Sugarplum Creates Margaritaville in February!

     We love bringing our clients’ dreams to life, and recently did just that – creating beautiful and warm tropical setting for an outdoor pool in suburban Washington, D.C.!  Our customer had a vision of a year-round island retreat, ready for entertaining in non- COVID times, but with plenty of room to socially distance as necessary.
     For this job, which will stay up for several months, we installed a 40’ x 80’ custom beige structure tent with clear skylight panels in the ceiling to bring natural light to the interior.And what’s a tropical setting without hot pink astroturf!? This color might have been a first for our staff—but it was a big hit with everyone (especially the client!) Some antique wicker with pink and green upholstery carried through the theme.
     No island retreat is complete without a Tiki Bar, and this one was custom built by Sugarplum’s talented staff. The tiki bar features a thatched “roof,” storage and colored uplights for a fun glow, so you can actually see those drinks you are mixing back there!
     Another challenge was finding the perfect palm trees. Our mission: “something unique with no watering required!” The choice? White canvas palms of several varieties—Royal, Banana, and Coconut —stunning! These palm trees also come in green—or a fabric of your choice.
     For the lighting, Sugarplum’s professional staff installed pink and green uplighting and downlighting as well as some of our natural rattan pendant “chandeliers.”
It’s 5:00 o’clock somewhere – and always 5:00 o’clock in this custom paradise!