Designing a Beautiful Life

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I feel so lucky to have a wonderful career. My job is all about enjoying the beauty that surrounds us or creating beautiful spaces or events for my clients.

When we are free to travel again I look forward to bringing my clients to Europe. Travel opens your mind, lifts your spirits, and feeds your soul.

Photo: Italy fall 2019 tour
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Most of my weddings have been postponed or canceled altogether for 2020, but I am still dreaming about bouquets and tablescapes.

One of CB Design weddings in 2018
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We will move our classes online so we can still learn and love flowers, gardening & interior ideas.

Floral & Design Classes
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Anything is possible when you believe in yourself and you enjoy your work.

I am using this downtime to take classes, watch YouTube videos on gardening, and read as many articles, books, and blogs about design as I can.

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I know some of you are taking Master Classes, learning languages, gardening, cooking, binge-watching Netflix, and working out.

How are you using your quarantine time???

Let me know by commenting or liking my post!

Thank you for stopping by and please stay safe and healthy!

Xo ūüėė Celia

Kitchen design that brings nature inside

I love these windows that open your kitchen up to nature.

These new window designs are so smart! They allow you to cook and enjoy your outdoor space at the same time.

Hope you are having a good summer.

Best,

Celia

Things I love this Spring!

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Cracker tins from Blue Ocean Traders

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Spindle chairs have been around but I love this sophisticated stripe from Pasha Home.

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Cement look mirror from Simply Home, Falmouth ME

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Four Hands Sexy sofa!

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Soft and sweet French blue quilt from Dwellings, Falmouth, ME

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Lastly I am obsessed with this new Calacatta Nuvo Caesar Stone…it is amazing!

Are you in the midst of a project? If so feel free to ask me questions.

A neighbor of mine was asking about vanities this morning, she is looking for a reasonably priced 48″ vanity. I told her to look at Signature Hardware and Build.com. Do you have any other suggestions?

Thank you for stopping by.

Best, Celia

The New Dockside Grill

We just finished the face lift at the Dockside Grill, in Falmouth, Maine. I thought I would share the before and after photos. I am really proud of the outcome. The owner and her daughter worked very closely with me choosing every detail!

Photos of the newly renovated restaurant by Liz Donnelly

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We used reclaimed wood to make the tables locally, and all of the furniture was made in the USA! This space is so cozy and welcoming now.

If your ever in the area please stop by The Dockside Grill in  Falmouth, Maine for the best lobster roll in town.

Thanks for checking in! What projects are you doing? I am so excited to paint my home this summer!

Best,

Celia

 

This is not your parents house…design your home for you and your lifestyle

Hello readers, friends, and family,

I have been thinking about what is similar in each of my projects. I am interested in how non designers home evolve.

My home is a work in progress, I love it…but it can always be improved upon. Design is my passion, and I am always looking for creative ideas for my clients and myself.

One thing we see all the time is clients who feel like they are not actual grown-up unless their home resembles their parent’s homes.

I spend a great deal of time educating my clients about how their home needs to fit their lifestyle. You do not need a formal dining room if you only entertain once a year, you might need a family room or an office, both of which would be used by your family every day. You do not need to have a formal living room without a TV; let’s face it we love our TVs! You need to design your home to work for your daily lifestyle and fill it with things you love!

Here are five things I think are unique for a home.

  1. Spicher & Company Vinyl Floor Cloths
  2. Couture Deco’s:  life-size Trompe l’oeil entriesauthentic-parisian-door-trompe-l-oeil

3. Sydney Harbour’s:  Liquid Copper paint

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4. The iconic Eames chair

5. Art is a must! This is by Andrew Faulkner

What do you need to make your house a home? Let me know your thoughts by commenting on or liking my post!

Thank you for stopping by.

Celia

My favorite looks for the home in 2015

My favorite looks and ideas for 2015. Which one of these ideas can you incorporate into your home this year?

1. Art Wall-A grouping of art or photos.

photo by Liz Donnelly paintings by Rhonda Pearle http://www.bridgegalleryportland.com

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2. White Kitchens: I love white it looks so clean and fresh. www.pinterest.com

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3. Open Shelves…for people that keep them tidy…not for messy folks. http://www.capecodcollegiate.tumblr.com

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5. Rooms with a cool vibe, I like the table as the centerpiece of the kitchen rather than an island. http://www.cultivate.com

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6. Black windows…especially in old houses and loft spaces. http://www.capecodcollegiate.tumblr.com

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7. Orchids, indoor plant groupings, greenhouses etc I love indoor plants especially in the winter when I am trapped inside. photo by Liz Donnelly

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8.  Interesting paint or wallpaper in an unexpected place like the laundry room or a closet.

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9. Subway tile is still in. This bathroom is great with the window in the shower. http://www.agatheredhome.com

Great window for a small space. www.gatheredhouse.com

10. Great trim and interesting doors and windows and beams are very popular. I am so glad this is a trend, as it makes my job so much more interesting. Photo Liz Donnelly

An after shot of the hallway.
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11. Lastly great fabrics and fun upholstered pieces are my fabulous. Chair: Home Remedies Portland, ME : Photo Liz Donnelly

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I am so excited about the projects that I am working on this year! I am living a dream, designing two homes from soup to nuts.

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed my post! Let me know what you are planning for your home this year. I would love to hear from you.

Best,

Celia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chic Modern Dorm Room Design

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We are in the midst of dorm room design season. It has been a long time since I lived in a dorm, but I am sending my son off to college next week. I wish I could go back to college!

I was asked to put together a dorm room dream board by Modani (www.modani.com) it was such fun! As you know I am currently in love with wallpaper, so in addition to the items I picked out on Modani, I would do an accent wall with temporary wallpaper.

I like fun graphics like this one I found on Etsy. (Livettes shop on Etsy.)

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Maybe if I had a chic dorm room, I would have done better in school?

Here is my dream board, all items can be found at Modani.com , or one of there modern furniture store locations.

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1. All dorm rooms need a cozy rug, this grey shag rug is fabulous!

2. I love fun patterns and twin extra long bedding is not very exciting so I have added these fun pillows!

3. Meditation a must for any room, but especially for students.

4.  I love this fun storage cabinet! The color is fantastic!!

5. I wish I had a coat rack in my dorm room, bulky coats do not fit in those mini closets.

6. NYC art…I love this because you see something new every time you look at it.

7. A filing cabinet to keep you organized.

8. I love this floor lamp because the height is adjustable.

9, Finally, I love these tufted cubes I would get two for the foot of the bed. They can be used as additional seating or to hold piles of stuff!

What is your dorm room must have? Do you like bright colors or do you like an all white room?

Thank you for stopping by. If you like this post let me know by liking it, if you have something to add to this topic please comment! I hope you are all doing well this fall.

Best, Celia

Sources: Etsy.com & Modani.com

 

 

 

Summer Home Decorating

Here are some of my favorite items for summer decorating! I do not have a summer home but I do like to make a few changes for summer in my home. I put down summer rugs, put up summer curtains, change my bedding and add a few other touches! Here are some great items you might use for your own summer home.

1. Ballard Design sisal rug…oozes summer

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2. Williams-Sonoma Home sofa…clean and fresh looking…only if you need a sofa!

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3. Cool clear trunk from Wisteria…how I¬†adore this.

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4. Great chair only $299 at Grandin Road

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5. Birch Lane has lots of fun stuff! I like these trays &  glass bottle lamp

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6. West Elm has great summer items this year too…love these throws and curtain panels.

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7. Crate & Barrel tray so cool!

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8. Fun side table Home Remedies Portland, ME 207-899-0135

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9. Fabulous ottoman by Dash & Albert: Dwellings Falmouth, ME 207-781-3711

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Are you looking for something to decorate for summer? Let me know your summer plans! I hope you are enjoying summer…I know I am. If you like this post let me know by liking it!

Best, Celia

 

 

 

Refreshing Your Home For Spring

Spring is coming to Maine, I know it has arrived in much of the country…but winter hangs around here a bit longer. I am¬†done with winter, I¬†need to spruce up my house and prepare for my favorite season…summer.

1. Remove all wool rugs and replace with indoor/outdoor and cotton rugs. This really brightens up my home and lengthens the life of my wool rugs too.

Before: (photo by Liz Donnelly)

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After…this cotton Dash & Albert rug ( Home Remedies http://www.mainefabrics.com)¬†¬†brings color into the room…I love it!

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2. Time to do some indoor planting…It is still too cold to plant outside. Here are my favorite inexpensive planters, mason jars, soil, curly willow and spring bulbs and herbs. The herbs will be moved outside in June. (photo by Liz Donnelly)

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3. New pillows…I rotate my pillows for the season. Here are some of my favorites options¬†for spring. From http://www.jcp.com, http://www.williams-sonoma.com and http://www.westelm.com

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4. OK this is strange but I love this Jonathan Adler Coffee maker and it brings new life to the kitchen. http://www.jcp.com, I also adore these drink jars, and linen napkins from http://www.shopterrain.com

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5. I love the idea of new spring and summer dishes too! I have some fish dishes that were my parents and I use them in the summer…they feel fresh and fun! These plates from Dwellings 207-781-3711¬†and http://www.Williams-Sonoma.com are great for any season.

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6. Spring Summer Bedding…a must! http://www.pineconehill.com, http://www.bunnywilliams,com, http://www.PotteryBarn.com.

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7. If you need outdoor seating…these benches from http://www.grandinroad.com, are fabulous and they come in tons of fun colors.

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8. Lastly, do you need outdoor planters? check out http://www.shopterrain.com and http://www.restorationhardware.com

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I am getting so excited for summer! I have a child graduating from high school this June, so I need to spruce up both the inside and outside of my home for his party.

I have to paint my deck…I attempted this last year, and did not complete it…this year is a must.

What are you doing to get ready for summer?

I hope you enjoyed this post, let me know by commenting or liking the post. If you are not already a following my blog please click the follow button!

Best, Celia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These are a few of my favorite Master Bedrooms

I am currently working on a Master Bedroom for a client. I have been caring for a relative who was critically ill, all my clients have been wonderful and understanding. This client has been waiting for ideas for a long time!

We need…

  • New king bed
  • Paint¬†for the¬†walls
  • New bedding
  • Window treatments
  • Bedside tables
  • Large Rug
  • Maybe an upholstered chair if there is room
  • Lamps

Here are the bedrooms I am getting my inspiration from…

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I love this room! The view is amazing, and so is the fun rug and soothing colors and textures.

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http://www.postcardfromparis.com

I like the idea of doing a nickel-gap board (wood) focal wall behind the bed…I do not know if my clients will go for it.

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http://www.marycook.com

I also like this idea of using trim to create panels behind the bed.

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http://www.houseoflinteriors.com

We could use a bold/strong wall color in the room if we used neutrals everywhere else,  like they have in this room.

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http://www.margaretdonaldsoninteriors.com

I love the trim in this room but, it was the rug that I thought might appeal to my clients!

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http://www.amystudebakerdesign.com

This room is very appealing to me. The floral screens, the oversized bedside tables, and the crisp window treatments, work together to form a beautiful and restful space.

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http://www.jglassandassociates.com

This is just a classic straight forward clean bedroom design!

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http://www.lindaburkhardt.com

I think the black accents are interesting in this space, they really pop.

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What does your dream bedroom look like? I love a spa-like feel, a place where I can get away from it all. My bedroom is my go to place to relax.

I hope you like these bedrooms, let me know your thoughts by commenting and liking the post. If you are not following my blog…please do so by clicking the follow button.

Thank you for stopping by,

Best, Celia

Best of Houzz 2014 Award

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Celia Bedilia Designs of Cumberland FSD, ME
Receives
Best Of Houzz 2014 Award

Annual Survey and Analysis of 16 Million Monthly Users
Reveals Top-Rated Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals

Portland, ME February 4, 2014 ‚ÄďCelia Bedilia Designs of Cumberland Foreside, Maine has been awarded ‚ÄúBest Of Houzz‚ÄĚ by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The Budget friendly coastal design firm was chosen by the more than 16 million monthly users that comprise the Houzz community.

The Best Of Houzz award is given in two categories: Customer Satisfaction and Design. Customer Satisfaction honors are determined by a variety of factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2013. Design award winners‚Äô work was the most popular among the more than 16 million monthly users on Houzz, known as ‚ÄúHouzzers,‚ÄĚ who saved more than 230 million professional images of home interiors and exteriors to their personal ideabooks via the Houzz site, iPad/iPhone app and Android app. Winners will receive a ‚ÄúBest Of Houzz 2014‚ÄĚ badge on their profiles, showing the Houzz community their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.

‚ÄúWe use design to bring functionality, beauty and joy to each of our projects.‚ÄĚ

‚ÄúHouzz provides homeowners with the most comprehensive view of home building, remodeling and design professionals, empowering them to find and hire the right professional to execute their vision,‚ÄĚ said Liza Hausman, vice president of community for Houzz. ‚ÄúWe‚Äôre delighted to recognize Celia St.Onge among our ‚ÄúBest Of‚ÄĚ professionals for customer satisfaction as judged by our community of homeowners and design enthusiasts who are actively remodeling and decorating their homes.‚ÄĚ

With Houzz, homeowners can identify not only the top-rated professionals like Celia St.Onge, but also those whose work matches their own aspirations for their home. Homeowners can also evaluate professionals by contacting them directly on the Houzz platform, asking questions about their work and reviewing their responses to questions from others in the Houzz community.

Follow Celia Bedilia on Houzz http://www.houzz.com/pro/celiabedilia/celia-bedilia

I was born into design; my great-grandfather was an impressionist painter, my grandfather & father were both architects and my mother herself was an interior designer. Even more, all four of my siblings are also in the art/design fields of work. We simply had no choice, designer blood runs through our veins! Prior to my interior design business, I worked in the wholesale/retail world for several years, first in sales and then in design and production. Currently, I am designing a line of cottage furniture for a wholesale company and I have my own line of custom furniture and vanities.
I truly love my work and it is important to me to take the time to work closely with my clients as we bring their visions to life. More so, it is imperative that each one of my projects reflects the clients taste and interests rather than my own. Here at Celia Bedilia, we can help you bring your ideas to actuality.

About Houzz
Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish – online or from a mobile device. From decorating a room to building a custom home, Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world. With the largest residential design database in the world and a vibrant community powered by social tools, Houzz is the easiest way for people to get the design inspiration, project advice, product information and professional reviews they need to help turn ideas into reality. For more information, visit http://www.houzz.com

Our Top Vanity Designs

Hello all,

I have had a big year in design, my furniture line has really taken off. Vanities seem to be the most requested item in my line. We build each vanity to order, so we can make whatever size, color, or finish you can dream up! We make our entire line by hand in Maine.

Here are some of the many vanities styles that were purchased in 2013.

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We have loads more designs but unfortunately we have not photographed all of them! That is one of my many new years resolutions, take photos!!!

Happy New Year. Thank you for stopping by. If you have a need for any furniture, check out our entire line. https://celiabedilia.com/shop-celia-bedilia-designs/

If you like this post let me know by liking it. If you never want to miss a post…chick the follow button, we would love to have you join us.

Thanks for a great year!

Best, Celia

PHOTOS: Liz Donnelly and Jamie Salomon