POP UP will reopen on Valentine's Day!

I have exciting news! I am reopening the Pop Up art gallery on February 14th, 2018. This go around promises to be even more visually stimulating and creatively interactive. The gallery space will be filled with vibrant new art, old favorites, textiles and prints. I am excited to add to the fun with two designers!! Textiles by Mira Jean Designs and Nicole Lanteri’s Design Lab

Mira Jean Designs and Nicole Lanteri Design are creating cool vignettes around the gallery that highlight their creative offerings.  Kate Hougen of Mira Jean Designs will debut her new Spring line of textiles...and wallpaper!  Nicole is debuting two new design services to complement her full service design company -- Design Lab and Design Kit are a more accessible way for homeowners to get design help.  


Join us on Valentine’s Day for opening night and meet the artist and designers from 6-8pm. If you can’t make it, there is still plenty of time, Sabrina’s Pop-Up is open thru mid-May.  Please follow me on Facebook , Instagram , twitter and pinterest or go to my website for pop up updates. 

Contact: sabrina@sabrinacabada.com or 703.629.5751 for details or questions.

Upcoming event at the pop up: Decorating after Renovating: I'm tired, where do I start?!

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Nicole Lanteri Design will be launching a series of Decorating Classes around town! A lot of people are in the throws of finishing up a renovation at year-end and the goal is to just.get.in.the.house. not even thinking about decorating! We’re here to try to make that decorating process less daunting and give you the tools you need to make your home feel amazing and mildly decorated after the investment you made into the renovation of your home.

The first class of Nicole's series will be held at the POP UP! Come Saturday morning 12/9 9a-11a and then you can do your holiday shopping and errands right there. Tickets are $75. Don’t worry — we’ll have great coffee, tasty food, cute pens/paper — just bring your questions, before/during/after pics, crazy renovation stories and fun ideas you’ve been wanting to try! We’ll have fun and set you on a path to enjoying your home sooner than you thought possible at this point. click here for tickets!



This is the FINAL Wind Down Wednesday of the year. Join us to Sip, Shop & Save and listen to the beautiful music of Janna Audey! Register at the Gazebo on The Loop and receive a silver wrist band to sip wine in stores, shop while you sip, and save with event-only specials in participating stores! You must be 21 or older to receive a silver wrist band but any age can shop.


Happenings at the POP UP



The talented Jacky Longwell will be designing custom floral arrangements for the pop up and you! Come in and walk out with one of her unique creations.  Place an order for an upcoming event, a special gift for a friend or a beautiful centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table. Check out her instagram here.

30 IN 30 Challenge - 30 paintings in 30 days



I will be painting a piece of artwork a day during the thirty days of November. View each piece daily on instagram or Facebook. Come in and create with me. I have extra easels for drop-in painting. I will supply you with a 16 x 20 canvas, acrylic paint and brushes ($25 fee) or bring in your own materials (no charge). Challenge starts tomorrow. Wish me luck.


Dramatic Powder Room

Everyone should have a killer powder room. It is the one room your guests will see, so make an impact. Here is a friend’s powder room, which I completely adore. This small eclectic space mixes old and new--the modern white fixtures combined with a vintage brass and crystal chandelier and art deco mirror create a little jewel box . I love the way she placed a large painting, my “Flower Girl II," in a tiny space. The lovely eccentric rug from Anthropologie complements the painting and ties the room together.

If you are think of sprucing up an old powder room, consider interesting wallpaper or a vibrant dark paint color. A powder room is your opportunity to go wild! Embrace the drama!!

These are some of the powder rooms that I love and find inspiration from!


I am crazy about vintage ethnic hemp pillows. These textiles are handwoven and hand-dyed by women of the Hmong Hill Tribe, an ethnic minority group of the highlands in the north of Thailand (the mountainous regions of China, Vietnam, Laos and Thailand).  I also like the shibori hand-dyed fabrics. Shibori is a Japanese manual resist dyeing technique, which produces patterns by folding and twisting fabric. 

At some point, I would like to create my own textiles but for this DIY, I am using found and bought fabrics. 


 Indigo Hmong Tribal fabric from Esty shop  Native Arts Treasures

Indigo Hmong Tribal fabric from Esty shop Native Arts Treasures


Shibori pillow



For the first pillow, I purchased 2.5 yards of Thai Hmong Indigo from Native Arts Treasures on Etsy. I centered fabric over a white linen and cut fabric into an 18 inch square. I used a coordinating denim fabric for the back. Sewed both sides together, add insert and hand stitched pillow closed. Tip: I like to use an insert one to two inches larger for a fuller look. 

My second pillow, is made of shibori scraps I found while rummaging through my upholsterer's remnants. I sewed the pieces together to form a pattern. I used the same coordinating denim for the back as I used for the first pillow. 

I think they turned out great and look fantastic in my family room.

diy pillows

Here is a DIYs to try:

DIY Shibori Designs 4 Way/Design Sponge

Where to purchase fabric:

Morrisey Fabrics

Native Arts Treasures

Where to purchase already made pillows:

Homegirl Collections



sweet little valentine giveaway on facebook

Hey! It's a sweet little Valentine giveaway! Love this post and enter to win one of these cute framed prints. You choose the one you like best and I'll make sure you have it by Valentine's Day! Be sure to love by midnight, Wednesday, February 8th to win.

Let me know if you want one of these limited edition prints. I'll hook you up! Guys, here's a chance give your girl some love....think about it.




Prints are now available online. Ordering is fast and easy.

Prints are reproduced from original paintings created by me and printed on fine archival paper in two different size. Each print is signed by artist and ships within 3 to 5 business days. 

Let me know if you see an image not offered as a print and I will see what I can do.

xoxo, Sabrina


Let's just say I love to mix styles when creating my eclectic interiors. The bohemian style is one of my favorites. I have created two different design boards, in two different color ways to show the mingling of patterns.

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Below are a few inspirations by awesome designers.

 Amber Interiors

Amber Interiors

 Alyssa Rosenheck

Alyssa Rosenheck

 Amber Interiors

Amber Interiors

 love sarah schneider

love sarah schneider

My top block-printed textile designers

There are so many gorgeous textiles out there now, it makes my head spin. I have been loving the block-printed linens for a while now and can't help incorporating pillows, drapes or upholstered furniture into all my interiors. I found Etsy to be the great source for pillows. Check this etsy site out.

Here are my favorite designers that do it best...... in no particular order. 

John Robshaw


Teen Bedroom Makeover

This teen client wanted a bedroom makeover. With a few inspiration photos from the latest RH Teen, this lovely space was created. I think it is feminine and sophisticated and a spaces she will love for years to come.

My client knew she wanted to use the pale gray RH bedding which helped select the colors for the room. I am crazy about a C2 paint I choose for my own daughter's room, Svelte C2-867. The pale blush color was use as the overall wall color. Benjamin Moore's Intense White OC-51 was painted on the vaulted side walls and Love Always 876 for ceiling color.


This unique dresser is a family heirloom but the dark wood finish dated the room. I had the dresser painted a warm gray and added a lighter accent gray to coordinate with the marble top and make the handles pop. The paint really brightened and updated this lovey cherished piece. It turned out great.