Q&A: The Spring Thing Style

Q&A: The Spring Thing Style

Tricia Reina is owner of Tenfold Style and the queen of all the details at The Spring Thing: Modern Mutiny on Friday, March 4 at MCASD Downtown. From the types of flowers at the bar and the lanterns in the lounge, to the color of the napkins at the dinner to the dinner table itself—Tricia is on it.  

The Spring Thing is our biggest downtown party of the year that supports the Museum's exhibitions, educational programs, and art acquisitions. This year's theme is Modern Mutiny. Inspired by Los Angeles-based contemporary artist Marnie Weber's Sailing at Sunset, from MCASD's permanent collection, The Spring Thing: Modern Mutiny pays homage to the rebellious spirit of contemporary art. Not your average mutiny, Modern Mutiny honors the contemporary artist. These individuals make--and sometimes break--their own rules. Get your tickets while you can to this year's rebel-rousing fundraiser!

We chatted with Tricia to see what decor delights she has planned for this year's mutinous event. 

MCASD: This year's The Spring Thing is inspired by Marnie Weber's collage Sailing at Sunset. What has been your process for incorporating the artwork into an overall design and atmosphere for the party?

Tricia: I wanted the atmosphere of the evening to take cues from the colors and textures of the collage. For The Spring Thing, the process began with the idea of life aboard a ship and what happens when Modern Mutiny steps in. These are not galleries in a museum anymore, this is a journey on and off a ship.

MCASD: Walk us through some of the things that guests can expect at Modern Mutiny.

Tricia: Guests enter aboard the ship’s deck with cocktails amongst cargo barrels, then move to dine in the ship's galley. They will be perched atop mismatched stools around distressed wood high top tables. Then, a shipwreck brings the party ashore and the mutiny steps in. Guests are invited to rock out, get down and dirty, or lounge around.

MCASD: What is your favorite detail of the party’s design?

Tricia: The hammocks. I realize that not everyone lets go on the dancefloor. Some might like to take a moment to enjoy the scenery while drifting in the safety of a hammock's cocoon. That’s where you’ll find me.

MCASD: We’ve been lucky to see many of your intriguing designs at events you’ve styled for the Museum—how do you come up with your design concepts?

Tricia: With eyes open, often on the road less traveled. My impetus is to create beautiful spaces where people want to linger. As an artist, my design aesthetics are anchored in nostalgia, yet sail through contemporary waters. Inspiration comes from inside; it might spark when I walk out the door, or if I’m rallying in Morocco.