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It was nearly impossible to avoid the magnetic pull of Janet Simon and Jerry Rose Floral & Event Design's “garden from hell.” Their table, which glowed red from a abundance of red roses, berries, and flickering candlelight, made for an interesting combination of impeccable choreography and wild growth.
Janet Simon took her inspiration from Diana Vreeland, saying “I remembered her living room, which she asked Billy Baldwin to decorate for her. She said, ‘I want my living room to look like a garden, a garden in hell.’ We started with an Alice in Wonderland idea—you wander through the charred bits and all of a sudden you’d come upon this beautiful garden that would be all red and gold and devilish. It could be a party with a cake with a raven that would land with a diamond in his mouth, our version of ice. We’re really all about fire here.”