Decorating with White is Always Safe & Chic

I am drawn to white. It is so crisp and clean…and it will never go out of style. Best of all white looks great with everything you pair it with.

To me, bright white trim highlights any wall color, white bedding can dress any bed, and white linen curtains frame any view.

White allows your pops of color to pop! Benjamin Moore has over 200 shades of white. Surely you can find one that fits your needs!  said: “White is known as the color of purity and natural beauty. Using white when designing or decorating you can combine it with almost any other color.”

Here are some of my favorite white kitchens from House Beautiful, BHG, and Houzz.

White bathrooms are always inviting, Celia Bedilia (I love this kids bathroom), Houzz bathroom (adore the window), and finally another bathroom with a Celia Bedilia vanity.

Bedrooms dressed in white look so crisp and clean. I love this Coastal Living bunk room, and these two Coastal Celia Bedilia bedrooms are among my favorites of all time.

Living made easy in white! Love thses three living rooms:House Beautiful, Celia Bedilia & Coastal Living.


Rachel Ashwell of Shabby Chic tell Country Living: “WHITE IS EASY TO CARE FOR. There’s nothing worse than seeing someone go with an all-white room, then fear it. Let the white be lived in! I’ve raised two children in my homes, so all of my Shabby Chic slip covers are preshrunk and machine washable. Of course, it helps to like the crumpled, imperfect look. I don’t iron. If you’re a human being and have a life, that gets old very quickly.”

“With white, everything stays simplistic and strong.” says designer Suzanne Kasler. states: “White is the most commonly used color in interior design, especially in areas where bathing, cleaning and food preparation are prevalent. This is due to the fact that you can see anything that appears on white and wipe it up, keeping the surfaces clean and germ free. White combines well with black to form a stunning high contrast look. With the popularity of minimalist homes, decorating is lending towards using neutrals again. Keeping the interiors crisp white and clean, with often the use of subtle textures in kitchen bench tops, carpet or timber floors.”

Celia Bedilia says “White is both versatile and timeless”.

I am going to paint my office white; I will photograph it and await your feedback!

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Best, Celia

Coastal Style…is always in fashion!

Coastal/Cottage living will never go out of style. The feeling of casual and colorful living is always appealing to those of us that love the coast.

Photos: Liz Donnelly

Our furniture line works in Hilton Head as well as it does on Nantucket. We can color match any Benjamin Moore color so you can go bright if you are looking for a Caribbean feel or neutral to fit in with any decor! White is always a great choice, about 80% of our orders are for white furniture.

Celia Bedilia’s pick for coastal living!

1. Bead-board bedside table with bun feet…love the look of this it is clean and functional. $400. Available in any color.

2. Desk & filing cabinet, if you must work at your cottage…look good doing it. Desk $550, Filing Cabinet $450 (available with bun feet), Swivel Desk Chair (based on a 1920’s desk chair) $400 available in any color or stain

3. Dresser large enough for a summer’s worth of clothes (57″ x 38″ x 20″), and available in any Benjamin Moore color. $880.00

4. Cannon Ball bed is a cottage classic. This can be made with bun feet, barn or bead-board and in whatever color you like. Queen $1,200 King $1,500

5. Tall bookcase $650 available in tons of colors.

6. Cottage’s must have mirrors too, this one is 36″x24″ $280.

7. I adore this media cabinet it is so simple and pretty. It measures 65″ x 22″ x 20″ and can be customized to fit your needs $880.

I hope you all enjoy coastal style as much as I do!

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Best, Celia

A well designed room comes from layering; colors, textures and patterns

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Musts in coastal home design.

I love this coastal living room featured in Coastal Living

When designing a coastal home there are a few things I keep in mind.

  • Textures: Mixing crisp fabrics such as linens with woven fabrics like sisal to give your rooms a three-dimensional feel. Using wood (beadboard walls, painted wood floors and tables), stone (fireplace surrounds, counters and floors) and glass (windows) are musts for coastal homes!
  • Colors: What colors make you think of the coast? Blue, yellow, red? Or maybe all white or neutrals? I like blue and white!
  • Feel: What do you want your home to say about you and the scenery? Do you want a casual home, a beach get away or a formal coastal cottage? Determining the vibe of a home is very important, you need to base your decisions on the feel you are going for!
  • Budget: I think it is important to mix things up and hunt for a few items that really make your home unique and eclectic. Keep your budget in mind and spend your money wisely on key furniture pieces and hunt for deals on the little decor items (lamps, art, side tables etc.) that help to finish the home! This is true for all decorating projects not just coastal homes.
One Kings Lane has this today for $189…great deal! I love this for the entry of a coastal home it has a drift wood feel.
Coastal Living knows how to pick a room, I just want to cuddle up with a great book in this seating area…or entertain friends.
I think these baskets from One Kings Lane would be perfect filled with toys or cozy throws or even laundry. Details make the home!
I just love this room…if only my kids would keep a room looking like this!-Coastal Living
Yellow and white are crisp and clean these pillows are on Rue La La today 2/$79
This bathroom we designed would be perfect in my dream coastal home! We even designed the vanity and cabinet…it is a part of our coastal furniture line!-photo Jamie Salomon
I adore these towels and they would really pop in a coastal bathroom…don’t you think?
My DREAM coastal Kitchen-Photo Liz Donnelly
I must have a sleeping porch!!!

I love dreaming and someday I will have a coastal home of my own until then…I will keep my eye out for great ideas! I want my family to be surrounded by beauty, and that is my ultimate goal for my clients too.

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Best Celia