ConventionSouth

FEB 2014

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F E B R U A R Y 2 0 1 4 ⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 17 The CREATIVE Issue Uplift A Room With Vibrant Uplighting On The Walls If you're not savvy about the magic of uplighting and the drama it creates, then save this idea in your bag of tricks. Uplighting can change the look of a plain room and make it look vibrant or sophisticated or both. Light fixtures sit in "pots" and are placed on the ground facing a wall, column, or any other element of the room you would like to illuminate. Colors are then set to the appropriate look and feel that you would like to enhance the room to. Lighting can often be set to a single color, alter- nating colors or sound-activated colors that change with music. Use LED lighting fixtures. LEDs project a bright beam of light but remain cool to the touch, especially when they are rest- ing on the floor and can be accessed by children. ■ Image Example Shared By Hampton Roads Convention Center in Hampton, Va. Follow The rend Sophistication No matter the type of event, black and white continues to be a hot event décor trend. Sophisticated and easy to execute, black and white can be used in endless ways. Add a pop of color like red or coral for extra pizazz. Check out Pinterest for a wealth of black and white décor ideas and trendy patterns, including simple designs like the stripe and chevron. ■ Image Example Shared By Waco (Texas) Convention Center 08-26 CS FEB 2014_Layout 1 2/3/14 11:47 AM Page 17

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