Styling of the Green

In a playful nod to Greenery, Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year, we showcase our love of St. Patrick’s Day and a ‘styling of the green’ with whimsical tablescapes.

Feathers. Apples. Colorful pottery bowls. Celebrate your inner leprechaun! 

Be bold. Be inventive with Veronica Romanesco Cauliflower + heirloom brooches to accessorize hand-painted watercolor menus by LBrown Design & Paperie!

Showcase the playful and whimsy with a love of all things green and glorious!


“Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises.”

– Pedro Calderon de la Barca

Surprise your special love with a brilliant green emerald, just because! Offering bespoke design services, Mitchell’s Jewelers creates magical creations that are certain to delight and awe!

May your blessings outnumber

The shamrocks that grow,

And may trouble avoid you

Wherever you go.

– Irish Blessing

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Photo Credit: © PhotoGabi exclusively for The Huestudio + Company, 2017.

Bejeweled Marriage Proposals

Saturday, January 7, 2017 [1.7.17] was a special day, but also mystical from a numerology perspective. If one believes in Tarot cards, number 17 is the “Card of the Stars”, symbolizing wishes that will come true.

“Marriage is the golden ring in a chain whose beginning is a glance and whose ending is Eternity.”

– Kahlil Gibran

In partnership with iconic Mitchell’s Jewelers in downtown Arlington Heights, Illinois, The Huestudio + Company designed + styled three Spectacular Wedding tablescapes, based on our branded, colorful wedding cake icon, featuring custom and distinctive offerings spotlighting select preferred partners.

This magical, styled shoot involved a surprise marriage proposal, a special 49-year wedding anniversary, plus the 92-year milestone birthday celebration of Mr. Alfred G. Mitchell, the original owner of Mitchell’s Jewelers!

Delight in the photographs taken by Gabi Bucataru of PhotoGabi, exclusively for The Huestudio + Company, with many more to follow.

An exquisite custom wedding cake [and delightful individual mini cakes] by Julie Michelle Cakes graced luscious turquoise dupioni underlay linens with a sunshine yellow ribboned overlay from Over The Top, Inc.

A colorful floral centerpiece by The Flower Studio resonated fragrant scents and delighted with hues of coral, pinks, oranges and creams in stunning blooms.

Custom chargers and napkins rings by mirabelle studio were hand-crafted for this special event, along with bespoke guest menus + letterpress wedding event stationery from Lucky Invitations.

Artisan delicacies from Anna Shea Chocolates featured mini cakes, based on our branded, colorful wedding cake icon.

A Spectacular Weddings gift box was provided to proposal couples and featured custom bridesmaids + groomsmen note cards by EIGHT21 Studiosbespoke letterpress note cards by Lucky Invitations, jeweled chocolate bon bon’s in shapes of diamonds, sapphires, emeralds and rubies from Anna Shea Chocolates, a custom “with this ring” box from mirabelle studio, plus a bottle of French champagne!

Gorgeous engagement diamonds, stunning jewelry, heirloom keepsakes, wedding bands, and other delights from Mitchell’s Jewelers tempted guests.

We are excited to share additional tablescape designs which features custom, branded mirrored chargers and stir sticks from Ten23 Designs!

As artisans of exquisitely-curated event experiences™, Spectacular Weddings by The Huestudio + Company offers seamless design and expert logistical planning.

We entrust your wedding event with only the finest, elite team of hand-selected preferred partners, ensuring your experience is executed flawlessly, and in the highest form of excellence.

Preferred Partners: Anna Shea Chocolates | artisan chocolates + custom delights; Classic Party Rentals | rentals for events, celebrations and special occasions; Julie Michelle Cakes | custom celebration and wedding cakes; Lucky Invitations | bespoke letterpress event stationery; Mitchell’s Jewelers | legendary wedding and custom jeweler; mirabelle studio | artisan handmade books, boxes, prints and more!; Over The Top, Inc. | exquisite rental linens and coverings; PhotoGabi | event and styled photography; The Flower Studio | exquisite floral design and creations.

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Photo Credits: © PhotoGabi, exclusively for The Huestudio + Company, 2017.

A Broadway Celebration! | Giveaway Alert

To celebrate the 2017 Broadway debut of our talented cousin Elliott Mattox in Roald Dahl’s Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, we have partnered with Anna Shea Chocolates [and many other sweet and treasured preferred partners], to give away five (5) “Golden Ticket” Custom Gift Boxes, custom designed and exquisitely-curated by The Huestudio + Company, to only five (5) lucky individuals! *Value: $500.

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With a wink and nod to beloved songs and whimsical characters from the original film, featured gift box items include:

  • Custom artisan Anna Shea Chocolates in playful titles of White-coated Oompa-Loompas [delicious marshmallow, wrapped in a white chocolate shell] and Ms. Veruca Salt [ bittersweet chocolate ganache garnished with handpicked sea salt], among other delicious treats;
  • A creative “Everlasting Gobstopper Book + Journal”, handmade exclusively by mirabelle studio featuring custom artwork, quotes + blank pages.
  • Plus, additional colorful + uniquely custom offerings that are most certain to delight the “Pure Imagination” found within us all!

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Enter To Win! Sweet Dreams Can Come True!

To Enter:

1). Follow The Huestudio + Company + Anna Shea Chocolates on Instagram and Facebook.

2). Post a photo of you with your favorite candy or candies using hashtag #HuestudioGoldenTicket

3). Tag a friend.

The five (5) lucky winners of the “Golden Ticket” Custom Gift Boxes will be announced on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 – and – to celebrate opening night on March 28, 2017, a custom 4-piece “Golden Ticket” artisan chocolate box will be sent to the entire cast and crew, compliments of The Huestudio + Company.

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Step inside a world of pure imagination! Get your tickets now starring two-time Tony Award® winner Christian Borle as the magical maestro Willy Wonka + view the talented cast and creative.

Congratulations Elliott!

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The Huestudio + Company | artisans of exquisitely-curated event experiences™

Photo Credits: © PhotoGabi exclusively for The Huestudio + Company.

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Tablescapes in Red + Gold | Holiday 2016

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Let’s Celebrate!

As the holiday season is upon us, surprise guests with elegant ideas and exquisite offerings from our wondrous tablescapes – featuring colors of red and gold – shining spotlights on select preferred partners.

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For a fun and mesmerizing holiday tablescape, we’ve paired the festive red/black panels + white/rust florals of heirloom Shogun bone china from Mikasa® with luscious red dupioni linens featuring an embroidered gold coin metallic overlay from Over The Top, Inc. The patterns, colors and textures are playful, magical and delightfully unique.

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Real pine cones tied with small ornaments grace place settings with custom-printed #jolly reindeer linens from Lucky Invitations.

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Offering subtle holiday aromas, a charming “Santa” centerpiece designed by The Flower Studio spotlights red roses, royal velvet amaryllis, winter berries and fresh holiday greens.

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Guest favors include earth-friendly soy candles from Nicolet Candle Company in fragrances of absinthe, ginger fig and green tea. EIGHT21 Studios created custom artwork ‘wrapped’ to accessorize candles, offering holiday greetings and a personal message.

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Artisan handmade chocolates, in whimsical flavors of Sparkleberry, Rose “Merry” Orange, Gingerbread and Holly Jolly Cocoa, from Anna Shea Chocolates, are presented in ivory shimmer boxes and tied with branded ribbons and holiday ornaments.

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Look for more of our 2016 holiday tablescapes as we spotlight Greenery, Pantone’s 2017 ‘Color of the Year’.

From all of us at The Huestudio + Company, we wish you and yours a magical holiday season!

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Photo Credit: © PhotoGabi exclusively for The Huestudio + Company, 2016.

Tablescapes to Tempt You!

Our creative team at The Huestudio + Company loves to design and style unique + striking tablescapes.

To celebrate 2016, delight in some of our event favorites, along with unique ideas and offerings to create and style your own spectacular holiday table!

Set festive moods. Start conversations. Share your Style.

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Color!  We are daily inspired by color + love designing and styling events with unexpected colors to create distinctive guest experiences. We often think non-traditional, unique and oh, so different! The colors of red and green do not always have to represent “holiday”. Be bold. Be bright. Choose colors!

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Select a color inspiration from a favorite linen, a piece of heirloom china or a sprig of holly or winter berries. Allow a single item to guide you to a magnificent tablescape creation! When all else fails, select pristine white or ivory. We love this color as it beautifully and seamlessly complements for a clean, crisp elegant look. #CircleOfColors

Since early 2013, our team has selected a spotlight color to feature in our monthly Circle of Colors newsletters. View our color selections and all archived newsletters.

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Centerpieces!  We believe unique and interesting vessels containing gorgeous blooms and foliage are essential in creating innovative centerpieces. Our centerpieces are designed consciously to ensure attending guests can see the person opposite them, are not overly high, incorporate color, texture and pattern, and are respectful and balanced within the overall tablescape space.

We love partnering with preferred partners FlowersFlowers, The Flower Studio and Fleur de lis Florist to envision distinctive floral masterpieces that clients adore!

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Candles!  The warmth, elegance and glow of candles are inviting and set a fun, romantic tone. With varying options of votives, tapers, pillars and floating, among others, candles elevate and brighten all event experiences. As Buddha stated, “Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.”

Share and spread candle happiness with Nicolet Candle Company + Flicker Handcrafted Soy Candles, two of our preferred partners this holiday season! We love their hand-crafted artistry, distinctive scents and sustainable packaging! #CandleLove

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Combinations!  We often like to “mix it up” with colorful mix-and-match vintage finds using a solid, coordinating base. Blending contemporary, modern and funky pieces with heirloom keepsakes generates conversations among attending guests while creating tablescape ‘marriages’ that are playful and festive. Tuck a twig, branch or section of bark into a vintage napkin ring. Hand-tie luscious ribbons on bundles of fresh herbs to enhance place settings with fragrant scents. Expand your imagination to assemble interesting and personal tablescapes utilizing discarded finds + fresh offerings gathered and plucked from brisk garden walks. #MixItUp

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Creations!  As artisans of exquisitely-curated event experiences™, we regularly collaborate with select preferred partners to design + create custom creations and delightful guest favors for each setting.

Personalized origami flowers from EIGHT21 Studios were created as innovative place cards, along with whimsical kokeshi doll menus for a styled event shoot. Luscious ivory Bentley linens from Over The Top, Inc. + a bespoke Asian-inspired center silk runner, handmade by Mark Roscoe, anchored this magnificent tablescape.

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Organic cotton baby onesies from Lucky Invitations were custom printed to welcome expectant mothers-to-be, captured magically by Images by Berit for an Operation Shower baby shower event in New York. Handmade birdhouses from mirabelle studio + custom ceramic bowls from Circa Ceramics were exclusively hand-crafted for the themed “Little Works of Art” baby shower event experience. #AfterMyNap

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Delicious artisan chocolates from Anna Shea Chocolates always delight and awe! #Yum

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We also love the playful culinary letterpress offerings from Nourishing Notes, the elegant lifestyle offerings by the Charm Studio and creative event stationery from LBrown Design & Paperie, all preferred partners.

Designing our tablescapes in a fun, whimsical and relaxed manner + Always full glasses + festive mementos created expressly for guests = A magically grand event experience!

Happy Holidays from all of us at The Huestudio + Company!

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Photo Credits: © PhotoGabi, 2016 exclusively for The Huestudio + Company.

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