Hotel to Home: Palazzinag, Venice

Let’s show some love to the land of gondolas today, shall we? I’m taking you inside the luxurious Palazzinag hotel in Venice.

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Here’s my interpretation – complete with Venetian mirror, marble topped bistro table, and unique Fornasetti chair.

Venetian mirror, Fornasetti chair, bistro table, curtains, end table, lamp, white linens, drinking glasses

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The Friday Five: Laundry Room Details

I’ve got a bathroom/laundry room renovation on my mind¬†these days. I¬†would really like to start the reno this spring, but¬†I’ve had little time to finalize the design plan. It’s not going to be anything too complicated as it is a small space, but every reno needs thoughtful consideration and planning. Am I right?

I’m looking at the design details of these laundry rooms and they’re making me wish I had a large enough space to incorporate¬†all of them!

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drying rack drawer – via Eleven Gables

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sorting drawer – via Sunny Side Up

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clothes hanging rod –¬†via Home Bunch

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closet fold-down ironing board – via Home Bunch

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Fornasetti overload Рvia Berkley Interior & Lifestyle Design

Marketplace: Caviar20

Taking a tour of Troy’s online shop, Caviar20, always puts me in a good mood. Caviar20 is a beautiful site filled with unique pieces. Here are a few of my current faves…

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giant leaf floor sculpture, $1250 (A modern Christmas tree, perhaps?)

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Fornasetti “Temi e Variazione” #39 plate, $425 (Troy¬†always¬†has an awesome Fornasetti collection.)

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set of op-art highball glasses, $225

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Alissa Cole brass table lamps, $4800

And now…I’m going to buy a lottery ticket!

 

 

Sponsor Spotlight: Caviar20

Today I’m so happy to share some of the amazingly stylish products from Caviar20. Troy carries so many exceptionally gorgeous pieces – and they go quickly – so if there’s something you’ve got your eye on, go ahead and get it before it’s sold!

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David Hockney The Older Rapunzel etching, $3000

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Rachel Whiteread “untitled” ditone print, $3000

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Fornasetti¬†“Suns and Moons” ceramic serving tray, $475

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Veca¬†“Fontana arte style” sconces, $1750

 

Fornasetti near you

by JohanneÔĽŅ

It’s no secret that we love Urban Barn.

We’ve featured the Canadian company countless times here on White Cabana, probably because we think the products are fun and trendy and we’ve got experience with them ourselves as long-time customers.

Today we’re featuring these lovely Fornasetti paperweights currently available at UB. We all know that Jordana has a bit of a thing for Fornasetti– the Milanese artist has been featured here before to much swooning and acclaim.

For those of us who are on a budget and can’t afford (yet) a Fornasetti print, plate, sculpture, etc., these paperweights at Urban Barn feature iconic Fornasetti images and are a great entry-point into the style and beauty that defines the designer’s career. At $3 each for the small paperweights “Tea” and “Eye,” and $15 for the larger “Visage” piece, there’s no reason to skip these for yourself or as a gift for someone special.

Images courtesy of Urban Barn.

For the Love of Fornasetti

Fornasetti plate, 125GBP, Milk Concept Boutique

I first “met” Fornasetti on an episode of Debbie Travis’ Painted House, a long while ago (I think I might have been in highschool!). I was a fan at first sight. Those black & white faces just had a way of capturing my attention. Since then, I have noticed that Fornasetti has continued to gain popularity and interest among designers, collectors and artists. The Fornasetti style has been produced and reproduced countless times in numerous forms. Pillows, lighting, stools and even umbrellas with Fornasetti designs have made it to the marketplace.

Last weekend a friend took me to The Good Neighbour espresso bar in Toronto (thanks Kathlyn!) and I was quite excited to see the Fornasetti wall. I think the wall in this inviting café makes for an interesting focal point. Seeing the wall also reminded me that it was about time I put a little Fornasetti into White Cabana!

Fornasetti Wall at The Good Neighbour, Toronto

If you’re looking to invest in a piece, I suggest you start your search at Caviar20 as there always seems to be a Fornasetti piece or two in stock. Troy at Caviar20 suggests that if one is serious about starting a collection, vintage is the way to go. According to Troy, “savvy collectors know that this is the time to buy Fornasetti”. Be warned…the new items have purely decorative value and they will never appreciate in value.¬†Are you sold yet?

Fornasetti's Mesi Soli, $225, at Caviar20

Although I don’t own any pieces just yet, when I do begin this collection I might decide to arrange them something like this:

Fornasetti plates as wall art, via Design is Mine

Want to learn more or get your collection started? Click here and here.

 

Update: Read Troy’s review of the book, Fornasetti: The Complete Universe here.

Images via Caviar20, Design is Mine, Milk Concept Boutique. Image and more information about The Good Neighbour here.