July 17, 2021

magazine clippings: country farmhouse

via Country Homes & Interiors magazine

Happy Saturday! It’s so sunny and bright here today, but thankfully the temperatures will stay in the high 70’s so my weekend projects will still get done.  


I’ve been gathering inspiration for my home and garden from several of my favorite magazines and their online versions. 

Remember back in the day when we’d rip out pages from magazines and save them as our inspiration for future home décor ideas? 


Well, today I’ve got several clippings of rooms and spaces that recently caught my attention. Whether it be for certain details, or the whole room, I virtually "ripped these out" to share with you today... 

This collection is inspired by my love for the cozy country farmhouse look, and the kitchen in the top photo definitely gives off those vibes. There’s a modern feel to it that updates this favorite country farmhouse style.

I’m always a sucker for an eat-in kitchen, especially one that opens up to the garden. 

via Country Homes & Interiors magazine

Who wouldn’t love to curl up with a good book (or magazine) in this glorious greenhouse? Those cozy floral pillows soften the hard edges of this angular glass house in the most intimate way.  


My she shed is strictly a fun storage space for my goodies, but I often dream about a lovely set up like this, and you never know, maybe someday! 


via Farmhouse DIY magazine

Crisp white tongue-and-groove paneling and that old wooden door... I’m hooked! And that adorable farmhouse painting adds just the right amount of color to this back door mudroom. Those handy pegs hold all the necessary items for a stroll outdoors into the garden.  

via Farmhouse DIY magazine

Comfy blue and white pillows and shelves full of pretty collectables... I’m all in!  

via Farmhouse DIY magazine

I’m a fan of framed vintage silhouettes on the wall, and this gallery has a nice composition of shapes and use of space. I really like how the lamps and headboard fit in to the whole layout of the wall.  


via Farmhouse DIY magazine

The texture of a shiplap wall instantly creates that cozy country farmhouse feel we love. Add baskets, striped pillows and a luxurious knit throw, and we’re ready to snuggle! 


via House Beautiful magazine

Here’s a sophisticated country farmhouse look that speaks to me. 

This dining room gives off French or Italian provincial style to me, and I love it. 

Plates on the wall, a large mirror and a pitcher full of huge flowers from the garden... 

yes, please! 

via House Beautiful magazine

And finally, this pool house that's giving off classical Greek temple vibes, but in dark gray highly-cultivated tone that modernizes the whole structure and surroundings. 

What a great focal point for the far end of a pool. 


That's it for today. I hope you enjoyed this bit of inspiration.

I’m ready to tackle a few garden tasks and maybe repaint a couple of outdoor chairs, but mostly, I think I’ll be rearranging a few things around the house.  


I’ll be back again soon with more recipes, decorating ideas, magazine clippings, and even a fun new restaurant I love.  


Hope you'll check back with me soon here on the blog! 

ciao! fabiana 



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July 16, 2021

summer sunflowers


We interrupt the regularly scheduled program for a few bright and cheery sunflowers in the living room. 🌻  

They top off this antique card catalog cabinet I found a few weeks ago at a local shop. I elevated it with a set of black iron hairpin legs. This was such an easy project to put together. 

After I cleaned up this piece of furniture with a little soap and water, I realized I had to rip off the veneer on the top that was peeling and chipped in so many places. Luckily there was a nice wood surface underneath that I simply stained and waxed to match the existing wood tones. 


Part of my pitcher collection now sits on top. I can’t get enough of these vintage and new pouring vessels because they’re just so useful and cute! Cut flowers from the garden always look great in them. 


Back to this little cabinet. It’s got 18 little drawers that I have yet to fill, and I’m not sure what to put in all of them. Originally, I thought napkins would be perfect, but honestly, I have way too many to be able to store them all in one place. 


My friend Shannon from Fox Hollow Cottage suggested storing art supplies in there which is a great idea. I think I’ll also store some of my seasonal props in there too, like little pumpkins, and bottle brush trees. 

What do think? I’d love to hear your suggestion of what you’d fill all these little drawers with.  


As always, the eucalyptus is clipped from my neighbor Maureen’s tree who’s always willing let me snip a few overgrown branches. 🌿🥰 I love how it looks with the sunflowers. 

As the week winds down, I think I'm heading to a few of my favorite thrift stores today. I never know what I might find!


ciao! fabiana 



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