Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Home for the Holidays

"Do you know what you call those who use towels and never wash them, eat meals and never do the dishes, sit in rooms they never clean, and are entertained till they drop? If you have just answered, 'A house guest,' you're wrong because I have just described my kids." 
Erma Bombeck
Home for the Holidays
With Halloween still weeks away, you may be thinking "Home for the Holidays"  is a little premature. But this is the perfect time to prepare your home for the house guests and parties the holidays bring.  Refreshing your powder room, guest room or other areas frequented by guests will make your home all the more welcoming when the holiday and your guests arrive.

Bathroom - Before

Powder rooms and guest baths
with new towels, shower
curtain and an updated
style will make guests feel
that their arrival has
been anticipated. 

Bathroom - After


From kids' bathroom
to guest bathroom.


Too often guest bedrooms are just a repository for unwanted and mismatched furniture. A newly painted room and fresh bedding will create a cohesive look that says, "Welcome! We've been expecting you".

Don't forget a luggage rack or bench so guests have somewhere to set their luggage.

summer Bedding 
                        Are your rooms ready for the holiday guests?
                     If not, Call Celeste Jackson Interiors! 847-381-0535
                            Cultivating Individuality in Your Unique Home
                                                Celeste Jackson

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Windows That Wow!

Many clients put a great deal of thought in to the type of furniture they want, how they want their home to feel, personal style and color preference. But the potential of window treatments is often limited to the practical features of light control and privacy.  Window treatments are functional and do work to control the amount of light that comes into a room. They also provide privacy especially at night when light from inside makes everything and everyone clearly visible from the street. But decorative window treatments are as important to the finished look and feel of a room as any furniture, art or accessories.
 Dining Room Window Treatment

Dining rooms can provide a unique challenge because unlike a living room which has upholstered furniture, dining rooms are largely comprised of mostly wood furniture with little opportunity to add the color, pattern and softness fabrics add to a room. The upholstered seats of the dining chairs are small and hidden under the table. This makes dining room window treatments doubly important. To balance the large quantity of wood, to quiet acoustics and to add color and interest to the dining room above, Celeste Jackson Interiors designed a multi layered window treatment. The soft folds of fabric brake up the rectilinear lines of walls, table and china cabinet. Combining fabrics adds visual interests, pattern and color completing the room and giving it a distinct style.
Living Room Window Treatment
Custom window treatments turn an ordinary room into an extraordinary room because they're tailor made for you to fit your windows perfectly. With access to thousands of fabrics, Celeste Jackson Interiors, Ltd. selects fabrics that are the perfect style and color match to the room they're in. We know which fabrics are best suited to the style; how a fabric will hang, fold and pleat. 

trimsJust like choosing the right jewelry to compliment a favorite outfit, embellishments will enhance a window treatment. Adding just the right amount of tassels, beading or trim will give you the kind of window treatments that "WOW" a room.

Large Scale Faux Iron InstallationWindow treatments can also change the appearance of the window. They can add height and width to add grandeur to the room. In the room above, look how the window treatments elongate the windows and frame the fireplace changing the focal point from the fireplace alone in the center of the wall to widening  the focus to make the entire wall the focal point of the room. The curves of the cornices and the gentle lines of the drapery panels pulled back, soften the straight lines of the window panes and frames. The combination of complimentary fabrics add extra layers color and interest.
Powder Room Window Treatment

Cultivating Individuality in Your Unique Home
Celeste Jackson

Monday, August 1, 2016

The Baby Boomers: Still Booming with Style & Elegance

Your best ideas, those eureka moments that turn the world upside down, seldom come when you're juggling emails, rushing to meet the 
5 p.m. deadline or straining to make your voice heard in a high-stressing meeting. 
They come when you're walking the dog, 
soaking in the bath or swinging in a hammock."

Carl Honore, Canadian Journalist

master bathroom

Last  month I spoke about how the Millennial Generation is gaining in size and retail influence to the Baby Boomer Generation (who currently holds this title) but let's face it, they may be shaking things up a bit, but it's we "Boomers" who've learned how to really live. 

Take a look at what this Baby Boomer couple did to improve their lives . . .

  A Master Bathroom to Inspire and Indulge             


Reflective wallcovering
Beautifully crowned vanity with backlit frosted glass

Elegant wall-mounted faucet

Porcelain tiles, the look of wood without worry of water

Luxuriously deep soaking tub

Beauty with LOTS of storage!

Open and airy glass shower with bench

   With a freestanding bathtub, full length drapery panels are not a problem

With His & Hers vanities the morning routine has never been easier. There's room for you both!
Don't live your life in the house you bought, 
live your life in the home you created!
Cultivating Individuality in Your Unique Home.
Celeste Jackson

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

The Millennials: Designing for the Next Generation

"The technology keeps moving forward, 
which makes it easier for the artists to tell their stories 
and paint the pictures they want. "
- George Lucas -

Harmonizing Classic and Contemporary Design with Technology

Ashley and Dan in their livingroom.
When Ashley and Dan (aka my daughter and son-in-law) moved into their new condo in May 2013 I was delighted to help them with their interior design.  It was as much fun for me as it was for them. Characteristic of Millennials, they weren't committed to a single style. Instead they wanted to blend together an eclectic collection of objects, art and furniture from different periods and styles to create an elegant yet comfortable home for entertaining friends which reflects this couples diverse interests and tastes. Because Millennials are essentially always interacting with technology, integrating it into their home was an equally important factor. Working with some existing items, I added furniture and accessories from a variety of sources; familiar retailers, on-line sources and even antiques like the two mid-century modern chairs featured above. Having had them reupholstered, they are among Ashley and Dan's top favorite pieces. Needless to say, they were both very pleased with the results. 

 In April, Ashley and Dan were interviewed for a blog on living in their Ravenswood neighborhood. As part of the article, their home was photographed extensively. You may recognize the unusually long hall from a previous newsletter...To see more photos of their unique home, please click here...Read More....     
                                                 Celeste Jackson Cultivating Individuality in Your Unique Home

Monday, June 6, 2016

Making a Great First Impression!

Curb appeal is a term often used by realtors when selling a home but in reality it applies to all homes. This term, curb appeal, simply describes how visually attractive a home is when viewed from the street. There are a number of details that contribute to creating great curb appeal. A well maintained home with attractive landscaping, containers of flowers on the porch and a pretty wreath on the door all add color and say "Welcome" but since it can be seen from a distance, it's your home's paint color that gets noticed first. Have you ever driven past a home and wondered if the color it was painted was truly the home owner's desired end result? Maybe they wanted a warm sunny yellow but got safety vest reflective yellow instead. Choosing paint colors can be challenging.  Trying to visualize a one inch square paint chip spread over the expanse of an entire house can make it seem virtually impossible. 

Celeste Jackson Interiors, Ltd. has a unique computer program to illustrate how the interiors of your home will look before any work begins; but did you also know, this same program can be applied to the outside of your home! Look below at what Celeste Jackson Interiors, Ltd. has done for others just like you, then, give us a call to see a fresh face on your home! 

Home Exterior - Before
Home Exterior - Computer Rendering
Home Exterior - After

Cultivating Individuality in Your Unique Home!
Celeste Jackson