This project makes me smile, it is a dental office.

Falmouth Dental Arts have moved into a new space and I am helping them with their design. We want to have a coastal, relaxed, professional vibe without being too coastal. So we are using greys, whites, soft blues and charcoal, and lots of textures. We are mixing textured wallpaper, woods, concrete, velvet, wool and glass.

We are putting together a plan to transform the new space into a hip office. I have to say I love the employees of this office, they are fantastic. The Dentists Brian and Adonis are so approachable, I can only imagine how amazing they are at their jobs.

Although we had a bit of a rough start having to move into the space before it had been renovated, things are really coming together now! We have painted, wallpapered, added tile and shiplap to the fireplace, and much more!

Here are some of the products & furnishings we have selected.

Wallquest grasscloth in grey has been installed and looks great!
I adore this rug it is perfect, it is interesting, durable, and beautiful.
These Four Hands Chairs are so hip and cool, the perfect vibe for these doctors.
Side tables that will stay in place are very important in commercial spaces, these cement tables will be great.
Natural elements, like this wood coffee table, add depth to the design.
Magazine racks that double as side tables, yes please.
This is the Celia Sofa, my design for Pasha Home Furnishings.
We are making one in a light blue-grey in this project.

All right that is your sneak peek when the project is done I will photograph it and show you the end results.

Thank you for stopping by, if you like this post please let me know by liking it or commenting. Have a wonderful day!

Best, Celia

Five fabulous fireplaces

So often builders, and architects do not make fireplaces a focal point. They do not need to be distracting, just beautiful. All these ideas are from Houzz.

1. I love everything about this room, what a wonderful screened porch. I think the fireplace is understated but elegant.

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2. This fireplace is very clean lined and timeless.

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3. Beams are in style and this beam is lovely

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4. I adore nickel gap boards and this fireplace uses it well. It looks so crisp.

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5. This is a simple mantel but it is stunning.

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What do you look for in a fireplace? Do you want rustic or glitz?
You can do so much with tile, stone and wood, this is one place in your home that can be easily updated!

Have a lovely day. Happy Mother’s Day!
Best, Celia

Fabulous Faux Bois

I love Faux Bois it is fabulous! The trend of faux bois everything is right up my alley. I adore anything faux bois or bois for that matter. I have picked a few of my favorite items to share with you and the resources to purchase them if you so desire!

Wikipedia definition: Faux bois (from the French for false wood) refers to the artistic imitation of wood or wood grains in various media. The craft has roots in the Renaissance with trompe-l’œil. It was probably first crafted with concrete using an iron armature by the inventor of ferrocement, Joseph Monier. In 1875, Monier designed the first bridge of reinforced concrete, crossing the moat at the Chateau Chazelet, in France. It was sculpted to resemble timbers and logs. [1]

Faux Bois Rug…fantastic! These Martha Stewart Rugs are available nationwide in either a high-end version from Safvieh Home option $2500http://www.safaviehhome.com/martha-stewart-faux-bois-rug or the Home Decorators version $699 www.homedecorators.com

$2500 Safavieh Home Rug

Home Decorators $699

Mini Faux Bois planters are among my favorite thing to collect. Mini Napa Home planters sell for $15 each, these sell for $34.95 at www.englishcreekgarden.com

Faux Bois wallpaper…yes please! Look at this fabulous wallpaper; it is great for a bathroom, front hall or stairway. Martha Stewart Faux Bois Wallpaper $26 a Double roll at www.homedepot.com .

Hint: Wallpaper is very effective when used on stairway walls; it really opens up the space.

Faux Bois furniture is a fun way to add a touch of Faux Bois to your home. www.mecoxgardens.com

And this is my favorite example, my dining room fireplace. It is sheet rock and trim painted by decorative painter Deb Hides to look like wood! $50/hour and it took her about 6-7 hours…what a deal! http://debhides.tumblr.com

http://www.celiabedilia.net photo: Jamie Salomon

Do not forget Faux Bois for the holidays! Here are birch candles from Pottery Barn lovely for any decor.

Faux Bois is fun and fabulous. Try to incorporate some into your home! There are all kids of vintage Faux Bois pieces to collect, look at yard sales, flea markets and etsy for great buys.

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Best, Celia