” Square, Kiwi Shantung table runner, Bali Goldenrod Print Basic undercloth, Burgundy Shantung Throw Pillow 19”x19”, Copper Shantung Throw Pillow 19”x19”, Amethyst Shantung Throw Pillow 19”x19”, Raja Essence Dinner 10.75”, Origami Gold Rim Soup Bowl 8.5”, Vanderbilt Gold flatware, Gold Bell Water / Red Wine Glass 10oz, Roma Amber Goblet 8oz, Grant Beige Nu Weave Dinner Napkin, Votive Glass Tri-Sided Amethyst

Mad Love

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Team: Nelly P., Karen R., Alejandra M.

For Karen, Nelly, and Alejandra’s design, we fell straight down the rabbit hole into Wonderland. Inspired by the tales of Alice in Wonderland, the team created a design you’d find a mad tea party, where everything is not quite as symmetrical as it seems.  The team began with the new Black Vanderbilt flatware, Black Cross Back chairs, and a long-time favorite, Simply Black Quilt linen. From there, they incorporated countless details to allude to Alice’s adventures.  The red elements were a nod to “painting the roses red”, the blue elements and yellow cordials referenced Alice’s blue dress and blonde hair, respectively. Playing with geometry, they incorporated different patterns and details like the circle-and-square stem detailing of the Paloma glasses.  They handmade elements like the playing card flowers — a nod to the Queen of Hearts herself — and added details like clocks, teacups, and a mismatched number of chairs – just as the Mad Hatter would want.

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Get this look! Party Rental Ltd. products featured:
Linen & Decor: Simply Black Quilt Print Basic, Black & White Scroll Print Basic, Cordial Glass Pony 1.75oz, Berlin Goblet 15oz with Candle Pillar White 3”x3”, Lantern Iron Square Large 17.5” and Lantern Iron Square Small 13.5” with Hampton China Cup, Diamond Embossed Cup, Petal Cup, Salt & Pepper Gold Cartier, Elite White Rectangle Charger 11.75”x8”
Near side of table: Xavier Chair White Wood with White Cotton Cushions, Java Plate Black 10” Square, Java Plate Black 7” Square, Paloma White Wine Glass 8oz (Limited), Ruby Red Goblet Tinted Glassware 14 oz, Vanderbilt Black flatware, Jewel Shantung Dinner Napkin, Napkin Ring Brushed Gold Stainless Round
Far side of table: Cross Black Chair Black with Black Cotton Cushions, White Coupe Dinner, White Coupe Salad / Cake, Paloma White Wine Glass 8oz (Limited), Ruby Red Goblet Tinted Glassware 14 oz, Vanderbilt Gold flatware, Cirque Jewel Print Basic Dinner Napkin, Napkin Ring Gold Round ¾”

 

Midnight at Morticia’s

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Team: Danica M., Joe B., Peter T.

When asked to describe their look, Danica, Joe, and Peter gave three adjectives: classy, elegant, and dark. (“Like our souls!” they joked.)  They were inspired by the upcoming Halloween festivities, wanting to evoke that spooky, seasonal feel without appearing too cheesy.  The black and red color scheme set the foundation for the design — they loved how the Hammered Red Charger paired with the Black & White Scroll linen — and the rest of the look evolved from there.  The new Vanderbilt Black flatware was a natural pick for the look, and they were adamant on including the Clear President Chair as their choice of seating (saying “It’s so underrated!”).  For the final, thematic touches, the team accented with deconstructed red roses and votives filled with smoky dry ice, setting a table-for-two fit for an Addams Family date night.

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Get this look! Party Rental Ltd. products featured:
Black & White Scroll Print Basic, President Chair Clear with Cushion Velveteen Black, Hammered Red Glass Charger 13”, Aster Matte Black Dinner 10.75”, Java Plate Black 7” Square, Black Vanderbilt flatware, Dyana Red Wine / Water Glass 8oz, Dyana White Wine Glass 6oz, Ruby Red Goblet Tinted Glassware 14oz, Black Cherry Shimmer Dinner Napkin, Black Cotton Dinner Napkin with Kings Palace Silver Knife through the center, Votive Glass Tri-Sided Smoke, Acolyte Acrylic Ice, Smoke Pandora Tinted Glassware 12oz, Platter Glass Smoke 16”x5”

 

Sweater Weather

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Team: Frances G.

Frances knew she wanted her design to reflect her personal style: classic with a bit of rock-and-roll. She fell in love with our new Maeve charger and thought it paired beautifully with the textured Hampton Dinner plate, which became the foundation for the look.  To evoke a breezy-yet-warm late-summer feel (“where you’d need a light sweater”), Frances combined the Cornflower Blue Nu Weave linen with the Yellow Reed Nu Weave napkins for a soft contrast. For that pop of rock-and-roll, she incorporated the industrial-inspired Market Bistro Chairs. Frances said she envisioned this look at a variety of events from a beach house dinner party to a baby shower to a wedding and beyond. Any element, she felt, could be swapped out for something different to create a whole new aesthetic, making the look totally versatile.

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Get this look! Party Rental Ltd. products featured:
Cornflower Blue Nu Weave, Market Bistro Chair Grey Metal, Maeve Blue and White Charger 12”, Hampton China Dinner 10”, Tribeca Stainless flatware, Stockholm White Wine Crystal Glass 11oz, Stockholm Highball Crystal Glass 16.25oz, Stockholm Flute Crystal Glass 6oz, Yellow Reed Nu Weave Dinner Napkin, Votive Glass Tri-Sided Amber, Votive Glass Tri-Sided Amethyst

Thank you so much to our amazing teams for sharing these creative designs! So much hard work went into bringing these looks to life, and we were thrilled to be able to tell your unique stories.

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