Designer Celerie Kemble Shares Her Stunning New Outdoor Furniture Line
“Life has seams. Your home should be like a loosely woven fabric of desires, memories, practical, notions, and even compromises,” shares Celerie Kemble.
“I grew up in Palm Beach so I have the attitude that outdoor furniture is not “occasional”. It needs to be comfortable, durable, and beautiful because it usually resides in the most stunning backdrop of any home- outside!” shares Celerie Kemble of Kemble Interiors. “My childhood was in many ways a design tutorial spent around construction sites, antique stores, and in the unique homes designed by my mother.” Kemble is know known for her candor, humor and approachable design advice, cultivating a portfolio of much publicized residential and commercial interiors that are as unique and diverse as her clientele. Celerie shares the launch of her chic new outdoor furniture collection for Lane Venture in this NEW KDHamptons Design Diary, below:
The Mimi Collection
KDHamptons: How would you describe your Lane Venture collection in your own words? What inspired your design?
Celerie Kemble: Inspiration comes from need and I found myself looking for flirtatious, whimsical and feminine outdoor furniture. My inspirations for this collection stem from a blurred, almost faded photograph of 1930’s to 1970’s vintage Palm Beach and Cuban inspired sunroom furniture. I am also enraptured with Victorian wicker.
Mimi Sofa, Crespi Wave Cocktail Table, and End Table
The Rafter Collection
KDHamptons: This collection is perfect for a Hamptons home, which pieces do you think will be the most popular here?
Celerie: I suspect the Rafter, the Awning and the Crespi Collections will appeal most in the Hamptons but I think there is a home for all of this furniture.
The Awning Collection
KDHamptons: Do you summer in the Hamptons? If so which town? What do you love about the Hamptons?
Celerie: I have lived in New York City for almost 20 years and have spent time as a resident, or a house guest in just about every town in the Hamptons. I love the fresh mozzarella, Sunday breakfast outside and the long light as the sun sets across the fields.
KDHamptons: What do you think is the design trend in the Hamptons right now?
Celerie: I think they all exist concurrently and that’s what’s fun. What isn’t being done in the Hamptons?!
The Crespi Wave Round Dining Table and Chairs
Pup Swivel Club Chair and Ottoman
KDHamptos: Where can our readers purchase your collection?
Celerie: To the trade, please contact the Henredon Showroom at 200 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10016 and for retail, my furniture can be purchased at select online retailers.
More about Kemble Interiors: Kemble Interiors, Inc.was founded in 1982 by Palm Beach native Mimi Maddock McMakin. McMakin has been recognized for her distinctive fusion of whimsy with respectful restoration in many a storied Mizner, Volk, and Urban designed estate or club. She has over 40 years of experience bringing comfort and beauty to the homes of her clients across America. Mimi’s daughter and partner in the New York office of Kemble Interiors, Celerie Kemble, is a graduate of Harvard, Celerie worked briefly in film production before quickly succumbing to what she calls a compulsion for design and the creation of thoughtful interiors that “put the person in the place.” She has created to-the-trade fabrics and wallcoverings with F. Schumacher, and a collection of floor coverings with Merida Meridian. Celerie recently debuted a collection of furniture with Henredon and accessories with Maitland-Smith at High Point Spring Market.
* For more information please go to KembleInteriors.com
The Taffy Star Ottoman