NEWEST TALENTS EXPOSED

Behind our culture as a company is our dedication to bringing together a vast creative team of talented professionals from all facets of the design world, offering unique artistic perspectives and skill sets to match the needs and vision for every client we work with. We truly believe this to be the driving force behind our 20 years of success in the event design industry, and we are excited to welcome the newest members of the Kehoe Designs family…

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FALL ENTERTAINING WITH BLUE PLATE

In today’s fall feature, two powerhouses in the art of entertaining come together to fill us with loads of ideas and inspiration for hosting an intimate yet unforgettable autumnal dinner party.  Senior Event Designer, Renee Price of Kehoe Designs, and Sales Director, Nicole Stephens of Blue Plate Catering, often collaborate on crafting awe-inspiring events on a big city scale but today, they put their heads together to help those of us who love to entertain in our homes. What we learn from this dynamic duo is that by adding a dash of creativity and a sprinkle of surprise, there are many ways to leave a lasting impression on your dinner guests!

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FORWARD MOVE | RE-IMAGINED EVENT DESIGN

It has long been Kehoe Designs’ dream to have ALL its artisans – welders, designers, painters, florists, graphic artists, upholsterers, tailors, production specialists, lighting engineers – under one roof. We are thrilled to announce that day has come, with the added excitement of  having our sister company, Floral Exhibits, also in our midst! We’ve devised our new home specifically with you in mind; a place to spark inspiration and encourage collaboration throughout the entire design process. Read on to learn how we plan on using our beautiful and spacious new digs to ignite creativity and elevate our clients’ experience with interactive design.

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EVENT INTERIORS | JOSHUA JONES

Photography by LILIANE CALFEE

As the event industry evolves, we see top tier event decor companies creating event environments that take on the feel of a beautifully designed permanent space. Artfully crafted “event interiors” allow guests a richer experience as they explore detail upon detail, layered designs, and textural concepts that bring together a well curated theme. It’s in this spirit that we’ve asked Event Producer, Joshua Jones, to share a little bit about his background in interior design and how these skills translate into the events Kehoe Designs creates.

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EVENT DECOR | ART OF TECHNOLOGY

Kehoe Designs is forever drawn to new innovations that push forward the craftsmanship and artistry of event decor. Based in Chicago, the third largest metropolis in the USA, the event design team caters to trade shows and conferences that draw people from the world’s greatest cities. It drives our craftsmen and creatives to push the limits of event decor in order to produce one-of-a-kind event environments that leave an unforgettable impression whether you’re from Schaumburg or Shanghai. In this article, we’ll explore how we harness the power of technology and fuse it with the artistry of event decor to produce world class events.

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SPRING TEASE | 2014

The recent glimpse of warm weather has many of us already planning our first Spring get togethers. With Easter brunch, family Seders, and rooftop dinner parties just around the corner, the Kehoe Designs’ creative service team primes you with inspiration for your Spring events with a teaser of hot Spring/Summer 2014 looks.

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LUXURY WEDDINGS | KAY KESTLER

Photography by LILIANE CALFEE

In this feature, Kay Kestler of Strictly Weddings describes four luxury wedding looks that never fail to draw serious attention. For examples, we’ve chosen images of Kehoe Designs’ decor that through her social media shares have captured countless hearts and record breaking clicks!

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FLAVORFUL DESIGN

Photography by LINDA BERGONIA | CHROMACITY STUDIOS (FAR RIGHT IMAGE)

Her food is described as bold, flavorful and high concept. Owner of one of the most highly esteemed catering companies in Chicago for over twenty-five years, Wendy Pashman of Entertaining Company not only knows delicious food, she holds rich insight into the event industry as a whole. We highlight her work in the first of our Crafted series called, “Secrets of Success,” confident her creative approach to culinary flavors and design will leave you inspired.

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2013: A LOOK BACK

As we enter a new year, we take the time to reflect back on 2013 and its incredible line up of passion-filled, artfully crafted events. We pause to celebrate each journey of taking our clients’ vision and creating unique, tailor-made environments designed to transport, enrapture and inspire. In thanks to all those who entrust us with this task and in tribute to the 200 plus Kehoe Designs artisans who make it all possible, we share just a few of the many favorite moments from 2013.

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GRAPHIC GRAVITY

Photography by LILIANE CALFEE OF SOLEIL MEDIA

We see graphic elements everywhere; in logo design, on signage, in invitations, as decor decals and much, much more. No wonder we need an entire team of graphic artists to keep up with the dizzying pace of illustrative applications in the event decor world. Today, we’ve asked Graphics Director, Laura Monk, to share her insight on a few really exciting developments in graphic design as well as tools to give attractive force to your graphic elements.

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