Despite the chilly December weather, San Francisco’s finest turned up in droves at the 2013 Jingle & Mingle Designer Wreath Auction to support the Children of Shelters. The festive décor was reminiscent of a lively cantina with swirls of hot pink, lime green and turquoise, mini piñatas and specialty mojitos served with a delicious menu.
Guests entertained themselves with a photo booth, sitting for a custom caricature, and by bidding on the wide variety of wreaths on auction. The directive was the same – create an amazing wreath! And what’s even more amazing is how every designer took a unique artistic direction to create an innovative wreath. No two were alike!
Inspired by the latest trends in jewelry design and the geometry of nature, Kendall Wilkinson’s wreath evoked both the honeycomb and the crystalline structure of a snowflake. White lacquer edges are set off against a warm golden satin sheen interior. The effect is a luxe wall sculpture that can stay up long after the holiday season without seeming out of place. (Top)
One of the most distinctive designs of the evening came from Alfredo Gregory. He translated the word “red” in various languages and used that as the basis for his design. How many languages can you spot? (Middle)
We also loved the tailored looked by the Wiseman Group with Tuell and Reynolds. Similar to our wreath, this design could stay up long past the holiday season bringing the spirit of the holidays into any home all year long. (Bottom)