Monday, November 14, 2011

Celerie Gets Me

Have you checked out the new Lonny? I must admit it wasn't my all-time favorite issue, but it did contain an article featuring one of my favorite interior designers - Celerie Kemble. I'm not sure what it is about her style that I love - usually it's pretty much everything. She's not afraid of color and texture and taking a risk here and there. Here are some shots from the apartment featured in the newest Lonny:

Now, granted this is not the most saturated or colorful room she's ever designed, but I still love it. She's definitely going with the black and white and neutral thing a bit more lately. And here's the bedroom . . .

I think this look is very much in keeping with her new book which just came out November 1st. Have you picked it up yet? It's on my Christmas list for sure. And the title? You guessed it . . .
Does anyone else see the similarities here? Is the apartment in Lonny the same one in the book just re-painted and re-styled? Or did the same people just move somewhere else and this is their furniture re-arranged? It doesn't really matter, but it's sort of like playing a fun little design game of Eye Spy. Just goes to show different furniture pieces can work in different rooms with different accessories. I love it. I'll have to actually get the book to investigate further.

And why do I say in the title that Celerie "gets" me? Of course, it's her use of dolphin tables in her designs.
Celerie's dolphin looks a bit more menacing than mine with the teeth and all.

Here's my dolphin table when it resided in our antique booth.
I'm happy to report that my dolphin table will be coming back home soon from its temporary stay at my husband's office (where I know the ladies who work there will be so glad to see it go). Look, I know the dolphin table is not for everyone and doesn't suit everyone's taste, but that's exactly what I love about it. Isn't that what makes the world go round? Anyway, I like that Celerie enjoys a little bit of the funky stuff too. Is there something that you love that raises eyebrows among your friends and family?

15 comments:

heather (love your space) said...

I am in love with your dolphin table. The end.

Tammy@InStitches said...

I do love the neutral room and your dolphin table. I think hers may be a piranha !

Laura said...

The green cupboard that leans to the right....

Ashley said...

While I feel compelled towards color, I think Celerie clearly pulls off the soft colors-black-white combination like no other. And, yes, this book is on my Christmas list too!

Hope it's under my tree (hint, hint, hubby).

Amanda Hill said...

I am absolutely in love with these spaces!

Full House said...

I thought about you when i saw that table in Lonny. I just got my copy of Celerie's latest book today. I love it thus far but will know for sure after I crawl into bed with it after the kids are in bed.

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

You know I think she is the definition of style! And yes, I do get some raised eyebrows over my mid-century lamps and love of anything brass. Everyone tells me its "out" - and it's hard to sell them on the idea that brass is back! Duh. Love this post, Kathy, can't wait to read the other comments!

Anne-Marie @ 10 Rooms said...

good eye noticing that! I love your dolphin table. Unique interiors are what makes my heart go pitter-patter...

bluehydrangea said...

oh I love that you pointed out the same furnishings!! You are right! And now I am curious too, new apartment? Just new color? I am going to have to go back and study it some more.

ModFruGal said...

Still love your dolphins..glad they are coming home with you! I think my whole house raises eyebrows with my French antique loving family and some friends! They can't understand why I like what I like!

Emily | Recently said...

Kathy, I thought of you when I saw that dolphin table in Lonny!!! Also, I didn't even notice the similarities in the book and the article, but you're right! I think it's the same room, styled differently and painted, or photoshopped. Very cool either way.

Kirsten- The Foreign Domestic said...

oooh...pretty! I remember when you shared that dolphin table the first time--love it :)!

Brandi said...

This was my favorite feature in Lonny as well. I also enjoyed the small apartment that belonged to the two guys as well. right now I'm working on doing my home office in this very color scheme. Black white and little something extra. I will have to add this book to my list too!

MFAMB said...

i ordered mine the other day and i can't wait. celerie gets me too.

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

When I saw the Celerie feature, I immediately thought of your fabulous console. Glad you are bringing it back. Where is it going to go in the house?