This design book is not only extremely inspirational to look at but it is also a really good read. It is very well written; Celerie gives up a lot of inside designer scoop. The reader gets a peek inside her personality, which is very engaging and honest. Celerie comes across as authentically funny, warm, and wise and her advice is timeless and usable – even if you find yourself in a ranch house on the outskirts of a barren suburb. You can have a beautiful house!
Celebrate what’s beautiful about traditional style while breaking some of its rules: Take a page out of a designer’s book and add your own sense of relaxed whimsy and exuberant personality to create spaces that are versatile, original, and truly livable.
That’s designer Celerie Kemble’s philosophy in a nutshell. It’s all about blending a classic sensibility with a dose of irreverence and a dollop of humor to achieve a home that’s tasteful, eclectic, always evolving, and always welcoming.
Celerie takes you by the hand, gives you a detailed look at many of her signature interiors, and enthusiastically reassures you that, with the right information and attitude, you can overcome challenges and artfully achieve the ultimate design goal-a perfect blend of beauty and comfort.
From finding inspiration in childhood memories, current trends, and favorite belongings to working around real-life design dilemmas (such as a lack of space or light, or awkward floor plans) to selecting just the right furnishings (including rugs, lamps, and accessories), Celerie Kemble: To Your Taste infectiously proves that when making a beautiful home, the process is the best part.
About the Author:
CELERIE KEMBLE is a principal in Kemble Interiors, a design firm started by her mother, renowned designer Mimi McMakin. Celerie is one of the most sought-after decorators, with designers like Tory Burch and Lela Rose turning to her for fresh home interior looks. She has been featured in such publications as the New York Times, Elle Decor, Metropolitan Home, House Beautiful, and Domino.