Monday, January 11, 2016

New Year, New Fresh Looks for Style at Home

Each year after the holidays,
I love to change up and freshen each room.
Once the Christmas decor is put away,
I can't help but do a furniture shuffle, 
or change out the accents and colors.

this doesn't have to cost a lot to do.
I simply move accents and furniture around from one room to another.

Many times, it works great and with  better results.
The treasures and furniture we love, don't have to stay where they first began
in decorating our home.

Last week
 I worked on moving a few chairs around.
Now usually this has to have some assistance from my strong family members,
especially when the chairs I was moving around, 
were on different levels of the house.
All was accomplished and I am a happy decorator!!
Thank you to hubby and son!

These two chairs below now have new rooms 
they look so much better in their new footprints.

I'll share more about these new rooms 
in another post.

Because today the  ideas I had~
 were to bring down the red decor from second floor guest room.
to the master bedroom.

I have always had a red room or two somewhere in our  homes
this year I thought I would enjoy the red in the master
and living room.

To begin I had some of this gorgeous vintage
Norfolk Fabric found on etsy.
I got it knowing several months ago I was going to make some changes.

I also had two tab top long curtain panels 
from the quest room given to me about 10 years ago
from a dear friend.

Knowing these would not work in the master as they were,
I went to work turning them into upcycled valances 
for the bedroom sitting area.

I measured, cut, pinned and fashioned enough for 5 window valances
and enough left over for table topper and pillow.
Still have the better part of the last panel for pillow shams
if I want.

Love the results and the fresh new look.

You may think that skirted tables are 
not in fashion any longer,
and you may be right~
but I also swapped out another wood table for this round accent table.
I say, if it works and looks good
with new or vintage fabric, then it's perfect
helps to pull the color and look into the room.

Next I found these gorgeous lumbar pillows from
Biltmore For Your Home
and they
work perfect in my two wicker chairs for the sitting area.

The red throw was one I crocheted over 
the summer to use at Christmas
and now it works great here.

Next from the swap out,
I added this red "Rush Seat" chair
with matching cushion for the master desk.

Moving around the room,
here are a few added accents I pulled from other rooms.

My hand painted roses in beautiful red on canvas.

Love this red Eiffel Tower.

More hand painted red roses on a vintage plate.

These vintage wall birds were my mother and dad's from
their first home in the 40's.

A little clock collection
set to special times of our lives.
Weddings, births, and so on.

Lastly here's a little pillow
sewn up from some of the fabric left.

Loving the new fresh look 
with the swap from room to room.
I kept the quilts but changed out the drapes
for that difficult window over the bed.
You know the one, 
if you've followed me for long.
It's always a trouble child to work with.
Love these lined sheers however.
Their light and airy and drape so nicely behind the head board.
Like I said,
I do have enough fabric to fashion up some pillow shams too.

Okay, project number one crossed off the list.
Love this time of year
get so motivated to change rooms up.

Next I'll share another bedroom and living area.

Do you do these types of change ups?
Isn't it fun and refreshing?
The best part,
it doesn't have to cost a fortune to get a new look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Have a great day!



Unknown said...

Wow, you are great and did really great job.

Jan Hermann said...

Oh my! This is another great change! I love what you've done, the red in the Master is beautiful.

I love moving things around - from room to room. Everything I have, except the big pieces of furniture is able to go into any other room. I have a very open concept home, so it helps. I love having a neutral color scheme. Mine is Soft Pink, Golden Bronze and Black. It's my favorite color scheme and I've had many.

Jan ♥

Anna said...

Love the touch of the red everywhere....
Have a lovely week !

quakerhillfarm said...

I absolutely LOVE your "NEW" red room! Red is my favorite and your style is delightful! Have a beautiful week my friend.

Nancy Chan said...

I love how you change and decorated your rooms. You are so gifted. I love skirted tables and your lovely cushion covers.

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

Your home looks great! I love doing that very same thing, rearranging and refreshing. Rarely does it cost anything.

Valerie-Jael said...

It all looks great, you have such a good eye for this work- Hugs, Valerie

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kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Your changes worked out beautifully, sweet friend! Since red is my favorite color, I'm loving seeing all your red accents. The valances are so pretty and I still love a round table! The pillows and all your touches look great. I do love that quilt at the foot of your bed. Thanks for sharing all your creative changes with what you had on hand. xo

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hello Celestina,
Wow you did a beautiful job with changing things up in the house and adding the red accents. I love the curtains you made. I hope you have a nice day and have fun creating. Take care. Julie xo

TexWisGirl said...

lovely red accents.

Claudia said...

Hi Celeste,
I love your new Home Style and I love this Rose fabrics! Georgeous!
It looks always so lovely in your home!
Wishing you a great new week,
sending Love, hugs and blessings,
Claudia xo

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Great job and I love the rose covered fabric.

Have a great week ~ FlowerLady

Tina said...

I love what you have done in the master! Red is my favorite color (redoing our master now). Love that Norfolk fabric, Waverly has one that looks similar, but it is expensive.
Looks great!
Have a wonderful day.

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Red is my favorite color and I love what you have done with it!

Conniecrafter said...

Love the fabric on both chairs but the second one just speaks to me, I love floral prints on chairs but my hubby isn't into it so I have never had one. I like the matching stool, how wonderful to have changed around the room with items you found in your home and it all looks terrific. I love the idea of the clocks with the special times on them, great idea, and wonderful to have items like the birds to remind you of your parents!!

Dorthe said...

Dear Celeste, so much energy, I admire all you do ,and do it so very well, and proffetionally , It looks so beautiful, your new master bed room. I love the fabrics you used ,to change the look, and your old chairs looks so comfy and lovely there.
Also wonderful adds of vases, pictures, and pillows.
You are amazing.
Hugs, Dorthe

Ginny said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! I do like the red accents a lot. I have been changing up a few things also. My room is hard, because it is painted a dark chocolate. My bedroom looks like a giant Hersheys bar! I love it though, and it give such a cozy feeling. So, my accent color is aqua. I mostly have ivory, brown, and taupe in there, but the aqua gives it a little pop. You have such an eye for design....want to come over and help me out? LOL!

Unknown said...

Celestina Marie, Great job redesigning the master bedroom. Your sewing talent is awesome.

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

I love how you created the curtains and table covering to match, and spread the red "love" throughout your bedroom! Fabulous... enjoyed all the pictures of your decor! :)

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Celeste I need some of your energizer bunny energy! Lovely master changes. The Norfolk rose fabric is so pretty and your valances look amazing. I love switching things around from room to room, it gives a fresh perspective and appreciation to pieces. Celeste I love your idea with your clock collection having the times set to meaningful memorable events. I adore the warmth of red and use touches throughout our home. Red to me is an enrichment color and creates happiness.
You're rocking your New Year and I look forward to the other room reveals.

Dreaming of Vintage said...

Yep! I've been doing the same thing! Rearranging, donating and buying a few new pieces of furniture here and there. I'm so ready for a fresh, new look! The new look is fabulous Celestina! I love the fabric and the new valences that you made. So pretty!

craftyles said...

Celeste, you did a great job in your change over. I love so many touches you added. The little rose canvas and the clocks. Your valence came out beautifully. I love to change things out too and will be doing that after February. I would love to do something in my master bedroom like you did someday.It all works perfectly! Glad you are in the "zone".

Anonymous said...

Perfect for February.
I move things around too, and it always feels fresh.
Very pretty, Celeste.

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Unknown said...

Wow...everything is so pretty!

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

I love how you have added the red into your MB. I have red all over my house, MB, Living and Dining rooms and accents in the kitchen.
Like where you have placed everything, and no money spent.
Looking forward to seeing the rest of the changes in your lovely home.
Have a great week.

Stacey said...

I've always loved that fabric! It's so pretty on your curtains and pillows. The red is so rich and pretty - you know it's my favorite. :)

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Celestina Marie,

Beautiful - the accents of the red are so very lovely and all your chairs and choice of fabric beautiful.
When I was small I was always rearranging my bedroom and loved having a new look.
Have a wonderful week

chateau chic said...

I love to move furniture around for a whole new look. I'm afraid where we're presently renting I won't be doing that since I probably brought too much furniture...everything fits in its space without much flexibility.
Your home always looks lovely, and I'm loving your reds too!
Mary Alice

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dearest Celeste! HELLO! I am finally here....I saw your post off my phone during my lunch break, but suddenly, the kids started to walk in!

Oh you and me both; we are on a roll for some changes at the homestead. I love your tips on just changing out maybe a color scheme or pillows. This weekend for me was so fun. I simply moved a table and lamp and my harp in different rooms and WOW what a huge difference! These small changes make one happy and grateful for a roof over our heads.

Blessings to you!

Stephanie said...

Dearest Celeste, I am in love with your new changes! Everything looks so clean, crisp, and extra charming :) The fabric is definitely YOU and it looks perfect in your home.

Wishing you a blessed week. Hugs!

Anonymous said...

Celeste, you have created so many treasures in your master bedroom! I love the pops of red you added! The chairs are lovely and look beautiful with your the new valances you made. The pillows are such a beautiful accent and really tie the new valances into your decor. Norfolk Rose is such a lovely pattern; you found a treasure in it. The china plate and painting compliment the addition of red in your bedroom. What a lovely place to relax and retire to each night! Happy New Year, dear friend!

Linda Walker said...

You have done a beautiful job of redecorating! I love the fabric you used for your valences, pillow, table topper, etc. Your red rose painting looks so sweet on the table! Everything is perfectly placed! Sit back, admire and enjoy!

So nice to visit you!

Donna said...

Your valences turned out great, Celestina! They look so pretty, and that beautiful vintage floral is just perfect for you! I also love how you used some of the fabric for a table skirt and pillow, too. If we lived closer, I would love to have you decorate our home, I just love your style:) I also love the pretty wire and glass top table. You have been busy! Looking forward to seeing more! Oh, and those lacy lumbar pillows are gorgeous!!

Karen@Southern Gal Meets Midwest said...

The touches of red really pop against your neutrals. I love the new valance and little pillow you made. What a nice way to refresh your home for the new year :)
Blessings to you

Rose L said...

I love your rose chair and that rose clock! Your place is so lovely.

Joy Junktion said...

You and I definitely love the same colors. Yes, changing things, shopping from my home and decluttering are all a part of the Happy January Feeling!! Love that little 'extra' pillow. Blessings dear friend, Cindy xo


I have vintage clocks set at special times too! Is that a new banner/header?? Love it! I should have you come over and help me with my living room. Darling fabric! Your home is lovely!

cynthia lee designs said...

Everything is so pretty!! I have those same pillows on my sofa...and I like the doilies that you put on yours.

Sylvia said...

Oh my goodness, I love your changes, your master bedroom is so beautiful1! I got lots of ideas since I am going for this french country look in my new home. Thanks for sharing your home.

Okio B Designs said...

I've been changing things up here too. I couldn't wait to pack away the Xmas stuff and start moving things around. Love those valances. So pretty!


An Oasis in the Desert said...

I just love all of your changes, Celeste! I don't move furniture much any more, but I really do enjoy moving decor items around. Your bedroom looks beautiful!

Thanks so much for your sweet comment regarding my health. I do truly feel the love with so many sweet bloggers cheering me on and keeping me in their prayers.

Warm hugs,

Debby Ray said...

Celeste...I love everything here...the vintage prints, the colors with all the lovely pops of red...just the whole look! My style is very traditional as well...there's just something that speaks "warm and cozy" to me. Have a wonderful week!

Daniela said...

Winter always inspires me so much, I have to admit, and I also this year have already started ... with the curtains of our Dependance ... you know... the phantasy with rose you've chosen for your decorations is so very like the one I have bought last year for upholster the armchairs we have in our saloon ... but that's a so long work for which I need a little more of courage {{smiles}} !!!

Have a blessed new week in your wonderful home, sweet, dearest Celeste
sending much dear love to you
with esteem

Linda said...

I'm visiting over from Stephanie/Enchanting Rose...I love everything you did---beautiful. Many Blessings to you.

R's Rue said...

Beautiful pillow

Sandi Magle said...

Wow, I have been lazy -lazy-lazy since Christmas--and here you have been buzzing around---you need to do a busy-little-bee in there somewhere to remind you of how hard you worked pulling this all together---but lovely results...but now all those holes---elsewhere---fruit basket upset. Grins and Happy New Year! Sandi

Tete said...

Well, Happy New Year you wonderful lady! Love all the changes you made. I love taking things from room to room and getting a new look and feel. Bless your men for helping you. I need help to do these things, too. Do your guys do the rolling eye thingy? Mine are getting pretty good at it. ;)
I love that fabric and have that print in a different color. Have a few things made from it and they just float around from place to place. Have fun playing around!

Alessandra said...

You did a great job! I love the gorgeous fabric and the red touches everywhere. Your bedroom is fabulous, the chairs wonderful. The painted roses are fairy.

White Lace and Promises said...

All your curtains and pillow and pretty fabric make me wish I could sew. My mama tried to teach me, but I grew bored. Now I wish I had sat a little longer.

Createology said...

I adore your shopping and swapping from room to room decor. Love the touches of vintage roses and red. Each detail has such a sweet memory attached to it. Now who would have ever thought to set vintage clocks to reflect special times in life?!! Brilliant Dear. Your home is constantly welcoming and beautiful and cozy. Thank you for giving such a wonderful tour. 2016 in red is divine...

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

I love the rose fabric and what you did with it! It's so pretty. I like to take things from one room and move them to another. It works, because like you, my taste is pretty consistent. xoxo Su

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

You always add just the right touches to your home, and the energy and enthusiasm that you have to get it all accomplished is contagious!
I am so excited that many of my favorite fabrics are making a comeback and with so many choices available it is so hard to choose the perfect floral. But you my friend have a very good eye for it all.
Your curtains are stunning.

Creations By Cindy said...

I love what you have done here with your special touches. Awe...the master bedroom with the still my heart! You amaze me just simply amaze me. I must say when I saw those clocks and what you said at how they represent special things such as births, weddings and etc....IT tugged at my heart strings! Love this idea! Have a wonderful and blessed day. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

I love to shop the house for a new look. My favorite kind of decorating, because it refreshes spaces without spending money. Your bedroom looks gorgeous. That vintage fabric is so pretty, and all of the red touches warm the bedroom for the Winter months. I recently began adding some read into our black and cream bedroom, and I'm liking it a lot. I've missed my visits to your place. Glad life has slowed down a little, so I can come visit more often.

Feral Turtle said...

I love how the red jumps out! A beautiful choice of fabric and a fresh new look! Isn't it wonderful to change things up for the New Year. Good job Celeste!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh goodness that was about 5 blog posts in one.....Wow you really did change things up, I think the round table looks perfect in the bedroom with the vintage fabric. it looks so cozy and your reddish rose paintings are gorgeous!

Thank you for well wishes on the Flea, it was your input that contributed to the success!


Mrs. W. said...

Hello Celestina Marie,

I love the idea of changing things around from room to room. It is something I often have dreams about; usually, I find rooms of furniture and cabinets full of dishes that I forgot or never new I had, and I get excited about all the decorating possibilities.

My home is very small, so everything pretty much stays in the same place because that is where it fits and functions best.

I so much enjoyed this post of your beautiful home and decorating accomplishments. Thank you for sharing your home with us.


Dee said...

I love all the lovely changes you made in your home. You really have the best ideas. Honestly, I would have never thought to just switch things around like that and those pretty pillows and curtains are the icing on the cake... brilliant... :)

Stephanie said...

Sweet Celeste, what a joy to see you at Roses of Inspiration. Thank you so much for sharing this lovely post for all to enjoy. Hugs and love!

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

Hey there sweet lady, I saw this earlier and thought I had already commented...I probably got interrupted by one of my children... so let me tell you how pretty your change ups are! It's amazing how a few changes can transform a room! I love your little clock collection. Have a great upcoming weekend Celestina!

Roosterhead Designs said...

Wowzer Celeste, these changes are wonderful! Such a perfect time of year to call on some new and repurposed (or, re-placed) things around your home! Can feel like brand new. I do try to do the same, but w/o much success! My d├ęcor skills are 'hollerin' help!'
Thanks for sharing! You are such a peach to take the time for photo's like that; sharing the details and progress~ Blessings, Karen O

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I love all the changes you made, and that fabric is one of my favorites! Love the pretty cabbage roses!!

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Your room makeover is awesome Celeste! It's so fun to shop your own home and change things up. I've used that same fabric in the past and love it! Such a wonderful use of those drapes too. I noticed the sweet little black mannequin jewel box in your one photo... I received a cream colored one. Don't you just love it? (I got to see yours before you received it!!) She's such a sweetie!
Have a glorious weekend Celeste! Love you, Edie

PS You and your hubby look so fabulous in the Mississippi photos!!

Art and Sand said...

Well, you won me with the fabric. That was the fabric of my slipcovers before I went to white. I absolutely LOVED that fabric and was so sorry when it just fell apart from too many washings. I did think about using the same fabric again, but I went to white slipcovers.

I love your changes.

Gypsy Heart said...

Just beautiful my friend! Your bedroom looks wonderful with the new curtains and other touches. Can you please come over to my house & help me? LOL (kinda)


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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..