Venue in Review Part II: The PowerHouse Opening Party


For those who missed last week’s post (tsk tsk) we took a look at one of DC’s newest venues, Powerhouse. “It’s literally a blank palette for décor designers,” says Director of Production Desiree Adams.

At the Powerhouse opening last week, Amaryllis Designer, Nick Watts created two separate looks for the space. Using a combination of clear glass, lush greenery (succulents, ferns, etc.) and rusted metal, the first floor displayed a look of “industrial meets organic.”

Inspiration for décor at Powerhouse.

In the designer’s words, “The large scale front installation piece, made of driftwood and lush greens set the tone for the event, juxtaposed against the exposed brick and bare-bones nature of the space. Frames filled with moss and other greenery provided visual interest and stood out against the blank canvas. Reclaimed wood was used to construct the unique triangular buffet pieces as well as the pallet bars, furthering the look. The look was completed by terrariums filled with air plants and other succulents which brought life into the space.”

The first floor décor

We loved this spread!

Our favorite touches were the Edison lights suspended throughout the venue. The fixtures “provided an element of minimalism,” according to Nick.

Edison Fixtures #love

Featuring sleek black and chrome furniture, the second floor took a drastic turn toward contemporary.

Second floor décor, what a difference!

Here, Amaryllis created “a clean, modern look, with banquets and hammered metal [to add] texture,” while “modern florals, including asymmetrical arrangements of flaming parrot tulips, completed the sleek look and added a pop of color.”

Not only is the space versatile, but every event rental fee comes with a complimentary photo booth package by Onomonomedia! TWG has been a big fan of Onomonomedia for a few years and has always loved the photos they produce. Here’s why:

  • They can brand your pics.
  • They can turn your multi-shot photo shoot into an animated gif.
  • They can display your pictures on a screen at the event.

AND your pictures will look gooood!

We’ve taken countless photo-booth pictures, and Onomonomedia’s photos are top-notch.

Between the camera resolution, the photoink and the paper quality, the photos are bomb-proof. Check out our snapshot below:

Patton, Desirée, Holly and Samantha

By: Desirée Adams, Director of Production

Edited By: Brittanie Clement, Creative and Digital Marketing Strategist