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

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Adjust Your Sails…It’s 2018

 

Adjust Your Sails

Every New Year begins with a cycle of new beginning’s… new hopes…new dreams… new possibilities, and also endings.  For some of us it is also about letting go of someone or something often important and meaningful in our lives.  It’s not easy, never easy, …but in some ways we find Grace and Gratitude along the way.

I am struck by the beauty of what Liz Gilbert shared yesterday in her posts on Instagram and Facebook about her best friend, her big love, and her beloved companion of many years, Rayya Elias.  It speaks to all of us.

“She was my love, my heart, my best friend, my teacher, my rebel, my angel, my protector, my challenger, my partner, my muse, my wizard, my surprise, my gift, my comet, my liberator, my rock star, my completely impossible non-cooperator, my otherworldly visitor, my spiritual portal, and my baby. I loved you so much, Rayya. Thank you for letting me walk with you right to the edge of the river. It has been the greatest honor of my life. I would tell you to rest in peace, but I know that you always found peace boring. May you rest in excitement. I will always love you.”

What I Love and Adore most about this deeply meaningful prayer message is:                                   ” Thank you for letting me walk with you right to the edge of the river.”

I too am walking this path to the edge of the river right now with my Beloved Mother. It is a complete lifetime of our loving each other, and our many decades of  beauty, joy, friendship, hardship, and learning how to love each other more beautifully and kindly each and every day.  We have shared so much Love & Joy for so many decades and I can’t imagine my life without Mum.  We are One.  She is the anchor to my heart and soul.  But I know too that one day she will say goodbye.  I can already witness the signs of her tiredness and a beginning to let go of it all.  There are many sights and sounds that I am aware of. 

I thank God and the Divine that my Mother is still here with me now, healthy, happy, and full of wit, humor, good sense, and energy!  At the graceful age of 94 , Mum still drives her car, and she works out every morning for 20 minutes. After breakfast and a relaxing morning, she drives herself to her club where she plays mahjong, and bridge every day.  It keeps her mind sharp and active.  And one day a week she volunteers at the Senior Center in the morning and does the accounting and check-in for all the luncheon attendees.  I am so Blessed to have an active and independent Mother like this! But she would have it no other way.  Nor would I!

When we get inside the thick and the thin of it all, we manage to adjust our sails.  It’s all about going with the flow…some days are easier than others, but we manage to make it work beautifully, gracefully, and with endearing hearts for each other.

Life is always about adjusting your sails to make the most of each moment. And the beauty always lies within each moment.