Posts Tagged ‘BizBash’

Holiday Decor: Tackling a Conference Room

August 17, 2010

As crazy as it sounds, the holidays are RIGHT around the corner! While you’re worried about how to design your  home and how to impress family and friends, cutting edge businesses are worried about how they’ll impress you at your holiday lunch!

BizBash approached Shai with this question: What’s a fresh way to transform a conference room into a holiday celebration?

Check out his answer and design suggestions below.

 “What does every conference room have in common? A conference table. The table should be the central focus of the room, simple enough where meetings can still be held, yet chic enough to really bring the holidays to life. The best way to do this is by designing and decorating runners. Depending on the mood of the office, try one of the following!

Snow White

Think:  shimmer, elegance and peacefulness of a recent snowfall 

Sexy Red

Think: sexy dark red hues of the holidays brass, gold and red 

Neutral Green

Think: Snow White, and Sexy Red, but more of a whimsical experience.


Does the office have glass walls or windows? Compliment them with ornament or text decals.

Vendor Preference

– Décor concept, production: Shiraz Events

– Fabrics: Ruth Fischl

– Decals: Sign-a-Rama 

Stay tuned for Holiday Catering and Entertainment ideas from Shai!


Let’s just say, Shai’s ideas were so fab they were “steal” worthy!

Check out the “Steal This Idea” featured in the Chicago BizBash.

Shai Tertner and Super Bowl 2014!

June 3, 2010

BizBash asked Shai: With the recent announcement of Super Bowl 2014 being playing in the NYC/NJ area, how will planners capture the years of warm weather bliss in Miami, here in NYC’s cold winter months?

Being involved with many Super Bowl events in Miami and experiencing day time and night time activities throughout those times, I can tell that the challenge for planners in New York will be to capture the light state of mind that a warm environment and latin influence  lends to the crowds. I think it is time to spice things up in New York and bring back the playfulness that we are lacking since the collapse of the twin towers. Some ways of doing so: themes, costumes, smart but fun stimulation, expect the unexpected. READ MORE>>

DIFFA’s Dining by Design in BizBash!

June 2, 2010

Shiraz Events worked with Sara Costello and Atomic Design to create a comfortable, classic Hamptons dining table for Cindy Crawford Style for JCPenney. What better way to play-on the household name JCPenney, than with actual pennies? The back wall of the ‘dining room’ flaunted the sponsors names in nothing but glimmering  pennies!


About the Event

Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (Diffa) hosted its annual Dining by Design gala at Pier 94 in March. Concurrent with the Architectural Digest Home Design Show, the showcase included five days of ticketed and public events built around 32 dining spaces created by artists, architects and fashion, interior and event designers.