Celerie Kemble: To Your Taste: Creating Modern Rooms with a Traditional Twist

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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, ...

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Overview

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.

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“[Celerie Kemble: To Your Taste is a] decorating book for Bright Young Things…[and will appeal to] the young and the fashionable looking to create traditional interiors with a kick.” – House Beautiful
“[Celerie Kemble is] a decorator whose thorough approach means loads of style—but no predictable look” – Elle Décor
“New York "it girl" interior designer Celerie Kemble and writing partner Karen Kelly give readers a snappy, in-depth guide to cultivating personal style at home.” – Veranda
 
“Celerie Kemble, the Manhattan socialite designer whose name and face are everywhere from The New York Observer to House Beautiful, knows a lot about taste. It’s in her DNA.” – South Florida Sun Sentinel
 
“[In Celerie Kemble: To Your Taste, Celerie Kemble] celebrates what’s beautiful about traditional style while breaking some of its rules.” – OCALA Star Banner
 
Celerie Kemble: To Your Taste…is fun and instructive, with lots of dos, don’ts and insider tips throughout its 256 pages. Fans of Hollywood Regency style, cheeky and the unexpected will be pleased.” – MCT News Service
 
“[Celerie’s] liberal use of pattern, color and the unexpected accessory of fabric…bolster her assertion that she’s there to help execute your vision, not her own. But she’ll show you how it’s done.” – Star Tribune
 
“In barely more than a decade in the business, Celerie Kemble…has become an interior-design luminary” – The McClatchy Tribune
 
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307394422
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 11/4/2008
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 347,294
  • Product dimensions: 11.34 (w) x 9.34 (h) x 1.04 (d)

Meet 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.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2009

    To Your Taste Indeed

    Celerie Kemble's To Your Taste is an interesting, well-laid out, high quality book. I especially enjoyed the introductory pages where she describes her background and upbringing. In addition to the lovely photographs and the detailed advice, she also lists some of her favorite resources, which I found tremendously helpful. Her taste, which seems to generally be a contemporary twist on traditional, may not be for everybody, but the book does a very good job of showing a range of "looks" within that broad aesthetic. As you can tell, I am a big fan.

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