Interview With An Event Stylist

Interview With An Event Stylist

Have you ever driven past The Prop House and wondered, “What on earth do they do in there?” Maybe you’ve seen beautifully styled events, mall windows or shop shelves and wished you knew more about how it was done, and by whom. Well, we are here to answer all of your queries! This month’s illuminating interview is from our super talented Event Stylist, Rachael. With her meticulous attention to detail, driven work ethic and refined sense of style, Rach goes above and beyond to make her clients’ dreams come true.    1. Dinner Under The Stars ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 7 Rach, describe your role – what actually is an Event Stylist? An Event Stylist designs concepts to elevate an event to the next level by creating a particular look and feel based on a client’s vision. This can be on a large scale, say a Circus-themed sit down Gala Dinner for 600 people, or an elegant cocktail party for 50 people. I love trying to bring new approaches to a re-occurring theme and making sure we keep on trend with the props we have to hire. Talk us through how you found your way into this role. What was your experiential background? I got my first break as an event assistant within a corporate company. This lead to about 8 years in an event coordinator position managing a national events portfolio. This job involved end to end Event Management of small workshops to large conferences to retreats and fully styled Dinners. To gain a bit more experience, I ventured to Melbourne and while there was...
Interview With A

Interview With A

Have you ever driven past The Prop House and wondered, “What on earth do they do in there?” Maybe you’ve seen beautifully styled events, mall windows or shop shelves and wished you knew more about how it was done, and by whom. Well, we are here to answer all of your queries! Over the next few months, we will be introducing you to the The Prop House team and giving you an insight into what their job entails, their tips and tricks as well as advice for anyone seeking a similar path. Event stylists, visual merchandisers, retail managers, props creators and even graphic designers – we’ll take you through every room in the house! Our first interview begins with the effervescent, energetic and enigmatic Sydney. After landing the role of Prop Stylist with us in 2017, Sydney has recently stepped into the role of Retail Manager. A dynamic leader, colourful thinker and child of the earth, Sydney’s ideas are always fresh and a little cheeky! Syd, describe your role – what actually is a retail manager? Well Leila, being the retail manager for The Prop House means I get to be in charge of what we have in stock to sell both online and in store. Exciting, I know. My favourite part is creating new trends, refreshing areas with new product and coming up with ideas with my colleagues – so pretty much just banter. But hey, who doesn’t love a good brainstorming sesh every once in a while. Talk us through how you found your way into this role. What was your experiential background?  Experiment. Why not. That’s exactly...
Scorching Hot Trending Props

Scorching Hot Trending Props

The festive season is in full swing, and that means one thing: events, events, events! Here are the props in hottest demand for this summer’s soirees, celebrations and ceremonies.  Velvets Bring in a touch of effortless chic with our gorgeous range of Velvet Furniture. Making a statement for any occasion, we just love our Green Velvet Lounge for a formal affair, or our blush and gold velvet ottomans for a trendy cocktail party. Timber Swing Swing into Summer with our new favourite Prop, the Timber Swing. Creating the perfect interactive photo backdrop, the swing can stand alone or be embellished with greenery, florals or custom signage to really keep that selfie game strong! Greenery Our range of Faux Greenery is the perfect accessory for those tropical parties. No better way to embrace the warmer weather (or escape the cold chill) by being surrounded by plants both tall and short. Our new 2.7mH Banana Palms and 2.4mH Fiddle Leaf Trees are our top picks for statement greenery.  Hot Styling Tip: Team all three trending props together for a Luxe Tropical Oasis Event your guests will never stop posting...
Hamptons Summer Style

Hamptons Summer Style

Dating back to the nineteenth century, the locality of ‘The Hamptons’ has included a group of villages and hamlets on Long Island, New York. Originally devoted to agriculture and fishing, the destination is now a popular summer destination and home to America’s elite – boasting some of the most expensive land prices in all of the US. The combination of coastal living, wealthy society and touches of colonial architecture have transformed The Hamptons into its own recognisable style that is coveted the world over. But what exactly is that? It’s French provincial meets Scandinavian minimalism meets Californian coastal. It’s whitewashed timber, heapings of soft linen, touches of royal blue and no-fuss natural textures. It’s elegant, clean and refined. It’s right at home in our blistering Australian summer for easy, breezy entertaining from long sun-drenched brunches to cool evening soirees. And best of all, we have everything you need right here! SHOWN ABOVE:  Timber Table Louis Chair Fringed Cushion To recreate the look at home, you are already one step ahead if you have timber floors and/or matte white walls. If not, fake it till you make it with thick cotton curtains and a textured rug. Choosing the right size rug is important for this detail-oriented scheme. As a general rule, the rug should not sit inside of the furniture – when the furniture ‘frames’ the rug, the space automatically looks smaller. By choosing a larger size rug and placing the furniture on top of the rug, an illusion of more floorspace is created. Natural fibres like jute or seagrass are perfect for minimal coastal style. Deep, comfortable couches in...
Winter Celebrations: Christmas in July

Winter Celebrations: Christmas in July

  Can you believe it’s almost July! With a pumping start to 2018 it’s time to recharge our mojo and celebrate all the successes this year has brought so far. Cue the mulled wine.   Why Christmas in July?   Why not, it’s our chance as Queenslanders to satisfy all those cozy white-Christmas dreams. Well as close to satisfying them as we can. And even though I’m picturing family and friends bundled around a fire, passing the frosted fire ball bottle with Michael Buble serenading us, the reality of our ‘chilliest’ month brings Ugg boots, weekend beach trips and themed celebrations. Bring it on.   What’s inspiring us this season?    CASINO ROYAL  Gather your employees, cue the dirty martinis, clip on the suspenders and fasten your seat belts. We’re taking you on a top secret mission involving horses, coastal lines and extravagant castles. So take a chance and roll the dice. We dare you.     FUNKY TOWN 5. 6. 7. 8. Grab your faux fur coat and sequin shorty short and let’s cruise underground to funky town. There’s no better way to take on that winter chill than to groove and shimmy into the sunrise. See you on the dance floor.   THE EXCLUSIVE COTTON CLUB   Dust off your flapper dress and pile on the pearls. It’s time to twist and turn back to the 1920’s with a Cotton Club underground soiree. Just make sure you sip your champagne from classic coupe. And all that Jazz… For more DIY ideas hustle over to our Pinterest page… https://www.pinterest.com.au/theprophouse/we-love-winter-wonderland/  ...
Shining a light on The Prop House Mums

Shining a light on The Prop House Mums

We asked The Prop House mums about their ultimate Mother’s Day breakfast and what type of flowers you’d find on their tables come Mother’s Day… Heather What does your ideal Mother’s Day morning/ breakfast look like? I am alone in a 5-star hotel enjoying room service breakfast in bed. What about being a mum did you learn from your mum? That a glass of wine at the end of the day is allowed when you have 3 kids. What’s the best thing about being a mum? Kisses and cuddles (with a handsome man) …ha ha only joking …with my kids of course. What type of flowers (or chocolates) would you like to see on the table on Mother’s Day? A big bunch of Peonies …..as long as they paired with a bottle of champagne. Marilyn What does your ideal Mother’s Day morning/ breakfast look like? Brunch with my family. What about being a mum did you learn from your mum? Kindness & Respect – treat others how you would like to be treated. What’s the best thing about being a mum? All the love you receive, it never stops. What type of flowers (or chocolates) would you like to see on the table on Mother’s Day? Flowers – Tulips. Jacqui What does your ideal Mother’s Day morning/ breakfast look like? One that’s served after 10 am on a Sunday. What about being a mum did you learn from your mum? Always tell the truth. What’s the best thing about being a mum? Keeps you grounded.  What type of flowers (or chocolates) would you like to see on the table...