Glamour, Luxury & the Art of Beautiful Design

“Good Design lies at the Heart of a Truly Beautiful Home”.

  – Rita Tanos

Bellatano Luxury Home Collection – Featuring Bellatano Luxury Linens from Italy

“It always pays to dwell slowly on the beautiful things – the more beautiful the more slowly”.

  – Atticus

 

There is nothing more soothing at the end of the day than opening up the door to your home and immediately feeling a sense of beauty and comfort for the simple pleasures of home sweet home.  From beautiful furniture and textiles to lighting and art, our homes are our inner sanctuaries where we rest, sleep, love, create, raise families and entertain friends. But in every beautiful home, it is always the most intricate of details that makes it so personal, so special and unique with our own signature that gives us a sense of belonging.

These series of photographs reflect some of my design work in Newport Beach, California.  The designs, colors and styles were carefully chosen to work with our clients existing art and a few pieces of furniture, such as leather chairs that could not be replaced…so we found ways to work around what had to stay.  

All the Luxury Linens in the master bedrooms are my designs, under the name of Bellatano Style & Bellatano Luxury Home, all made in Italy.  The first photograph above was the Garland Collection with accents of the Empire Collection in yellow and white.  The bedroom furniture is called Natchez, and is part of the Henredon/Ralph Lauren Collection.

 

The Casanova Collection from Bellatano Luxury Linens in Cafe, Taupe and Ivory.

Bellatano Style & Luxury Home; Made in Italy

A Swirl Design of Embroidery in Cafe & Taupe on Ivory Pique Matelasse with Silk Striped Pillows.

 

Valdese Collection by Bellatano Style. Made in Italy.

The Valdese Collection by Bellatano Style

A Regal Crest Design in four color ways;  Cafe, Ivory, Taupe & Beige.  Intricate detailed Embroidery on Sateen Sheet Sets, Duvet Cover & Matelasse Bedcover & Shams.

 

Newport Coast Home : A different kind of Living Room

Newport Coast Home

Chocolate Brown Velvet Wingback Chairs with wheat colored embroidery design. Custom made chairs and round ottoman.  Silk striped panels. Marble floors and stone fireplace. A cozy sitting and conversation area.

Details of Sitting Room

 

The Piano Room

The Piano Room just off the main Living Room. Fabulous animal print chair and gorgeous piano, but a bit challenging to work around this large piece of art.

 

The Entry Way

The Entry Way and Staircase. 

Entry leading into Dining Room

The Entry Way leads directly into the main Dining Room which opens to the Great Room and sitting area.

Dining Room

Details of the Dining Room Table & Chairs.  Custom.

Dining Room Table

Custom table for eight. Suede chairs with large nail heads and custom Wingback chairs for the ends in a stunning animal velvet weave.

 

Family Room

The family room with oversized velvet stripe chairs in greens, browns, rusts, and tan velvet. Thickly ribbed and woven velvet.

Velvet ribbed chairs

These two velvet ribbed and oversized chairs were a perfect fit for this family room which was just off the kitchen nook.  Custom chairs.

 

 

Kitchen Nook

Woven Chairs in kitchen nook. This was a temporary table which was replaced by a handmade custom wooden table with a fabulous base.

 

 

Kitchen Details

All the kitchen cabinets were stained a dark color wood along with the cabinets in the family room facing the other side of the kitchen nook.

And one more Living Conversation Room:

Conversation Room

Four Wingback Chairs in front of the fireplace create a lovely conversation room.  Luxurious Fabrics that are raised velvet in the animal pattern.  Lovely Asian Antique table.

 

It’s all in the D E T A I L S.   Always!  From the luxurious fabrics and warm colors to the unique ways of designing and creating custom furniture with style and a bit of Pizzazz that is a combination of glamour, beauty and vitality with some surprising details.  Easy to live with, yet comfortable and beautiful to look at.   It’s all about good design, comfort and luxury with ease and grace.  Bella Grace! Bella Design! Bella Tano Style!

If you would like more information about Bellatano Luxury Home & Bellatano Style please contact us by email at LuxurySpecialistRT@gmail.com

Our Website is currently under re-construction, but you can have a peek here: 

Bellatano Style & Bellatano Luxury Home

 

Bellatano Style & Interior Design Stylist

Please Note:  Our new website is Bellatano Style.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hello Sunshine! Curated Collections with India Hicks

Curated Collections with India Hicks:

India Hicks does it again!  Her new Curated Collections are exclusive, limited edition designs created just for IH from Holicow and Finlay and Co. To top that off, she’s just revealed her Summer collection…new bags, jewelry and treasures you’re going to love. Make sure to check it out here:  India Hicks Summer Collection  

Perfect for Mother’s Day gifts, Graduation gifts, or just for YOU.  All summer long.

The first of these Curated Collections launch with sunglasses handmade by artisans in the foothills of the Italian alps with the London-based Finlay & Co., and Holicow apparel featuring a modern take on the traditional craft of hand-blocked indian prints. 

“Our new Curated Collections are unexpected finds from brilliant designers that inspire me and that I admire.  These collections are completely exclusive to us, made in limited editions, and found nowhere else in the world. This is a hugely exciting idea and something that no one else is doing in the world of Social Selling. I truly believe we are in the right place, at the right time for this big new idea.”  – India Hicks

Take a peek at these gorgeous curated collections here:

Holicow!  The Hankerchief Dress 

So lightweight and lovely for hot summer days!

The Hankerchief Dress & the Caftan.  Sweet summer days in Biscayne Bay.

 

India rockin the Caftan with jeans & heels.

Caftan worn with the Free Spirit Necklace.

 

Beach Towel;  Terry on one side, hand block print on the other. Perfect for a hot day at the beach or poolside.  

Looking fabulous in a beach towel!

 

Those gorgeous Sunglasses!  Classic, chic, and oh so feminine.  Two designs to choose from.  Handmade by artisans in the foothills of the Italian alps with the London-based Finlay & Co.

Happy Summer and Happy Shopping!  India Hicks Summer Collection

Hello Sunshine!  Your going to look gorgeous all summer long!  Be Happy.  Smile.  Kick up your heels.  Do a happy dance.  Laugh!  The sun is shining and so are you!

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India Hicks is doing it differently, and truly, that makes all the difference. I’m so proud to be partnering with this creative, savvy and smart entrepreneur…consider joining me as the real fun is just beginning.  If you’re interested in learning more or joining my tribe with India Hicks, see my website:  India Hicks with Rita Tanos

Or contact me by leaving a comment on this post with your name and email address. It will not be published. For contact purposes only.

Happy Summer!

Biscayne Bay – Summer 2017

Who would have thought that Biscayne Bay would be the location of a recent photo shoot with a high style collection of beautiful products by India Hicks?  What a lovely surprise!  

Only 8 miles wide and 35 miles long, Biscayne Bay is a lagoon that lies between Miami Beach barrier island and the mainland.  The old wooden Collins Bridge was renamed the Venetian Causeway that crosses Biscayne Bay between Miami and Miami Beach.  Fisher Island is a tiny little island that sits across Biscayne Bay, where my father used to deliver newspapers as a very young boy.  

I find it charming that today India Hicks introduces her new collection with the name Biscayne Bay.  It reminds me of my childhood in Miami Beach and all the many islands I used to live and play water sports growing up.

Take a peek at these gorgeous new Collections here:

India Hicks Summer ’17 

Summer 2017 on Biscayne Bay 

 

My parents had a high winged light pink convertible Cadillac in the early 1960’s.  It reminds me of this gorgeous white one with India in the driver’s seat.

 

The Biscayne Bay Tote Bag & the Baby Biscayne Bag.  Sand & Navy with Neon leather handles.

 

The Hook Bracelet on a perfect sandy beach.  Navy or Flamingo. Love the toenail paint!

The Hook & the Fin – Bracelets & Earrings that remind us of a Dorsal Fin. Love those Dolphins!

 

Sea Cord Necklaces & the Catch Necklace.  Flamingo, Storm Cloud, or Navy. So unique and lovely!

 

Looking Gorgeous in Biscayne Bay!

 

The Insta Pouches:  India Hicks style….totally unique!  Natural leather with rope handles.  Images from India’s Instagram posts of her home in Harbour Island, the Bahamas.  Very cool!

 

British – Bahamian and the coolest of them all… India Hicks with her Instagram Pouch.  Beautiful, unique, and always in her inimitable style.  The image is from India’s Instagram post of her dock in Harbour Island. 

 

 The Madly Deeply large tote Bag.  In Navy Blue Duchess fabric.  Large enough to stuff everything in for a long weekend, a day at the beach, or a long plane ride. Serious travel accessory bag!

 

The Royal Navy Collection of Bags; The Madly Deeply, the Duchess of Windsor, & the Baby Duchess.  Best of the Best!

 

 

The Baby Duchess;  for all your make-up, jewelry, computer cords, and essentials.  Waterproof interior.  Lovely details with IH logo in leather.

 

Totally cool Key Fob:  “Turn Me On”  or  “Harassed Mum”.  Perfect for the main key in your life.  Home Sweet Home.  

The Biscayne Bay Collection from India Hicks.  So many Gorgeous Goodies for Summer to choose from.  Have fun shopping and curating your very own collection here:  India Hicks Sumer ’17 

 

 

Keep Calm, Carry On & Shop for Mom! Mother’s Day 2017

Mother’s Day Love

MOTHER’S DAY = LOVE 

Our Mother’s are often our best friends.  Their love is eternal, unconditional, and forevermore.  They make us laugh at ourselves, smile at our mistakes and learn from them.  

Honor your Mom this Mother’s Day with a beautiful gift on her special day.  What will your legacy be to your Mom?  What will you give her that is unforgettable and makes her smile? 

Do you like Giving more than Receiving?  Visit my India Hicks site between Wednesday, April 26th and Sunday, April 30th and 15% of your purchase will be donated to a charity close to my heart – the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.  Let’s do as much GOOD as we possibly can.


Find a gift for Mom here & GIVE back: http://bit.ly/2pZUoLm 

After April 30th, orders can be placed here:  India Hicks Mother’s Day Gifts

 

Fabulous Gifts for Mom:

Beauty:  Perhaps a beautiful GIFT BOX of FINE FRAGRANCE from India Hicks. All Gift Boxes ordered between April 19th and May 12th will come with the limited edition slip-over of a hand painted rose designed by India (while supplies last). 

Jewelry:  LEGACY  LETTERS  –  Inspired by India’s father, the famed Interior Decorator, David Hicks.  Gold Vermeil Necklaces that are simply stunning!

 

Perhaps a fabulous HANDBAG or Tote – so perfect for Mom!

 

 

Or simply a mix of Beautiful ACCESSORIES your Mom will adore!

Honor the Moms in your life with a special Gift this Mother’s Day.  She deserves your attention, your appreciation, and your LOVE.  

To shop the entire INDIA HICKS Collection and order a Gift for Mom, click here:  Personalized Gift Cards are available when you place your order.

India Hicks Mother’s Day Gifts 

To participate in the Fundraiser and send a Gift to Mom, place your order here by April 30th, 2017:   http://bit.ly/2pZUoLm

Happy Shopping!  Your Mother will Thank You for your kindness and never forget that you remembered her with a Special Gift on Mother’s Day!  Make it SPECIAL.  She is your one and only Mom! 

Legacy Letters – Alphabet of Geometric Letters

The interior decorator David Hicks (father of India Hicks) created an alphabet of geometric letters.  These designs became the wallpaper of India’s life, and everywhere she looked there they were on umbrellas, ties, slippers, notepads.  

In her own inimitable style, India Hicks introduces these Legacy Letters inspired by her father’s geometric letters.  They are meant to tell a story — your story.  Wear them well.   

Legacy Letters by India Hicks –  Necklace Initials and Chain in Gold Vermeil

Link to shop:  Legacy Letters Shopping

Beautiful geometric designs: The Legacy Letters

Each initial is bold and classic geometric, inspired by David Hicks of course! (See center photograph of David with Lady Pamela Hicks and India Hicks & family).  Notice the H initial logo design on David Hicks notebook.

The collection of Legacy Letters

Each initial has a unique geometric design. . . I love them all!  

What’s your initial legacy?

Create your own wearing two at a time…your initial, your love’s initial, or your child’s first name initial.  They are meant to tell a story — your story. Wear them well.  

India Hicks with Domino

Link to shop:  Legacy Letters Shopping

Watch the video with India Hicks & Lady Pamela Hicks:

#InitialLegacy

Growing up, my father created an alphabet of geometric letters.These designs became the wallpaper of my life, everywhere I looked there they were, umbrellas, ties, slippers, notepads.Here they are again, my way… http://bit.ly/2mu1MMU#InitialLegacy

Posted by India Hicks on Monday, March 6, 2017

#InitialLegacy

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