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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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.



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!



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

2012 Reflections | 2013 Colors

Pink Fireworks

As we begin our Circle of Colors monthly inspirations for 2013, we take time to reflect on our chosen color selections of 2012 and how these might shape our hues throughout 2013. 

In August 2012, we launched Circle of Colors with the hues of Yellow This was strategically selected as we partnered with Special Olympics Illinois to create our corporate team, The Sunshine Paddlers, for the 7th Annual Windy City Rubber Ducky Derby.  Our corporate initiative, Color Outside the Lines, affords us the ability to go beyond our normal business model to give back to select organizations, businesses and our communities that we live within and value.  We again plan to support Special Olympics Illinois in 2013 with bright shades of yellow in our colorful attire and festive derby hats! 

September 2012 brought about the sharing of colors mid-month, as we focused on the hues of Green and Purple.  We selected Green with our corporate commitment to be environmentally-conscious, eco-friendly and reflective by offering recyclable products and items.  We changed mid-month to Purple with our strong support and advocacy of Alzheimer’s and the Alzheimer’s Association.  Ensure your calendars are marked for May 11, 2013 for The Chicago Rita Hayworth Gala, held annually on Mother’s Day weekend at The Hilton Chicago and for October 22, 2013 for The New York Rita Hayworth Gala, held at The Waldorf Astoria.  Both are spectacular Purple events! 

Red was featured for October 2012 in our quest to be non-traditional and to bring awareness to the rich and vibrant color, its vividness and its power.  If you don’t know about The Travelling Red Dress, Google it today and be daring for the New Year!  We hope the color Red inspires you to wear Red often and with great confidence!

November 2012 spotlighted the color, Blue.  While clients and friends suggested other colors, we took the approach to showcase this color uniquely, and in special ways, with all of our events and experiences.  We desired to be bold, different and creatively innovative.  We were grateful and thankful for your many comments and compliments with our events, ideas and offerings. 

The “color of the year” – Orange – was featured for December 2012 to the amazement and astonishment of many!  However, once clients, friends and family saw what we created and crafted, people began to see more of the possibilities of using color to be unique, personal and special.

As we begin 2013, we launched with Pink!  Commonly used for Valentine’s Day and Easter, we hope the “color of love” will inspire you to be bright, bold and alluring for January 2013.  Our signature weddings and events within Purely Personal are sure to delight throughout the year.  One of our favorite flowers to use in our signature wedding bouquets, or with any corporate or private event, is the aromatic peony.  These flowers are romantic, calming, and offer an uplifting spirit to any special occasion.  Their scents are fragrant and sweet as the flower itself, further offering a sophisticated elegance to any affair.  Whether it is the delicate peony or another favorite flower, let us create and design your next perfect event!

Pink Peony Bouquet 1 Pink Peony BouquetWe invite you to stay connected through our soon-to-launch website, and continue to read our blog and newsletters.  Our goal is to inspire, delight and surprise you with everything we do!

Here’s to creating a wonderful January 2013, with Pink, passion and purity! 

Pink Diamonds

“Almost all words do have color and nothing is more pleasant than to utter a pink word and see someone’s eyes light up and know it is a pink word for him or her too.”

 – Gladys Taber

We are a Box of Crayons

While walking in a toy store
The day before today,
I overheard a Crayon Box
With many things to say.

“I don’t like Red!”, said Yellow.
And Green said, “Nor do I!
And no one here likes Orange,
But no one knows quite why.”

We are a box of crayons
that really doesn’t get along,
Said Blue to all the others,
“Something here is wrong!”

Well, I bought that box of crayons
And took it home with me,
And laid out all the crayons
So the crayons could all see.

They watched me as I colored
With Red and Blue and Green,
And Black and White and Orange
And every color in between.

They watched as Green became the grass
And Blue became the sky,
The Yellow sun was shining bright
On White clouds drifting by.

Colors changing as they touched,
Becoming something new
They watched me as I colored
They watched till I was through.

And when I’d finally finished,
I began to walk away
And as I did the Crayon box
Had something more to say…

“I do like Red!”, said the Yellow
And Green said, “So do I!
And Blue you are terrific!
So high up in the sky.”

We are a Box of Crayons
Each of us unique,
But when we get together
The picture is complete.