Pistachio

A design concept by Elaine Burns

The Makerie & Design Boards with Matthew Robbins

A few weeks ago, my Mom and I made our way down to Philadelphia for the Sweet Paul Makerie retreat weekend.

We had done another Makerie trip a few years ago in Boulder, CO and were blown away by the event. So when the workshops were announced for the retreat weekend this year, hosted at the URBN corporate campus, we signed up immediately.

The retreat is a 2 day event of workshops in a variety of creative disciplines. Workshops are sandwiched between amazing meals and visits from notable guests (I was honored to meet Grace Bonney of Design*Sponge!). It really is an amazing opportunity to revive your creative energy and get inspired by the talent and ideas from other creatives.

My favorite workshop was hosted by designer Matthew Robbins. He has created the most beautiful weddings and events. In his class we discussed and practiced building design boards as a foundation for the color, texture, and overall mood of a design – whether for an interior space, tablescape, or larger event. 

The exercise was so useful and inspirational for future projects, that I already put my skills into use for an upcoming project with Taproot Flowers – more details on that to come soon!

PS - Check out these posts of the weekend as well!
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