“I am much more concerned about things that will feel delightful rather than impressive.”
A tastemaker known for her candor, humor and approachable design advice, Celerie Kemble is a principal in Kemble Interiors, a design firm founded in Palm Beach by her mother, Mimi McMakin. After graduating from Harvard, Kemble succumbed to what she calls a "compulsion for design" and the creation of thoughtful interiors that ""put the person in the place." Kemble established the New York office and has spent the past 15 years cultivating a portfolio of much-publicized residential and commercial interiors. Clarkson Potter published her first monograph, Celerie Kemble: To Your Taste in 2008, to be followed by Black and White: And a Bit In Between in 2011. Kemble has been engaged in marketing campaigns for J. Crew, Benjamin Moore, Johnson & Johnson, and Mattel for Barbie.
Portrait by Francesco Lagnese, Photography by Francesco Lagnese.