We recently collaborated with our friends at O. Magazine on a fun fashion story for the March 2014 issue – on stands now! We created arrangements that show how real flowers inspired this year’s spring, floral trend. We loved matching flowers and containers with these fun graphic pieces, and working with the O. Magazine Team!
Despite the cold and snowy weather we are experiencing in NYC, the Chelsea Flower Market is full of beautiful blooms! February, March and April are some of the best months for weddings as the markets are packed with our favorite flowers in a wide variety of colors.
Teresa, our head of floral design, spends many mornings scouring the flower market for the most special, seasonal flowers. We are excited to share some photos of Teresa’s favorite finds this week at the market.
Stay tuned for more flower market finds each week from Teresa!
Happy 2014! Our studio is thrilled to take part in a number of exciting projects for the new year. We have started the year by refreshing our studio floors and walls and ordering new furniture. Matthew has committed to sharing daily inspired vignettes on Instagram (follow @mrobbinsdesign). Each post involves setting up beautiful objects and materials harmoniously to add a little beauty and design inspiration to your day! We will soon see the results of a very rewarding and inspired collaboration with Sweet Paul Magazine in a special weddings issue created with Matthew as Sweet Paul’s Wedding Editor. We are also excited about developing an online shop this year, where visitors can purchase Matthew’s first book, a number of really special, hand picked vintage pieces, his Teroforma vase collection, textiles from Guatemala and more. Some of our new press for the Spring will include Sweet Paul Magazine, Better Homes & Gardens and Martha Stewart Weddings!
Matthew Robbins Design will continue exploring the globe by designing destination events in places such as Guatemala, Mexico and Italy. Matthew is collaborating with friends and colleagues in Italy to host a wonderful adventure through Lazio, Umbria and Tuscany. Matthew’s “Inspired Italy” is an inspiring and luxurious ten-day excursion in early May filled with great workshops, gorgeous gardens and of course amazing food! For more information, please email at email@example.com. Don’t miss Matthew’s Downton Abbey Inspired Class with Flower School NY in February! Some of our new press for the Spring will include Sweet Paul Weddings, Better Homes & Gardens, Martha Stewart Weddings and more…stay tuned!! Matthew will be teaching a great workshop as part of the Sweet Paul Makerie in March!! We are planning to open our studio’s doors this year for intimate flower and design classes. On a final, exciting note, we are busy working on Matthew’s next book!! Stay tuned. Things are still in development but it will be a great one!!
Here are three of the vignettes from the Instragram #huntandgather #designdaily series!!
Wishing you all happiness, inspiration and beautiful clarity in 2014!!
Wow..time really does fly. I’m posting a gallery of my own gorgeous Hudson Valley Wedding today to celebrate our one year anniversary! I loved seeing the wedding details featured in the Fall 2013 issue of Martha Stewart Weddings. It feels rather surreal to post a gallery of my own wedding but I’m thrilled to share many more images from our celebration!! Enjoy and check out the photos in the new gallery!
As we move into Autumn I’m enjoying moments from this chic Nantucket wedding. My friends at Christian Oth Studio provided the gorgeous photos and we enjoyed collaborating with Lyndsey Hamilton Events who managed the planning and logistics for this gorgeous weekend. Our client was such a wonderful source of inspiration. It was a pleasure working with this talented bride as she’s an accomplished interior designer with a love for color, texture and pattern. This is one of my favorite photos from the weekend. Just a simple detail shot from the casual but super chic rehearsal dinner at the beach. I love the layering of texture, pattern and color in this photo…so cool! Enjoy the gallery of images on our site!
We recently had the great pleasure of working with the American Friends of The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry. The event was held at one of my favorite and iconic New York locations, The Four Seasons Restaurant. This gorgeous venue is always the perfect setting for an elegant, chic and totally “New York” evening. The private event was filled with some of New York’s most important philanthropists and of course, several fabulous celebrities. Prince Harry was the guest of honor and he highlighted the foundation’s work with Harlem RBI. The foundation is creating amazing coaching opportunities for youth age 13 and up. This is an incredible outlet for many of these teens to jump start their careers and professional goals. It was certainly fun to design an evening for Prince Harry and The Royal Foundation. We are all big fans in my office and I know he really charmed all of the guests at The Four Seasons.
It was a slight challenge to work with signature red/burgundy tone from the Foundation so I decided to pair this with a chic grey linen, charcoal grey chairs and a hammered silver bowl for the flowers. Grey tones will bring a chic, sophisticated and fresh look to any color palette. I can never get enough grey in my world. Most of the walls in my home are various shades of grey. It provides the perfect, warm but neutral background for rich and vibrant color. Enjoy the photos!
All Images by Betsy Barron