About the Event:
Sit Down with David Stark and Francesca Connolly of Remodelista to Talk Everything From Design to DIY.
Cohosts David Stark, renowned event producer, lifestyle expert and author, and Francesca Connolly, NYC editor of design blog Remodelista, will share their design expertise with guests. Stark will share what goes on behind the scenes at his Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn-based design firm, David Stark Design & Production, when planning, designing, and executing an event. Stark will answer questions and walk through several of his famed events. In addition, Connolly and Stark will walk through the steps to create a fabulous tablescape in the BookCourt space, using all locally sourced materials from Brooklyn.
About The Art of the Party:
Renowned event planner David Stark reveals whimsical, artistic, unexpected designs often created from sustainable, industrial, or low-cost materials to inspire readers—whether planning a wedding, dinner party, or holiday gathering—looking for ideas for their own events.
Twenty-five of David Stark's events are featured—both private celebrations and charitable galas— and showcase how he developed the inspiration for the overarching theme, color palette, and the thoughtful, coordinated details he's known for, and which truly make an event memorable.
From the New York Metropolitan Opera opening gala to Target’s large-scale charitable events and pop-up shops, David Stark’s inimitable influence is sweeping the design world—and thanks to his books, becoming more accessible for his legions of fans.
A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and the School of Visual Arts, David Stark began his career as a painter before starting his own business as an event designer. His previous books include David Stark Design, Napkins with a Twist, To Have & to Hold: Magical Wedding Bouquets, and Wild Flowers: Projects and Inspirations.