Winter Weddings

I am working on the mood boards for a winter wedding. I love winter weddings they are such a welcome change from the traditional spring, summer & fall weddings.

I adore this family, I just met them but something just clicked!

Happy New Year everyone! I wish you all the very best for 2020.

C

Details made the difference in this weekends Maine barn wedding

I think it is the details that make the difference between a great wedding design and a run of the mill wedding.

Liz Donnelly, 207.712.1837 www.mainephotoco.com,  took all these photos and they are amazing. 

The Wedding was at William Allen Farm www.williamallenfarm.com, the owners of this farm are fantastic to work with!

Here are some of my favorite photos

1. You know I love mason jars!

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2. Burlap runners on white tablecloths are beautiful.

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3. Simple place settings are the best as the look so crisp and clean

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4. Lining your vases with Hosta leaves add a nice touch of color and hide the stems.

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5. Cloches with twig balls and fairy lights add whimsy

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6. Table numbers do not need to be boring these wood slices are awesome!

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7. When surrounded by fresh flowers the flame-less candles look less fake 🙂

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8. Floating orchids are a very reasonable and effective

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9. I like to use tones of votives…you cannot have too much candlelight

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10. Using simple pale flowers on the harvest tables makes them pop!

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11. Do not forget to dress the walls, especially in a barn wedding~

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12. I love these crates the owner of the farm loaned me

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13. Soft seating is a must!!!!!!! Everyone wants a place to hang out.

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14. Benches help with adding a casual feel to some of the tables

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15. Here is one of the flood tables i created interest above with these grapevine displays and added spheres of lights to the table.

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16. These shepherds hooks are great to define spaces in this case an outdoor seating area.

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17. Ribbons are lovely they as they catch a breeze and add movement to a space.

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18. I used black and white photos on the walls with flowers and candles to personalize the space

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19. Old bottles and mason jars of flowers also add interest to the wall of the barn

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20. The loft allowed Liz Donnelly to take these fabulous photos

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21. Here is how we set up the loft, 2 wine barrels with stools and a sofa

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I hope you enjoyed seeing my vision come to life! I am back to interior design for a while! Thank you for stopping by let me know your thoughts by commenting and liking the post!!!

Best, Celia

Need inspiration for a kitchen renovation? Look at these before and after photos!

Are you considering renovating your kitchen? Here are some of our favorite before and after kitchen renovations.

Before highlights

  • Cool Disco Lighting
  • Grungy natural wood trim
  • Red laminate counter
  • Black backsplash
  • Red fan hood
  • Oak cabinets
  • Mishmash of appliance styles and colors
  • 1980’s vintage chairs and ottomans

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After Highlights Photos: Liz Donnelly

  • Light bright cabinets
  • Antique pendant lighting (over the island)
  • African mahogany island top
  • Carrera marble countertop
  • Great tufted leather swivel chair
  • New stainless appliances
  • New prefinished hardwood flooring

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Wow, what a difference new cabinets and flooring make!

Notable items in the before shots…

  • Green laminate cabinets
  • Rough wood wrapped peninsula
  • Groovy lighting
  • Out of date…not vintage flooring
  • Laminate counters…to go with the cabinets!
  • Black appliances to go with…?

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Ah…the after what a difference. Photos: Liz Donnelly

  • I love these mushroom color cabinets
  • The wood ceiling looks so much better when it is surrounded by painted cabinets
  • New stainless appliances perk up the space!
  • The quartz counters are fantastic too!
  • It is so bright and light now

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I love this kitchen transformation, it does not look like the same home…

Before…

  • Too much oak
  • Wall to wall cabinets excessive open storage…looks messy and busy
  • Dated lighting, easy thing to change
  • Hanging pots and pans bring the ceiling height down

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AFTER… OMG RIGHT? Photos: Liz Donnelly

  • We removed the French doors, and replaced two doors with one wide opening
  • Notice there are no upper cabinets…light and bright
  • We added a bank of windows and brought the outside in
  • New light painted cabinets are Candlelight Cabinetry
  • The green granite is fantastic. The homeowner had to make this last-minute swap when the slabs we ordered came in damaged! I love the result.
  • The new pendants are Hubbardton Forge Lighting
  • We had Paul G White order and installed the tile backsplash

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One of my favorite before and after projects

  • Dark cherry cabinets with brass hardware…1980’s special
  • Boring brick fireplace
  • White track lighting…dreary
  • Black appliances…depressing

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After…WOW Photos: Liz Donnelly

  • New chic lighting
  • Wonderful white Candlelight cabinets
  • Bright wall color
  • Amazing granite
  • Wood breakfast bar
  • View now the star!!

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This before and after did not take much but the impact was huge!

  • Replace appliances
  • Paint cabinets
  • New track-lighting
  • Add the island

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I love these after shots! Photos: Liz Donnelly

  • I love the paint on the cabinets, makes the room so bright and light
  • The new island was a great find, an antique English pine cabinet, made into a kitchen island.
  • New range and fan finish the update look!

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After shot of the kitchen

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We also have kitchens that we did in homes that we built from the ground up, No before photos just after!

Photos: Jamie Salomon

I love the lights in this kitchen-photo Jamie Solomon

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Photos below: Liz Donnelly

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I love looking back at before pictures, I appreciate the renovation results so much more when I see where we have come from!

Let me know your thoughts by commenting or like this post. If you are not already a member of the Celia Bedilia blog family…please click the follow button and never miss a post!

Happy January…we are bitter cold in Maine, I hope you are all staying warm!

Best, Celia

White Hot Bedrooms

White bedding is so appealing to me. I do not know why, it could be that it is unobtainable. With two dogs that consider the master to be theirs, I have white linens…that do not stay white. Why must I do this to myself? I do it because to me white equals relaxation, comfort, peace and rest. These are the words that I want to associate with my bedroom!

I have gathered some of my favorite bedding resources and images for you.

Bed is Celia Bedilia Designs…to order email us celiabediliadesigns@gmail.com

Williams-Sonoma Home is a wonderful site

Pottery Barn is a great go to place for white bedding….

Below is one of my favorite rooms…the bed is blue but the bedding is white!

Tween Room: white bedding tones down the fun purple!

House Beautiful: this white bedroom is so chic!!!

Horchow is always a great place to look for classic bedding ideas.

 Another lovely classic Horchow look!

Soft Surroundings has this great burnout look! White and yet it has pattern.

Resources

www.potterybarn.com

www.gumps.com

www.horchow.com

www.bhg.com

www.housebeautiful.com

www.dwell.com

www.softsurroundings.com

www.elizabethallen.com

Let me know your thoughts on Bedding and what you want out of your bedroom. We will be doing a before and after bedroom next week! If you have any questions you would like me to answer let me know. Do you want more decorating posts? Do you prefer food and entertaining? We love you and want our blog to help you…so write, comment and follow us! To follow our blog click the follow button!

Happy summer!!!!!!

XO, Celia