Celia Bedilia Designs

crop shot 1Celia Bedilia started out as a home decor store in Portland, ME over ten years ago. Inspiration for the name of the company came from my childhood nickname given to me by my siblings. When I opened the interior design business seven years ago, we gave up our retail space but kept our name!

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I was born into design; my great-grandfather was an impressionist painter, my grandfather & father were both architects and my mother was an interior designer.  Even more, all four of my siblings are also in the art/design fields of work. We simply had no choice, designer blood runs through our veins! Prior to my interior design business, I worked in the wholesale/retail world for several years, first in sales and then in design and production. In addition to interior design I do event planning & design. I love entertaining and adding unexpected touches to my events. I am am a very visual person, I can see an event or home in my mind well before I can put it on paper. Details are incredibly important to me and to my clients.

I have been traveling in Italy for the past few years, trying to learn the language and culture. I love Rome’s history, culture and architecture.




I truly love my work and it is important to me to take the time to work closely with my clients, as we bring their visions to life. More so, it is imperative that each one of my projects reflects the clients taste and interests rather than my own. Here at Celia Bedilia, we can help you bring your ideas to actuality.

We are also so proud of our One Lovely Blog Award!

Celia Bedilia Designs



23 comments on “About

  1. Hi! I just wanted to let you know that I enjoy your blog- GREAT design ideas- and thus have nominated you for the Lovely Blog award. Here’s your link: http://thewrightsstuff.wordpress.com/2012/06/29/one-lovely-blog-award/
    Do with it as you wish…

    Have a good day!


  2. When are you going to post again? You really entertain a lot of people!


  3. Having read this I thought it was very informative. I appreciate you taking the time and effort to put this article together. I once again find myself spending way to much time both reading and commenting. But so what, it was still worth it!


  4. I discovered your blog using google. I must I am floored by your blog. Keep up the good work.


  5. You’re nickname wouldn’t have by any chance come from the ‘Amelia Bedelia’ books?


  6. I always love to look at before and afters. It looks so effortless but I know that it can cause lots of trouble…not only if you do a renovation from a distance.


  7. Just stopping by to say hello from BYW. Your blog, and your work, is GORGEOUS. I think I just drooled all over my keyboard. I think I have some of your designs saved in my Houzz profile. Can’t wait to discover more! See you around BYW! –Rachael–


    • Thank you Rachael! I am about to get very tough on myself after the last lesson. I know my photos do not line up…back to work. look forward to reading your blog. What have you learned thus far from BYW that you did not know?


      • I need to get to work on my bio/about section and get a photo of myself that isn’t: A) taken by myself using my iPhone and/or B) wearing sunglasses. I also need to figure out some regular topics I want to post on so I don’t feel like I have anything good to write about. Having fun and learning lots so far 🙂


      • I have found that planning my posts for the month helps. I choose topics (one a week) and then research them, this keeps me on track. Try it and let me know what happens. I had photos done today, I hate having my picture taken.
        See you in class 🙂


  8. Susie marshall

    Hi Celia! Your site looks so appealing!
    No surprise there, plus all your ecstatic clients – raving about you! This is great to see.


  9. I see you already got the One Lovely Blog award – but you are on my list anyway! Just a heads up that I do think your blog is LOVELY! http://memyselfndiy.com/2014/09/16/one-lovely-blog


  10. Sarah Albus

    I’m very interested in your custom vanity ($650) or similar you have listed. How do I go about contacting you about it? Thanks!


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