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Celerie Kemble is a principal in Kemble Interiors, a design firm founded in Palm Beach by her mother, Mimi McMakin. After graduating from Harvard, Celerie succumbed to what she calls a compulsion for design and the creation of thoughtful interiors that "put the person in the place". Celerie established the New York office and has spent the past 15 years cultivating a portfolio of much publicized residential and commercial interiors, which includes projects in the New York area, Palm Beach, Texas, and the Dominican Republic.
Clarkson Potter published her first monograph Celerie Kemble: To Your Taste in 2008 to be followed by Black and White: And and Bit in Between in 2011. A tastemaker known for her approachable design advice, Celerie has been engaged in marketing campaigns for J Crew, Benjamin Moore, Johnson & Johnson, and Mattel for Barbie. She has created to-the-trade fabrics and wallcoverings with F. Schumacher, a collection of floor coverings with Merida Meridian, collections of case goods and upholstery with Henredon, as well as lighting and home accessories with Maitland-Smith. In 2014, she launched an outdoor furniture line with Laneventure. In 2015, she will be launching a line of curtain hardware with Classical Elements and a hand painted scenic wallpaper collaboration with Fromental.