Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! I realized this morning that I have nary a green item in my closet, but as my Pinterest boards quickly showed me, it’s certainly not a color I shy away from in interior design.
This entryway designed by NYC based interior designer, Ashley Whittaker, is my idea of perfection. Not only does it feature the number one item on my dream home wish list–hand painted chinoiserie wallpaper–there’s also a healthy dose of blue and white, a pretty amazing Greek key border around those beautiful herringbone floors and I’m spotting a peek of Le Tigre in the background.
Check, check, check!
When I’m antiquing I always keep my out for Dodie Thayer’s iconic lettuceware and thus far I’ve been unsuccessful in my hunt. Tory Burch hinted at a collaboration with the famed ceramicist in her book: Tory Burch in Color and I’ve been excited about the possibility ever since.
Dodie Thayer for Tory Burch has officially launched and it was worth the wait! I was also pleasantly surprised by the price point. Wouldn’t it be perfect for an Easter table setting? My wheels are spinning…
Further cementing Celerie Kemble among my design idols is one of her latest projects: a Dominican Republic retreat for family and friends named Playa Grande Beach Club. I mean how cool is that?!
Kemble worked on the project for ten years and employed local craftsmen, artisans, and a historic preservationist to bring her vision to life. Delicate hand cut fretwork, a color palette reminiscent of a box of Ladurée macarons, and flourishes of whimsy combine to create a retreat that just begs for sandy feet and a hell of a lot of fun!
Lily Maddock’s Southampton home is the latest to be featured in APT with LSD and it might be my favorite yet. This probably has something to do with the fact that Celerie Kemble (Lily’s cousin-in-law, can you say lucky?) and her team at Kemble Interiors are responsible for the design. Who better to execute the “mix of mod, preppy, old-school Palm Beach and Miami glam” Lily was after than a Palm Beach native?
I especially love how Celerie carried sherbert colored grasscloth wallpaper throughout the house. Playful but chic. Exactly how I would describe Palm Beach style. Also, in case you’re wondering the key to a good night’s sleep, the answer is a cabana stripe canopy bed. Definitely what sweet dreams are made of!
P.S come visit me at I Suwannee where I’m sharing what my house wants for Christmas!
I’m not sure if it’s the change of seasons, but lately I’ve been craving a more neutral color palette. To satisfy my need for neutrals I revisited one of my favorite design books: Black & White (And a Little Bit in Between) by Celerie Kemble.
The book is filled with gorgeous images, but my favorites are from interior decorator (and one of my design idols), Eddie Ross. His interiors are always timeless and sophisticated but in a black and white palette they’re even more elegant.
I’m particularly envious of his collection of black and white transferware and Wedgewood jasperware. I think I might need to start my own collection!