Reprinted from the book Celerie Kemble: To Your Taste by Celerie Kemble with Karen Kelly. Copyright © 2008 by Celerie Kemble with Karen Kelly. Photographs copyright © 2008 by Zach Desart. Published by Clarkson Potter, a division of Random House, Inc.
I first met Celerie when she was my 4th grade tour guide for a school I was considering. You do not forget a name like hers. Her boundless energy and creative way was so much fun. We reconnected a year later at sleep away camp, and then our paths crossed again when I was the Style editor at House Beautiful and she was chosen to be on the Top 100 List. Her career has skyrocketed, and for good reason. Celerie's new book is out November 4th! I eagerly awaited it's arrival, since I knew she would come up with a clever way to show her work. Chapters titled "The Search for Personal Style" and "The Narrative Room: Telling Stories with Arrangements" call for self -exploration and being involved. She chose to explore the design process and takes us to the source of her inspirations. In addition, readers will find she conquers design dilemmas that they can learn from. Having learned the basics from her mom of Kemble Interiors, Celerie absorbed the process from a young age, developing a style all her own.
Her interiors take traditional elements and punch them up a few notches. As a Palm Beach girl, her bamboo/high gloss lacquer and tropical brights will always be where she finds inspiration.
A sense of humor, color use, touch of irreverence and ultimately being livable are core elements of her work.
SCHUMACHER FABRIC COLLECTION
Photos Courtesy of Schumacher
Celerie, her new Schumacher fabric collection is young mod and fresh with a nod to the traditional. Her Hothouse Flowers print is the neo-preppy look.
Bleeker is a neutral geometric, good for when you need a bit of pattern.
Betwixt woven, a mod geometric has nice texture and pop.
Stay tuned for her new Dempsey & Carrol limited edition stationery....