• (4) Grass Collection High Back Sofas
• (2) Grass Collection Ottomans
• Variety of colorful pillows
When we were asked to design a vignette for AFR’s National Networking Tour Stop in Philadelphia, we knew that our design needed to be contemporary and extraordinary to showcase both AFR’s furnishings and our creativity in design. It was our desire to create something unexpected and thoughtful. Beginning with the foundation of the Grass Collection we found inspiration in the people, fauna and flora of the beautiful wilderness in Africa.
We pulled four grass sofas together and placed them in a square shape with seating areas outward. Then utilizing the floral box inserts at the top of the sofas, we created a top piece from floral and fauna indigenous to Africa that sprouted from the top of each sofa, then covered the mechanics of the boxes with Spanish moss and created the impression of one solid piece. Peaking out from the grasses we integrated delicate wooden carvings of African women for a touch that represented the people and culture of the country. To create color pop, we added green amaranthus, red protea, wheat stalks and tall grasses to fill in the design. Adding Grass Collection cocktail ottomans on two sides of the square, we draped African animal print rugs; huge banana leaves and brightly colored pillows to pull the top design down and expand the color and styling. To finish the setting we added tall cylindrical glass containers to each of the four corners of the setting and filled them with grasses or green hydrangeas to create dimension and finish the corners. The striking design we ended up with was a rustic and vibrantly beautiful setting that invited guests to experience the wilderness of Africa in an unexpected and creative way.
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