5 REASONS TO CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS AT THE PENINSULA CHICAGO!

The Peninsula Chicago is beloved by many as a premier location to embrace the beauty, excitement, and cheer of the holiday season. From festive Afternoon Tea, Santa visits, to hot chocolate on The Peninsula Sky Rink, there are many seasonal offerings allowing you to fully indulge in the magic of the holidays. For over a decade, Kehoe Designs has taken part by decking this world class hotel’s grand spaces from top-to-bottom with luxe adornment and chic holiday style. In today’s feature, we invite you to get in the spirit with our top five reasons to celebrate the holidays at The Peninsula Chicago!

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COUNTRY GARDEN ESTATE WEDDING

Discover a stylish and ultra luxe country garden estate wedding that tugs at our designer heart strings! From the majestic ceremony scene, spacious navy and white striped reception tent, to the many small signature elements throughout, read how Event Producer, Phil Cooper of Kehoe Designs and Event Design Consultant Jesse Deckard of Bliss Weddings and Events collaborated to take the bride’s vision of a natural yet polished wedding far beyond her wildest dreams.

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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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A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO FALL

With the transition to a new season, there is always a bit of extra excitement in the air. Fall’s crisp air and vibrant burst of autumn hues unleash a marked shift in our creative minds as well as in our daily lives. Today, we depart from the event decor world to explore ‘a gentleman’s guide to fall’ through the lens of our Kehoe Designs‘ tastemakers. A special treat to the fellas, we focus on a mélange of autumnal trends, activities, and ‘must-haves’ that inspire us, both in our artistry as event designers and in our individual style.

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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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2014 FALL & WINTER WEDDING INSPIRATION

As the Kehoe Designs studios bustle with a spectacular line-up of summer weddings, the Creative Design team is is busy crafting gorgeous inspiration boards for our Fall and Winter brides. In today’s issue, we explore two of the many “oh-so-fabulous” looks curated by Creative Director, Bridget Frizzie. With her finger on the pulse of color and design trends, she and her team draw on the most exquisite happenings in the world of high style, blending it with classic bridal beauty and a signature Kehoe Designs point of view. We invite you to enjoy this special sneak peak of 2014 Fall & Winter wedding inspiration!

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ECOLAB | DESIGN CHALLENGE

In this feature, we show how the Kehoe Designs team responds to the design challenge of incorporating unconventional materials from Ecolab’s cleaning product line as both artistic and experiential elements in their annual client events.

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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 | FIRE & ICE

With the fantastical, imaginative environments of smash hits like “Game of Thrones” and “Frozen,” it isn’t surprising that we see these themes recur in many forms of contemporary design. In event decor, given the extreme nature of both fire and ice, much drama can be infused in focusing on just one or presenting them as a strong, forceful duo. Today, we share how the creative minds at Kehoe Designs have translated these themes within the magical world of event design.

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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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