Every year DIFFA brings together top talent to transform raw space into a plethora of fantastic, imaginative, sensational dining rooms. HOBNOB was there to explore the latest dining possibilities at DIFFA 2016.
In this year’s DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS) we saw three major trends in the over-the-top room setups:
So many rooms included green foliage on the tablescapes—in lieu of flowers. As a color, green is calming, lowers stress, and invigorates on a deep level, encouraging creativity. Nice mood for socializing! For a lasting effect, think about using living plants and giving them to guests as a parting gift or using succulents in a pretty grouping.
Scared of color? Just start with one. It’s less of a commitment when you choose accessories in statement color rather than on your permanent pieces. The single color ties together disparate elements into one.
For those who can’t get enough, salivate over these examples of layers of accessories, tones, textures, and a luxurious statement.
We hope you will be inspired in future dinner parties to add some of the touches in these rooms. Here is what we saw at the event.
A wall of live plants creates a natural, lush backdrop for dining.
BACCARAT FOR MANHATTAN MAGAZINE
A fuzzy wave of bright green gets complemented by fine crystal . Our favorite table scenario of the bunch.
DESIGN WITHIN REACH BY ICRAVE
Oversized leaves work to create a dividing wall and also grace the table.
A wild and rustic mood which truly brings the outdoors in.
Wheat-grass creates a lovely flat bed of green, with the bonus of adding skewered food or flowers.
M MOSER ASSOCIATES
A terrarium with extra function. This piece can work on your table indefinitely.
CRATE AND BARREL BY SPRING STREET SOCIAL SOCIETY
Tropical flora with oversized leaves create a beautiful silhouette and focal point.
NYTIMES BY LLADRO + DARRIN VARDIN DESIGN
Rich pops of reddish hues enliven the black and white palette.
GENSLER + 3FORM + HERMAN MILLER
Hot neon and bright scatterings create a nightclub mood.
SUNBRELLA BY GHISLAINE VINAS INTERIOR DESIGN
Moody indigo surrounds this low-lit space, creating a rich, moody cave for socializing.
STUDIO O & A + TEKNION
Blue-black tones offset a minimalist Asian pattern. A soulful and zen-like atmosphere.
BENJAMIN MOORE + COSENTINO
A breathtaking study in white-on-white.
LUXE INTERIOR AND DESIGN W LIAIGRE BY SASH BIKOFF
Exotic scenes, a surplus of greenery, and rich tones add up to a lush getaway.
Layers of mirrors and bronze accent interrupt the serenity of a taupe and blue landscape.