Agenda: Laurel Howell

Friday, July 13, 2012
You met Jami, now you can see what inspires the other half of POSH. Co-owner and partner Laurel Howell shares her Agenda.

1. What are you most looking forward to this summer?
    Spending more time with my family while my children are out of school. 
    Also, I love water, being anywhere near it. Oceanside, poolside - it doesn't 
    matter. It all makes me feel like I am on vacation.

2. What event are you most looking forward to?
    Shopping in NYC at tabletop market and taking the family to spend time in 
    NYC. Even though the fall is the most perfect time to visit and summers are
    a bit hot, you can always find amazing stuff to do.

3. - 4. What personal items can you not live without?
    Iced coffees from Starbucks for day and Skinny Girl anything on ice for those 
    rare moments when I imbibe. Watermelon at any time. While at work, I 
    need a fan. It gets really hot in the warehouse during Texas summers. Plus 
    a radio. I really need this all the time. Music just puts you in a better mood. 

5. What's your favorite thing to do with your family?
    Late night and drive-in movies in our pajamas. Nothing like laughing with the 
    fam in an empty theatre.  

On Trend: Jami's Picks

Thursday, July 12, 2012

1. Bamboo Folding Chair / White Hemstitch Overlay / Underlay Linens in Bright Purple Classic Velvet, Canary Classic Velvet, Wheatgrass Textured Linen, Lipstick Classic Velvet, Melon Classic Velvet, Saffron Textured Linen (All Resource One, exclusively at POSH Couture Rentals)

I love the white hemstitch overlays and folding bamboo chairs with bright underlay linens. A little bolt of color makes the natural elements really stand out.

2. Sevres Collection China with Rattan Round + Square Charger

3. Lily Flower Bowl 

I love this piece for individual appetizer service. 

4. Blue/Green Glassware

I really think glassware is so fun. People put a lot of thought into what they serve for drinks, so why not extend that to the glassware? This was a long overdue addition to the showroom, and it is very popular in other parts of the country. I love them and the pressed glass goblets along with our Sevres Collection. 

5. Custom Chiavari Chair Treatments

These are just a few options we have. The ability to create a custom chiavari chair is unique to POSH. I see many different colors used in the New York/Hamptons area. I don't think you should be afraid of color. Your guests will love it!

(BONUS: POSH Chiavari Chairs are on special for $6 each throughout the end of the year if you place your order and a deposit by August 31, 2012. Be sure to catch this great deal!)

Agenda: Jami Goetze

Wednesday, July 11, 2012
If you're on our mailing list, you know our two POSH owners have good taste--they pick out our latest showroom editions and make sure you have the latest trends as well as the timeless classics for tabletop and chair rentals. While they are tastemakers in the industry that never sleeps, (Delivering on Thanksgiving Day? Yep, they've done that.), they also juggle full-time jobs with being mothers and wives with full families. So what's on their agenda? For the next few days, we will share the agendas and professional inspirations of these two lovely ladies. 

Up first, co-owner and one part Mrs. POSH herself, Jami Goetze. 

1. What are you most looking forward to this summer? 
    I love traveling to New York for the summer. My youngest child spends the 
    better part of his summer there, and I go back and forth.
2. What's one of the best parts of this job?
    I love when we get to travel with designers to work on great and inspiring   
   projects out of town. Off to the East Coast this month!
3.- 4. What personal items can you not live without during Texas summers?
    My sunglasses and Evian spray for the long, hot baseball games and to cool 
    off grumpy teenagers. 
5. What are you most looking forward to this summer?
    Shopping in New York (for work, of course!). Laurel and I go there once a 
    year for more tabletop and chairs to unveil for the coming fall and spring.

Be sure to check back for Laurel's Agenda, plus both of their picks for upcoming rentals trends. 

Missed Meg or Julie's? You can find them here and here

Tabletop Tuesday: Pocahontas

Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Who is Jordan Payne's ideal client? When D Weddings asked her to set the table for this guest of honor, she choose an iconic woman close to any Southern gal's heart--Pocahontas. The Dallas Arboretum's Crepe Myrtle Alley turned out to be a perfectly dreamy setting for such an event. See the tablescape that won our hearts over below. 

Rental items: Bamboo Folding Chair, Peridot Beaded Embroidered Organza with Chartreuse Peau D'Soie (Resource One Linen), Chocolate Metallic Charger, Mottahedeh Tree Couture China, Gold Leaf Glassware, Classic and Parisian Vintage Carnival Glassware. Design + Floral: Jordan Payne, Jordan Payne Events | Linens, Chairs, China: POSH Couture Rentals (Resource One Linens, available exclusively at POSH) | Menus: Orange Spot Pink Nose | Venue: Dallas Arboretum, Crepe Myrtle Alley | Photography: Edmonson Photography

Tastemakers: Oscar's Influence

Monday, July 9, 2012
If you work for POSH, you tend to have an trained eye for catching great elements in other industries - fashion, food, hospitality, you name it. One of our favorite blogs and brands always hits the high mark for timeless elegance with a slightly modern twist. Have you guessed it? It's Oscar de la Renta, of course. After perusing through his Cinderella dresses via Oscar PR Girl,  we couldn't help but imagine the entire evening, especially the linens. We picked what's haute for those in the know:

From this lovely dress, we see the Blue/Green Floral Organza with Turquoise Sequin Mesh.

Blue/Green with Envy: Laguna Paillette Organza and Honeydew  Leaf Voile with Celadon Peau D'Soie.

Resort Garden Party: A great dress makes a great entrance; your chair treatments should do the same for your table. Get the look with Hot Cha Cha.
Resort 2013: Layered perfection with Silver Metallic Soutache and Capri Metallic Soutache.

All linens Resource One, Inc., exclusively at POSH Couture Rentals.
All images via Oscar PR Girl.