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Morning Coffee #17: harvest yellows and hay white



It has been a while since I have posted a Morning Coffee room-to-wedding design inspiration board. While I am not a big fan of overly "themey" wedding decor- this one seems appropriate for the season. Plus, we have a hand crafted Harvest table being built by a talented woodworker and friend---so everything harvest is on the brain! Images found for the mood board courtesy of All Things Lovely
{erica}

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Morning Coffee #16: peat moss+harvest brown+ cream


images for inspiration board found here

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September is here. The sky is a deeper hue of blue, the air is crisp and the crickets seem to begin their song in late afternoon as the evenings cool off quicker. There is a distinctive mood and feel we all recognize from school days that accompanies the beauty of September. To me, it is when we should celebrate New Years. Can't you picture a big Harvest Moon and late September celebration? Routines change with the seasonal shift and it seems to just jump start a reflective spirit.

That said, this summer in New England we were a bit jipped. Summer didn't really kick in until July so I am not alone with the hope that we get plenty of those long Indian summer days to enjoy the beach. I prefer the quieter pace and September is the "new June" for Weddings at the vineyard- something about the softer light, moderate temperatures perfect for outdoor ceremonies and grapes plump waiting for Harvest. Thought it was fitting that this posting of Morning Coffee highlight the soft tans, greens and creams that come with late summer/early fall celebrations. This rooms seems to be the perfect Summer into Fall room inviting casual gatherings- the Italian tile, a glass of wine and maybe a fire to warm up the cool evenings. Happy Autumn!

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Morning Coffee #15: spring green + white



We recently repainted our living room from the teal sponge paint and lavender trim (no joke-slowly undoing the special touches from the previous owner) and all of a sudden the outside is coming in again. We chose Benjamin Moore's sailcloth with cloud white trim and now we can actually see past the walls to the blossoming Hydrangea tree just beyond the porch. It is amazing what simple neutrals can do. The colors in that tree are the inspiration for this post- the celedon green and the white buds are so simple and fresh. Today's inspiration board, courtesy of Snippet and Ink, perfectly captured the summer freshness-road trip ready. It is, after all, our 100th post birthday- we decided to go easy on ourselves and borrow (not make) this pretty inspiration board.

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Morning Coffee #14: red + white + blue



This whimsical, child-like room in navy, red and white inspired this Independence Day board. The primary colors are the perfect backdrop for a kid friendly outdoor rehearsal dinner or rustic wedding on a farm. Photos are courtesy of talented duo Gertrude & Mabel out of California. Hope you had a happy 4th!

{mike + erica}

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Morning Coffee #13 : robin's egg blue + cream





For a while this winter, posting my Morning Coffee Series became an obsession. I loved translating an inspirational room decor into a photo montage for wedding design. It is a sure sign of summer and wedding season when I start borrowing inspiration boards because I am so short on time. I will try not to make it a habit!

But when I saw this gorgeous photo montage from Kiss the Groom- it perfectly captured my love of robin's egg blue. A color that keeps resurfacing as an ideal color to both inspire and soothe. When used sparingly in decor, it pops beautifully against subdued and earthy creams, organic fabrics (sisal rugs, linens) and distressed wood furniture. In weddings- perfect against tan suit linens and sand for a summer beach celebration!


{erica}

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Morning Coffee #12: peach + slate gray




This posting of Morning Coffee takes the gentle slate gray and contrasts with the very feminine pale pink or peach tone. If Grey is the new black or chocolate brown- it makes for the perfect, soft neutral to contrast against most any Spring color!

Photo Credits: Room |coco +kelly|, Inspiration Board Left to Right (top down) Peach Plant Jane Heller via Etsy, Wedding Party with umbrellas from Green Wedding Shoes, bouquet Real Simple

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Morning Coffee #11: violet + spring green



Leave it to Green Wedding Shoes to find the perfect vintage + rustic bridal fashion with timeless elegance. This room inspiration has been sitting in my Morning Coffee ideas folder for several months. The celedon green and deep violet of this room in a seemingly vintage home is the perfect reflection of this bride's look. Check out the incredible talent of photographer Stephanie Williams from Southern CA. It may just make you want to get married again to have her capture it. I am smitten. I would surely wear a birdcage veil and T length wedding dress in my do-over dream.

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Morning Coffee #10: bubble gum pink




By May, the shades of Spring pink will be in full bloom- from tulips to cherry blossoms to peonies, the flowers explode in color from the palest dusty rose to the brightest pop of fushia. Early Spring treats us to a million lovely shades of fresh greens and deep earth brown. In contrast, this posting of Morning Coffee celebrates the how this room, this uber frilly bride (how wonderful to pull that off!) and my corresponding inspiration board contrast the soft and ruffled shades of pink against the simplicity of black or cream. Think Spring. Think Pink.

Photo credits: Left to right |ring: source unknown, shoes: simply bloom, floral arrangements: House Beautiful, Woman with hat: Max Wanger, Tablescape: Martha Stewart, Cake: It's Mary Ruffle, Bubble Gum Couple: Simply Bloom

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Morning Coffee #8 : beach tans + whites








These rooms- breezy & beachy with distressed wood and multiple shades of white and cream are the perfect inspiration for a true beach wedding. How lovely is this wedding celebration? Skip the tent. Bring in the cigar rollers. Burlap, linens and wood beams with flowing feminine touches play beautifully off one another. To me, it is the perfect balance of masculine and feminine influences. Another lovely wedding photographed by Elizabeth Messina ( clean & classic with perfect lighting, beautiful composition, and an eye for lovely details) with room images courtesy of Skona.

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Morning Coffee #7: lemon yellow + pale blue





This posting of Morning Coffee takes inspiration from how the soothing, beachy feel of pale tiffany blue and lemon yellow in this room translates into a beautiful wedding color palette. It also happens to highlight two of our favorite vendors- Wiley Valentine for stationary and One Love Photos. Emily and Rachelle started Wiley Valentine in 2006 in California, after discovering their shared passion for paper. The company was named after their creative and artistic grandmothers, Mary Wiley and Norma Jean Valentine. Designs are inspired by old packaging and advertisements, vintage wallpaper patterns, and old books. Emily and Rachelle have made it a commitment to the environment when creating their paper delights. All products are printed on 100% cotton or 100% recycled papers. Choose WV to handle your invites and you get the very important perk of doing your part for the environment while you are touching the irresistible letterpress designs.

One Love Photo is the real deal. Photojournalistic images with just the right amount of vintage softness. This husband and wife team out of Seattle have this beautiful philosophy- " We are photographers who love manual focus, shallow depth of field and composing in a square. I live for beautiful mistakes, frozen fractions of seconds, and a subject who stares me down." We get that.

Two wonderful vendors who beautifully capture the pale blue of the sky with a pop of yellow sunshine.

Photos: Room- Desire to Inspire, Invitations Wiley Valentine, Wedding Images One Love Photo

|erica + mike|

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Morning Coffee #6 : wasabi green + gray




This posting of Morning Coffee is inspiration for how a masculine metallic slate grey with wasabi green can look sleek, modern, even feminine with a pop of color and fresh plantings. This is the vision for our bathroom with black frames, brushed chrome fixtures and accent colors of bright green or yellow. I absolutely adore this tablescape from Friday's Green Wedding Shoes- Poppies are my favorites. I had heard the Antelope Valley, California Poppy Reserve in the Western Mojave Desert comes alive with color in the Spring. Poppies bloom late March to early May and comes to full blossom in warm sunshine and curls up in wind and cold---hmmm- sound familiar? Poppies are the perfect Spring bloom. Happy Spring.

Room Photo: desire to inspire, Inspiration board from Green Wedding Shoes

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Morning Coffee #4: island blue + lemon yellow










I am quite certain the bride that lived in this room from Lobster and Swan would want this wedding photographed by Ben Chrisman. The vibrant jewel tones (smart-pick the color of the sky as one of your wedding colors), jet setting nature (notice the carry on suitcase) and wonderful wispy sun dresses paired with hip minimalism. Who doesn't want this wedding? Or at least be a dear friend of the lovely couple with good taste to help celebrate the day?

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Morning Coffee #3: midnight blue + black






It is no secret. My inspiration leans towards weddings that incorporate natural beauty and rustic surroundings. But the theme of this Morning Coffee posting grabs me. Take the "something blue" from this room to inspire a sleek, black tie affair. Mike is going to film a late Fall, evening wedding in Saratoga Springs this November. This strikes me as the black tie glamour Chrissie and her fiance', Mike will pull off. Sleek and sophisticated and no shortage of drinks that end in "ini". The winery hosted a wedding last year where the bride wore royal blue Manolo's as her "something blue"- love it.

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Room via Desire to Inspire, Bride in Blue Shoes Kate Triano via Style Me Pretty, Cocktail Hour photos The Shooting Gallery, Couple Against Blue Wall Agnes Lopez

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Morning Coffee #1: pear green + sage




I am a frustrated interior designer. Frustrated because there are so many cool ways to go. Clean lines, modern, white on white with black accents in an urban townhouse. Beach house shabby chic, buttery walls and fresh flowers. London brownstone feel with a gallery of diverse sizes and styles of artwork on coral walls, graphic printed pillows on refurbished flea market finds. Or a Mountain lodge with open floor plans, monochromatic earth tones, cracked leather couches and a big floor to ceiling fireplace. Apparently, I could go on and on.

Not unlike weddings- there are just so many ways to design your event and reflect your aesthetic. A great approach to that planning is to begin with interior design magazines. See what resonates for you and build from there. I had this room photo in my "house refurbish" folder but when I saw the gorgeous inspiration board via 100 layer cake.it seemed to illustrate the idea perfectly.

This series will be called Morning Coffee. From room design to event design and the way one can jump-start your imagination for the other. Have that first cup of coffee in a new virtual room and think about the possibilities...

Room Photo Rachel Whitting. Inspiration Board 100 Layer Cake.

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