Last Friday I was so pleased to participate in the Gore Place Gala, a celebration of the newly renovated Carriage House at the historic Gore Estate in Waltham, MA. Gore Place is the historic home of former Massachusetts Governor Christopher Gore and his wife Rebecca, which has been maintained by the Gore Place Society since 1935.
I had been wanting to get involved and volunteer time in my community, so what could be better than planning Gore Place Gala on this historic property. I feel that it’s important to help these architectural gems survive. Being on the planning board for the Carriage House Celebration inspired me in more ways then I expected!
Instead of designing the residential spaces, I partnered in planning the tent and table decorations. Winston Flowers helped with these beautiful centerpieces of fresh fruit and candlelight. A rattan charger and dark wood chairs, paired with linen and Tiffany place settings complimented each other to create an approachable yet refined environment for the celebration. To complete the design we draped the tent in small bistro lighting and added a picture of Mr. & Mrs. Gore to the table.