Syncing Styles: Taylor’s Eras Transformed in Event Design + Furniture Hire

In the ever-evolving landscape of event design in Sydney, the ability to anticipate trends and harness the power of pop culture has become essential. As trailblazers in the industry, at D PLUS D Events, we’ve made it our mission to not only keep pace with the latest trends but to set them ourselves, guided by a deep appreciation for the transformative power of music, fashion, and art.

Drawing inspiration from the multifaceted career of Taylor Swift – a pop culture phenomenon in her own right – we’ve embarked on a creative exploration that transcends the ordinary and embraces the extraordinary. From her early days as a country music sensation to her groundbreaking forays into pop, each of Taylor’s iconic eras serves as a beacon of inspiration, guiding our innovative approach to bespoke event styling and furniture hire in Sydney.

The Era/Album: Taylor is quoted as saying the ‘Lover’ album is “a love letter to love”. It’s fun, light, colourful, romantic, and full of positive energy.

The D PLUS D look: Hydrangeas are the perfect floral for creating a ‘cloud’ affect and are found in a range of colours that align with the ‘Lover’ album cover. A sweetheart table just for you and your lover is the ideal reception bridal table for intimate moments and beautiful photos. Chiffon draped mesh backdrops lean into the illusion of clouds, and the ‘light as air’ feeling of being in love.


The Era/Album: Fearless’, released early on in Taylor Swift’s career, has strong country music undertones. The album has strong themes of a starry-eyed teenager dreaming of a fairytale love & romance.

The D PLUS D look: Inspired by the country-western tones, the look features décor to deck a country barn to the nines for a ball. Here, teen girls and boys will meet for the first time and dance the night away.


The Era/Album: Taylor Swift describes ‘Evermore’ as an escapist, cottage-inspired direction of the “folklorian-woods” that she first ideated with the sister-album, ‘Folklore’. Evermore depicts a winter/autumn feel and lyrically incorporates nature and landscapes.

The D PLUS D look: The deep chocolate of the lounge suite paired with the autumnal colours of the accent cushions create the warm winter feel of the album. The oxford chesterfield lounge suite with a faux fur throw are iconic of a wintery cottage in the woods. Songs that are symbolized in the look: ‘Ivy’ (faux ivy pot plant) & ‘Champagne Problems’ (champagne bronze metallic knitted cushion – the one hiding behind the blanket!).


The Era/Album: The Reputation Album/Era is about Taylor confronting head on the swirling rumours and lies flying in the media and choosing to rise above them all and put her walls up seeking a newfound privacy and blossoming new romance.

The D PLUS D look: A black/white/silver colour palette represents the print media, as shown on the album cover, with up lights representing photographic media. The Ribbon Bar stools represent the swirling lies and rumors, and the Egg Chairs represent finding privacy and beginning to keep her world and romances close to her chest.


The Era/Album: The Speak Now era explores introspection and reflections on relationships, inspired by Swift’s transition from adolescence into adulthood. Swift has said the title track, “Speak Now,” was inspired by a friend of hers after the guy she had been in love with since childhood was marrying another girl.

The D PLUS D look: Given the story behind the title track of the album, a wedding ceremony was the perfect style to represent this era. The iconic Speak Now purple ball gown was a show-stopping costume on the eras tour and had to be reflected through the wedding ceremony image. The mirror welcome sign is symbolic of the reflective theme of the album.


The Era/Album: Taylor Swifts description of Red: “Musically and lyrically, Red resembles a heartbroken person. It was all over the place, a fractured mosaic of feelings that somehow all fit together in the end. Happy, free, confused, lonely, devastated, euphoric, wild, and tortured by memories past.“

The D PLUS D look: The look for the Red era mimics Taylor’s description of a little ‘all over the place…that somehow all fits together in the end’. The Red Lip couch represents her iconic red lips for the era, and the Jeeves Hat Lights were perfectly pay tribute to the song ‘22’, one of the top hits of the era.


The Era/Album: Influenced by the isolation of quarantine, ‘Folklore’ explores themes of escapism, empathy, nostalgia and romanticism. In comparison to its sister album, Folklore adopts a grey monochrome colour palette for the album cover.

The D PLUS D look: Inspiration for this look was taken from album cover rather than the music itself. Whilst the overarching theme of the look is grey-scale, small symbolisms have been made referencing the album. The elegant tall forest trees are represented through the tall lamp, the tall vases, and the vertical lines of the Shoji screen. Two songs are hidden in this look: ‘Mirrorball’ (& ‘Seven’ (seven trumpet vases).


The Era/Album: Swift named 1989 after her birth year and said it signified a symbolic rebirth of her image and artistry.

The D PLUS D look: Like Folklore, inspiration for the 1989 style was taken directly from the album cover. The beautiful blue sky and seagulls allude to a peaceful beachside escape. Instantly, a beautiful picturesque blue bridal table appeared in my mind. Perhaps the use of the Louis Ghost Chair was my subconscious referring to ‘Blank Space’, though it’s safe to say these chairs will “never go out of style”.


The Era/Album: The Midnights era captures 13 restless nights scattered throughout Taylor Swift’s life. She is quoted describing the album as “a collection of music written in the middle of the night, a journey through terrors and sweet dreams…it is for all of us who have tossed and turned and decided to keep the lanterns lit and go searching — hoping that just maybe, when the clock strikes twelve, we’ll meet ourselves”

The D PLUS D look: Dark navy and deep blue hues (for midnight) are the back-bone of this eclectic look, with crystal and silver accents. Dreams are often a mish-mash of varying concepts, thoughts, and ideas, that are seemingly not cohesive in the light of day. The ‘Midnights’ era look is just that, a mish-mash of collections alongside abstract items with hidden meanings (e.g. the clock representing the time ticking by until we meet ourselves at midnight!). Four songs from the album are symbolized in this concept: ‘Midnight Rain’ (Black Swirl Chandelier), ‘Snow on the Beach’ (Iridescent Crystal Garland Curtain), ‘Lavender Haze’ (Purple Wash Cushion), ‘Bejeweled’ (en masse assorted crystal candlesticks, Josh Low Crystal Stool & Silver sequin cushions).



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