Celeste Percy-Beauregard grew up in an environment that encouraged creativity. “We were always doing arts and crafts, going to museums or reading.”
When she was five years old her parents enrolled her in a children’s theatre group. “I was hooked and by high school, I wanted to be a professional actor. After acting professionally for a few years, “I wrote a short play just for fun and enjoyed the process.”
The multi-talented Percy-Beauregard divided her time between both her passions writing and acting. Her acting highlights include touring in a show for young audiences. “I was lucky enough to experience Canada by performing in theatres from Ontario to B.C.” And she played a Vulcan for eight months in the Star Trek Live show at Kennedy Space Centre in Florida.
For the past five years, Percy-Beauregard has been directing her energy into completing her play, Well Born. The play (her first full-length production) makes its debut February 25th at Artscape Youngplace, in Toronto.
And what is the best part of her job? “I love the solitary component of the writing process. The perfectionist in me relishes that I can rework something (in the case of Well Born, with the help of my wonderful Dramaturge Michelle Alexander) before sharing it with others.”
Percy-Beauregard invited Celebrity Spaces into her home.
Q: How would you describe your home in one word?
Q: Tell us about your home.
A: Ryan (my boyfriend) and I live in the top two floors of a house. Our loft-like bedroom would have been the attic in the original house. We love the hardwood floors and the vintage features of the house like the rotary light switch in our living room, and the sconces in the hallway and in the bedroom.
Q: What attracted you to this space?
A: I was actually very busy with work while we were looking for places, so Ryan saw this apartment without me and submitted our application. We have similar tastes, so I knew it would be alright.
Q: How much time do you spend at home?
A: When we first moved here, I was working a lot and felt like I was only home to sleep and shower. Now I’m happily home quite a bit more—I’m definitely a homebody!
Q: What is your favourite room and why?
A: My favourite room is the living room where I do my writing and where we entertain.
Q: How would you describe your decorating style?
A: Vintage. We love going to flea markets. Our coffee table is a pair of trunks originally belonging to my mother’s parents, that still have the stickers on them from when they travelled by ship from England to Nova Scotia. My writing desk is a sewing machine from 1914 that Ryan’s mom purchased from a garage sale as a child and learned to sew on.
Q: What is your fondest memory in this home?
A: One of them is our first New Year’s Eve in this home. We went for a skate in the park a couple blocks away, and came back and made the most decadent nachos, drank ginger beer with rum, and watched an old movie.
Q: What’s the one item in this house you can’t live without?
A: Right now, the space heater!
Q: Weekends at home, what are we most likely to find you doing?
A: One day of the weekend we make a nice brunch at home, and the other day we go to one of our favourite neighbourhood breakfast spots. Then we usually watch an episode of something on Netflix.
Q: If your walls could talk, what would they say?
A: Make me into a wallpapered statement wall, please!?
About the Author: Marcy Cornblum is a freelance journalist. She has developed up-close and personal relationships with celebrities including actors, musicians, television personalities and politicians.