January 15, 2013

a seaside inspired Winter dinner

We had a little dinner party this weekend and here is a peek at the table, inspired by my new seashell place card holders and the "Debutante" camellias from my garden.

Ciao! Fabiana

January 14, 2013

beachy tablescape

I stopped by to visit to my friend Meredith at her adorable little beach-inspired boutique  MerMade Designs yesterday and  came home with a few little goodies to spruce up our dinner table.     

I fell in love with the seashell place card holders that she makes.  They are so fun on the table and can even be useful holding photos or recipe cards.  She also has the cutest napkin rings, and I chose this one with all the hanging little seashells that remind me of a charm bracelet.  I also couldn't resist the linen napkins with seahorses and sand dollars softly painted on them.  What do you think of the table? 


The dishes and other tableware I have owned for a while, but the round woven place mat is from Cost Plus.  I also love my sea horse dish that I got at the Hotel del Coronado.   
Ciao! Fabiana
sharing with:    the style sisters

January 12, 2013

inside Yolanda Foster's closet and home

Inside the newest BH Housewife Yolanda's ginormous walk-in closet

I love the built-in mirrors

a few of many designer handbags

the neutral toned shoes

glass doors keep clothing clean and fade resistant

a little dinner party setting

a simple table set with rose petals, flowers, lemons and candles

a pretty succulent arrangement

here is the infamous custom-made glass refrigerator  
an infinity pool with views of Malibu 

a lounging area

the large fire pit and comfortable seating

a huge and decorative picnic table

more cozy seating and a lovely California suset

via Bravo

ciao! fabiana

Mary McDonald's Home on Million Dollar Decorators

This week on the season finale of Million Dollar Decorators,  Mary showed off her newly revamped house.  The adjectives thrown around to describe the update were cool "grandma-ish", "Palm Beach", "Palm Springs", and "1970's" all with a modern twist that only Mary can pull off.  She chose a pretty green and white Quadrille wallpaper and matching fabric for her kitchen nook area.

a work in progress

checking out the finished kitchen with BFF Nathan

I love the velvet chairs and modern light fixture

detail of Quadrille wall covering and fabric

pretty details too
  In her bedroom, Mary centered the design on a beautiful hand-painted Gracie wall paper that is ultra-feminine and very traditional, even if it meant carpeting over a graphic floor she just had painted.  The end product is stunning.  I love the subtle soft pink accessories scattered about.

Mary's mantel

Jeffrey paying a visit to a frenzied Mary

Gorgeous sitting area

bedroom vignette with lots of layers of whites, creams and soft grays

a great mix of modern touches

a little soft pink is perfect

Mary's living room was described by Kathryn as "very grown-up", even though there was a funny smell in there, haha!  Beautiful shades of green fabrics with white walls dominate this design. Personal touches in the form of accessories that she has collected over the years, add personality to the room.   

Simple and grown-up

beautiful symmetry

and gorgeous details

Check out last week's Million Dollar Decorators here.

ciao! Fabiana

January 11, 2013

Kyle Richards' Bel Air home

Inside Kyle Richards' home, 
as featured on the 
"Real Housewives of Beverly Hills".
pretty living room in  soft colors

cozy little corner with a french styled chair

lots of soft blues and creams with a little sparkle

I love this etagere with silver mementos and lavender touches 

more lavender in the dining room

the bright kitchen features lots of carrera marble

a large kitchen window brightens the space

gorgeous twin light fixtures over the island hang from a rustic beam

a lovely desk area

a full bar keeps the parties going

detail of the bar includes a cool Hermes tray that holds a collection of libations

pretty blue and white highlight the mostly white family room

a touch of whimsy is included on the couch with American flag pillows

personalized movie chairs in the screening room!

the master bedroom features lots of mirrored surfaces

plenty of light, mirrors and counter space are perfect for applying make-up

the walk-in closet

a feminine grown-up girl's bedroom

lots of lavender and  a pair of chandeliers glam up this girl's room

a perfect pink bedroom for a little girl

outdoor dining area is perfect for year-round entertaining

ciao!  fabiana
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