Back in 2012 when I wrote The Things That Matter, I never could have predicted what my life would look like now. But here’s what I could – and did – predict quite accurately.
“I think that years from now, Fabiola’s interior will be remembered, celebrated, and loved as much as I love it today. Why? Because she allows candle wax to drip and drip on her dining room table, and because she hangs mesmerizing paintings without frames above that table, and because she stacks her art and fashion and design books on her hallway floors. Because she makes no apologies for who she is, and what brings her joy.”
Yes, that’s me, quoting 5-years-ago-me. Not to brag, but I kind of nailed it. My friend Fabiola Beracasa’s timeless, stylish, and unabashedly personal style endures not in spite of her decorating “quirks”, but because of them.
Her life, of course, has changed quite a bit. And I’m proud to say that Jeremiah and I were two of the many joyful guests at her beautiful wedding in Croatia, in the old city of Dubrovnik.
Now she’s a mom of two, and it feels like ages since I spent the day admiring her style and grace in that Manhattan apartment. I have no doubt those qualities – as well as her epic photo boards and book collection – still serve her well.
Photography by Roger Davies for The Things That Matter