Tuesday, July 14, 2009


Welcome back to visit Lorri's home tour part two. As the temps soar~~here in the Lone Star State, let's relax, get out of the heat and go back over to Lorri's.

This Temperature Thermometor is one of my latest treasures offered in my etsy shop.

As we go back to the second floor, and view where we left off last post, we are greeted by this gorgeous vintage table in the entry.

The guest bath, next to the guestroom (where we left off last post) was also a total redo by both Lorri and her talented hubby. They resurfaced the tub, replaced the sink with a furniture style piece, painted the cabinet black and textured the walls. The floor was also retiled. I love the sink and all the old world style with animal print accents.

Wasn't that an awesome bathroom? Now right next to this room, still on the second floor, is the office. Another French door leads to the office. Having these doors helps to open up the areas around the loft. Lorri designed this room with a nautical theme, accented with ships, ocean views and seascape collectibles. It has a wonderful window seat behind the desk. The drapes were another great find at Ross.

This winter painting is another talented Lorri has done on a cutting saw. The design is by Decorative Artist, Debbie Toews. I tell ya, in this heat, it is a refreshing piece to view.

Now moving on we walk to the Master Bedroom across the shabby garden sitting area. Gorgeous, elegant and regal is the feel to the beautiful room. Pretty light sage is the wall color that also goes through to the bathroom through the curtained french doors. Floral bedding gives a soft summer feel that is so relaxing. Lorri also dresses this room in purple shades at different times of the year. Lavender and purple also looks gorgeous with the light sage walls.

Meet Ellie! She is taking a break as we view the bedroom. Isn't she beautiful? Lorri loves dogs and is a dog groomer by trade. Ellie was a Greyhound rescue dog and the breed Lorri loves. Her love goes out to all animals, but the Greyhound has her heart. Ellie is her only Greyhound now, but she has had others in the past. When a Greyhound retires from the track, they need a loving home to spend the rest of their life. Lorri has provided this for Ellie and the two are inseparable.

From this room we turn to the left and face the french doors that lead to the master bath. Again, this room was a major redesign with color. The tiles all around the tub, shower and sink were, in their before life, a dark burgundy. Yes, what a transformation. They had the tiles all professionally painted in a soft white, painted the walls light sage green, framed the double sink mirror, painted the sink cabinets white and added new travertine tiles to the floor. It is an amazing space just by changing color. Lorri also stenciled some wispy leaves on the cabinet doors.

Notice the glass shelves that bank the shower surround. Great place for gorgeous collectibles. The tub is another wonderful display area for Lorri's pretties and accented like a garden room with those gorgeous curtains above the shutters.
As you look up, you see a decorators ledge graced with pretty boxes that Lorri also collects.

WOW~~ do you want to see one or her recent redos? This is a fabulous upgrade for a chair. Here is the before~~~

Now the after~~~ what a gorgeous redesign to a chair that had great bones and style. Just needed an upgrade. Lorri painted the wood our favorite raw cotton, distressed around the details and then recovered the gold fabric with a gorgeous green toile. Terrific job Lorri, this is awesome!

Sorry for the small pic. It was copied from an email and I could not size it up. Also sorry to say it will not enlarge either. But you can see the idea here. This chair is gorgeous.

This concludes are tour for today at Lorri's. Next time, we will be on the first floor and visit her gorgeous living room, family room, kitchen, half bath, dining room and go outside where she just redesigned her patio furniture cushions. You will be amazed with that redo too.
Thank you Lorri for having us over to tour your gorgeous home. You've given us lots of great ideas and inspiration. See you for part three next time.
Till then, I'll be back in the studio putting the final touches on many new treasures coming to my new web shoppe soon.
Blessings, Celestina Marie


Rebecca Nelson said...

Oh my gosh, C! Beautiful...just absolutely stunning. Seeing this makes me want to go clean my house! ARGH! Does it ALWAYS look like this? Wowzers!


Unknown said...

Hi Celeste!!!
Oh how I have enjoyed visiting your friends homes! I just LOVE looking at how others decorate and organize their homes. I am sure the two of you have colaborated many times, as friends do for inspiration!

I just showed Gary her office, cause I liked her layout..and our office needs a HUGE sprucing, esp if we end up working out of there! Its so neat to have wonderful points of reference too!

Hope alls well with you and say HI to Larry for me!


Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Lorri's bedroom & bath are just THE ULTIMATE in regal beauty!! And such a sweet baby on her bed ~ I love the pic of her greyhound in the bathroom, too. Love the idea of adding shelves to the side of the glass shower!! And that chair is just stunning in the green toile. Can't wait to see more....

Angelic Accents

Anonymous said...

I would have to be honest and say my favorite part was the beautiful & fetching Ellie. She stands hands above the rest of the photo's. The the bedroom... very nice furniture thought I would have to paint it lighter. :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Celestina!!
I really enjoyed the tour!! Please thank her for me!!
I see you are still so hot there.... We are still unseasonably cool. I got up this a.m. to 46 degrees & it only got up to 71 all day. We are about 20 degrees off this summer. I am trying to not complain about it & just be grateful we don't have to go the expense of our AC.
Have a wonderful day!!

Unknown said...

What a beautiful home! I am drooling over that sink in the guest bathroom. I love the look of a furniture style vanity for the sink! It's just so beautiful and elegant. Lorrie is very talented!

Connie said...

Celeste, be sure and tell Lorri how gorgeous everything is, sugar! I love tours of homes because I can get ideas for my own small house. Hey, chick, my walls are ALL really pink now. Finished the painting. Jack wants a mint green for his office though and I'm going to do it with black and white toile and checks for him. You've inspired me, honey!

Angela said...

Oh thanks for sharing. You know, you got me thinkin girl. I have a precious sister in the Lord that is ever so talented in the way she decorated her house..I'm going to be asking her if I can give everyone a tour of her home now...yepper, your posts has got me thinkin...

Draffin Bears said...

Thank you very much Celestina Marie for giving us the tour and for Lorrie to allow us to see into her beautiful home.
Love the bathroom and the bedroom ~ everything is so lovely.
Love your rose thermometer and sorry you are finding it hot.
Take care and keep cool.


Shirl said...

Hello Celeste, What a beautiful home Lorri has, I especially loved her studio. I have the same cabinets that she has. I love how she decorated the front of her's. I just put a single rose decal on mine. Oh my sweet Ellie really tugged at my heart. I've never seen a grayhound in her coloring, just stunning!!!! I just adore animals and love to read that they end up in a happy home like Lorri has given her. I was here to visit your blog a few nights ago but blogger was glitching and I could not leave a comment. Thank Lorri for the tour, it is just wonderful to see all her decorating ideas!
Love ya, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

TUTU Monkey said...

Ahhhhhh I would love that studio...

Just popping in for a quick visit!! Have a wonderful rest of your week!!

roseroomnz.com said...

Just beautiful, enjoyed visiting so much! Rachaelxo

Anonymous said...

I feel like browsing through a magazine only I'm here with a friend giving me the exclusive tour :-)

Oh Celeste, so glad you decided to do this tour, and thanks to Lorri for agreeing. Everything looks so light. She really created each room to be as relaxing as could be.

I have faves! :-) Well, should I say "fave" since I do enjoyed everything? But there are some pieces and ideas that truly stuck and made me just look longer on the picture LOL The sink/cabinet in the guestroom is wow! It looks so elegant and so grand. And then there's her master bathroom. It sure feels like a garden. I like the touches that are not supposed to be in a bathroom but definitely look good when added. I see birdhouses, hat box, a painting (?) - and the shelves full of pretties right by the bath tub I like the idea very much too. :-)

This is such a fun tour and a learning experience too with lots of ideas spread and shared. Thanks to you both! :-)


Anonymous said...

Hi Celestina,
Lorri has such a lovely home and has been so gracious to share it with us. Thanks for the hard work in posting it all for us.
I love the guest bath cabinet and sink. It turned out fabulous. I'm sure she is enjoying all the fruits of their labor.
Have a great weekend. Your work is always lovely.

blushing rose said...

What an elegant & exquisitely decorated home. Lorri has done a beautiful job ... & it is sooo spotless! TY for sharing your friends home, it has been a wonderful visit, C. TTFN ~Marydon

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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..