WHAT MAGICAL WEDDING

I am so pleased with the way this wedding turned out! It was a beautiful day on the coast of Maine. I am so fortunate to have worked with an incredible Bride & Groom and their families! I had a fabulous team too.

Thank you Griffin & Griffin Lighting, Peak Events, The Libbys Photo & Films, The Roaming Speakeasy Co., Big Tree Catering, and my Celia Bedilia Team!

I hope you enjoyed seeing this event as much as I enjoyed doing it!

Thank you for stopping by let me know your thoughts by commenting or liking this post.

XOXO, C

What do weddings look like during a pandemic?

What do weddings look like during a pandemic? They look different and yet they look the same. We are celebrating love which is always beautiful! This was the first wedding I did during the pandemic. We had custom masks, practiced social distancing, and created a magical night completely outdoors!

Making social distancing intimate is more challenging than one might think. Creating spaces that invite people to sit and enjoy each others company while least six feet apart takes some planning. Fortunately we had a pool as part of the landscape which allowed us to space guests without making it look planned.

Thankfully certain things remain the same…Dad’s still walk their daughters down the aisle. With proper planning it is easy seat families or pods together, if you have been isolating together you can be seated together! Do not mix groups that is a thing of the past for now.

The most important part of the wedding is the couple, keeping them safe and happy is my biggest goal! This couple was great they kept their guest list to under the CDC guidelines and all of the vendors followed the rules. We had a safe and wonderful event!

I learned with the proper team, and preparation a COVID-19 wedding is not only possible but can be fabulous! Thank you Whitney Fox for these amazing images.

Thank you to everyone involved. The family was wonderful, Churchill Catering (Portland ME), Griffin & Griffin Lighting (Scarborough ME), Whitney Fox Photography (Portland ME), & My Celia Bedilia team all made the event seamless.

Thank you for stopping by! If you like my post let me know by liking it or commenting.

C

I stand with Italy

I love Italy, and my heart is breaking for my home away from home! Stay healthy, enjoy your family, stay home!

We can all do our part to keep this from spreading by staying home. I am virtually traveling by watching travel shows, reading blogs and books!

Please stay safe & healthy.

Xo, Celia

Rome, shopping, and responsible living.

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October BAG OF THE MONTH

Reusable "Live to Inspire" shopping tote.

$15.00

I have been in the eternal city for the better part of two weeks. Rome is my favorite city! I walk everywhere, and I never leave home without comfortable shoes, my camera and a shopping tote.

Look at these goodies I found at the Campo di Fiori, glad I had my bag. Tonight we will have stuffed Zucchini blossoms with garlic-lemon beans!

I designed my shopping totes with long straps that are easy to carry all over the city!

This bag is on sale for the month of October $15 (USD +SH).



I am beginning tours to this incredible city starting the fall of 2020. If you are interested in a tote or a tour please reach out to me!

Hope you are well!

Best,

Celia

Looking at tile with fresh eyes

Look at something, someone or a situation in your life from another angle. Perspective is everything! By distancing yourself and looking at things with fresh eyes, you will see things differently. Photographers are masters of perspective.

When I am working, I am looking at design from my client’s point of view. I want to be mindful that my ideas reflect them and not me.

Today I have been looking at tiles; there are a lot of different choices, and I am drawn to many of them. If I am not careful to always keep my concept and client’s in mind, I might influence the outcome with personal preferences.

The tiles I looked at today are the new hot trend…Zellige.

This tile is not new; it was widely used before Subway tile!

This is what I learned authentic Zellige is Moroccan; no two tiles are the same, imperfection is expected, and the finish and color vary a lot.

I think it is beautiful, and one of my clients is interested in using it. I just wanted to get educated, so I took the day to study it.

If you are interested in learning more about Zellige, this article is excellent!!

https://www.remodelista.com/posts/moroccan-zellige-terracotta-tiles-pros-cons/

Hope you learned something new today!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you like this post please let me know by liking or commenting!

Best,

Celia

SERENE DINING

As many of you know, I have added meditation to my daily routine. It has brought clarity to every aspect of my life. I am a happier and more present person. 

I realize that my new calmer personality has worked its way into my design aesthetic. Here is a vision board for a coastal dining room, it is a very peaceful space. I used to feel like my work was just about designing beautiful spaces, I now see that I have the honor of creating retreats for my clients. I can give them homes where they can entertain family, decompress from their lives and recharge their batteries.

I am so looking forward to 2019. I am wrapping up several amazing projects, starting new projects, and we will be offering classes and tours in late 2019…stay tuned!

I hope you are enjoying the start of 2019, I am off to meditate and start my day!

Best,

Celia

Interior Design trends for 2019

Elle Decor Kitchen: Elle Decor features this kitchen as an example of this year’s trends.
When studying this year’s design trend forecasts, I noticed that mixed textures are in this year. Here we see matte natural wood, marble, high gloss cabinets, and metal. I love it! Last year we saw mixed metals…silver mixed with gold etc., this year it is all about texture.
Domino highlights the continuation of neutral palettes mixes with black and white, and inviting comfortable furniture looks like it is here to stay!
House Beautiful featured this bathroom in its 2019 trend outlook. I love the slab-wall shower and the mixed woods here in the floor, vanity, and stool…very on trend!

This year is going to be an exciting year for CB Designs. We are launching our European tours, high lighting design, food, and fashion, We are offering visual, culinary, and floral art classes and we are working on several amazing homes and events. I feel blessed to have such a fantastic team and look forward to everything that 2019 has to offer.

Please let me know what you are planning this year! Thank you for stopping by feel free to suggest topics for this year’s blog posts.

Happy 2019

Best,

Celia