Once again this year Geoff was asked to create the look and decor of the benefit for Thomas Cole National Historic Site. Referencing a famous Thomas Cole Painting hanging now in the Brooklyn Museum called "The Picnic" Geoff used his signature brush strokes to create the painting's central  figure (believed to be a self-portrait of Thomas Cole) as well a collection of seemingly period frames for party-goers to use as props for photo ops.


Held on a beautiful private estate on the Hudson river, the event is always on or near July 4th, thus the patriotic theme throughout.





The interior of the tent continues the theme in red and whites stripes on the table and a big dramatic bunting across the expanse of the tent.





The evening's finale was marked by a spectacular display of fireworks!
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AuthorGeoff Howell Studio Inc.
As part of the Board of Directors for the beautiful Wilderstein Historic Site in Rhinebeck, Geoff was asked to design and decorate one of the sitting rooms for Christmas. This year, a seductive winter princess illuminates the antique chandelier, dressed in a enormous gown made of paper and white branches that fills the room.


A side view of Wilderstein, a historic 19th century estate over looking the Hudson river




the sky over Wilderstein offers its own white branch for good luck


Geoff adjusts the princess for her big debut












Sunset over Rhinebeck



If you'd like to take a closer look, Geoff's winter enchantress is on public exhibition as part of the Wilderstein Historic Site holiday tour on display now until Christmas in Rhinebeck, NY
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AuthorGeoff Howell Studio Inc.