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 –
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.
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?
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!
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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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!
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.
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!
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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