Thursday, April 17, 2014

my Easter table, Newport Beach style


Here is how it all came together, and 


I love the final table 

with the addition of a white chocolate

bunny...



fun coastal accessories from MerMade


alternating patterns on each place setting


this vintage set of glasses was $11.00


{from my favorite thrift store!}


the turquoise sea fan and glass floats add great texture 


see how the whole table came together, here.


ciao! Fabiana
sharing with:  french country cottage     common ground      boogie board cottage

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

shopping for my Easter table

 

I'm starting to prep my table for Easter.


This is the fun wrapping paper I found at Marshall's. I traced circles around my glass plates and cut out enough paper circles for all my guests' place settings.  The paper circles are used between the silver chargers and the glass plates for a colorful look!  I really fell in love with the colors and patterns of this wrapping paper, and this started my table inspiration weeks ago...


 the four layers of my table setting,
a raffia place mat, a silver charger, a glass dinner plate, 
and decorative wrapping paper for under glass plate


Today, I ran over to IKEA to grab some fabulous round woven 
raffia place mats.  These are real chunky, and I love the texture!


{they are perfect for the table}


these miniature orchids are so cute, also from IKEA. 


My last stop was MerMade Designs 
to get some special coastal inspired accessories for the table


these fun glass floats will look great on the table now and all year round


 gorgeous blue limpet shell napkin rings are the perfect color


check back for the final table reveal...

ciao! Fabiana

Saturday, April 12, 2014

my friday five

This week was Spring Break so we were on stay-cation mode. We visited with friends, did a lot of swimming, drove down to Oceanside for the day and the best part of all, slept in!  Here are my Friday Five for the week, two of which are my Summer must-haves and two others that are decorating inspiration my home. The last one is a bonus!


Isn't this the cutest tote bag for summer?  I just ordered mine this week.  It's perfect for the pool or beach and so cute with it's fun orange and navy blue fish pattern.  AND... all net proceeds from sales of this bag go directly to Autism Awareness via the HollyRod Foundation.  It's a win-win for everyone!  I can't wait 'til Summer!
2. vintage lucite
I have been on the lookout for a fabulous vintage lucite piece like 
this table.  I know it would work perfectly in my living room! 
{I'm slightly obsessed with this look}



3.  radiant orchid for the nails
Butter's nail polish Molly Coddled is the perfect color for my pedis this summer!  Check that one off the list! 
via
 

4. creamy white walls
I am updating my walls this Spring with creamy white.
via pinterest
I have already painted my foyer in 
Bone Folder by Martha Stewart.
my foyer

5. mission accompished
We visited the Mission San Luis Rey, in Oceanside. California's 21 missions were built between 1769-1833. They are such fascinating and important part of  California history, and I will have a lot more mission pics on the blog next week including beautiful artifacts, interiors and the mission gardens.   


have a fabulous weekend...
ciao! Fabiana

Thursday, April 10, 2014

a coastal california farmhouse

This slightly rustic and cleanly designed home was one of my favorites on the Corona del Mar Home Tour.  This spacious and cozy home has a great juxtaposition of materials and finishes.  From the aged barn-like ceilings to the crisp  white walls, this home is perfect for both entertaining and intimate family time. 

  
I love the way the ceiling and floors reflect each other


pretty dove grey cabinets and doors in the family room


a cozy nook with simple white spindle-back chairs


a great white kitchen with accents of beautiful grey


the light reflects beautifully off all the natural surfaces


indoor-outdoor living at it's best


love the cannonballs in the outdoor fireplace!


the color scheme continues outside


an "x" pattern on the stair rails is highlighted by wire details


the upstairs landing is sunny and bright


a love for all things London is referenced in the artwork


isn't this huge double shower amazing?


a student rendering from the guide book


photos and design via eric olsen design

ciao! Fabiana

Monday, April 7, 2014

a little vintage federal mirror, updated


My weekend chalk paint makeover. 
I painted this little vintage flea market mirror 
with "Old White" Annie Sloan chalk painted 
and added liquid gold leaf accents. Voila!


ciao! Fabiana
sharing with: coastal charm
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