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Champagne Season – S/S Trends

“We like to see the glass half full. Preferably with champagne”.

Champagne season is upon us! Pop the bubbly, because as champagne season begins to arrive, so do the new season trends for spring. Keeping it fresh and creative, here at The Prop House we’re seeing Australian natives take over from the classic peony and jewel tones break through since the announcement of ultra violet becoming colour of the year.

Suspended florals

We love natives. Garlands of eucalyptus down tables or vases of proteas – natives are everywhere. Regardless of the variety, we love suspended florals. Suspended over tables, archways or marquees entryways; the thicker the foliage the better. Keep it pretty with proteas or herald summertime with the buttery yellow of our classic wattle. Alternatively, for more mood and ambience, focus on suspending deep forest greenery with black and gold accents. Integrate fairy lighting or luminescent bulbs into the display for the ultimate atmosphere.

Our ‘go to’ prop: the protea


Not-so-basic backgrounds

Did champagne season even happen if you didn’t take an Instaworthy shot? Create a ‘selfie experience’ with dazzling backdrops at the next spring racing event. From simple copper and floral arches to balloon installations, backdrops are statements that keep your event captured forever. Add custom signage with the event #hashtag to propel your event into the social media universe.


Our ‘go-to’ prop: foil backdrop 


Rich and Royal

Since the announcement of ultra violet becoming the colour of the year, we’re not surprised that jewel tones have been ready and waiting for champagne season. Ethereal and romantic, velvet is a cause for luxury and comfort. The oh-so-soft fabric is everywhere at the moment in mustard, sapphire, emerald and teal; pair with gold for even more luxe. Rest your feet on a velvet ottoman for the ideal afternoon at the races.


Our ‘go to’ prop: the velvet suite


Heavenly Havana

The growing trend of rattan furniture is rapidly increasing and will continue into spring and summer even more than it has already. With the flavour of Miami floating through all of the champagne soirees, hanging pendant lights remind us of a Byron getaway while tropical palms, driftwood furniture and white-wash peacock chairs take us to exotic beach side locations. Get dressed in your all-white attire and float away to the sounds of crashing waves and clicking cocktails.


Our ‘go to’ prop: bamboo luxe package

The Greenhouse

The vibrancy and freshness from greenery brings any event from ordinary to extraordinary. Bring ‘The Greenhouse’ alive through a minimalist timber gazebo structure as it acts as the perfect foundation for a themed or un-themed spring event. Let guests mingle among giant fiddle leaf figs and leather ottomans. The space will come alive with tropical tones of bright pink bougainvillea to really set the place apart. Don’t be afraid to drape, hang and bunch greenery into any pocket you can find to create an immersive greenhouse experience.

Our ‘go to’ prop: the fiddle leaf fig

Champagne season style icon: @lydiaemillen

Spring location envy: @byronbeachabodes

Drink of the month: @moetchandon










To get your champagne season started, contact us today for VM displays!

info@vmplus.com.au or call (07) 3217 4500




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