Fabric For History Lovers – Toile

20 Aug

Pretty with a history – that’s Toile fabric! We love using this beautiful fabric to bring a traditional but fresh pop of inspiration to traditionally designed events. It’s name comes from a 12th century French word meaning “linen cloth”. A fabric with surface decoration printed right onto the fabric  – typically traditional in pattern. Printing on fabric…hmmm, sounds like something I Do Linens would love! {smile}

Enjoy these inspiration pictures of our Toile runner in Brown used for a wedding at the beautiful Reynolds Plantation, Ritz Carlton in Georgia.

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Textile Tuesday Linen – White Organza Flower Chair Backs

30 Jul

This Textile Tuesday we’re shining the spotlight on our White Organza Flower Chair Backs – the perfect decor detail to add to your event seating! The beauty of this chair cover lies in the details of the sheer fabric and raised floral accent. When placed over a beautifully constructed Chiavari chair it not only brings the look of your event together but adds a special touch that ordinarily does not come to mind as a decor element. If you love the chairs you have for your event but want to add a little bit of something more special you should definitely consider adding a chair back linen!

Want more information on renting the White Organza Flower Chair Backs for a future event let us know. We love to give behind-the-scenes tours of the showroom and warehouse at I Do Linens, so let us know if you’d like to see these beautiful linens in person!

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2012 SC Bachelor wedding Holly Durst white laser rose white organza flower chair backs white button rose blush satin (19)

2012 SC Bachelor wedding Holly Durst white laser rose white organza flower chair backs white button rose blush satin (20)

2012 SC Bachelor wedding Holly Durst white laser rose white organza flower chair backs white button rose blush satin (29)

2012 SC Bachelor wedding Holly Durst white laser rose white organza flower chair backs white button rose blush satin (13)

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Celebrating With Teddy Bears

10 Jul

Today we’re celebrating “National Teddy Bear Picnic Day“. While this is a lesser known holiday who’s to say that it’s not as equally as important as others! I mean, most of us had a teddy bear at one point or another in our lives, right?!

We can thank Morris and Rose Michtom for the invention of the teddy bear and thereby the celebrations of these cuddly toys. Morris and Rose conceived and created teddy bears acting on inspiration from President Theodore Roosevelt who in 1902 refused to shoot a baby bear while hunting. Today, we celebrate teddy bears in many shapes, sizes and events all over the world!

Enjoy the sweet images from a teddy bear inspired baby shower that I Do Linen‘s was a part of. This event was designed in the masculine satin colors of Chocolate Brown and Carolina Blues – with teddy bear centerpieces throughout the room. Held in the ballroom of the Marriott Renaissance Atlanta Midtown this was an event cute enough for baby boy but most importantly chic enough for the Mom-to-Be and guests attending!

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Textile Tuesday – Feeling Patriotic With Navy Stripes

2 Jul

The Fourth of July holiday comes only once a year, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t show your love for a Navy Stripes linen anytime! A beautiful striped linen in Blues and accented with Silver. This linen is a favorite for many types of events as decor can bring out the masculine or feminine in it. It can be used beautifully for both corporate and social events.

Some people feel that it’s not July Fourth without a breathtaking fireworks show. But honestly, I Do Linens thinks it’s not July Fourth without a Navy linen!

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Three Top Fashion & Event Linen Trends This Summer

29 Jun

Fashion trends change every season, and during this time of year Summer trends are in full swing.  This Fashion Friday we’re sharing three top trends for fashion and event linen selection this season. Trends that are wearable on the person and shareable on the tabletop. It’s all about taking risks and having fun!

1. Monochrome

Monochrome as a combination of black and white. It’s every where you look in fashion magazines and boutiques. It’s also a color scheme that we’re seeing requested for event decor of all types of events. This is a trend that’s easy to pull off, and is appropriate for all seasons. Not to mention one that’s timeless when looking back on pictures of your life celebration event.

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2. Blue

Cobalt blue dresses were definitely hot on the catwalks this year. In linens, we’re seeing this color requested for events from corporate meetings to weddings (yes, even weddings!). It’s a statement color for sure. But one that’s so much fun to design event decor around – we love it!

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3. Metallics

Oh yes, one of the most talked about trends of the season! Several designers made huge statements with metallics during Fashion Week this year. For event linens we mostly hear request for silver and gold – but runway metallics also included green, pink and blue (how fun, right?!).  This trend is attention-seeking and fun – a definite “wow” when used to anchor your tablescape.

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Textile Tuesday Linen – Pewter Flocked

18 Jun

This Textile Tuesday we’re shining the spotlight on our Pewter Flocked linen. Made from fabric with a traditional feel – it’s equisite contemporary details give it a richness  that lends itself not just to special cake tables but also to guest seating tables. Layered over a solid or sparkle linen, the beautiful pewter color is the perfect “neutral” to bring into a dramatic event environment.

I Do Linens carries Pewter Flocked in a variety of sizes. Let us know if you’d like more information on reserving it for a future event. Or schedule a time to visit our showroom where you can put your eyes and hands on this beauty!

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Sweet Candy Table Linens

2 Jun

Have you heard? June is National Candy Month! It’s silly, but there are so many good memories in life that involve candy. What’s really interesting though is to see what a worldwide industry candy has become and how it’s now a part of so many of the celebration events that I Do Linens services.

This special month got us thinking about the candy tables and bars we’ve been a part of. It got us really excited to share some of our favorites (and their linens of course!) from events over the years.

And should you find yourself craving something sweet after you’ve looked over the “event eye candy” below then we recommend you visit Dylan’s Candy Bar. If you’re not familiar with Dylan’s Candy Bar, they have a New York City location that’s 15,000 square feet – making it the world’s largest candy store! Just one more yummy example of just how integrated candy has become in our society.

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This candy bar set for a wedding at Mason Murer Fine Art is simple divine! We love how the signage plays beautifully with our Blush Caprice table linen.

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A Champagne Button Rose linen lends the perfect elegance to this bridal candy station. Image captured by Janet Howard Studio.

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We’re crushin’ on this candy table so perfectly placed on our Orange Crush linen. 

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The cuteness of this candy & dessert station makes us go “beep beep, boop beep!” The Platinum Circles linen playful brings the sci-fi theme to life with it’s shapes and color.

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Bring in the Princess, this candy station draped in our White Circles linen is fit for royalty! Image captured by Janet Howard Studio.

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With a balloon rainbow overhead and Yellow Matt Satin linen underneath this dessert and candy bar is an inviting carnival of fun. Image captured by Andrea Taylor Studio. 

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A favorite  color combinations – hot pink and orange. This candy bar is yummy with candy and linen selection with our Flame Criss Cross and Fuchia Crinkle Taffeta linens.