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In Photos: Monogram Dinner by Design Gala Dinner

150 guests—plus former Whitecaps captain Jay DeMerit—came out for designer table-hopping, drinks and gourmet fare.

When you’re sitting at a wall-to-wall gold tablescape in CBC Studios and the former Whitecaps captain Jay DeMerit is your DJ, you know you’re in for a good night.

Monday evening 150 guests came out for Vancouver’s Monogram Dinner by Design Gala Dinner to sip endless cocktails and sample The Savoury Chef‘s creatively plated multi-course menu—all this around 16 designer tablescapes as part of Western Living Design Week.

Photos: Monogram Dinner by Design Gala Dinner

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Style director Crystal Carson welcomed Toronto designer and HGTV personality Tommy Smythe to Monogram Dinner by Design. The event has turned into a national event with celebrations in Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver.

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Emily Carr University‘s Carol Stoppel and Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research‘s Kyle Winters were in attendance—whose companies were both beneficiaries of the stylish cocktail party and gala dinner.

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Models Elysha Peterse and Manuela Wyszynski struck a pose among the dazzling displays of  designer tablescapes showcased at the CBC broadcasting studios.

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The Social Concierge‘s Tyson Villeneuve, also a co-creator of Dinner By Design, welcomed Western Living magazine’s Editor-in-Chief Anicka Quin to the ultimate dinner party. Sixteen designers created eye-popping dining installations that inspired and delighted.

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Alexis LaBonte of Design Lab Interiors created an entirely original bird’s nest tablescape inspired by the Beijing National Stadium.

 

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Providing the beats at the Dinner By Design bash was former Whitecaps FC captain Jay DeMerit. DeMerit and his partner Jeff McConnell introduced his handcrafted vintage suitcase stereos.

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Medina Design House‘s Ivan Medina and Erica Schmidt set their designer table for 20, the largest setting at the posh party.

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Twenty One Two Designs‘ Amanda Evans luxe ‘Crazy In Love’ room was inspired by the book 50 Shades of Grey.

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Stephanie Brown‘s Marakesh Modern table drew the attention of partygoers.

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Local musician Prevail and his partner Keilani Rose (second from left) joined Tiffany Soper (far left) and Veronica Bailey Sanchez (far right) at the third Dinner by Design cocktail party.

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Vancouver Design Bureau‘s Diane Espiritu, Roberto Vestri and Jeffrey Liu’s table was inspired by landscape and topography.

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Caroline Boquist + Daniel Kozlowski of Walrus Home made the scene along with other designers, tastemakers and fashionistas.

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Insight Design Group‘s interior designer Jessica Lowes created a table that incorporated high art with high style.

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Good as Gold tablescape by Debut Event Design.

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Cocktails by design were a much enjoyed part of the gala dinner.

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Chilling out at this cool tablescape sculpted with blocks of ice by designer Robert Blaney.

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