April 21, 2018

bahama beach house style

Happy Saturday!


The weather here has been amazing, and I’m so looking forward to summer. So today, in keeping with the sunny summer theme, I wanted to share this fabulous Bahamas vacation home with you… spotted in the pages of House Beautiful

 ciao! fabiana

April 20, 2018

who's ready for summer?

This month’s House Beautiful magazine
is literally bursting at the seams with


Just look a the roof line of that adorable pool house! 

And check out the rest of this
amazing Chicago-area backyard pool area
 that has all the elements I love!

Blue and white accessories ✔

Pink accents 

Black and white stripes 

Vintage garden urns 

A pretty tablescape 

Homeowner Shelley Johnstone requested
Palm Beach meets Hollywood style glam for
the design of the pool house and
surrounding spaces.

so dreamy!

 ciao! fabiana

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April 18, 2018

the home tour and a royal wedding

The excitement is building for three extra special events…

First of all the countdown has now officially begun

on May 17th

There will be six amazing homes featured this year,

as well as one boat!

Tickets are still available for this fun event,

but they do sell out every year,

if you’re able to go!

Raili Clasen, one of our favorite local designers and home tour favorite will have another one of her amazing designs showcased this year!

Home tour day starts off at the exclusive
where a light breakfast will be served.

Lunch  will later be catered by Plum’s Restaurant…

And then Barclay Butera hosts a super fun
after-party at his Newport showroom.

You won’t want to miss this fun day!

And just two days later…

the wedding of the year will be taking place…

Prince Harry will marry American actress Meghan Markle.

This outfit that Meghan wore yesterday
has been all the buzz today.

I especially love her black and white striped

We were just talking stripes yesterday…

Kate Middleton is due to deliver
her third royal baby any second now!

I’m officially on royal baby watch now!

And coincidentally,

 just came out and luckily I had preordered it,

so it just showed up on my doorstep!

I’m off now to dive into this book and
get the whole scoop on Meghan.

 ciao! fabiana

April 17, 2018

black and white stripes forever

Another one of my favorite classic combos…

black and white stripes!

Use them on a table,

for a formal or casual gathering.

It’s a traditional look with modern flair!

A little,


a lot…

It’s always a showstopper,

as in this wallpaper in my friend
Marion's kitchen.  

Outdoors this look can’t be beat…

It’s so versatile too!

These stripes can come off as too funky or edgy,

but they can actually bring balance to a room.

The perfect yin and yang!

 ciao! fabiana

photo credit:
1, 2  BH&G
3  Martha Stewart Weddings
7  Opal DC
8  Architectural Digest
9  NY Times
10  Woman's Day
11  House Beautiful
12, 13  Lido Marina Village
15 Domaine


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