Tag: HMR Designs

Elegant Opera Ball debuts Lyric's 63rd season

Chicago Fire's Jesse Spencer and friend.
One of the most elegant events in the city, the Lyric Opera Ball, hosted over 450 guests at the Hilton Chicago following the opening night performance of Christoph Willibald Gluck’s Orphée et Eurydice on September 23.  Over 3,500 guests attended the performance at the Lyric Opera House, along with the black-tie clad gala-goers who walked... Read more »

Blissful Wishes Ball turns dreams into reality for seriously ill

Chicago Wish Upon A Wedding board members with president Michelle Durpetti (2nd from L)
The Chicago Chapter of Wish Upon A Wedding hosted their 7th Annual Blissful Wishes Ball on November 7 at Morgan Manufacturing. More than 425 guests gathered to celebrate Wish-Upon-A-Wedding’s mission to provide weddings and vow renewals for couples facing serious illness or life-altering circumstances in all 50 states and to celebrate the 100th wish granted... Read more »

Art Institute's Van Gogh Gala: Sunflowers and a bedroom in Arles

Decor conceived by Laurie Bay in collaboration with John Hensel of HMR Designs.
The Old Masters Society hosted an opening night gala to celebrate the Art Institute of Chicago’s latest exhibition, Van Gogh’s Bedrooms. Curated by Gloria Groom (Chairman of the Dept. of European Paintings & Sculpture), the exhibition is the first ever dedicated to Vincent van Gogh’s Bedroom paintings, considered the most famous bedroom depicted in art.... Read more »
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MCA benefit art auction largest in Museum's 48 year history

A view of the striped dining tent created by HMR Designs.
Can you imagine walking into the renowned Museum of Contemporary Art’s galleries and seeing breathtaking artwork hanging on the walls that you can TAKE HOME?! Well, that was exactly what happened for the MCA’s annual benefit art auction for those lucky guests with extra coins in their pockets. More than 500 attended this event that... Read more »