Born in Palm Beach, Florida, Celerie Kemble‘s design philosophy is about blending classic sensibility with a dose of irreverence and and a dollop of humor. Her homes are tasteful, eclectic, and always welcoming, and today’s Texas home tour is a perfect example. Cheerful florals and botanicals can be seen from room to room starting with the custom hand-painted silk wallpaper in the living room by Fronmental. The redbud trees and azaleas are evocative of the Lone Star State.
In the lavender guest bedroom, a round window posed a dilemma as Celerie was concerned it would prevent her from using that wall for the bed. So she incorporated the window into the headboard, building a stage for it complete with a little hat to match the headboard. Genius! In the family room, previously installed and undesirable paneling was painted grasshopper green to add vibrance and interest. The master bedroom is my favorite room in the house with a theatrical David-Hicks inspired pink canopy as the focal point. But I am also obsessed with the whimsical powder room featuring de Gournay’s Deco Monkeys wallpaper.
This story originally appeared in the May 2017 issue of House Beautiful with photography by Brittany Ambridge. A few additional images courtesy of Celerie Kemble’s office are included…
Please visit House Beautiful for more information, and click here to read an interview with designers Celerie Kemble and Lindsey Herod. For more of Celerie’s work, please visit her website, and I recommend her books Celerie Kemble: To Your Taste: Creating Modern Rooms with a Traditional Twist and Black and White (and a Bit in Between): Timeless Interiors, Dramatic Accents, and Stylish Collections.