Friday, July 17, 2009


Welcome once again to Lorri's home tour part 3. As our tour comes to an end, we will visit the first floor rooms and go outside on the patio.
Let's start in the kitchen. Take note of the beautiful cabinets. These were dark wood in their old life. Lorri painted them all white, distressed and antiqued the surface to uncover the perfect French Country look and style. The island is painted black and all the counters are a lamanite granite, once again installed by Lorri's talented hubby.

These next pics are looking out from the kitchen to the formal living area, wet bar also painted to match the kitchen. Also, along one wall between the kitchen and dining room showcases Lorri's hand painted roosters painted on cabinet doors.

The Living area is gorgeous and accented with greyhound collectibles and Oh Look, here is Ellie. Hi Ellie, we will only be a minute passing through. Go back to sleep sweetie. Isn't she a cutie and so very sweet too. Miss Beazy loves her.

The Fireplace is another wonderful redesign by Lorri. The tile around the fireplace was originally black. Lorri gave it a make over by painting a faux finish to look like travertine tiles. It turned out great and lightened up the area nicely.

Next to the kitchen is a wonderful half bathroom where Lorri also finished the cabinets like the kithen. The walls are textured, wood floors, gorgeous granite sink and again all done by Lorri and her hubby.

Moving on to the Dining Room you will see gorgeous furniture accented with pretty heather lavender. The chandelier is gorgeous over the table. Lorri has a beautiful collection of tea cups and the hutch graces beautiful dishes and vintage items.

This next area is the Family room off the entry and across from the dining room. The big screen TV cabinet was also a redesign by Lorri. She painted it black, distressed and added frosted glass paper to the doors. It turned out fantastic and the area is a cozy place to relax. Accented with Western treasures and Lorri's horse collection.

Let's peek into the darling laundry room. Lorri accents this area with bunnies and garden style accessories. It is so cute. Who wouldn't enjoy doing laundry in here?

This ends the tour of the first floor, but before we go, let's go outside and view the patio, pool and recent furniture cushions redo. It is fantastic. We were at Ross, when we found some great tableclothes for indoor and outdoor use. Lorri and I thought it the perfect color fabric and design for her patio wicker. So for very little money, the redesign began and it is amazing. Who would know, these were tableclothes. I have shown the before and after pics, although the after pics were sent in an email and once again I could not enlarge them. I hope you can see how gorgeous it turned out. The color is perfect and gave her patio a great pop of color.
Look at that gorgeous Morning Glory from the porch post vine. Such a pretty color.

Our home tour at Lorri's has come to an end. I want to thank you for coming and a special thank you to Lorri for letting us view her lovely home. It has been so much fun to bring these pics to you and share the talents of my dear friend. Now that you know Lorri, I will share before and after redesigns that she does in the future.
If you missed part one and two, scroll down and view the rest of Lorri's home. See you soon Lorri. We are due for a shopping and lunch day.
Till next time, I'll be in the studio. Blessings, Celestina Marie


Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

OMG!!! There is no words to describe this home.I live in a hovel compared to this home.Beautiful right down to the swan in the wash room.Talk with you soon Celest. XXOO Marie Antionette

Connie said...

Be sure and tell Lorri that I've enjoyed the tour of her gracious home, sugar. They sure build them big in Texas, don't they? I thought my old house was big at 5,000 s.f. but that looks bigger than mine. I'm going to be doing a "my style through the years" soon and you don't want to miss it, trust me. Hah..... The early stuff was horrendous. I've come a looooooong way, chick! It'll be a hoot to see how we used to live in California and when we lived in military housing.
Love ya, sweetpea,

Anonymous said...

Love ELLIE... hi sweetie, welcome back!!!!

Now I love the wash room. Mine should hope to look as good when we are done ... one day.

Love the expanse of the play but no way could I live there and care for it all myself. I love how open the whole house is then you find the den... so cozy and comfortable you just snuggle up with the family and watch a good flick for the night. Love the greens in the house too...all those chickens or roosters... pretty cool kitchen.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Celestina Marie,

What a gorgeous home your friend Lorrie has. It is so perfect in every way. I loved the kitchen with all the chickens and roosters, I like them also and have a few around the house. Also the dinning room and that fabulous chandelier is just too beautiful.
I really enjoyed the tour and thank you Celestina Marie and please thank Lorrie for allowing us to take a peek into her lovely home.

Enjoy your weekend, my friend.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Dear Lorri & Celeste ~ you two gals kept me up waaaay too late tonight, as I just had to enlarge each & every picture. What a gorgeous home! I think I could just move right in without changing a thing! The kitchen is eerily almost exactly like I would like to redo mine, even down to the pewter hardware I've already picked!! We even have the same rooster lamp! Dining & living room are just stunning. I especially love the chandelier. Is that a print of an Alaskan Malmute in the living room? Beautiful fireplace re-do, & love all the greyhound collectibles. Of course nothing is as sweet as the real thing, & I can tell that Ellie is a sweetheart. The back patio is very pretty too, looks to be cool & relaxing & I love the new cushions. Wish I could enlarge those pics!! Lorri must have a green thumb ~ just look at the petunias, the banana trees & that morning glory!! Oh yes, tell Lorri I'll be bringing my truck over to pick up the loveseat along with the toile chair that I need!!LOL

Much Love,
Angelic Accents

Angela said...

Yes, thank you to Lorrie for letting us visit her. That morning glory is just OH MY!!! I've so enjoyed these three posts. I've asked a friend the other day if I could come to her house and do a tour of her place. 'I haven't done anything to my house'. "Sheila, you have decorated your house beautiful."...I think she is thinking,,'I have to clean'. lol

blushing rose said...

Ladies, what a wonderful 'tour' of Lorri's home & Celeste, you did a marvelous job capturing the inner most beauty of her castle. Each detail was thoroughly enjoyed & absorbed .. thank you for such a lovely visit. TTFN ~Marydon

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Unknown said...

Love the patio furniture! It's a beautiful home! Her husband did a fabulous job on those cabinets and granite counter tops! :)

Anonymous said...

No...No.... Wait!! I want to go back to the kitchen!! I Love, Love, Love the kitchen!!!
OMG!! I think I am in Love!! (Can you be in love with a kitchen???)LOL!!
Thank You so much for the tour I enjoyed myself & Thank You to Lorri!!

Unknown said...

WOW Celeste! Lorri's home is sooo gorgeous! I LOVE her kitchen!!! The cabinets are beuatiful and I love beadboard. The painting of her dog is wonderful! I think greyhounds are such sweet dogs. I just love her entire home, every inch, lol! She is a very talented artis too! the outside of her home reminds me of your gorgeous place!

I hope all is going well for you! My wood floors STILL are not installed! They are supposed to do them Thursday and Friday. Then Saturday, Chad and I leave for a week, yikes! I hope i have time to straighten up before we go, lol!

Love you!

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

I enjoyed the tour! I love the kitchen cabinets and matching cabinets in the wet bar. My family would like the flat screen placement! Ellie is adorable. Her ears pointing north and east are endearing! Great idea to "frost" the entertainment center glass.

Celeste, thanks for stopping by to see my bird pillows. I just listed similar down pillows with crowns. I'm having fun creating/sewing, although my sewing machine is not doing so well. Time to take a break, I guess!

Shirl said...

Hi Celeste, how pretty your friends home is, I'm in love with her kitchen. It's so cozy and cottage looking, I have been back three times and have not been able to post a comment. I don't know what the problem is but I can't post on a few people's blogs.
Thanks for sharing her home, her decorating is just beautiful~
Bless you, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

A Hint of Home said...

Hi Celestina,
Thanks for your best wishes! Time certainly flies by, doesn't it. It doesn't seem like we could possibly be this old. lol I got married when I was 12.
Your friend did such a great job on her kitchen cabinets. I love the way they turned out. She has done a lovely job of decorating. Her outside patio and pool is a great place to relax.
Talk to you soon.

Crash-n-Smash said...

Hello Celeste, Lorri's Home is Beautiful! She and her Hubby have work very hard and all the wonderful details show.I would not want to cook,her kitchen is so pretty!!! Would not want to mess it up:) I see her sweet Ellie looking while you were taking pictures of the kitchen. Just two ears:)Thank you Lorri for sharing your home. Have a lovely week, maybe we will get rain this week too....Hugs, Mary:)

Celeste Maia said...

I read a comment you left in another blog and was intrigued by what you wrote and by your name, so similar to mine. I am Maria Celeste, so that is close. Glad to have come to your blog, enjoyed seeing and reading several of your entries. Congratulations! I started a blog just over a month ago, I live in Spain, but am now in Portugal for the summer. I am a painter and a children's book writer and illustrator. Come visit if you feel like it:

Anonymous said...

Her home is so beautiful. I have to say my favorite room is the kitchen. It is the heart of the home to me.


LillyB said...

What a treat this has been! Your friend is so talented (Just like you)
Her home is beautiful! I loved all the areas! Please thank her for sharing!!
Have a great day!
Love Lilly

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Celeste!

What a fabulous home Lorri has! She's a doll and so sweet to let us take a tour of her home!! Her decorating rivals yours Celeste and that's a BIG compliment. I still close my eyes and go back to sitting in your beautiful dining room sipping iced tea with you.

Elle is so adorable and so regal looking isn't she? I bet Miss Beazy loves her! Be sure and give Miss Beazy a big hug from me.

Love & hugs, Sherry

PS Marie does NOT live in a hovel!! She lives in a paradise!

anim said... idol..i'm Anim from animlittlecottage. I love your blog, i love house, i love your folk ..i love have such a nice house and very talented. i'm so happy and shock when i know that you has come and visited my blog..TQ very much

Lori said...

What a wonderful and soothing home. I love the layout but what really got me was the great placement of windows! I know you have to love viviting there! Lori

Anonymous said...

I would love to linger by the kitchen, sit on the accompanying breakfast/dining table. I can just feel the sun passing through the windows. What a day to start. And so's her little corner cabinet (or is it a hutch?) where she displays her wine. Like that it is partially hidden and that it has it's own corner :-)

Oh Celeste you're right. The new fabric color in the patio just pops and brightens it. Tablecloths - - - it is interesting to learn and see when you use things outside it's designated purpose. :-)


(I enjoyed very much the three parts of the tour. And I'm sure everybody did who happen to visit.)

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

What a beautiful home. I love her re-do with the cupboards. The chandelier is GORGEOUS! The soothing colors are lovely.

Bertie said...

Wow! What a beautiful home and Lorri has EXCELLENT taste. I have the same chaise, sofa and coffee table that is shown in her Living Room, in mine! I love all of the carving on it!!

I liked the chair re-do, but I loved it before, too.

Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful home with us. I enlarged every single photo that I could!

Aunt May's Cottage said...

Beautiful, beautiful home. Rachaelxo

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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..