December 3, 2016

behind the pink door

Sometimes I feel like a busy little bee, pollinating ideas and inspiration to spread to my friends. I stop here and there, and pick up new finds and share them with you all, and then you put your own spin on it, and the design concept continues and disperses. That’s my M.O., spread the LOVE! All positive and inspirational! 

So when I came across A Beautiful Mess blogger Elsie Larson’s fabulous pink front door, I had to share! How fun is this color? {Well, I love it, but you won’t see it on my front door, as my husband probably wouldn’t put up with it.}   

As you enter Elsie’s home, the pink theme continues in a low-key way. Subtle touches like that fabulous vintage pink phone in the entry, and the pink lamb skin in the bedroom. But wait! What really caught my attention was....

This amazing collection of glassware in her dining room that’s displayed in rainbow fashion! How fun is that?

Enjoy the weekend, y'all
and get out there and pollinate your creativity!

ciao! fabiana

via  Domino & Elsie Larson

December 2, 2016

friday blues

I’m always a fan of a little blue in a room, or a combination of that gorgeous tone. From entering a home to spending time in your favorite rooms, blue is a relaxed hue that will sooth your mood and your visual space. 

Whether you use blue as an accent or part of your full-blown design element, blue is always in style, especially when done in your own special way. 

Enjoy a little Friday inspiration!

Photos via 1 | 2 | 3

ciao! fabiana


While I’m here today, I wanted to share some of my "Tablescaping Essentials" with you. I have a whole page on the Amazon website with my favorite picks for setting a beautiful table.

Quite often time is of the essence, and I have last minute projects or events to work on, so I turn to Amazon for one or two day delivery. You’d be surprised at how many amazing items they have to offer! And I'm constantly updating this page with my new favorites. 

You can check it out here, at Tablescaping Essentials.

December 1, 2016

easy place setting and ornament

I know it's a bit early, but I just got these out of the way... Christmas table place setting name cards, made with Scrabble tiles, on plain alphabet tiles. After dinner they can be hung on the tree as ornaments! I got mine here. I just glued the letters on to a wide popsicle stick, cut off the bottom portion with a small electric jigsaw, and drilled a small hole at the top. Then the ornament is strung with red and white baker's twine. An easy and quick project, this takes no time at all! Stay tuned for the rest of the this Christmas breakfast tablescape, coming soon!  

ciao! fabiana

November 30, 2016

comfort food, belgian style

I've just discovered lifestyle blogger and home cook Virginie Degryse’s new cookbook that's filled with deliciously healthy Belgian-inspired California cuisine. 

And the timing couldn't be better, since this book celebrates the autumn and winter seasons with a variety of yummy comfort food recipes like Vegetable Pot Pies, Apple Pie Oatmeal, vegetable soufflés and Turkey and Cranberry Soup. 

Virginie grew up learning and cooking with her mother and grandmother during the holiday seasons, so her newly released cookbook, Crave and Cook: Home Cooking During the Holidays celebrates the traditions and flavors of her native Belgium. 

I love how she integrates traditional Belgian recipes with a modern and healthy California twist. My family and I start our day with oatmeal most mornings, and Virginie has a few really good adaptations to this family staple. 

I’ve selected three of my favorite recipes to share with you. Most of them are pretty easy to make. Be sure and check out her Crave and Cook blog for more fabulous recipes, and let me know if you try any! 

ciao! fabiana


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