Although most people that hire us want our expertise on artful floral arrangements, it’s important that we get the chance to remind our clients that the Julia Testa team is made up of experts on more than just flowers. We’re passionate about crafting beautiful rooms: measuring, styling, composition, and texture. We get to know the room we’re creating and learn how to make it speak for our clients.
We got the chance to do just that a few weeks ago for our friends at Audemars Piguet, who celebrated the unveiling of a new, striking watch: the Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar. The natural world was the inspiration behind it, and it’s easy to see why. The moon and stars have been keeping time for millenia, and Audemars Piguet wanted to channel their perpetual and solid nature for their newest watch collection.
They asked us to turn the Youth Center in which they were holding their event into a celestial wonderland to kick off the Royal Oak Collection. The room featured custom-built tables atop a rented carpet, turning the gymnasium into a brand-new space for just one evening. We imported specialty glass with a handmade “ombre” effect: smoked out on the bottom and clearer on the top, which we filled with water and floating different sized candles.
The watches took center stage, of course, on rented pedestals, but the rest of the room was just as striking. Furniture was rented for the lounge area and the walls were hung with artwork. Audemars Piguet also hired male models from an agency to do the serving from custom menus. The event even featured exquisite uplighting and custom projection.
This was one of the most elaborate projects we’ve gotten to take on yet and we couldn’t have been more thrilled. Working with a whole room, rather than just the floral component, is such a fun challenge and we love bringing out the brand’s personality in the form of artful decor.