Color Me Inspired: Matthew Robbins picks his Hen House Linens holiday favorites


We recently asked Matthew Robbins, a super talented designer and event planner extraordinaire, to weigh in on some unexpected color palettes for holiday decorating.  (Matthew has used Hen House in a few events, so we like to count him as our first celebrity fan!)  As a frequent contributor to Martha Stewart Weddings, InStyle Weddings,, Sweet Paul Magazine, Brides Magazine + the Huffington Post and as the author of Matthew Robbins' Inspired Weddings, he knows just a  little something about the "wow" factor.  Prepared to be wowed... Matthew's palette pics:

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Garden Gate Ochre + Latticework Aubergine

MR: "These are both fabulous for (the holidays) as they are rich, luscious tones and they add a layer of elegance and whimsy when combined."

Green and white cotton cocktail napkins Christmas cotton dinner napkins Christmas cotton cloth guest towels

Ornamental Scarlet + Bargello Grass

MR: "Ornamental Scarlet is a wonderful fabric if you are looking for a slightly retro vibe for your holiday decor.  It mixes well with many of the red and green options from the collection.  I love Bargello Grass for that same retro look and feel.  This is a wonderful pattern for bringing life to a simple table setting.  This retro pattern would look so fabulous with classics such as amaryllis or poinsettias as additional decor."

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Tapestry Licorice + Linked Up Scarlet

MR: "Love breaking with tradition for the holidays by going super graphic and bold.  Black and white is sophisticated and fabulous for any holiday table or party.  Add in a pop of red with Linked Up Scarlet for a really fun and surprising winter palette"

MR: "I love Hen House Linens for the holidays as the collection provides an affordable and easy way to dress up any room or table.  The linens also make great gifts for a holiday party!  Put together your favorite patterns with a mix of napkins, runners or pillows as the perfect gift!"

And we love Matthew Robbins.  To learn about Matthew and his fabulousness, visit his website:  And speaking of gifts, his book would make anyone with a love for color (not just brides) blush with happiness!