Thursday, July 10, 2014

Romancing Summer

Living by the water is a summer dream~
Okay, well it's not the ocean here,
 but living by water near our cottage means the view of a lazy heart pool
right outside a window of lace.




Inside overlooks the pool from the sitting room.
Week day mornings to late summer evenings
find me romancing the summer from this cozy space.


I love to change around the mantel for the seasons
and summer is the perfect time for a beach style.





Beach cottage reads, music, roses and fluffy pillows add to the dreamy feel.






Do you have a room with a view?
Romantic setting?
Summer cozy?




"Life is a journey, Enjoy it"

Till next time, wishing you a beautiful summer day

from
Southern DayDreams

Celestina Marie








45 comments:

Blackberry Lane said...

Good Morning, Celeste. It is a lovely room with a stunning view. Have a nice day.

Sola Scriptura said...

What a lovely space! I really like your beach decor. I do live near the sea, but don't have any beach decorations... maybe I should rethink that!

Sola Scriptura said...

What a lovely space! I really like your beach decor. I do live near the sea, but don't have any beach decorations... maybe I should rethink that!

Creations By Cindy said...

Life is journey, enjoy it! I LOVE THAT! All of your pictures are stunning and beautiful! I love your rooms. Brightens my day! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Jan Tanis said...

I love your beautiful view. I'd love to have a pool, I'd be in it every day...so would the Pups! My view is from my Sitting Room out onto my Courtyard Garden. Ahhhhhhhh!

Hugs,
Jan

Patti said...

What a lovely, soothing setting---any time of the year! Wish I lived close enough to pop by and sit a spell with you in that room.

The white roses painting behind the loveseat is stunning! Is that one of your works? I love it.

Hope you have a beautiful day.

Love,
Patti

TexWisGirl said...

you have a delicate touch. :)

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

Beautiful! I lived on a lake growing up and really miss the water. We have beautiful views of the mountains here though and we really enjoy them.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

You would need to be here, right in front of me, to see, hear and feel the enthusiasm I have RIGHT NOW, as I see your ethereal and perfect cottage, Celeste! WOW! The details that you lovingly and painstakingly put into your home shine and I LOVE IT! That view of your pool is enough for me. I feel the same about water, and though we live in the land of 10,000 lakes, we do not live right near any lakes, but all we have to do is take a short drive to the other side of Minneapolis, and we are in water haven. I have a gurgling fountain in my yard and I have a lovely view from my enclosed porch. I have to make a post to share my home, after the link party.

WONDERFUL SHARE! Anita

lala said...

Your room looks so very peaceful and relaxing - a wonderful space to enjoy the warm summer days, then go for a dip in pool!

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

What a lovely room and the view is fabulous! There is something about water that is so peaceful to me. Your summer vignettes are so pretty and just perfect for adding a touch of summer to your room. You would have a difficult time getting me to leave this room- it's gorgeous! Oh, I adore the painting above your sofa- what a wonderful idea to pair flowers with shells!

Angela Wisler said...

Beautiful room, I love your mantle decoration. I really enjoyed your post. Have a great day.
Angela

Pyrexa said...

Celeste, you are quite the decorator my friend, your place is so lovely. The combination of roses & seashells is beautiful & the reflections photo with the piano is very artistic, love it!
I'm also very drawn to fire *&* water, probably why I married a Firefighter ;^) 
I could sit by a fire gazing at a river & mountain scenery for eternity! A heart shaped pool sounds so romantic. We have a 30 foot round pool. My husband built a large deck around it & installed a gazebo that overlooks the pool, it makes for a very lovely outdoor sitting room. We really love it & use it every day in the summer months. Try to Picture our FurKids (2 Chihuahuas & a Pitbull) taking turns hogging the stairs to the pool.
Your post is very enjoyable & inspiring.

Have The Best Day Ever!
Aim

lynn said...

the pool looks lovely from your pretty beachy room, celeste:) and the picture above your sofa is gorgeous! oh, and the boat is awesome, too! happy weekend!

Deborah Montgomery said...

Love this room Celeste, with the whites and creams, flowers and shells. So peaceful and beautiful. I love water, too, so nice to have it nearby and handy for a little dip!

question: I noticed your floors. I love the darker wood, esp with white furnishings, but everyone says don't do it, they show everything. What do you think? Are they hard to keep clean? They look beautiful!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Celestina Marie,

Loved seeing your beautiful photos of summer, and your lovely pool, garden and house.
Something peaceful having water around - hope you are staying cool in the pool.
Many thanks for visiting me dear friend and the kind note you left.
hugs
Carolyn

Heaven's Walk said...

What a beautiful space, Celeste. I love the light airiness of it. And that view of your pool out your windows is so calming!

xoxo laurie

Debbie said...

What a lovely cottage you live in, Celeste!! Love the view of your crystal clear pool.
Have a happy weekend!
Debbie
xo

Cozy Little House said...

I just saw that magazine in Hobby Lobby today. Hadn't ever seen it before.
Brenda

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

love, love you beach themed sitting room! It looks so comfy and relaxing. Enjoy your summer days.

cynthia lee designs said...

Love the view of the pool thru your window with those pretty see-thru curtains. Love your romantic cozy space...it is beautiful!! My sister picked up the Beach Cottages magazine today while we were out shopping. Life sure is a journey and we need to enjoy it everyday.
hugs,
Cindy

Createology said...

Romancing Summer is the very best way to enjoy these lazy hazy crazy days of summer...
I enjoy setting out my collection of beach sand and shells. I used to live near all the Southern California beaches...Laguna, Dana Point, Huntington, Seal, Long Beach and every one in between. Now I am forever far from any beach and miss them terribly. Romancing Summer in Blissful Style...

Consider It All Joy said...

I don't have the home of my dreams or live where my heart longs to live but the Lord has taught me the joy and grace of blooming where you are planted even if that means I have to be a blooming cacti!! Living in the desert instead of the beach, that's where I bloom!! I love your your room! Blessings, Cindy PS: I am leaning toward the white cabinets!!!

Valerie-Jael said...

It all looks so beautiful, you have created a home which is a little paradise! Hugs, Valerie

Katie Clooney said...

Your home is so beautiful. Love the view!

1CardCreator said...

Lovely photos Celeste, your home always looks so inviting. ~Diane

Marcia Pilar said...

I sure do have a room with a view, my friend, one that I'm very thankful for. The view of our pool from my creative room is most soothing to me, especially since we are living in a transitional house. I'm sharing a few glimpses this weekend for a couple of blog party's.
Wish we could visit to share a cup of tea and chat about our creative projects and dreams. Oh well, that's what blogland is for, right. :)
Enjoy your day, friend.
xoxo's

Laurie M said...

your summer mantle is beautiful, the ship in front of the painting is amazing! Thank you so much for the kind message you left,

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

How I love to revisit your beach-themed home, Celeste! I hope you are having great weather! And I thank you for coming to visit my post. It will be a lovely tour of all the dear people who have enthusiastically agreed to join me, for I enjoy organizing FUN projects when one can get creative and think. I so wish you could join!

Happy evening my friend, Anita

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

What a gorgeous view! Inside and out. I have that exact same side table, the round black one beside your loveseat. Mine was brown and I painted it black. I love your beach mantel and you really paid attention to detail! So pretty!!!!

Kelly said...

This is just Lovely! What a relaxing view! It seems as though one just might hear the ocean! I so enjoy the picture above your couch!

Jill said...

You have a beautiful home! So warm and welcoming. What a blessing! Hope you are doing well and enjoying your summer!
Blessings,
Jill

Janet Greer said...

Celestina, how lucky you are to have a pool in these hot summer days. I love your beach theme in your decorating. I especially like the painting over the love seat.
Thank you for visiting me in my creative space and your kind comments. I am Janet from Graceful Rose.

Old Time Cindy said...

Celeste,
You're all about the details which makes for the lovely home you have. I enjoy living by water as it brings me peace and contentment.
Farmhouse hugs!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Your room is beautiful dressed for summer! How wonderful it would be to live near water!

Ivy and Elephants said...

You have it all wrapped up in one!
It looks gorgeous, perfect room with a gorgeous view.
Hugs,
Patti

chateau chic said...

Your home is lovely, Celestina, and what a wonderful view!! Your pool looks so inviting!
Mary Alice

Laurel Stephens said...

What a beautiful view of the water through your pretty lace curtains. And what a beautiful spot to sit and dream away a long summer afternoon.

Sarah said...

You have me dreaming of a little beach getaway.
Beautiful post, Celeste.

Jillayne said...

Lovely room, lovely view Celestina! I always love seeing your decor - such a flair you have... easy, breezy, summer!

Lori Bei Durst said...

Everything is lovely Celeste. Thanks for visiting my blog and your nice comments. <3

Donna said...

Your sitting room is so pretty,Celestina! I love all of the summery, beachy touches you've added, especially the star fish and shells. The painting above your couch is gorgeous!!! Did you paint it? And the view thru your lace curtains is so pretty. I could spend alot of time in this room!!

Laurie Ritchey said...

It looks like a dream to me. I love your sail boat, and those lace curtains are beautiful. laurie

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I think your view of the pool is every bit as pretty as a lake! I bought that magazine and love all the homes featured inside!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I think your view of the pool is every bit as pretty as a lake! I bought that magazine and love all the homes featured inside!

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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..