Winter Weddings

I am working on the mood boards for a winter wedding. I love winter weddings they are such a welcome change from the traditional spring, summer & fall weddings.

I adore this family, I just met them but something just clicked!

Happy New Year everyone! I wish you all the very best for 2020.


European Holiday Season

As I decorate my own house for the holiday season, I look to Europe for ideas. I feel very grateful for all my friends, family, followers and clients.

I wish you and your family a beautiful holiday season and a happy and prosperous 2017.

Italian Christmas

German Christmas

Christmas in the Neatherland

English Christmas

Greek Christmas

Irish Christmas

Holidays in Spain 

Lovely Lisbon one of my favorite cities in one of my favorite countries

Lastly Paris the city of lights warms my heart

Lights are the key to a festive season! Thanks for stopping by!



My Christmas and New Years decorating is going to the dogs

PHOTOS BY: Liz Donnelly

As the holiday season comes to an end, my decorating has gone to the dogs.

Here is the dining room set with bottle brush trees, the good china, silver, the stockings are hung, and the tree decorated.

Olive our small and very funny dog has decided to check out the table-scape, I guess she is not a fan of espresso.


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To set the scene for a fresh start in the New Year we filled cylinder vases with Orchids (in various sizes), and moss. It is such a simple but elegant display. I love grouping orchids together as a centerpiece. After the party, I can then disperse them all over the house to perk things up after the holiday decorating comes down.

Olive invited her little sister Coco (the lab) and their friend Mazy to come see what we were planning for New Years Day brunch.

Coco is terrified that my husband might come in and see her…breaking the rules, but not Mazy she helps herself to some pound cake.

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I hope you all have a very happy and healthy holiday season. Enjoy time with your friends & families, and meet me back here in 2015. I am so looking forward to having my wonderful neighbors for Christmas Eve, and then my sister and brother and their families (from California) to ring in the New Year.

Best wishes to all of you, and thank you for reading my blog.

XO, Celia





Holiday Decorating for Clients

I love this season, I get to check in with my old clients and decorate the houses I have designed with/for them. We have some wonderful projects that we are breaking ground on in January so we are enjoying this peace!

Here are some of the decorations we have done for clients this year. All the photos below were taken by my right & sometimes left hand gal Anne Sowles.

Dining tables

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Buffets & Sideboards

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I hope you are all enjoying this festive season. I am so looking forward to celebrating this year with my family. Two of my siblings and their families are coming to Maine from California! I cannot wait to see them.

Happy Christmas and Best to you and your family in 2015.



Home Goods

Pottery Barn








Christmas in the kitchen

ALL PHOTOS: Liz Donnelly

Do not forget to decorate your kitchen, after all we spend all our time in the kitchen. If you host parties you know that it is hard to get people out of the kitchen. I think I could have a kitchen with soft seating and a master bedroom suite, but I guess the kids need a place to sleep!

The kitchen island is prime real estate and most people forget to decorate it!

Here is my island. The trees are by Roost, I got them at Home Remedies but they are available in tons of stores! Roost is a wonderful company, I adore their line. The birch animals came from Skillins Greenhouse. The salt votive holders came from Home Goods.

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Look who has found a spot near the kitchen table….Olive.


I also have my Aunt’s doll house in the kitchen area. Some of these photos were taken last year by my trusty side-kick Anne Sowles. I love this doll house it is so sweet.


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My kitchen and family room are almost done…just need a tree.

Hope you are well.

Best, Celia

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Dining Room Holiday Decor

PHOTOS: Liz Donnelly

My dining room is our formal entertaining space. The rest of our house is open concept but the dining room is closed off by French doors. It allows me to have my own decorating playroom. I have my great grandparents dining table that seats 12, in its heyday it sat 16 (but people were smaller then). I have a fireplace that was faux painted to look like wood inlay, and lots of sideboards to fill with decorations.

This year my dining room theme is silver and white. I want to use as much of my silver as possible.

For my mantel I have used silver glitter lit branches*, mini candle chandeliers*, white bottle brush trees with silver balls*, silver trees*, silver birch vases*, vintage style silver decorations*, little birds*, and silver NOEL* stocking hangers.




On the buffet I added greens*, silver ornaments*, crackers* and polished up the silver for a simple yet pretty look.


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The  dining table is my favorite. In my vintage looking cages* I have faux flicker candles* and greens, I love the snow flakes* I have hanging in the windows and between the cages, I have 3 simple silver hurricanes*, 4 mini rose arrangements, silver votives*, and my collection of mini silver boxes and figures.

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I love Christmas decorating today I am off to a clients house to do her table and kitchen. I will have more photos coming!

I hope you enjoyed this post. Let me know your thoughts by commenting or liking the post.

Best, Celia


1. Lit Branches-Home Goods, Mini Chandeliers-Simply Home Falmouth, ME, Bottle Brush Trees-Skillins Falmouth, ME, Silver Trees-Nest Brunswick, ME, Vintage Silver decorations-Dwellings Falmouth, ME, Birds-Home Remedies Portland, ME, NOEL-Pottery Barn

2. Greens-Skillins Falmouth, ME, Silver Ornaments & Crackers-Home Goods

3. Cages-Zentiques, Flicker Candles-Pottery Barn, Snow Flakes-Cultural Intrigue, Hurricanes-Simply Home Falmouth, ME, Votives Pottery Barn