In Living Color in Martha Stewart Weddings

In Living Color in Martha Stewart Weddings

We are crazy about color at Matthew Robbins Design, and are delighted to see a collaboration with our friends at Martha Stewart Weddings featured in the current Spring 2014 issue.  The feature showcases how color and design can transform the mood and environment of a wedding by playing with color combinations and styles against simple white table designs and backdrops. We hope you enjoy and find inspiration in this lovely feature!

Totally Technicolor:

We love this mix of vibrant colors paired with classic white Wedgwood dishes, simple crystal stemware, silver hammered flatware, and crisp white linens.  The perfect mix of classic and contemporary!

Contrasting Shades:

One of our current favorite color combinations – purple tones mixed with splashes of orange and peach.  This palette and style could be a wedding in Santa Barbara or at Blue Hill.  It’s happy, relaxed, and a bit wild!

Complimentary Chic:

For a more contemporary garden style, we used blues, greens and hints of purple against modern tabletop items to create a clean, lush look. Matthew’s vases from his collection with Teroforma create the perfect sized and shaped arrangements!

Singular Sensation: 

Yellow is back in style and we are loving it! Layering tones of yellow is an elegant, and interesting way to use this happy hue.  Lace napkins and creamy ceramics provide the perfect touch of vintage on this table.  This bouquet also speaks to our obsession with small slightly structured flowers such as the daffodils and button mums.

O. Magazine Feature

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!

Flower Market February

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.

So many gorgeous Anemones available!

Vibrant Anemones in blue, pink, and red tones.

Tulips! So many colors of tulips, it's impossible to choose a favorite.

Ranunculus. One of our favorites is fuller and more beautiful now than ever.

Stay tuned for more flower market finds each week from Teresa!

A New Year!

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 anne@matthewrobbinsdesign.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!!

One Year Anniversary!

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!

Nantucket Inspiration

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!