Tuesday, March 5

orchids and beautifully set tables at the New York Botanical Garden's Orchid Dinner hosted by Veranda Magazine in NYC

spectacularly designed tables for
the 11th annual New York Botanical Garden's Orchid Dinner
 held at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel,
and hosted by Veranda magazine
It feels like the design industry waits with bated breath each year for the annual Orchid Dinner.  During a cold winter evening guests arrived to a bountiful array of orchids creatively designed on set tables.  With Tiffany & Co, Karen Katen Foundation and Mr. and Mrs. Marvin H. Davidson generously sponsoring, the evening included tables designed by well-known interior designers, delicious food and live music.  Exciting to note the proceeds are put to the New York Botanical Garden’s research center. Following the dinner, the show opened on March 2 at the Botanical Garden, and check here for details.

See below some eye-catching tables: 

designer Shawn Henderson 
utilized an incredible collection of Baccarat crystal vases from Patricia Urquiola, 
Lego pieces and white orchids
a large peacock adorned this table
designed by Hilary Pereira for

I chatted with designer James Rixner about 
his tall table arrangement swathed with red orchids and white paper lanterns
The Flower School of New York put together an artistic table
with a historical looking note card
a unique display of plexi-glass, yellow orchids and
 champagne satin linens by
Mauro Gomes
 I enjoyed this canopy of threaded orchids cascading around a centerpiece of oranges and orchids, which was created by Lee Cavanaugh from Cullman & Kravis.  Cavanaugh utilized elaborate fabric and passamenterie from Samuel & Sons.
 the large array of orchids on sale were completely sold out 
by the end of a very vigorous cocktail hour.
Happy Nesting XO


1 comment:

Lisa said...

Who doesn't love the exotic orchid! Who doesn't love a vigorous cocktail hour also! These are stunning Tamara. James Rixner's might be my favorite ~ actually they're all gorgeous. I'm sure the linens, chrystal, and candles were amazing in person. Thank you for sharing the evening with us!