Gnomes, Parklets and Disco Balls – Oh My!

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Under the design and event planning of PHI DESIGN GROUP, RESERVE MODERN EVENT RENTAL participated in the 60th Anniversary of SASAKI, a design firm who focuses on architecture, interior design, planning, urban design, landscape architecture, graphic design, and civil engineering, as well as financial planning and software development.  They had had a series of events leading up to their “grand event” and INSPIRED was PHI DESIGN GROUP’s call to arms.  They chose to design an event that not only celebrated SASAKI’s excellence and cutting-edge aesthetic but also its humor, its people and its culture.  They specifically focused on urban and organic materials, parklets and green spaces as well as used gnomes, mid-century and modern styling to create a quirky and hip environment.

Parklets are temporary/seasonal or permanent fixtures intended for people and offer a place to stop, to sit, and to rest while enjoying the atmosphere of the city around them. They are generally in places where current urban parks are lacking or where existing sidewalks are not wide enough to accommodate vibrant street life activities. They are small spaces serving as an extension of a sidewalk meant to provide amenities and green space for people using the street.  They are also often used to provide greenery, art installations or some other visual amenity to urban street. The first one-day parklet installation was created back in 2005 as an unofficial activist project by Rebar art and design studio, by feeding a parking meter with coins, unrolling grass sod, and placing a potted tree on top.

The design focal points consisted of a PARKLET LOUNGE using our Lounge No. 1 Collection, PERSPECTIVE MIRROR BAR with MODFARM FACADES and BURST CHANDIES, URBAN PICNIC COMMUNAL SEATING with FLY CHANDELIERS and our Ruffle Chair, Custom Gnomie Awards and a DISCO GNOME BAR. The evening was non-stop celebrating as guests danced away to DJ Knife and the team from SASAKI enjoyed a video which featured their diverse staff’s favorite things.

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Trend Tuesday – Airstreams

Feeling adventurous? Pick a location and the Hive will arrive. Hive is a 1983 Airstream trailer renovated and repurposed into a mobile event space, available for rental as a bar, lounge, or whatever you want it to be.


OR Honeymoon at Autocamp where 5 vintage Airstreams have been renovated to provide an unforgettable experience.


Rumor has it Nilda might be making a trip out West to see what it’s all about or at least have the Hive set-up a bar in her yard.

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Happy Monday

A gentle reminder on how to make your week better – smile more.

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Rattan Throne

Our Collection of Thrones are specialty chairs that can be used in a variety of ways:

– Ends of Tables

– Bride and Groom Seating

– Occasional Chairs in a Lounge

– Mini Lounges

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Choose from our growing Collection:

– Rattan

– White Wire

– Pasha

– Chartruse MOD Wire

– Seagrass




And don’t forget to include pillows, throws or sheepskin from our Collection of Soft Goods.





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#letusbeyoureventstylist – Ceremonies

It wasn’t so long ago when wedding ceremony décor lacked creativity. But times have changed and couples are putting more effort into the ceremony décor. After all, the ceremony is what the wedding is all about. This is the spot where the bride and groom will say their “I do’s” and it should reflect the couples personal style.

When designing the ceremony space, keep in mind all the photos that will be taken. Frame this area with floral/greenery and/or candles to create a beautiful backdrop.

Use clusters of our Museum Pedestals with Floral or Mercury Glass and Candle

Or use our Seagrass & Galvanized Planters with greenery and/or flowers. ocean-ceremonybeach-wedding

Maybe our Chuppah is more your style – it can be embellished with a custom cornice or fill the top with cascading floral.

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If you’re looking for something totally different, how about creating a secret garden? Use our White Sheer Drape, our Classic Crystal Chandeliers and an abundance of greenery- there is no limit!


Think creatively or let us help – let us be your event stylist.

Contact Nilda –

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On this snowy day we are dreaming of a picnic in the park…

As we watch yet another snowstorm out our windows, we can only hope that soon Spring will arrive. The snow will begin to melt. The length of daylight will increase. Flowers will blossom. And we can begin to enjoy one of our favorite pastimes – picnics in the park.

A trend that Kellee Khalil for hopes to see more of in 2014 is Picnic Weddings. “They’re the perfect blend of rustic charm and stylish party, and they make for a truly memorable wedding day.” Says Kellee.  

We can imagine layered blankets and throws, with poufs and pillows from our Collection of Soft Goods to create cozy seating areas. Or creating Picnic Lounges using our Lounge No. 1 Collection with pillows and a low-oversized coffee table styled with driftwood, vases and mercury glass from our Curiosities. For traditional seating, use our Sculpted Edge Dining Table for a glamorous look or for a modern rustic flare, use our MODfarm Table.

Whatever you decide for your event, we’re sure we can all agree on one thing – Spring can’t come soon enough!


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What better way to spend Valentines Day than planning a wedding?​

Last night we had the privilege to be part of the Longwood Events Wedding Show at the Stateroom. We were able showcase our Spring/Summer 2014 Table & Chair Packages and Lounge Packages to the Event Specialist from all of the Longwood properties – Stateroom, Belle Mer, Wychmere and Alden Castle – as well as their brides.
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We’re excited to begin put together designs for a Halloween Wedding at the Stateroom for a bride we met last night!
Thanks again Longwood Events for including RESERVE Modern Event Rental!
For more info and details on our Spring/Summer 2014 Packages, be sure to contact Nilda –
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LOVE is in the Air or rather “LOVE BIRDS” are on our Table

NEW PRODUCT ALERT: The MODfarm Dining Table
To paraphrase Coco Chanel, we believe that a table, not just a girl, “should be two things: both classy and fabulous.”  Reserve’s MODFarm table is just that. Our version of a classic farm table is for the discerning client.  Here it is shown in a gorgeous white wash finish atop streamlined chrome legs for a perfect balance of modern and feminine, natural and metal. Tops will be available in a gray or white wash.
Pair with our Ruffle Chair for more of a flourish and feminine style or for a classic look choose our KNOT Chair or keep things sleek with our ALLOY Chair. Add a Throne from our Collection for the ends of the table for even more drama. The MODfarm table is a fabulous addition to any Wedding or Event Decor.  Style and Tablescape with florals of any kind, votives or candlesticks. The options are limitless.
Need more inspiration – Check out “LOVE Birds”, our Valentine’s Day photo shoot. (Thank you Piper Jo Nevins for the beautiful pictures.)
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#reserveluxuryforallbudgets – From the White House to yours

As an alternative to a traditional table with a linen, choose our Sculpted Edge or MODedge Dining Table. Table tops can be customized with wood, mirror, vinyl or fabric inserts. Be inspired by the 2014 Spring Wedding Color Trends or our collections of Gator, Crocodile, Lizard and Vinyl. We have options for every budget – #reserveluxuryforallbudgets.


OR keep it Classic & Glamorous using our Sculpted Edge Dining Table with a Mirror Insert like Michelle Obama did. 


Contact us for more ideas or to schedule a visit to our showroom.

Nilda Martin –


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Need a little Warm Weather Inspiration?

Bethany + Matthew Scott Wedding / Onset, MA / Designer: PHI DESIGN GROUP / Rentals: RESERVE MODERN EVENT RENTAL

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We have been dying to show this beautiful wedding and celebrate this amazing couple.  Bethany and Matt wanted to host their friends and family for a Beach Getaway Weekend, culminating in a luxurious wedding at a local, rustic venue near Matt’s family’s beach house. Inspired by the beach they love, beautiful flowers, vintage candelabras and chandeliers, our furniture and décor were a perfect canvas for this glorious mix of beachy, vintage glamour. Let’s just say our rentals never looked better.


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