Behind the Scenes : Planning the Art by Design Presentation

I am very excited to work with Art by Design for a 3 days series of events benefiting the arts in Memphis. The event features the design artistry of 13 of Memphis’ top interior design teams. Demonstrating an astonishing array of talent, style, furnishings and art, the designers are collectively working to raise funds for over 60 arts organizations and individual artists in our city. I am stoked to curate a unique fashion experience that elevates the idea of the Turn this Room into An Outfit Series using inspiration from each interior design vignette.


Planning for the tour and presentation happens days before the event and I wanted to share a little bit of the prep process in regards to fashion styling and getting inspiration for how I'll turn elements of interior design into pieces of your wardrobe or entire looks. The Arts Memphis and Art by Design team are planning one of the most creative and forward thinking events, yet another year. On the roster, are Memphis's  most talented interior designers like Driscoll Design and Decoration, B. Gaines Interior Design, York Binkley Interior Designand so many others.  OMG! 

Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger plans the behind the scenes process for Art by Design 
Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger plans the behind the scenes process for Art by Design
Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger plans the behind the scenes process for Art by Design

After receiving images from last year's events and a few preliminary design specs, my heart skipped a couple and I anxiously went into planning mode. It's my wish to really inspire everyone to merge the love of interior with fashion and do it with style and of course make it look seamless. I have meticulously analyzed color palettes, textures, and visited local Memphis fashion designer's studios and retailers to pull garments to style some amazing looks to pair with the impeccably designed room vignettes. With the Turn Your Room feature, the key is honing into the statement pieces that grab your attention, play around with color pair and most importantly textures and the design aesthetic. 

Andrea-Fenise-Art-by-Design
Andrea-Fenise-Art-by-Design

PUBLIC OPENING
Saturday, April 29, 2017  
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Propcellar showroom will open to the general public for one day only, attracting a diverse crowd of all ages eager to explore the designer’s creations.

Demonstrations and presentations around art and design will be scheduled throughout the day

TICKETS MAY BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE

BE SURE TO KICK OFF THE FUN AT THE CAMBRIA KICK OFF PARTY 

For more information on the event, please visit the Art by Design page at ArtsMemphis .