Navy

I have always been a summer girl. I love the beach-y, nautical looks and always have. Deep, bright, soft – I am a sucker for all shades of blue!

Today I’m sharing a navy details – a color trend I can’t wait to play with this year.

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First a few spring palettes – whether it’s combined with blush, coral or peach – a true navy adds elegance to these pastels.

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For fall and winter we’re seeing a deeper navy paired with gold, jewel tones and creams.

For the Bride

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For the Groom

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In the space

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In the details

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So excited about this trend! Happy Planning!

patterns & textures

At tcd we truly believe the simplest things are the prettiest things.

That being said, a great pattern or texture always gets me giddy with design excitement. I love working with clients who are open to a colorful theme and working with multiple shades and patterns to create a beautiful atmosphere.

Today we’re sharing tips on how to incorporate these trends without having a space that is too busy!

Choosing a color palette is most important; you don’t want to have too much going on.

We are all about mix and match as long as it’s done well and with thought.

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Remember this shoot we did with Whitney Heard Photography and Living Fresh?

We started with the magenta and tangerine color scheme and built in patterns and shades of pastel to soften the look a little bit.

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If your style is a bit more conservative, a runner or napkin on a lightly textures tablecloth is the perfect way to add a pop to your table setting.

Feeling bold? Try layering a patterned table cloth, runner and napkin. To be done well, you need to ensure you have one color scheme and simpler accents (ex: natural wood chargers and centrepieces or ghost chairs below).

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Looking for smaller touches of color?

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Hoping this leaves you inspired.

Happy Planning!

brunch

Mother’s day is just one week away and we can’t think of a better reason to brunch!

As most of you know, I love to entertain – and although my mama is too far to come for the occassion, I love this day because it gives me the opportunity to make a few other special ladies feel appreciated.

Regardless of the reason to celebrate – the warm weather has come and we think it’s time to share our best brunch tips!

1. Timing. Make sure to invite your guests at the right time (it’s what creates this meal). Too early is breakfast, too late late is lunch. We’re planning brunch!

2. Put some thought into your menu. I love the mix of sweet and savoury this time of day. Try to incorporate a mix of both.

3. Plan ahead. Just like with any party/dinner etc. you want to enjoy your time with guests. Many recipes can be made ahead so when it’s time to prep all you have to do is pop them into the oven! Have a mimosa and enjoy :)

Sweet Things

Coffee cake with crumble topping. An all-time favourite, see the recipe here!

French Toast Casserole – easy, make ahead and always delicious. Here’s how to make it!

Build your own waffle bar. This is such a fun way to get your guests engaged and allow them to create a meal that is personalized. *You can do this with donuts too!

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Savory Favorites

Brunch Eggs. I made this recipe a few years ago and it has become a go-to. The eggs are so tasty, cooked just right and are great on their own or on an english muffin/biscuit. *Next day leftovers make great breakfast sandwiches!

Herb Gruyere Biscuits. Amazing.

Ham & Swiss Pinwheels. I make these for any meal by swapping out the filling. For brunch I use ham & swiss.

Buy frozen puff pastry and let it thaw according to package directions. Roll out. Layer spinach dip (or dijon mustard), ham and swiss cheese. Roll up, cut into pinwheels and bake at 400 for 12 minutes or until golden brown.

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My favourite mother’s day brunch tradition? Creating take home centrepieces for the ladies!

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Happy Planning!