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!

Best,

Celia

Upholstery Cleaning Labels, Decoded

I thought all my readers would like this information!
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Susan has done it again! Better Homes & Gardens is lucky to have her! Thank you Susan for using a Celia Bedilia home!

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Nothing in a room says “coastal” better for me than crisp white bead board and sea-inspired colors.  Every homeowner, I’ve found, discovers their own unique way of celebrating a love of the ocean and coastal decorating.  Whether it’s a stone fireplace made out of smooth gray beach rocks.  A crisp blue and white color palette.  Neutrals to keep the look indoors subtle and the view out the windows the star of the show.  Favorite decorative coastal accents.  There are so many ways to takes cues from the coast!  Here are some of my recent favorites.  I hope you enjoy!

A fresh take on traditional blue and white –

A combination of ocean blues, neutrals and a sea grass rug lend a coastal vibe to this room –

And in this guest bedroom suite, watery greens and blues are paired with white trim work for a coastal look –

Lobster pillows…

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Wander through the largest flea market in Europe these wonderful photos will make you feel as if you went!

The Good Old Dayz

Ce week-end avait lieu la traditionnelle Braderie de Lille, l’occasion d’arpenter les trottoirs de la ville et de chiner à travers le plus vaste des marchés aux puces d’Europe. Je vous laisse découvrir la suite en photos.

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Rooms I love

I love this Kitchen! I like the hand scraped dark wood floors, the marble counters & back-splash tiles, the simple cabinets and the wonderful chef’s appliances.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I love the ceiling in this room, they add to the open concept. I adore the casual simplicity of this room.

 

 

 

 

 

I love the use of pattern and color in this bunk room.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I love this room, it is a great coastal bedroom!

 

 

 

 

 

I think this outdoor space is magical!

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I hope you love the rooms I love!

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I love this kids bunk room they use color and pattern beautifully here.

This the bedroom of my dreams, I love the rug, bed, chair, but the thing I like most of all is the ocean view!

This is a great new blog! Worth looking at!
Celia

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I love it when designers and homeowners find a way to do things a little bit differently.  The change doesn’t have to be dramatic. Sometimes it’s simply a fresh take on something we’ve seen before.  I hope you enjoy these great ideas as much as I do.  Who knows? Maybe they’ll inspire you to think of a clever design idea of your own!

 
To pack in storage space and keep the pretty visual of drawer fronts, designer Kristina Crestin came up with these awesome corner drawers.

Who said you need to stick with a plain wood floor?  Designer Jody Thaxton added a fresh twist by using two different stains and  a bold triangle pattern.

We’ve all seen inset shower niches – many of us even have them!  But did we think to jazz it up with a pretty mix of tile?

Why not make use of a cabinet door…

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The Ultimate Scented Candle

Pacifica candles are the BEST. They use soy and natural paraffin waxes, lead free wicks and all natural scents. I have been a fan of these candles forever. I worked for a wholesale company for several years that showed next to Pacifica and I carried them in my store Celia Bedilia. I never got tired of these incredible arromas.

Brook Harvey Taylor is the founder of Pacifica and it is her nose that is responsible for these wonderfully intoxicating scents. I love turning clients onto the Pacifica line. The candles burn cleanly, for several hours, and they are beautifully packaged…what’s not to love?

I think this line has a wholesomeness that is hard to find…in the world of scented candles. I feel good about burning these candles and recommending them to all of you.

Here are some of my favorites!

Egyptian Bergamot Rose…a mature scent
Mediterranean Fig…this is a handsome scent not over powering but strong
Malibu Lemon Blossom…this one is so clean smelling

I know you will enjoy these wonderful candles as much as I do. You can find them at Wholefoods, many boutiques and online www.pacificaperfume.com . I love these candles!

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Best, Celia

AMAZING BEFORE AND AFTER OF A COASTAL DINING ROOM

BEFORE AND AFTER

My clients wanted a conservatory style dining room. These can be very expensive and we were on a budget. The idea for the room was to open it up to outdoors and highlight the view.

Originally, this room opened onto a craft/ junk room with sliding doors. We removed the slider and framed in the space, and I designed a long built-in buffet for that wall. These clients have a big family and they love to entertain so the buffet was a must. We also removed the arch window, slider and sidelight windows on the outside wall, and replaced them with a great set of  tall French doors that the owner found on Craig’s list! This is great tip…look for items on Craig’s list before buying new, reuse & save!

In addition to the buffet I commissioned the dining table and a bench. The table has a great design and we just love the way it came out. We stained it a drift wood color and then finished it with epoxy.

Before: notice the windows and unpainted wood

After: New paint, windows, lighting and doors really open up the space!

Photographer: Liz Donnelly
Here is another shot of the room-photo Liz Donnelly

Before Photo: This shot is really a during construction shot, you can see we have framed in the wall behind the built-in

After: This built-in is framed by the wonderful windows I turned into mirrors. They reflect the view which is lovely! My faux painter painted the cabinet to look like aged wood and the top to look like marble. It is really a fabulous piece.

Look at this built-in I just love it!-photo Liz Donnelly
Close up of sink area-photo Liz Donnelly

I hope you enjoyed seeing the before and after shots. It really proves that anything is possible. It was such fun to work on this project & see the owners dream of a conservatory dining space come to life!

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I hope you are all enjoying summer as it slips by!

Best, Celia

Celia Bedilia CEO Coco does her part for a good cause

This Friday Coco Chanel (front center) CEO of Celia Bedilia, Olive Martini (far right) VP of Sales for Celia Bedilia and our summer intern Mazy loaned their images to raise money for the Freeport Spay and Neuter clinic. The event was held at Akari in Portland Maine.

We here at Celia Bedilia are proud of our executives for giving their valuable time to this cause.

photo by : Liz Donnelly

 

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10 easy floral arrangements that you can do in under ten minutes

Tip #1: ask you local florist if they have any broken flowers that they can sell to you. Most florists will be delighted to sell off broken flowers.  Below we got these flowers for $6 these broken flowers are great for low arrangements! We used a silver creamer as our vase.Photo: Liz Donnelly

Tip #2: Buy one to three unique flowers and let them be the star of your table in simple vases.

Tip #3: Buy flowers that are in season to get the best prices

Tip #4: Use flowering plants as your centerpiece, these ranged in price from $1-$4 each

Photo: Liz Donnelly

Tip #5: Highlight your show flowers with greens

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Tip #6: Buy local…go to your local farmers market at the end of the day…you can get great deals on food and flowersPhoto: Liz Donnelly

Tip #7: Add herbs from your garden (or a neighbors) into your arrangements

Tip #8: Buy one stem of flowers that has lots of blooms! For $7 you can get 3 vases like this!

Tip #9: Mix vintage and flowers, these vintage bottle make great vases! These flowers only coast $9.98 it is the mixed market bouquet from Skillins on Friday afternoon all flowers are 20% off!

Tip #10: Cluster inexpensive flowers for a big impact! Carnations and mums look great in the Pave method.

Look at these sites I love

http://thefullbouquetblog.com

http://www.elledecor.com/decorating/articles/blooms-bookmark

http://flowerduetblog.blogspot.com/

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