March 10, 2017

the latest decor at anthropologie

Happy Friday! I’m so happy the weekend is practically here! I’ve spent most of this week playing catch-up, but I did get to fit in a little fun along the way. I stopped in at Anthropologie in Fashion Island

It’s been a while since I visited in that store, since I usually go to the one at South Coast Plaza now. Well, their displays never cease to amaze me! I took a few pics of my favorite vignettes to share with you. I love the aged plaster walls they are showing with this grouping of antique–inspired mirrors. 

This look reminds me of the real aged walls of my favorite antique store in Savannah, Alex Raskin Antiques. And, that rug! Oh my!

Here’s another grouping of mirrors in this little room that has a more vintage tropical “Miami” look.

I love the look of this massive armoire filled with carefully arranged art and everyday dishes that are ready for the next table setting.  

A pair of ladder-type shelves benefit greatly with a balanced approach to styling. The books are placed in a zig zagging pattern across the two shelving units, patterns and color are perfectly arranged and then the hanging ”fish hook” plants soften the whole look.

Here’s a really fun coastal dinner table look. It’s not totally beachy, but it definitely has a vibe that’s chic but casual.

Love the textures on this bed!

And, of course, their “shelfies” can’t be beat!

While at Fashion Island, I also popped over to K. Hall Studio. If you watch the Real Housewives of Orange County, then you may recognize this as Meghan King Edmonds new candle store. They had the opening party on the show. It’s a cute little store filled with books, candles and other pretty gifts. The styling in this store is darling too!

I also want to fill you in with the latest on the Newport Harbor Home Tour. This week I got to preview two GORGEOUS homes that will be featured on the tour on May 18th. The committee has been really hard at work finalizing all the details, and I can assure you, everyone will be amazed with the homes that have been selected. 

There'll be six home on the tour this year, and what’s really great is that all the homes are relatively close to one another, so there will be more time to see them all and more time to enjoy the luncheon, shopping at the boutique and the after party at Barclay Butera Interiors. Also new this year is a morning reception at the Balboa Bay Club!

ciao! fabiana

March 7, 2017

lauren conrad's tea party details

March, April and May are ideal months to host a tea party like this one that Lauren Conrad's created. A bridal shower, special birthday or even Easter are the perfect occasions for serving up some special tea blends, dainty sandwiches and petit fours.  

I love how the elegant china and tea cups stand out against the moss and wild ferns that are the backdrop for this charming table.  

A collection of vintage vases line the center of the table and are filled with tall wild flowers. Mix and match dainty tea cups and saucers for a sweet look. 

Flowy floral dresses are all the rage this season, so don’t forget to dress the part!

Soft lavender colored flowers like clematis and wisteria decorate the backs of old-fashioned chairs. Here you can also see the moss “carpet” effect that’s on the table. 

A tea party wouldn't be complete without deliciously beautiful tea sandwiches, served on a tiered plate. Garnish lavishly with herbs!

It’s all in the details! Purple sweet alyssum’s delicate vanilla scent provides the perfect aroma for each place setting.

Ivory china and gold flatware nestle in nicely with the lush green backdrop.

Lauren has thought of everything. A darling jar of wildflower honey will make nice party favors for guests.

Even the desserts have a floral motif. You can’t go wrong with a Rose Apple Tart!

Thanks, Lauren, for your sharing your inspiring spring tea party! Here are some more charming tea party ideas to check out.

ciao! fabiana

March 6, 2017

fresh spring flowers for your table

Happy Monday! I’ve got flowers on my mind today. With all the rain we’ve had in California lately, the flowers out in the garden are just starting to get really lush. In fact, it’s starting to look like spring everywhere around here. 

The hills, back bay and parks have turned a gorgeous green and the wildflowers are really starting to kick-in. So today I’m sharing some wild flower inspired table décor for your home.   

So wild!

Doesn’t this silver painted pineapple look fun?

ciao! fabiana

photo credit:  Coastal Living,  Bride's Magazine,  BH&G 

March 5, 2017

animal print in the bedroom

Show us how you really feel and bring out your inner animal magnetism with a little animal print in the bedroom. A modest bit goes a long way. Whether it’s leopard, cheetah or tiger, animal print surprisingly acts as a neutral, but also adds vibrancy to a room. Just one pillow can complete the look you're after.

Imagine this room without the leopard cushion. What do you see? A cutsey, plain-jane room… but with the addition of this wild pillow, wow!  

Here the leopard print really makes the black closet doors pop and brings the whole room together. Reupholster a couple of small matching ottomans, and you're all set. 

Most animal prints play off nicely with bold colors too!

But, they’re perfectly at home with a neutral palette too.

Mix and match to your heart content until you come up with an amazing mix of pillows and textures. Even though this tiger print has orange in it, it coordinates nicely with traditional fabrics. That little bit of orange in the chinoiserie pillow connects the whole look.

ciao! fabiana

photo credit:
Randi Garrett Design
Bliss at Home
Dwellings by Devore


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