Saturday, August 4, 2012

~ A Room with a New View and Shabby Light ~

Greetings Friends and welcome August. Could it be any hotter? We are still at triple digits here in the Lone Star State with no end in sight. Hard to start thinking and creating for Christmas with the temps soaring, but I have begun the holiday season and hope for a cool down.

Along the way, you have heard me speak about redoing my living room. Well it is complete now and with the help of my guy, together we painted, trimmed, planned and gave our cottage a new update. We love it too. So relaxing and comfortable in the lighter shabby cottage creams. Now I have a few pics to share, just a few~~ of the new redo.
Starting with the walls in a light sand, teamed with chocolate curl against the cream furniture is so fresh. My sofa is cottage cream slip covered and is the most comfy seat! Pillows in cream with hand created candlewicking and french script finish the look. I kept the mantel light and airy with some of my glass collection and shabby french chic clock. Shabbied up a french fireplace screen and added a cozy crocheted throw to the hearth for extra seating. Hydrangeas and roses fill glass vases, with sheet music here and there. Cloches cover vintage treasures and timed faux candlelight. The piano is a fresh cottage cream except for the backside which you can not paint for the sound quality. I may do something with fabric on the back later, just haven't come to a plan yet. Lots of vintage crochet was added created from the talented hands of my grandmother. The windows left open and empty for summer, however I will add lace to them in the Fall for a cozier look through the winter months.

My guy and I painted all the woodwork and trim which was stained dark when the house was built, to a light cottage white like the rest of our home. This was probably the hardest challenge which took so many coats of paint and primer to cover, but after 4 days of painting, it was so worth it.

What do you think? Could you curl up with a good book, sip tea on a summer afternoon, enjoy the morning with soft music in the background or just sit and dream? I have done all the above since this room change and now can't wait to decorate for the holiday seasons with whites, burlap and touches of vintage rustic charms. Till then, here are a few accents for the summer with a beachy sort of style adding shells with candlelight.

Little by little I have added lots of cottage creams among my rooms and so enjoying the added touch. Since the living room was finished, I started on the bedroom which I will share at a later time when the painting is complete. Till then, wishing you a fabulous August as I head out for a little R&R in Santa Fe. Hope it's cooler!!

See you soon and blessings be yours~
Celestina Marie


Unknown said...

Oh Celeste!! It is just to die for!!! I cannot tell you how much I love the change!! I am sooo in love with the fresh bright clean look of white right now! It looks like a whole new living room!! So cottage pretty. I love all of your special touches too! Just gorgeous sweet friend! Going back to have another look :) Love and miss you and hope you are doing well :)


My goodness pretty girl, this room is so romantic and beautiful!! I love all the white, clean, fresh, ethereal look, an amazing change you reated in your living room..isn't great when we do changes and they come out this gorgeous?! Hugs,

Tina said...

Hi my friend! Here i come again after long,long time. My computer was broken and now is fix :) picute are amazing! Have a nice weekend,xoxo tina

Mari said...

Celeste it looks gorgeous! I could definitely cruel up with a nice book for a long read ;)


Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Oh it is the brown on the bottom...the white really pops against it!!

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Very pretty! It is always nice to give your home a face lift so to speak and change things up a bit!!


Dorthe said...

Dear Celestina Marie
Such dreamy and beautiful photoes from your newly painted and new decorated living room.
Love that you softened the whites with little rose paintings and the cosy chair -also covered in" rose bouquets " . The little house on top of the shelf under your roof is so adorable, and I also love your white shelf decorated with the gorgeous boot, and cloche .
Such a very lovely room to dream, read, and just be!!
Hugs from,Dorthe

Susan said...

Celestina, this room is just so you. It is absolutely gorgeous! I love your slip covered sofa, the lamps and the beautiful rose print behind the couch. All you accent touches are just so beautiful!! How pleased you must be with your beautiful new room!

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Did I not tell you that your new living room would be drop dead gorgeous. I knew I would be right...LOL.
Celeste I love it!!! So cool and inviting.You can forget about the heat just looking at it.I love all the little details that add the extra something.Well done to you and Larry.
Love the shoes below too.
i saw some shoe molds today while Alexia and I were in a antique store.I am going back next week for a better look. I'll let you know what I found.I did not pay much attention to them.They were tucked under a bottom shelf.
XXOO Marie Antionette

Createology said...

Your new room is inviting and comfortable and dreamy all at the same time. This is exactly what I would imagine for you to live in. Kudos to you and your husband for all the hard work. Time to sit and sip and enjoy...

Tanza said...

Hello Celeste,
Everyhting looks sooo BEAUTIFUL, calm, and such a comfy look !! LoVe ALL your creamy, dreamy whites !! Doesn't it feel wonderful to change things up !! Such a fresh NeW look ...

Hoping you are feeling better, and staying cool !! Thanks for all your sweet notes, and thoughts !!

Have a happy rest of your day, and be blessed my friend ~

Big hugs ~TeA~ xo


It's so light and pretty! It looks inviting for sure!
Does it seem that one "project" leads to another?!
Have a nice vacation!

Anonymous said...

Hi Celeste! Oh, my goodness, your living room looks so beautiful! I love your pretty wall color. What a lovely cozy romantic room! I have the same yard of roses picture as you that's hanging about your sofa. My frame is gold and I need to paint it white.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Celestina Marie,

You and your husband have done the most wonderful job of your living room. I love the new cream look, everything looks perfect with all your gorgeous touches.
Yes, would love to curl up on the sofa with a good book and a cup of tea, looks so comfortable. The arched windows are really beautiful too.
Wish I could send over a cooling breeze from here.
Enjoy your time away in Santa Fe, hope the weather is cooler there.


Grandma Barb's This and That said...

The room is gorgeous and I love the beachy touches. Have a great getaway! said...

Celeste! It is so pretty and so restful looking, I don't believe I would ever want to leave it, even after finishing the book I would have curled up to read in there! Rachael xo

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh your room looks wonderful, I know when I lived in Minnesota all of the woodwork was dark, here in Florida it is all white, I thought maybe Texas would be white too! Enjoy your vacation and think how much fun it will be when you return to your new dreamy house!


BG said...

Va va voom! What can I say that everyone else hasn't already said? I just love it all Celeste, when can I move in? :)

Now I think you have earned your little getaway ... have fun and enjoy some quiet time out of the heat with that lovely man of yours.

1CardCreator said...

What a beautiful home you have! I love your exquisite taste and style. Your home looks truly inviting and just what I would have dreamed it would look like.

Unknown said...

I'm leanin' ... truly I am! I think a slip cover is around the corner! Sweet Celeste, your room is so me ... a glass of wine, some romantic music & a few chocolates ... I am good to go! :)

I go into my blue room every day JUST to LOOK at that tray ... it is smashing!

Enjoy your respite, my friend. Wish I were there ...


Your Craft Book said...

Hello Celeste, Your roon is truly looking fabulous! I can just imagine snuggling up with a new book and a cup of tea from a pretty china cup. Have a wonderful week, Maureen

Eileen said...

Pretty in White's and Cream's. Your room gives pleasure to the senses.
A very charming room to sit in or just stand back and admire.
A great undertaking to be sure.!

Ingeborg van Zuiden said...

Wow Celestina Marie!!! Soooooooooo pretty!!! You know I could just dive into there as I have the same style in my living room. It feels so cozy already to just see the pictures! I love the fabric on your seat, those roses! To die for! Can't understand how much energy you have and how much you've accomplished in this year, wow! Chapeau Celestina Marie! And now rest and enjoy the last days of summer ok! ;-D

Jillayne said...

It is perfectly beautiful - I love the cream! Your room looks cozy and welcoming and just the place to linger with a good book, or maybe just lost in thought - you could daydream for a long time in a space like that....
Wishing you many happy hours of reverie in your "new" surroundings!

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Celestina Marie
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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..