Neon is a huge color trend this year that we are seeing everywhere from fashion to interior design. This year our team at jesGORDON/properFUN followed created a dream neon dining room at this year’s DIFFA Dining by Design. Here are a few guidelines and tips to incorporate neon into your next dinner party.
Incorporate Neon Elements: Fluorescent and neon colors are making a big come back. Fashion, interior design, beauty and lots of other industries are embracing the trend with gusto. We've always been huge fans of neon colors. This year, we decided to take our love affair with neon to the next level with fun shapes, textures, and lots of signature jesGORDON happiness.
Reinvent: It is always a fun challenge to design a space with props that you already own. We built the shelves in the back of our DIFFA space with black milk-crates and filled them with books with neon painted edges. We included vintage toys that Jes collected to add a personal touch.
Be Original: A lit oval table in the center of the room provides a base for a sculptural centerpiece—a flurry of butterflies—created with white wire hangers.
Be Creative: The tabletop features custom oval plates with a hand making a PEACE gesture, utensils dipped in neon paint, and tortoiseshell votives. Utensils and vases dipped in neon paints are great tabletop decor.
Make it Matter: The real stars of the show are the messages hanging from the centerpiece—an array of handwritten wishes from people passing our table about the ongoing fight against AIDS.