Event planning is a big business, and it can be very profitable for event venues, restaurants and bars. After all, there are over one million business events held in the UK every year, and all of these events need food, drinks and a venue! If you own a venue, a restaurant or a bar, it […]
Choosing a corporate event theme might be way down the list of priorities when planning an event, but in fact it’s the smart way to bring focus and structure to a fundraiser or conference. However, like planning the event itself, choosing a theme can be no small task, so here are some event theming tips […]
If you’re new to the world of corporate or professional events, then you may have come across a term called ‘event theming’. But what exactly is it, and where does it originate from? The Origin of Theming The term refers to the use of an unique event theme that combines with an event space in […]
One of our favourite materials to work with. Voile is a lightweight, semi transparent fabric that can be used in multiple ways using different fullness and layers to make lustrous drapes, swags and ceiling linings. Good draping will transform the atmosphere of a venue, hide unsightly elements and help eliminate acoustic noise in rooms with […]
Stretch fabrics are deliciously adaptable to a plethora of environments and uses. We can make fantastically taut surfaces that soak up the light and create interesting geometric patterns that adds drama and purpose to a space. Here we showcase some vastly different examples of the stretch fabrics in use. Versatility & Visually Vibrant Designs! These […]
There is an art to venue decoration, especially if the site is a large one and it seems that your event could be overwhelmed by imposing surroundings, such as a stately home or a large country estate. However, there are ways to personalise a venue to ensure that it reflects the intentions of those holding […]
Treco came to us with an idea and a cute little country house venue in the middle of Devon. They were hosting their annual themed Christmas Staff Party and this years theme was Narnia! (We love this, any opportunity to see our friendly lion on set) This classic story has so many inspiring moments that […]
Old Mutual approached Transform to recreate a winter wonderland for their annual awards ceremony held at the Southampton Guildhall. once again our client was blown away by the icy Christmas décor and impressive meteor light chandelier. We collaborated with the Guildhalls brilliant in-house lighting engineer, Simon Williams to create a ‘night to remember’ for all […]
Its not every day that Transform get asked to dress the officers mess for the Commissioning ceremony of the HMS Queen Elizabeth. Security was incredibly tight prior to the event. The King of Sweden was declined a visit 2 weeks before we attended a site visit to work out logistics. All of the decoration had […]
Established local jeweller’s Laing, got in contact with us at Transform to re-design their Southampton store for the French luxury jeweller and watch manufacturer, Cartier. They were looking for a sleek, design that emphasised their brand identity and beautiful merchandise. In under 2 hours we had completely transformed the store. We used taut black satin […]
Last December we provided the décor for Laings ‘Diamonds and Rolex’ dinner at Chewton glen. The mayflower suite was transformed by a series of subtle details: custom print light boxes, glittering chandelier table centres, bespoke napkins and an injection of brand colours using lighting and imported blue Orchids that dressed the jewellery display cases.
The Landsdown Club in London, Mayfair was absolutely transformed for Mrs Clayman’s Birthday last August! The club was required to accommodate a 10 piece tribute band. The team ensured the feeling of opulence was carried from the reception room dressed in thick red velvet to the gold festoon drapes at the back of the stage.
The ‘Solent professional’s’ dinner was a corporate summer event held at the Hilton Ageas for some of the top business professionals around the Solent. Transform was asked to provide the décor for the Ageas Ballroom in a decadent space theme. This is an ever popular theme in the world of events, so our designers decided […]
Transform worked closely with Serina and her husband to deliver the venue decoration for their beautiful wedding. The brief was to create four different events throughout the wedding; each one with very different décor themes, Transform helped bring their ideas to life and pull off their dream wedding – everything from elaborate draping and lighting […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!