April 12, 2014

my friday five

This week was Spring Break so
 we were in stay-cation mode. 

We visited with friends, did lots of swimming,
drove down to Oceanside for the day and 
the best part of all, we slept in everyday!

I'm so glad it's Friday, so I can share 
my Friday Five with you all:

1. The Boardwalk Clear Tote by Stella & Dot

Isn't this the cutest summer bag?
I just ordered mine this week.  
It's perfect for the pool or beach and so 
cute with its fun orange and navy blue fish pattern.  

AND... all net proceeds from sales of this bag go
directly to Autism Awareness via the Holly Rod Foundation.  

It's a win-win for everyone!

2. Vintage Lucite

I’ve been on the lookout for
a fabulous vintage lucite piece like this table. 

I know it would work perfectly in my living room! 

I think I'm slightly obsessed with this look.

3.  “Radiant Orchid” nail color

Radiant Orchd is the pantone color of the year, and
Butter's nail polish Molly Coddled is the
perfect color for my pedis this summer!  

Check that one off the list!


4. Creamy White Walls

I am updating my walls this Spring

with creamy white paint.

5. Mission Accomplished

We visited the Mission San Luis Rey, 
in Oceanside this week. 

built between 1769-1833 and
are such a fascinating and important
part of  California history, 

I’ll 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

April 10, 2014

a coastal california farmhouse

This rustic farmhouse style
 home was one of my favorites on 

It's a spacious and cozy home that 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 floor mirror each other.

Pretty dove grey cabinets and doors in the family room.

A cozy nook with simple white windsor chairs. 

The white kitchen is accented with beautiful grey tones.

The light reflects beautifully off all the natural surfaces.

This is indoor-outdoor living at its best!

Don't you love the cannonballs in the outdoor fireplace?

The color scheme continues outside.

An "x" pattern on the railing 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?

This is a student rendering from the guide book.

photos and design via Eric Olsen Design

ciao! fabiana

For more Newport Beach home inspiration,
check out this brand new book:

April 7, 2014

a little vintage federal mirror, updated

Here’s a little weekend chalk paint makeover

I painted this small vintage flea market mirror with 
"Old White" Annie Sloan chalk paint and then just simply
added gold leaf accents on all the raised areas.

I really love how it turned out!

ciao! fabiana

Shop here for a similar look:

April 6, 2014

the super fun world of succulents

My friend Camille 
just started a new garden blog. 

{There's no place like home!}

She' got the best ideas
and is so creative! 



ciao! fabiana


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