February 10, 2018

bright eclectic kitchens

Happy Saturday!

I’m just popping in today to share some


kitchens I’ve recently seen in a few of my

As a true enthusiast of so many different styles,

I love seeing unique mixes of different design genres
creating true eclectic décor.

One thing I know for sure is
a kitchen has to be bright and cheerful,


 that’s were many of us spend

How can you not feel happy seeing this

One thing that’s most important is how a room makes you feel.

Add elements that you love,
but remember not to make your kitchen feel cluttered.

Black and white kitchens are always among my favorites.

Bright, fresh flowers are always a bonus!

Do you have anything special on your kitchen wish list?  

ciao! fabiana

photo credit:
1, 2, 3  Kristen Panitch Interiors
4  Hudson Interiors
5  Real Simple
6, 10  House & Home
7, 8  HGTV Magazine
9  Chatelaine

February 9, 2018

treat yourself: sweet valentine gifts

You know it’s almost valentine’s day,

so now's the perfect time to get yourself
a little something special!


you don’t have to let anyone know…

I do it all the time for my birthday
and all other major holidays,


Here are a few things on my wish list

Isn’t this Instagram notification pillow adorbs?

It would be so cute on the bed in our guest room.

Check it out here

the Orchid Bloom color is just the right shade of blush!

Check it out here.

Check it out here. 

A super comfy slouchy sweater to run errands in…

Check it out here.

Love this tee from Nordstrom

Check it out here.

I have a similar one that says “amore”.

Check out these sneakers here.

Espadrilles are hot this year for winter, spring and
of course, summer!

Check these out here.

I have a pair of flat leather espadrilles by Soludos.

They're so comfy that 
I wear them just about everyday!

Check it out here.

in sweet shapes and colors by Agnes Beauty.

Check them out here.

The cutest Fan Tassel Earrings, yes please!

Available here.

Natural pigments and ingredients make this

Lip and Cheek Tint a one stop shop

when getting ready in the morning.

Available here.

And then all I need to do is apply a fabulous luxurious mascara that doesn’t cost a fortune,

but works amazingly!

Available here.

Available here.

I'd want to keep this textured peony pink throw draped over my desk chair for those cool winter mornings.

Check it out here.

ciao! fabiana

 p . s . let me know what you think!

February 8, 2018

a vintage inspired mardi gras table

This year Lent starts on Valentine’s day,
so for those of us who follow this observance,

we might have a double celebration on Mardi Gras….

and that may mean indulging in  
Valentine’s day chocolates a day early!!

In any event,

my inspiration this year was for an
old New Orleans- inspired Mardi Gras tablescape.

When I think of New Orleans,
fabulous architecture and antiques come to mind.

I wanted a little bit of that history on my table,
so I chose a more sophisticated approach to my table décor.

Of course, we must have purple, gold and green,
the obvious colors of Mardi Gras,
but I wanted to use them in a more toned down manner.  

For starters, we need pretty masks and party beads,
so I kept these accessories limited to gold tones.

I brought out some of my favorite
purple and white transferware


beautiful amethyst glass stemware.

A hint of green is brought in with a eucalyptus branch runner
down the center of the table which softens the look of the bold brass candlesticks.

I love the Spanish moss tucked around the roses and candles
It adds to the whole spooky vibe that
is sooo New Orleans.

White roses were the obvious choice
to bring in some of that elegant old-world beauty of 
New Orleans.

Simple gold flatware keeps the table a little modern and has great juxtaposition 
with the textured linen tablecloth that reminds me of 

old tattered 

anitque chairs.

I love this new white and gold vase

it’s so versatile for any type of flower and tablescape.

Along the bank of cabinets, behind the table,
the rest of my brass candlesticks are
adorned with more gold beads. 

And when the lights go down…

The magic starts to happen!

Flickering candlelight

is the best ingredient 

for any dinner party!

ciao! fabiana

And it all came together like this:

white napkins, vintage
White Roses, Trader Joe’s


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