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July/August 2010


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Red & White Ball
By Annette M. Rose-Shapiro

DESIGNER PHILIP GORRIVAN PAINTS THE TOWN RED AND WHITE FOR AN EVENING WITH CTC&G

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Interior designer Philip Gorrivan brought a celebration of life and beauty to the CTC&G table at this year's Red & White Ball benefiting the Greenwich Chapter of the American Red Cross on May 15. Staying with the red-and-white theme, Gorrivan wanted the soft and sensual quality of his design to develop organically. Using Ralph Lauren Home's Shore Paisley as the base, he created a towering centerpiece of red-and-white flowers in a custom vase by Frances Palmer, who also provided her creamware place settings. Gorrivan added several sculptures by emerging artist Calyxte Campe along with custom-made Lindt chocolate bark. The stemware and flatware by William Yeoward added sophisticated touches. "Designing for special events is a great creative exercise for a designer," says Gorrivan. "The results are immediate and you get to enjoy the fruits of your labor."

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Stemware
“Oversized goblets add a touch of glamour and an element of fun.”

Stemware and silverware by William Yeoward

Centerpiece
“Showcase the flowers. Don't worry about height – most people talk to the person next to them.”

Centerpiece by Philip Gorrivan Design

Linens
“Indoor/outdoor fabric is great for special events. You can use it again and again.”

Tablecloth fabric by Ralph Lauren Home

Dinnerware
“Choose something with a hand-made quality. The shapes are more interesting.”

Dinnerware by Frances Palmer Pottery
 


 
For more Red & White Ball table designs, see the Red & White Ball Slideshow.

 
View Party Photos from the Red & White Ball at Parties & Benefits.

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