I have never seen a collection of sumptuous home decorating, entertaining, and lifestyle photos quite like this. How could I? The effortlessly lovely aesthetic in Cabana magazine is superbly unique with Martina Mondadori at the helm. CASA CABANA Photos: Joyful Italian Fabrics, Color & Style spotlights a gorgeous collection of photography, personal essays, and Italian recipes.
CASA CABANA Photos: Joyful Italian Fabrics, Color & Style
How Did CASA CABANA Come to Be?
The author of the book, Martina Mondadori is the founder and editor of cult interiors magazine Cabana. She grew up in Milan, where her father was chairman of one of Italy’s biggest publishing houses. After an early career in publishing and luxury branding, she launched the limited-edition designer magazine Cabana in 2014.
You: Those book covers look like they’re covered in gorgeous fabric!
Me: That’s because they are!
What Contributes to #cabanamood?
To understand Cabana’s mix of pattern, texture, and color, one must look to the tastemakers who inspire it.
Patrick Kinmonth, William Kent, Studio Peregalli, François Halard, DiMoreStudio, Marian McEvoy, and Robert Kime, Kozumi Yoshida, Rifat Özbek, and Pierre-Louis Mascia are legendary masters and muses behind #cabanamood.
So is CASA CABANA a Decorating Book?
Yes, it is indeed a visual feast with incredibly stylish interiors and home decorating, but it’s so much more.
You’ll also find entertaining ideas as well as Italian recipes.
The tablescapes and place settings are unlike any you’ll see elsewhere. Tablecloths, china, glasses, and a mix of patterns keep the mood high volume and joyous.
About Those Tablescapes…
While my own color style is decidedly pale, I cannot deny the sophistication! Plus, there are more subtle moments. Just look at this more subdued mix:
More quiet sophistication here (and do ignore my ugly boots which sneaked into the shot):
Decorating With Color
Cabana style is about adding character and spirit, not perfection and the expected! Just listen to Martina speak to India Hicks about the beauty of imperfection (spoiler alert: India is hilarious!!!).
CASA CABANA is a Trip!
You will feel as though you are on a delicious voyage as you taste each page of Martina Mondadori’s lovely volume.
And it is all so effortlessly chic that you will warm up to the idea of becoming more experimental. Whether it is laying a table or layering textures or infusing a room with #gemütlich!
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