Giving Thanks . . .
While periodically marked by an election, for most of us flipping the calendar to the month of November brings to mind the Thanksgiving holiday. Today, Thanksgiving is marked by food, football and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, but it was 1863 at the height of one of our nations darkest periods that Abraham Lincoln called upon us as a nation to express our gratitude for the abundance God has bestowed upon us thus establishing our annual Thanksgiving celebration.
Despite war, economic struggles and the current political climate our nation is experiencing, there is still so much for which to give thanks. These turbulent times cause me to appreciate all the more my home, family, friends and loyal clients. I would like take the opportunity this holiday provides to convey my gratitude in the manner I know best by sharing with all of you my creativity and resources for creating a beautiful and memorable Thanksgiving Day table.
Monday, November 7, 2016
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
"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."
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.
Powder rooms and guest baths
with new towels, shower
curtain and an updated
style will make guests feel
that their arrival has
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.
Are your rooms ready for the holiday guests?
If not, Call Celeste Jackson Interiors! 847-381-0535
Cultivating Individuality in Your Unique Home
Thursday, September 1, 2016
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 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.
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.
Just 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.
Window 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.
Cultivating Individuality in Your Unique Home
Monday, August 1, 2016
Your best ideas, those eureka moments that turn the world upside down, seldom come when you're juggling emails, rushing to meet the5 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
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 . . .