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Celerie Kemble: To Your Taste: Creating Modern Rooms with a Traditional Twist Hardcover – November 4, 2008


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Potter Style; 1ST edition (November 4, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0307394425
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307394422
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 1.1 x 11.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #71,681 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“[Celerie Kemble: To Your Taste is a] decorating book for Bright Young Things…[and will appeal to] the young and the fashionable looking to create traditional interiors with a kick.” – House Beautiful
“[Celerie Kemble is] a decorator whose thorough approach means loads of style—but no predictable look” – Elle Décor
“New York "it girl" interior designer Celerie Kemble and writing partner Karen Kelly give readers a snappy, in-depth guide to cultivating personal style at home.” – Veranda
 
“Celerie Kemble, the Manhattan socialite designer whose name and face are everywhere from The New York Observer to House Beautiful, knows a lot about taste. It’s in her DNA.” – South Florida Sun Sentinel
 
“[In Celerie Kemble: To Your Taste, Celerie Kemble] celebrates what’s beautiful about traditional style while breaking some of its rules.” – OCALA Star Banner
 
Celerie Kemble: To Your Taste…is fun and instructive, with lots of dos, don’ts and insider tips throughout its 256 pages. Fans of Hollywood Regency style, cheeky and the unexpected will be pleased.” – MCT News Service
 
“[Celerie’s] liberal use of pattern, color and the unexpected accessory of fabric…bolster her assertion that she’s there to help execute your vision, not her own. But she’ll show you how it’s done.” – Star Tribune
 
“In barely more than a decade in the business, Celerie Kemble…has become an interior-design luminary” – The McClatchy Tribune
 

About the Author

CELERIE KEMBLE is a principal in Kemble Interiors, a design firm started by her mother, renowned designer Mimi McMakin. Celerie is one of the most sought-after decorators, with designers like Tory Burch and Lela Rose turning to her for fresh home interior looks. She has been featured in such publications as the New York Times, Elle Decor, Metropolitan Home, House Beautiful, and Domino.

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It is filled with extremely practical design advice and beautiful photos.
Libby'smom
Ms. Kemble presents an approach towards interior design that is relaxed, personal, unpretentious, and fun.
JPM
This is absolutely THE BEST interior design book I have ever read or owned, and I own a lot of them.
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Maggie Dillier on January 3, 2009
Format: Hardcover
Class bias ("Look to your parents' decorating style" - what, TV trays and laminate furniture?) notwithstanding, Celerie Kemble has written an eminently readable, relatable, and practical guide to beautiful design. From the general - create an interesting conversation between the pieces in a room - to the specific - side tables should be 2 inches below arm height - Kemble educates us and inspires us in equal parts. She's provided a guide to great rooms that helps a novice visually dissect the elements. I know what I like, but now I know how to recreate what I like in my own home. This book is a gem and a keeper for reference forever.
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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful By NY Reader on November 6, 2008
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Elegant but No Dilettante
By JULIE SCELFO
Published: October 29, 2008
The New York Times
It would be easy to dismiss Celerie Kemble. First off, her name is Celerie. Then there's her privileged childhood in Palm Beach, and the fact that she joined an interior design firm founded by her mother. But that would mean missing out on the talent that put her at the forefront of a new group of society designers and that is evident throughout "Celerie Kemble: To Your Taste" ($45; Clarkson Potter). A tiny nine-point font was used to fit all her advice into the 256-page volume, which shows, step by step, how to design rooms that are elegant and personal. It isn't often a decorating book includes a tribute to artisans and an apologia, but these sections, along with what must be Ms. Kemble's genetic predisposition toward humor (her mother named her Celerie, after all), are what make the book so engaging.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By sloan on January 7, 2009
Format: Hardcover
rife with eloquent & entertaining prose, this decorating guide is just that...a guide. unlike many other decorating books, this one combines the inspiration of beautiful photography & the practicality of an explanation. if you're interested in finding a book that explains why designs work & why others don't...this is the book for you. of the many, many decorating books i own, this one is the absolute best.

if i could give it 6 stars, i would.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Skinnier B on December 2, 2008
Format: Hardcover
I really enjoyed this book, not only for the great pictures and ideas, but text is really funny.

It sounds like Celerie is talking right to me and there are so many rooms to look at - many very different styles, so all kinds of inspiration and advice about practical issues.

My favorite was about hiding TV's because a few methods I hadn't seen before! Also, there are sections on pets and kids with pretty good advice. I can't believe one of her clients bought a sofa to match her dogs hair color but hey- looks like celerie has all sorts of different clients (and I like some spaces a lot more than others), but that flexibility is probably what makes her a good decorator and source for ideas!

Definitely buy this book!!!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By hush on March 10, 2010
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This is the only interior design book you'll ever need, and I have pretty much read them all. I appreciated that Celerie Kemble was extremely specific about the how-to's of taking measurements, scale, mixing high and low, and developing a lifelong approach to finding beautiful, cherished things to personalized your space. She is humble enough to acknowledge that not everyone is going to like every room she's ever done, and that is so refreshing.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By JPM on December 16, 2008
Format: Hardcover
Based on the recommendation of a friend in the interior design industry, we bought this book for some practical advice as we prepare to redo our NYC apartment. We have found it to be the most enjoyable and practical home design books we've ever run across. "To Your Taste" is filled with gorgeous photos and sound advice. (The book itself is so good-looking that it could the first step towards a newly-redesigned living room or library as a prominent book on your coffee table!) Ms. Kemble presents an approach towards interior design that is relaxed, personal, unpretentious, and fun. Enjoy!
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Karen Kelly on November 7, 2008
Format: Hardcover
I might well be predisposed to love this book, but that aside - this is a fantastic guide for anyone who knows little about good design and wants to learn as well as for those who are design mavens who want to indulge their passion.To Your Taste is both accessible and sophisticated, and can be read on many levels. Celerie comes across as authentically funny, warm, and wise and her advice is timeless and usable - even if you find yourself in a ranch house on the outskirts of a barren suburb. You can have a beautiful house!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Reader on January 28, 2010
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I bought To Your Taste in a local boutique store, not knowing much about Celerie. I'm thrilled to have made that impulse-buy decision. I just completed the book and I've savored every word and picture in it, pausing to reflect how I could apply Celerie's tips and wisdom to my own design projects at home. I found her sense of humor entertaining, her tips practical and the pictures inspiring. It was a wonderful experience! I look forward to Celerie's next book :-)
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