March 26, 2014

book decor

"A room without books is like a body without a soul."  -Cicero

Whether you stack them, line them up or display them prominently, 
books always add drama, character and warmth to a room.

They are a great way to add color too!

Books can personalize your space at a glance. 

Always display books that have a personal meaning to you.

The perfect way to accessorize!

This way, you'll always have one within arms reach!

So many options!

And fabulous ways to style them! 

How do you display your books?

It's so easy!

via  book decor

ciao! fabiana

March 24, 2014

a beachy, industrial style home

Welcome to the world of Shelly Kormeluk.  Her love of color and quirky transformations create a one-of-a-kind vibe that is perfect for her and her two boys.  In her home, she has combined a coastal industrial style with a cool mountain resort style that reflects her Idaho and Utah roots. 

Shelly collected hotel keys from around the world 
and covered a headboard for the guest room. 
she repurposed old skis into a back splash 

a colorfully salvaged oil drum is
a base for the sink in the powder room 

a modern chandelier in the entry 
contrasts beautifully with the natural stone wall

a variety of textures in the stairway

the front entry 

the game room features an American flag
made of salvaged licence plates

a relaxing seating area with fireplace in the backyard 

you can find interesting accents in every room

great use of color in one of the boys' rooms

inside the game room

where a comic book mural comes to life! 

the unique facade

with a fabulous back yard that is perfect for relaxing! 

Great job, Shelly!
This house was featured on the Newport Harbor Home and Garden Tour last year.  I really enjoyed visiting this house in person and am looking forward to the next home tour in May.  Let me know what you think of this home!

photos via newport harbor home tour and oc register

ciao! fabiana

March 17, 2014

March 8, 2014

Marena's home in Better Homes & Gardens

I recently found some old issues of Better Homes & Gardens magazines and took the afternoon to skim through them.  In the August 2010 copy, I was pleasantly surprised to see my friend Marena's home featured! Marena is one of the co-chairs for the Newport Harbor Home Tour and her home has always been one of my favorites.  It's so cozy and fun!  She decorated it with the help of a few other talented friends and the outcome is just a great casual family house with a definite California vibe!  See for yourself...    

Marena with Charlie, Trudy & Leah 

a fresh take on a center hall table 

I love the crisp white kitchen with a vintage feel

the cozy breakfast nook is perfect for dining & homework

Love the chairs and fun sunburst mirror!

August 2010

ciao! fabiana

March 4, 2014

the oscars up close and personal

Some of my favorite Oscars looks, hair, make-up and jewelry details.... 

Kate Hudson
Kate always looks flawless

Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer was one of my favorites!  
I love how she wore her necklace.

Naomi Watts
  Naomi was stunning in white with a diamond spider web necklace
 Lupita looked like Cinderella in her baby blue chiffon gown by Prada.
Amy Adams
I am a little obsessed with Amy's Tiffany earrings! 
They looked stunning with her navy blue Gucci gown. 
Jessica Biel
 Jessica looks like a classic beauty.
Sandra Bullock
 Stunning  Sandra.  Can you believe this woman is 50?
Charlize Theron
 Charilize in Dior of course with $15 million 
in Harry Winston diamonds around her neck.
Cate Blanchett
 Cate was one of my faves.  
Look at those giant opal drop earrings by Chopard! 
Angelina Jolie
 Angelina has really grown into a beautiful person inside and out.
Kerry Washington
 Kerry make up and hair looked amazing, and she is pregnant!
Julia Roberts
Julia looks great from the neck up.  
I did not care for the dress on her.
Liza Minnelli
 I loved Liza in cobalt blue, even with the blue streak in her hair. 
 She is Liza, after all!
Olivia Wilde
 Also pregnant, Olivia looked radiant.
Emma Watson
Little Hermione is all grown up and is always one of my fashion favorites!
taking the infamous selfie

the ultimate selfie from Oscar night 2014!

ciao! Fabiana
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