Mood: gauzy morning light
Palette: pale french blue, barely blush, soft white, gold leaf

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Top row from left: Kirsten Dunst and Bryce Dallas Howard in Jane magazine (2007), photo of gold lettering on glass by liz.rusby via This is Glamorous, blush pink veil and dress by Watters (pinned by Sara Gemignani), Pale Paris Morning by Eye Poetry Photography
Row 2: vintage envelope with calligraphy from French Larkspur (pinned by Vivian Peets and Jennifer Disney), photo of Parisian breakfast by Pia Jane Bijkerk (pinned by Laura Reaux), peach satin ballet flats from J.Crew
Row 3: madeleine “pineapple” from Martha Stewart Weddings, gold rimmed cafe au lait bowls via Curate + Love, boulangerie window photo by De Vetpan via Strikes Our Fancy
Row 4: Reem Acra gowns, photo of garden roses by Lisa Warninger via {frolic!}, vintage map of Paris via Vintage Me Oh My


So. There are some things I would change next time I do a Pinterest collaboration (my apologies to anyone who follows my Pinterest feed and was overwhelmed by Pale Paris Morning pins!). BUT. I had so much fun seeing all the beautiful things that everyone shared. There were so many images that I repinned and saved for future posts – so many ideas! To create this inspiration board, I used some of my original pins, some of your contributions, and then finished it up with some that were inspired by your pins. The result is something full of dreamy morning light, barely-there pinks and blues, and hints of gold. I imagine a gorgeous display of breakfast pastries, fresh berries, and mismatched vintage cafe au lait bowls for sipping. And tons of soft, romantic fabrics and textures. And roses.

What did you think of the Pinterest collaboration idea? With some tweaks, is it something that would be fun to do again?


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  1. shannon ferguson

    i thought it was fun! but maybe we should all be limited to 1 pin each. so many great ideas out there, and i think it would be nice if we each took a bit of time to find one fabulous image that really fit with your first few inspiration images. beautiful!

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  2. Ivy/Edera Jewelry

    It was a lot of fun to participate and to see all the beautiful images other people were pinning! I agree with Shannon, that perhaps limiting each person to 1-3 pins would be less overwhelming.

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  3. Kristen Nichols

    Such a gorgeous result! I love the feel of this board-for a wedding, a party or to possible decorate a bedroom ; )

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  4. Shana


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  5. The Perfect Palette

    So romantic.

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  6. Sarah @ Designsgood

    It’s perfect. What a great collaboration!

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  7. kirby

    *sigh* I am dreaming of a trip to Paris!

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  8. lydia {ever ours}

    you make me want to pack up everything right now and leave!

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  9. Caryl Lyons

    Simply gorgeous! It was so nice meeting you at ALT with Becca from Cake. as well. Glad to have another bay area friend. :)

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  10. Jen @ Bijou Bride

    So pretty! What an awesome collaboration!

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  11. Jillian Nicole

    Loved how it turned out, Kathryn! And had so much fun being involved–would love to do it again!:)

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  12. Polly

    This is a fabulous idea and I’m so sad I missed out on participating. I’ll be looking forward to the next one…

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  13. Laura Reaux

    It came out beautifully! I would definitely participate in another collaboration.

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  14. Ashlee Raubach Photography

    Once again you inspire me!! These colors are AMAZING! Those fresh garden roses are to die for :)

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  15. Annie

    I had so much fun! Everyone pinned such beautiful pieces

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  16. leque


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  17. Calie Rose

    Beautiful inspiration board and color palette!

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  18. Amy – Chic Vintage Brides

    Such an inpsired idea and a dreamy result….. I wonder how you limited your inspiration board to 14 with so many beautiful pins! x

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  19. Kristen

    This inspiration board is gorgeous. Though, they are all pretty amazing so it’s hard to pick this one out but it totally reminds me of the vibe I wanted at my wedding. I am so sending an engaged pal your blog. So so so pretty.

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