Monday, July 30, 2012

Celerie Kemble by Merida Rug Collection!

The week of June 13 marked the highly anticipated unveiling of Celerie Kemble by Merida Rug Collection. The collection features 9 designs and 23 new SKUs. The collaboration is wonderful as it mixes Celerie's eclectic style with the timeless designs of Merida.

I was fortunate to intern for Kemble Interiors this past year and see her creative process firsthand. I am very excited for her rug launch!

Celerie's main inspiration behind the collection was her love for bright and cheery colors seen in floral, food and fashion. The collection features hand-woven sisals, wools and wool-linen blends.

Catalyst is Celerie's signature pattern of the collection. The pattern has much movement and energy. The Plough pattern has beautiful imperfect lines. The Belted Stripe pattern in Tuxedo is featured in Celerie's Black and White (and a Bit in Between) book. The weave is sophisticated and elegant.

Check out the Celerie Kemble Collection for Merida here!

Celerie is working with Schumacher to put out a wallpaper line this Fall as well. Stay Tuned!

Kitchens Of All White

Much like a crisp white tablecloth at a restaurant, an all white kitchen is clean and fresh looking, making eating an exciting event. White kitchens are light, airy and fabulous.

I love white cabinets paired with glossy white subway tiles for the backsplash and white Carrera marble countertops. Stainless steel appliances with this all white fresh look is sleek and sexy. Light colored marble flooring looks beautiful with this all white look as well as a floor stained a dark ebony, giving the look a nice contrast.

The white kitchen with the checkerboard flooring is edgy and glamorous. The crisp graphic is rich and dramatic. The red lacquered chairs juxtaposed to the all white kitchen is a fun pop of color and adds whimsy.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Walls that Match Your Furniture

Even though matching upholstered furniture with coordinating upholstered walls or wallpaper is an old trick, but I am a big fan of this look. If done correctly with the right graphic, bold wallpaper and fabric, it can give a continuous, fluid and beautiful look. I do not think this style looks matchy matchy if done in a funky and fun fabric. The key is boldness. The pattern should be loud or make a statement.