A Celerie Kemble Christmas

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

This past weekend Bubba and I made our first trip back to North Carolina to see two of our favorite people get hitched.  I didn't take pictures for the blog on this trip.  Being our first time back home it was very emotional and I wanted to savor every moment.  That can be hard when you're behind the camera all the time.  We'll be headed back for the Holidays and I promise to fully document the excursion and share the adventure.  It was on our travels home, as we made our way through the mountains that my thoughts turned to Celerie Kemble and the family's Adirondack home.  We were traveling on the tail end of an ice storm with low fog that made the Virginia mountains feel surreal and magical.   

Celerie Kemble and her mother Mimi McMakin are well known for their distinctive design style, but nothing prepared me for the fairy tale dream that is their Adirondack home featured in Harper's Bazaar back in November.  The home is a collaboration between Kemble, her mother and master builder Peter Torrance.  "The aesthetic of the Adirondacks is all about 'much'" says Kemble.  "There's a whimsical intricate feel up here that really encourages layering and abundance."  Whimsical is right!  This home is a woodland fantasy with enough sophistication and maturity to have you voluntarily falling down the rabbit hole.

See the full Harper's Bazaar interview with Kemble here.

Celerie Kemble and event designer Bronson Van Wyck have partnered to bring us the Holiday Workshop.  This retail store is located in the bottom floor of an upper east side town house.  

Everything is available for purchase.  The store carries furniture, rugs and wallpaper from Kemble's collaborations with Henredon, Maitland Smith and Schumacher, as well as a variety of vintage ornaments, and anything and everything home.

The store was set up to feel like a real home.  It's the perfect way to shop for your own interiors.

Cozy velvets and tartan prints give warmth and a felling of tradition to the space.

 Selections of fully decorated Christmas trees are available for purchase.  A portion of the proceeds will benefit the East Harlem School.  If you live in the New York area you can have your tree delivered and fully set-up in your home.

At the Holiday Workshop you can shop elegant garlands and wreaths, bar supplies and accessories for entertaining, and furnishings and decor to spiff up your space.  It's your one stop shop for all your Holiday needs.

P.S. I consider Habitually Chic a must for all design lovers.  If you've never checked it out, then go NOW!

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