Blue Desert Interiors is in full design mode for IFDA Tableau to benefit Ryan House!

At Blue Desert Interiors, we love to be involved in helping to raise funds for great causes.  IFDA Tableau is one of these events.  This event is centered around local designers creating fantasy tablescapes that attendees can enjoy while having a great dinner and live auction.  Our tablescape is underway, but we can’t fully reveal it.  We will post some images on our Pinterest board as a sneak preview though!  To wet your appetite, here are some images from last years table we created called “Art Deco in the Desert”
Some signature pieces we used included Rosenthal’s Medusa D’Or china, Salviati shot glasses and Gense Triad Silverware.  We love the idea we came up with for the glasses.  A simple ribbon and pearl bead takes these glasses to fab!


Our centerpiece for the event started as an amazing mouth blown Czech vase.  From there we decided to have a custom shade made that could sit on top of it.  We inserted LED lighting inside and attached a clear cord to handle the power.  It all made for such an elegant solution, most people didn’t realize that it was custom created!


This is a really smart way to dress up a simple chair.  We took fabric, had it sewn and then pleated it to create this dramatic accent.  The circle band with diamonds repeats the circles in the sheer overlay.  To see more pictures of our past design, follow this link to our website.  Art Deco in the Desert

We had such a great time creating this, we hope you can join us for the years event on Oct 13, 2012.


IFDA Tableau
Ryan House

Art Deco Metalwork Inspiration

by Mark LaPalm

Where you draw inspiration from is part of the success of good interior design.  One of the best ways to research styles is through books that cover certain periods or details.  These 2 books are some of my favorites for metalwork!  Art Deco Decorative Ironwork by Henri Clouzot has a wonderful sampling of both furniture and architectural elements specifically from the period.  My other favorite is Wrought Iron in Architecture by Gerald K. Geerlings.  This is invaluable for interior designers since it addresses craftsmanship plus the history by region; Italian, Spanish and French just to name a few.  If you love metalwork and Art Deco, these are not to be missed books.