by By Jonathan Vatner | July 17, 2009

cherry treesWe've all heard that lighting can make an event; at a luncheon celebrating the Cherry Blossom Festival, the Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C. (202-835-0500;, underscored that point. The A/V department aimed pink wash lighting over white pipe-and-drape to transform the space. With just a few collected cherry-blossom branches by the entrance, the transformation was complete -- for a fraction of what high-concept décor usually costs.