Many hands make lighter work

Published by Lee sivier on April 28, 2015
Many hands make lighter work

    After re-jigging our already overcrowded office space and fitting out with a new workstation and all singing and dancing desks, we are pleased to introduce a new or ‘not so new’ employee to the ranks! Lee has been working for us freelance for nearly two years and has recently agreed to commit to […]

Fresh Pair of Eyes

Published by Michelle Clayton on October 6, 2014
Fresh Pair of Eyes

This month we have managed to squeeze another desk into our shrinking Transform office for our new Designer and head of all things visual, Linda Stokes. Linda’s primary role here at Transform is to convert our ideas into beautiful visuals to show you and your clients exactly what we have in mind.  She will also […]

Lincoln University Graduation Ball 2014

Published by Michelle Clayton on September 11, 2014
Lincoln University Graduation Ball 2014

    Can you guess the theme of this year’s Graduation ball at Lincoln University….?  “Circus!” To transform The Engine Shed at the students union, we used a mix of red, white and gold draping, meters and METERS of bunting and festoon lighting, and plenty of banners. The addition of a Lion and an Elephant […]

Moving on up!

Published by Michelle Clayton on August 31, 2014
Moving on up!

Today we had to say good-bye to one of our team members, Heather, as she returned to Portsmouth University to finish her Degree in Fine Art. All is not lost, however, as we hope she will still be working with us in the coming months. We would like to say a HUGE thank you to […]

CAMHS Andover

Published by Monika Grzankowska on August 15, 2014
CAMHS Andover

  At Transform we offer a variety of services ranging from venue decoration to interior design. September 2014 was a special month for us as we completed an interior design and refurbishment project for the Children and Adolescents Mental Health Services (CAMHS) waiting room at Andover Hospital. CAMHS are run by Sussex Partnership and provide […]

University of Surrey Graduation Ball 2014

Published by Monika Grzankowska on August 2, 2014
University of Surrey Graduation Ball 2014

Surrey University is one of our favourites. These guys certainly know how to party. Their Graduation Ball started at 6pm and went on until 6am! At Transform we know that Graduation Ball is one of the most memorable nights for any student. To help make their night unforgettable we completely transformed the students union with […]

Mission Microsoft – Race Against The Clock

Published by Monika Grzankowska on August 1, 2014
Mission Microsoft – Race Against The Clock

We helped at a team building event organised by Microsoft for their Advertising agencies. During the event they raced around London on a treasure hunt before finishing the race at the RMS Hispaniola on the north side of the embankment on the river Thames. We styled the already beautiful boat by adding bunting and deckchairs […]

Planning a beach party?

Published by Michelle Clayton on May 29, 2014
Planning a beach party?

We’v got just the thing! GIANT PALM TREES and SURF BOARDS

Venue Decorators at Lainston House

Published by Michelle Clayton on March 6, 2014
Venue Decorators at Lainston House

Lainston House Hotel is located in the Winchester countryside.  It sits in acres of beautiful grounds perfect for Weddings and special events. Transform have been dressing and draping the hotel for weddings and corporate parties since 2012. Recently we visited Lainston House Hotel to dress their elegant barn for a Christmas wedding. They required a subtle […]

Christmas Ice Palace Beaulieu Motor Museum

Published by Michelle Clayton on December 3, 2013
Christmas Ice Palace Beaulieu Motor Museum

  Simple but effective draping at Beaulieu Motor Museum in the New Forest for their Christmas events. The theme for the Brabazon Cafe was “Ice Palace”. We hand made swags and carefully installed them for the whole the Christmas season. The crowning glory was an ice crown hung high above the stairwell.

Welcome Aboard Iwona

Published by Michelle Clayton on December 1, 2013
Welcome Aboard Iwona

We are pleased to welcome Iwona as a new member of our growing team. Iwona has 6 years experience in the decorating business and she has already proven to be a great asset! To celebrate we all went to Lime Wood Hotel for afternoon tea. Mmmm! Eight out of ten, we are becoming aficionados of afternoon tea.

Southampton Scrap Store

Published by Michelle Clayton on October 17, 2013
Southampton Scrap Store

We are big fans of the Southampton Scrap Store. We think the work John and his team of willing volunteers do is amazing. The Scrapstore  is a registered charity that collects all types of re usable waste materials from local and national businesses. They offer the materials to educational institutions and creative individuals to use for […]

Day of the Dead Decorations

Published by Michelle Clayton on October 10, 2013
Day of the Dead Decorations

We are busy getting ready for Halloween here at Transform and the most popular theme this year is Day of the Dead. Heather has landed the job of hand painting some fabulous new backdrops for one of our clients. We love being asked to make bespoke decor for events, it means we can unleash our  […]

Stolichnaya Kabuki drop

Published by Michelle Clayton on October 3, 2013
Stolichnaya Kabuki drop

A Kabuki Drop is a special effect in which lightweight fabrics are dropped swiftly from above to reveal your product, space or performers. It is one of those nerve wracking effects that has you wondering whether the drape will drop!  At Transform we have launched many products using a Kabuki Drop so you can relax and […]

Alice in Wonderland

Published by Michelle Clayton on September 29, 2013
Alice in Wonderland

Here’s a video tour of the Alice in Wonderland party we dressed last week. We worked closely with Marlin Marquees and Red Herring to create this Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, what great fun! Don’t forget to check out our 360º virtual tour to see more!

Old School UV Rave

Published by Michelle Clayton on September 27, 2013
Old School UV Rave

This year its all about the “old school rave”, and this event for the students of Winchester University took our fabric expertise back a decade or two! We created some classic UV stretch fabrics shapes to be hung high above the raving revellers. Eat, Sleep, Rave, REPEAT!

“Pimms O’Clock”

Published by Michelle Clayton on September 21, 2013
“Pimms O’Clock”

We popped in to install some external up-lights in the Kitchen Garden at the Chewton Glenn Country Hotel. What’s that you say? “It’s Pimm’s o’clock”

FLIRT!

Published by Michelle Clayton on September 21, 2013
FLIRT!

We work with universities up and down the country, but our favourite to dress is always Winchester University. In our opinion, their Student’s Union is the best!

Persian Wedding in a Stunning Tent

Published by Michelle Clayton on September 18, 2013
Persian Wedding in a Stunning Tent

Stunning Tents: “Do what is says on the tin!” We dressed one of The Stunning Tent Company’s Giant Hat Tipi’s today and it looked rather gorgeous, don’t you think? If you’re planning a wedding or an event and looking for something more than a traditional marquee we would suggest you look at the range on offer […]

AMAZING Voile Roof!

Published by Michelle Clayton on September 2, 2013
AMAZING Voile Roof!

This is one impressive roof don’t you agree? Our voile draping and pixel bars transformed the club at Lincoln University into something really special for their Graduation Ball.

Ahoy There!

Published by Michelle Clayton on August 16, 2013
Ahoy There!

We were asked to help with the theming for the PSP Southampton Boat Show opening party at The Orange Rooms. The theme was “The Ark” and we had great fun hanging cargo netting, installing a giant anchor and placing some huge animals lining up to go aboard.

Space Invaders

Published by Michelle Clayton on July 4, 2013
Space Invaders

We hand painted a UV Space Invaders backdrop for the Olympic Park in London. Maria, our trusty seamstress sewed it together ready to hang.

The Beat Hotel

Published by Michelle Clayton on June 22, 2013
The Beat Hotel

The Beat Hotel is a welcoming sanctuary at the heart of Glastonbury Festival.  Food, Cocktails and a welcoming soundtrack will help any overwhelmed festival goer relax! The Beat Hotel is a picture in Orange and we were excited to help carry the orange theme into the roof of the hotel with our bespoke fitted fabrics.

Stretch at Essex University

Published by Michelle Clayton on June 6, 2013
Stretch at Essex University

We installed our stretch fabrics at Essex University for their graduation ball. Essex University always have great nights for their students and look to us to help with the theming, we know how to add that special touch to make the look of an event really unique.

EE VIP Glastonbury

Published by Michelle Clayton on June 3, 2013
EE VIP Glastonbury

For several years we have dressed and draped the beautiful stretch tent that Orange use for their VIP area at Glastonbury. Whilst retaining the Moroccan/Bedouin theme, the colours were updated to reflect the new logo and branding, following the change from Orange to EE.

D.I.S.C.O.

Published by Michelle Clayton on April 16, 2013
D.I.S.C.O.

We added some disco fever to the function rooms to give colour, light and excitement at this Private Party. We used all our best disco props and lamé fabric to create a party fit for the Bee Gees themselves!