Monday, June 29, 2015

Life's New Chapter and First Home Office Views

Recently I shared with you that I've been working on a new home office
for Mr. Southern DayDreams.
It is nearly finished and I'll have more and better pics soon.
Till then,
here are a few small  previews.




Life just brings changes as we travel our path.
Ups and downs along the way till we reach a new chapter in life.

The new chapter can be of great excitement and joy.

This spring, my hubby as you know him to be "My Best Guy"
met a long time goal he set for himself in his career,
 and that goal was to retire at this time of his life and age.

Closing one chapter in his journey
and ready to open the next.

He retired, or as I like to think, finished a chapter in his book and ready to embark on a new path.
Realizing he still wants to help others and consult in his chosen field.


He has traveled the country and beyond helping many others. 

Now that path will continue as he embarks on his own business
for however long God will bless him with this gift to do so.
And Yes,
 it is a gift. 
Hard work played a big role of course to this point, but God's direction lead the way.


With that direction, my best guy closed one office with retirement
only to need a new one to work in from Home.

A place to be comfortable with the demands of his new work load.

A home space to house the many treasures he's collected,
 shelves for the books
 and walls to hold the memories.

As you might know, I am always in my element creating and decorating a room.
This one is no different.

Taking a first floor guestroom and transforming it into an office.
The perfect spot right off the entry way.
Oh this makes me so happy to create this space for him.

I'm using metal, wood and leather.

Barn wood and distressed pieces with a few antiques.
 I took on the search  in all my treasure hunts to find just the right pieces.

Art work we've both loved and gathered from travels.
I'm calling this room~
"Industrial Farmhouse"  of sorts.
Masculine, but with softness and comfort.


As we look out to the future~
We are thankful to have reached this time and place in our lives.
It is fabulous and special.

It is a new beginning and blessing that we are so thankful for.

I'm  finishing up the room now and will share the completion soon.

Thank you for stopping by.

Be Blessed
xo


JOINING

49 comments:

Stacey said...

How wonderful for your husband and you! Congratulations and I hope this next chapter is all that you both want it to be. :)

eileeninmd said...

Good morning, I love these peeks into your hubby's new office at home. I wish him all the best in his new journey! Have a happy day and new week ahead!

Dianna said...

Congratulations to your husband on reaching this goal in his life! What a wonderful feeling of accomplishment you both must be feeling at this time!

And congratulations to you for the way that you've taken on this project of making him a home office, Celeste. What a dear you are! Reading through this post was so refreshing because of hearing your love for him through your words.

Have a wonderful week, my sweet friend.
xo

Alessandra said...

Dear Celestine, i 'm back and happy to read about this important new for you and your husband. I agree with you...yesterday is history, tomorrow is your future. I 'm lookong forward to seeing the new room!Thank you very much for your kind comments.
Hugs
Alessandra

Creations By Cindy said...

Congratulations to your man! I cannot wait to see the room. Looks like you are way ahead of the game with knowing how you want it to look and come together. I got this gut feeling that it will be nonetheless than perfect! You do such beautiful work and decor. Love the bottles too. Happy Monday! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

How exciting! At least he has goals and isn't going to put his feet up and do nothing like so many do! I'm sure the office is going to be wonderful judging by the bits you've shown. Love the picture of you two!

Mildred said...

Congrats to you and your husband. What an exciting new chapter in your lives. How grand that you are decorating his new office. I look forward to the reveal. May God bless.

Valerie-Jael said...

Wishing you all the best for your new chapter in life. The work you are doing will be beautiful, I am sure! Hugs, Valerie

Jan Tanis said...

You're doing a fabulous job on your hubby's office - I can't wait to see MORE pictures. Congratulations on your Best Guy's retirement and his continued effort to help people.

~Blessings in all you both do!

Hugs,
Jan ♥

LJ S said...

Celestina, Thank you for creating and designing my new office.
LJ

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Congrats to your hubby. May he enjoy his retirement and the office you are decorating for him. One chapter closed and another opened. Helping people is so treasured! xoxo

Claudia said...

Hi Celeste,
oh , this Room will be wonderful ! So many wonderful items, in your Hubby's Home Office .. Congrats to his Retirement ( is this the correct word???, sorry if I am wrong ... )... I am sure, he will love it and it wil be hard, to get him out for dinner ;O)) And I am looking forward to see hte complete room :O)
Wishing you all the best for this new chapter in your life!
Sending Love and hugs and blessings for a lovely new week!
Claudia xo

Donna said...

Congrats to your guy for not only his retirement, but for the start of a new chapter! I do believe you are in your glory decorating and designing a new work space for him, Celestins! Love your industrial farmhouse theme, and how you've used favorite treasures that you've collected over the years, as well as new pieces. Can't wait to see the big reveal! And I love the pic of you both at the end! You two look like movie stars in that convertible!!

Donna said...

Ooops, I meant "Celestina", I guess I was typing too fast:)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

AWESOME. Oh Celeste, first of all, the style that you chose for this space is GORGEOUS. The merging of industrial with home coziness is a look we love here too. I love how my husband's home office is a combination of my love for French d├ęcor, old world and a bit of industrial. BRAVO!

My friend, I needed to read this post. I can share with you via email and maybe you can shed some light for me. Back in a minute. Anita

TexWisGirl said...

really nice touches. congratulations to him!

Cindy Rasley said...

Enjoy a slower pace!

20 North Ora said...

How exciting!! I will pray that the Lord blesses his business and you all do exceedingly well with it. Anxious to see the finished project. Take this time while he is home to spend every precious moment you can with him. John had been retired for four years and I so treasure that four years we had just goofing off.

Judy

Art and Sand said...

What an exciting new chapter to begin.

My husband continued to consult when he retired, but it got in the way of his painting. Now he just paints which exactly what he wants to do!

I wish you and husband well.

Sola Scriptura said...

Congratulations to your husband! It is lovely to see how you care for him and encourage him by decorating his office with such thoughtfulness.

chateau chic said...

Your hubby's office looks like it's going to be great! Wish you the best on this new adventure!
Mary Alice

Kim said...

What a wonderful time in your lives, to have reached such a goal. I wish you both nothing but the best as you embark on a new path. I am sure the office will inspire your husband to do more great work in this next phase of his life and career! Congratulations!

Kelly Deal said...

How wonderful and blessed! Congratulations to you both! I love how the office decorating is coming along Celestina! Looks great!

Junkchiccottage said...

How wonderful that you both have reached this goal and your hubby will retire. Now life can really begin as your new journey starts. So many exciting things ahead. Congrats.
Kris

Consider It All Joy said...

How very wonderful to be at this place in your lives and still be happily together! What a blessing God has bestowed on you both! Many joyful journeys ahead, I'm sure! Blessings, Cindy xoxo

Cynthia said...

This is such a wonderful place for him to be in your lives. You're making a wonderful new space for his next endeavor . I hope he achieves all he's hoping. Maybe you can grab some time together.

Hugs
Cindy

Createology said...

Congratulations to Mr. Best Guy on finishing one chapter and moving on into the next chapter of life's journey. Having a comfortable home office decorated by you with your design style will be such a blessing.

Rue said...

Congratulations to you and your hubby on his retirement! The room you're creating for him will be wonderful, from what you have shown us so far. I'm sure he'll love spending time in there during his new journey :)

xo,
rue

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Celeste,
A new chapter for your husband and one which although I'll admit a requested delay (yes from me, will began for my husband in 2016.)
Life changes, sometimes unexpected, sometimes planned but we adjust, welcome and embrace. Your added masculine charm to his office design is charming and one that I love. Cuddling, nesting and embracing the future is something I've become familiar with.
I adore your artistic expressions and your share of affection and love.
xoxo,
Vera

cynthia lee designs said...

Congrats to your Best Guy!! My husband retired a couple of years ago and he wanted to still work...and now works from home with that job.
We fixed him up a work area down in our family room on the lower floor of our home.
~Cindy

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Congrats to your husband on retiring! I know you are going to make a beautiful office for him! Thanks for sharing this at our Cooking and Crafting with J & J party. Have a wonderful week and holiday!
Julie

Deborah Montgomery said...

Congratulations to your husband and you on this new stage of your lives. I do hope you are both blessed with many years of fruitful work. He will be delighted to have a special work space decorated by you. Looking forward to seeing some more pictures. Blessings, Deborah

Kathy said...

I adore that it is "closing the book on one chapter and starting the next". That is EXACTLY how I see the retirement that I am so looking forward to! I have no intention of not working as it is not in my nature but will be so excited to do a different kind of work. Can't wait to see the big reveal.

Jillayne said...

Such a marvellous thing... to choose your own path is a great, great thing - how wonderful that you can use your talent to create a beautiful office for this next chapter of your Mr.'s life... Love what you've shown so far!
Best of luck with the new adventure,

Jillayne

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Congrats on your hubby's retirement and I am sure he is going to love his new office that you are creating for him!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

It looks and sounds interesting! I love the decorating direction you are going and look forward to seeing the finished room. How exciting to be on a new path together!

Marcia Pilar said...

I'm sure it will turn out great, Celeste. I can't wait to see more.
Many blessings to you and your best guy on his retirement.

Birdman said...

Thanks for the little peek into your lives.

Stephanie said...

Hello lovely lady! May I just say how excited I am for you and the next chapter you will explore with your dear husband...congratulations to him :) I loved the quote about today and living our lives...so true!

Thank you for joining Roses of Inspiration this week. Much love to you!

1CardCreator said...

Congratulations to both of you. Such a cute picture of the 2 of you too! It is wonderful that you can share this new and exciting chapter of your lives together. The say as we age the creative side of our brains gets stronger you know, lol. The room will be gorgeous I am sure, already love what you started with. ~Diane

Jill said...

Congratulations to your husband on his retirement! Time to slow down and enjoy the days :-) I love seeing how his office is coming along, a lot of love put into it for sure! Have a lovely 4th of July.

Blessings,
Jill

Jessica Pelasky said...

Aww...congrats! :) This looks just great!

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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

Congrats on your Husband's retirement!!

I am going Part time at the end of July and I am so looking forward to it! It was a hard but necessary choice.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Conniecrafter said...

So wonderful to have reached this goal in his life, Congratulations!!! Looks like you have a great start to his room and it is in just a perfect place in your home!!

Nancy's Notes said...

What an exciting and wonderful time for you and your husband!! Congratulations! I know you'll love him home and I'm sure he'll be in his glory in his new office you have created for him!
Happy 4th~
Nancy
xo

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

It seems so many of us are "in the same boat!" It is so interesting to see where these new chapters will be taking all of us. This photo of the two of you is lovely(good looking couple!) and I can see that both of you have such a positive mindset and clear vision for the future. I just know that his home office will be such a gorgeous combination of masculine and charming, so looking forward to seeing the completion!
Wishing you a safe and Happy Fourth of July!
Your neighbor in North Texas!
Warm Hugs,
Jemma

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Your dear husband will enjoy this lovely created space just for him.

God's continued blessings on both of you in this next phase of your life together.

FlowerLady

Laurie Ritchey said...

Lucky guy to be married to such to you. He not only has a beautiful and sweet wife, but a very talented wife who can decorate the office for his next journey in life. I really liked everything you shared. Can't wait to see the finished office.

Dorene Blauvelt said...

How wonderful that your husband is starting a new chapter in his life and how blessed he is to have you creating a new home office for him. Best of luck to you both!
Dorene @ Seasonal Chapters

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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..