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TOP: Hollywood POP transformed tent
poles into palm trees by covering them
in brown cotton material sleeves and
placing palm fronds at the top. Photo
courtesy of Jenny Kawa Photography
and Hollywood POP Gallery.
BOTTOM: EventWorks festooned this
40-by-100-foot clear hip tent with ceiling
swag, a bedecked chandelier and
deployed other camouflaging elements
such as floral accents, lighting and leg
drapes to create a beautifully inviting
space. Photo courtesy of EventWorks.
tent ceiling, which requires a lot of
material and know-how, can be costly.
But there are other less-pricey options
available. For example, poles can be
made to seemingly vanish through
the use of inexpensive white fabric
sleeves. Or, transforming poles into
columns of balloons can make them
part of a fun and festive decor, she says,
delivering a " great bang for your buck. "
Hall says because of the costs, swagging
isn't automatically included in any sort of
package, making it easier for customers to
add or remove items like liners, swag and
so on as their budget dictates. Some of the
more economical camouflaging strategies
he mentions include using plastic sleeving
to cover interior pipework, greenery
pieces and leg drapes.
" Ceiling swag itself has different levels
of affordability to it as well, as it can
range from a simple voile swag pattern
to a very extensive full ceiling covering, "
Hall adds. " There are also some tent
manufacturers who have vinyl prints
they'll factory place on the pipework to
give a tent a certain look. These can vary
from a faux wood finish to just a straight
black vinyl cover. These would typically
apply to a high-budget, custom event. "
CODES TRUMP CAMO
Fire codes, regulations and safety
concerns are also considerations,
significantly influencing what can and
cannot be camouflaged, says Watson.
" For example, fire exits and other
emergency exits must be clearly marked
and visible at all times, " she explains.
" Similarly, fire sprinklers, fire alarms and
other safety features must be clearly visible
and unobstructed in order to function
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