A GEM of an Event

November 9, 2018  
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“Everyone’s needed.” Alison Thompson, Founder of Third Wave Volunteer One of the most important things we can do is practice compassion for others. With an abundance of global tragedies throughout the last century, this has never been more important. AFR Furniture Rental has found many ways to give back. As a large national firm, we give our teams a voice and support their passions – as... 

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Royal Style for a Royal Wedding

May 18, 2018  
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3 Settings Worthy of a Royal Wedding Celebration With wedding bells for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ringing in the air in just two days, we have royal style on our minds. Breaking from tradition, the Prince is marrying an American, and that makes the event worthy of a celebration from California to the United Kingdom. From fascinators to furnishings worthy of royalty, here are three design inspirations... 

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Seating Matters: Mix it Up!

May 10, 2018  
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Long gone are the days of setting a room with row after row of the same chair and hoping for the best. When it comes to planning conferences, receptions, and events, think of seating not only as a functional piece, but as a tool that helps craft an experience for your guests. Paul O. Radde, who wrote a book on the topic titled Seating Matters, advises planners to consider seating arrangements as engagement... 

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Weathering the Storm: AFR’s First Networking Event in Houston

November 9, 2017  
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When Mother Nature rains on your parade (or event in this case), what happens next? AFR Account Executive Sydney Archer found out following the devastation brought about in Houston, Texas by Hurricane Harvey. Create 2017, AFR’s networking event in Houston, was scheduled to take place on September 27th at the McGovern Centennial Garden, part of the Hermann Park Conservancy. A month prior to the event,... 

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A Dinner Party: Beautiful Inside and Out

September 7, 2017  
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High above Los Angeles special event influencers gathered around a table set for a feast at The Garbutt Mansion. The host, Trish Peng, had set the stage with an interior design softly washed in grays and silvers. A double-sectioned Catalina sofa in brushed velvet stood on either side of the room. Large windows looked out at the tawny hills of Los Angeles. If you didn’t know better you’d... 

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Thinking BIG by Staying on Top of Trends

May 9, 2017  
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High Tech and Low Tech Ideas for 2017 and Beyond If it’s all about staying on top of trends then does it make sense to read another article featuring ideas from the event planner on your own block? That’s what we thought, so we looked outside our own areas of expertise to take the pulse of design in 2017. We looked at the fields of typography, infographics, computer coding, and textiles.... 

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Spruce Up Your Space with the Latest Floral Trend

April 14, 2017  
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Most of us spend the majority of our time in two places – at home and the office. Sometimes those two places are one in the same, so it’s important to create a fun, creative, and energizing space where you can do your best work. This year’s trend is floral, and we have several ideas that will not only create a space you love, but one that keeps those creative juices flowing.   Floral as... 

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New AFR® Mobile App Makes Staying Connected Easy for Clients

March 22, 2017  
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Technology is an integral part of life and business, and we are happy to announce the creation of our new AFR® app. This new app not only helps us engage our current clients, it provides invaluable benefits to new clients as well. So, what can you expect from this app? Browse Our Latest Collections We add new collections to our inventory all the time and our clients are the first to know about them.... 

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AFR® Event Furnishings Launches Partnership with AllSeated®

January 25, 2017  
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AFR® Event Furnishings is proud to announce their alliance with AllSeated®, a company that is revolutionizing the event industry with state-of-the-art event planning tools! AFR® Event Furnishings has provided 3D models for 250+ pieces of their furnishings to create a library hosted right on the AllSeated® site. By integrating AFR’s expansive inventory with the planning and design capability of... 

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Design Trends: 5 Questions with Aundrea Hopkins

December 12, 2016  
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All the world is a stage, as the saying goes. Our event specialists could revise this to be – any warehouse is a stage. That’s what our Regional Account Executive Aundrea Hopkins believes. Based in the Carolinas for the past two years, Aundrea Hopkins likes to turn warehouse and loft space into an event site, but more often than not, she’s using them as the perfect photo studio for her design... 

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