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Spring Racing

Spring racing is about being fashion forward, ahead of the trends and showcasing individual style. When clients ask for recommendations on how to theme their marquee or venue space, they know they can rely on The Prop House to keep abreast of the latest seasonal trends – we are constantly on the search for what’s ‘hot’ and ‘not’!

This is extremely important come the Spring Carnival – the aim is to capture the high end fashion on track and filter it through to event spaces. Read on for our top three looks this Spring/Summer and see how we add a little bit of Prop House magic to each one.


Trend 1: Contemporary

Contemporary, clean and a little quirky is the aim of this look with elements such as metals, industrial furnishing and touches of greenery for added softness. The colour palette is fresh white, lime green and midnight black. Have fun with this look and take it one step further with clusters of exposed lightbulbs dangling at different lengths and test tubes as centrepieces.

Hot Tip – Our pallet bar serves as a great food and drink station!



Trend 2: Alice Meets Enchanted Garden

Inspired by A Midsummer’s Dream this look is fun and pretty, yet a little bit dark! Wild romance in a warped garden setting takes this look to a place out of this world using whimsical pieces, colours such as pastel pinks, soft greens, yellow golds and creams. This look is both luxurious and quirky – think Alice at an upscale Mad Hatter’s tea party.

Hot Tip – Our floral O-Chair makes a great photo opportunity for social snaps.


Trend 3: Hamptons

Escape to the relaxed pace of the Hamptons with this trend that is all about cool and fresh styling. This look is a match made in heaven with those sunny Queensland days! With white walls and ceiling, track-side marquees are the perfect canvas for a Hamptons styled soiree. Try your hand at this fresh look with white rattan chairs, white-washed timber furnishings, nautical pieces and sea blue accents.

Hot Tip – Decorate the ceiling of the marquee with blue and white draping, this will give guests the impression that they’re under a big blue sky.


For more inspiration visit VM+’s blog on Spring/Summer 2016 trends to see what other potential styles could be used this Spring racing season.

Have a favourite look that you want created? Give us a call on 07 3555 8660 and let us turn your vision into a reality.


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