For those who are familiar with my designs, you will know I love clean lines, stripes and my favourite palette is red with two shades of blue….so when I first saw Nicky from Sweet Details toy store display, I just has to see more of Nicky’s work – and I wasn’t disappointed. Tonight I am pleased to share with you Nicky’s responses to our quick five questions along with photos of her work…which I am sure you will agree is quintessentially fresh as the beaches of the Gold Coast, where she lives, works and plays.
Describe your style in five words? Stylish, uncluttered, unique, vibrant and modern
What has been your favourite theme/event to date? I loved styling our toy store display. I wanted to use something other than a table so I used shelving instead. I wanted to give the impression of looking into a toy store window. I knew I wanted to use strong traditional colours such as red, blue and white and incorporate traditional and classic looking toys. The foods were designed to compliment the toy theme.
Where do you look for inspiration (what inspires you)? Everywhere! Sometimes it’s colour combinations I notice or other times it may be finding a great prop and building the table or theme around that.
Name one of your all time favourite event décor elements? What is that makes this element so fabulous? There are so many but currently I’m loving one-off and vintage pieces to incorporate into my tables. They add a unique element to the table and can be made to work with modern or vintage displays. I also tend to add my own hand made pieces to mzny of my events.
What is your number one piece of advice for planning an event? Give yourself plenty of time. I also try and keep a sample display set up from the start in order to see whether the envisaged plan for the table works in reality. I find that my tables evolve and take on a life of their own and can often end up looking different to what I originally thought. Having the sample table means that you can see straight away whether something is or isn’t working.
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